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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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What I want for Christmas
BroAbrams
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 04:22 AM UTC
I need some PE for a couple dragon wagon's and a lot more paint. I also need an air tank or a compressor or something.

Rob
Rico
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 05:06 AM UTC
I'd like a Skif BMD, and a set of Fruil tracks for my SA-13 Gopher. And paint, sandpaper, Zap-a-gap, the usual. And a couple sets of pastel chalks! Oh yeah, a good supply of all things needed to build dioramas - one each of the whole Woodland Scenics product line would do nicely
Folgore
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Canada
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 05:09 AM UTC
I already have my wish-list made up. Here's the top ten:

1) Tamiya FAMO
2) Tamiya Wespe
3) DML Panther Ausf A (or D, who cares?)
4) AFV Club Sd.Kfz. 11
5) Tamiya PzIV Ausf J
6) ICM T-28
7) Alan Bison II
8) Academy Honey
9) Zvezda M40 Semovente
10) Hold and Fold

Nic
210cav
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 05:22 AM UTC
Tamiya FAMO seems to be a big winner. Can someone tell what are some of the asking prices to get it? (:-)
m1garand
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 05:34 AM UTC

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Tamiya FAMO seems to be a big winner. Can someone tell what are some of the asking prices to get it? (:-)



At Squadron $75 for 18-Ton Half-Track "Famo"
http://squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=TM35239

And $127.96 for FAMO Halftrack & Trailer
http://squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=TM35246
210cav
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 05:45 AM UTC

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Tamiya FAMO seems to be a big winner. Can someone tell what are some of the asking prices to get it? (:-)



At Squadron $75 for 18-Ton Half-Track "Famo"
http://squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=TM35239

And $127.96 for FAMO Halftrack & Trailer
http://squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=TM35246



BC - - Hobby Link Japan has the prime mover and trailer for $91.00 even with S&H you would still beat the $127 cost. I just ordered the M577 from them to replace the terrible job I did on one in my youth. I can do better now (I hope).
JimF
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 05:52 AM UTC
I would like: (A) lots of PE sets for KV 1s, T-34/76/85s, T-26s, STUG III F/G, etc.
( B) lots of Fruil or Model Kasten or Anvil tracks for the above;
(C) More reference books;
(D) A 4-megapixel digital camera with at least 3x optical zoom and macro
capabilities ( 4 meg is really overkill for this, but I take a lot of scenics
when i travel)
(E) More time to work with the stuff I already have...

(:-) (:-) (:-)
210cav
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 06:20 AM UTC

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I would like: (A) lots of PE sets for KV 1s, T-34/76/85s, T-26s, STUG III F/G, etc.
( B) lots of Fruil or Model Kasten or Anvil tracks for the above;
(C) More reference books;
(D) A 4-megapixel digital camera with at least 3x optical zoom and macro
capabilities ( 4 meg is really overkill for this, but I take a lot of scenics
when i travel)
(E) More time to work with the stuff I already have...

(:-) (:-) (:-)



You identified the greatest of all gifts....time! I might actually be able to finish some of the models I have, if I only had time and the winnings from the lottery in the bank
avukich
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 06:42 AM UTC
1) DML M4A1 Sherman
2) Tamiya T-55A
3) Accurate Armor T-44
4) PE & Friul for the kits I currently have
5) Eastern Express PT-76
6) Eastern Express' entire line of KVs
7) Eastern Express' 2 newest BT-7s
8) Academy Tiger I w/ full interior
9) Time to actually build all of my models.
210cav
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 06:54 AM UTC

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1) DML M4A1 Sherman
2) Tamiya T-55A
3) Accurate Armor T-44
4) PE & Friul for the kits I currently have
5) Eastern Express PT-76
6) Eastern Express' entire line of KVs
7) Eastern Express' 2 newest BT-7s
8) Academy Tiger I w/ full interior
9) Time to actually build all of my models.




Adam--what is the T-44?
DJ
avukich
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 06:59 AM UTC

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Adam--what is the T-44?



It was the vehicle between the T-34 and the T-54/55. It just missed seeing combat in WWII and was never really put into major production as far as I know.



210cav
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 07:28 AM UTC
Adam--that is pretty neat looking. Dagger 1 and I will embark on a Tamiya M-26 build this December as I finish the USMC Sherman and get the LVT 1 underway. I am not into the Russia vehicles, but that does look nice. Hope you get it for Xmas. (:-) (:-)
Bribo
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 10:05 AM UTC
I think acadamy's Tiger with interior, a set of Fruil tracks, the AC-130U Gunship,(I spent enough time on the real one, i should have a model of it ), books, and of course the Band of Brothers DVD set. That should do. Santa??? (:-)
PorkChop
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 10:12 AM UTC
MH-53J, MH-35J!!!!! (with a USAF special tactics team to boot).....

