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Mengs M4A3 release date
ctkwok
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 02:58 AM UTC
To close this off, Meng explained the delay in production was due to them having to move factory because the land their old factory was on was decommissioned for some transportation project.
jekrott
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:43 PM UTC
My kit showed up this afternoon!Will take a look and post some pictures in the Am.
m4sherman
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:31 AM UTC
After following the link, some interesting comments to read. I will wait to comment on the details until I can hold the parts. I thought the pictures were slightly out of focus, but that could just be my lousy eyes.
SFModeller
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 04:22 AM UTC
Hi. There is a new post on Missing-Lynx forum with couple pictures of the sprues.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/meng-m4a3-76-t320597.html

Thanh
Wierdy
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Ukraine / Україна
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:07 AM UTC
It would be awesome to see some images
m4sherman
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 02:05 PM UTC
Sounds promising. With any luck I'll get mine sooner than later.
ALBOWIE
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 01:43 PM UTC
Despite the gloom and Doom predictions mine turned up in the mail yesterday and I have to say it is impressive. I am not sure it as impressive as the RFM one but so close to it and definitely in hte same league as Asuka. Interesting how they have done the hull rear upper which to me indicates other variants to follow (M4 and M4A2?). The full Gun breech and metal barrel is nice but no other interior detailing and a big hole in the fighting/engine compartment firewall (Engine kit/ Interior to come?). Three options for Muzzle but only 2 in instructions Nice marking options for four tracks. Cool Studs, Thunderbolt VI and two interesting Whitewash schemes. markings appear complete unlike RFM. Not a fan of the instructions, please give larger print formats than A5. Very happy with this and do not believe it to be their sole entry into the Sherman Market. Well done Meng. Please note this is a five miniute appraisal on my work desk.
Al
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 08:16 AM UTC

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End the emergency -it came out 17th according to HobbyEasy who has it in stock now

https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/gst0aydjwnzdkk3cj3sk.html



Great news! Another Sherman for the stable.
Wierdy
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 05:44 AM UTC
Well, finally!
Now we should wait for unboxing reports. It is always a good idea to know what you pay for.
jekrott
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 10:51 PM UTC
Hobbyeasy just sent a email to me.Its now SHIPPED!
mudlark
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 06:25 PM UTC
But when is their next Sherman coming out?
m4sherman
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 01:27 PM UTC
Thanks for the heads up.
panamadan
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:30 PM UTC
Thank God!!
SEDimmick
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:24 PM UTC
End the emergency -it came out 17th according to HobbyEasy who has it in stock now

https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/gst0aydjwnzdkk3cj3sk.html
nsjohn
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 04:02 AM UTC
Sorry, it's the Hell on wheels blog on AMPS
KurtLaughlin
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 03:48 AM UTC

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AMPS are reporting it as released on 17th August.



Where on here does it say that?

KL
ctkwok
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 02:10 AM UTC

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AMPS are reporting it as released on 17th August.



That seems unlikely, but at least it's showing up for 30-day preorder in a bunch of sellers now so it seems to be coming soon.
nsjohn
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:24 AM UTC
AMPS are reporting it as released on 17th August.
ctkwok
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 12:49 PM UTC
I wouldn't order from those eBay sellers without seeing any evidence Meng is releasing it at that time. So far Meng is offering zilch.
panamadan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 12:40 PM UTC

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I think those are based off of Preorders on EBay?late October receiving.Has anyone seen sprue shots or have one in hands.Something is off,not sure what but something is off


I think so Ed. I'm crossing my fingers it does come out soon.
Dan
jekrott
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 12:23 PM UTC
I think those are based off of Preorders on EBay?late October receiving.Has anyone seen sprue shots or have one in hands.Something is off,not sure what but something is off
m4sherman
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:13 AM UTC
Had anyone received a kit? I'm still waiting on the one I ordered.
tangodown
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:37 AM UTC
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=MENG+m4a3+1%2F35&_sacat=0
jekrott
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
Haven't seen anything on that.Mengs M4A3 sherman?
Wierdy
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC
People have been 'buying' and 'selling' them on Ebay for almost two months now