Nate
Wisc. USA
Bribo
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 10:39 AM UTC
Right on, Pork Chop, MH-53's very very cool. Spent a little time around those also in my time with AFSOC.
YodaMan
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United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 11:03 AM UTC
Hmmm.... all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth... oops, you never heard that.

-First off, I still need to get my ArmoramA shirt!
For my upcoming 'project Indy' I'd like:
-Mercedes-Benz WW II Truck
- US 2 1/2 ton 6x6 Cargo Truck
(I'd kitbash the two)
- British "Male" Mk.IV
-one each of the Fine Molds Star Wars kits.
That's about it from me... (:-) Ho Ho Ho!!!

YodaMan
MrRoo
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 08:19 PM UTC
hey Yodaman, You will love the Tamiya GMC-CCKW 6X6. I have 5 of them in my wardrobe yet to do as well as 6 Italeri closed cabs and 2 heller which are really old Italeri kits. Have a look in the rivit forum at my closed cab CCKW with # 7 wreaker set. This is based on the Italeri water tank truck.

Cliff (I'm still a driver)
210cav
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2002 - 01:03 AM UTC
Quite a few folks want the "Band of Brothers" DVD......last time I checked it was going for a $100 plus.
You guys have expensive taste
PorkChop
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2002 - 04:26 AM UTC
If you shop around you can find it for less. I got mine the day it came out for $79 and the free DVD "When Trumpets Fade" from Best Buy. Now I can finish watching the the serises which I never finished on video taped by a friend (Sound on that copy was awful).

Nate
Wisc. USA
210cav
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2002 - 04:54 AM UTC

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If you shop around you can find it for less. I got mine the day it came out for $79 and the free DVD "When Trumpets Fade" from Best Buy. Now I can finish watching the the serises which I never finished on video taped by a friend (Sound on that copy was awful).

Nate
Wisc. USA




Nate--i would be interested in your comments on "When Trumpets Fade."
DJ
PorkChop
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2002 - 05:05 AM UTC
210:
I haven't wacthed it yet. I watched part of it on video a few years ago, but I don't really remember much about it.It'll be intersting to see if on equipment etc. how that movie matches up with the likes of Pvt. Ryan and Band of Brothers. I'll let you know more when I watch it, heck off work today, maybe I'll pop it in once the sun goes down (which is about 3:45 or 4 p.m.)
210cav
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2002 - 07:13 AM UTC

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210:
I haven't wacthed it yet. I watched part of it on video a few years ago, but I don't really remember much about it.It'll be intersting to see if on equipment etc. how that movie matches up with the likes of Pvt. Ryan and Band of Brothers. I'll let you know more when I watch it, heck off work today, maybe I'll pop it in once the sun goes down (which is about 3:45 or 4 p.m.)



I'd like to hear what you have to say about it.
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2002 - 07:26 AM UTC

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I am trying to get a digital camera too. It is expensive though...

Andrew



Consider the cost of film, processing and the shots you toss because they just didn't come out right, especially when photographing models up close and the cost of a modest digital camera doesn't seem so harsh.
Folgore
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Canada
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2002 - 07:27 AM UTC
I saw When Trumpes Fade on History Television here in Canada. It's about Americans in the Battle for Hurtgen Forest, which took place about the same time as the Battle of the Bulge. Despite the extraordinarily ferocious fighting, it was overshadowed by the Ardennes Offensive.

Anyway, the movie is quite good. It's pretty bloody, Saving Private Ryan or BoB style, if I remember correctly. I also recall some good shots of German 88mm guns, but I don't think the tanks were historical. I seem to remember not knowing what they were supposed to be. The battle is in a forest, though, so you don't see tanks very often. I think it's a pretty good deal if you can get that movie with BoB, as it was not bad at all.

Nic
210cav
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2002 - 07:38 AM UTC

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I saw When Trumpes Fade on History Television here in Canada. It's about Americans in the Battle for Hurtgen Forest, which took place about the same time as the Battle of the Bulge. Despite the extraordinarily ferocious fighting, it was overshadowed by the Ardennes Offensive.

Anyway, the movie is quite good. It's pretty bloody, Saving Private Ryan or BoB style, if I remember correctly. I also recall some good shots of German 88mm guns, but I don't think the tanks were historical. I seem to remember not knowing what they were supposed to be. The battle is in a forest, though, so you don't see tanks very often. I think it's a pretty good deal if you can get that movie with BoB, as it was not bad at all.

Nic



Nic--you fine fellows have raised my interest level considerably to see BoB. Must be pretty well done.