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Hisham
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 08:56 PM UTC
Looks like one of those old sea mines If that's what it is, why in 1/35 scale?



Hisham
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 09:12 PM UTC
thru google....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_mine

check out the lead photo....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mina_morska_typu_M_1908-39.jpg

Its probably to support their:
AFV 35205 - US LVT-4 Landing Vehicle Tracked...
... for a diorama
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 09:43 PM UTC
according to AFV Club's annoucement this is WWII Germen sea mine and will be released in this month.
Biggles2
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 03:23 AM UTC
Can you use it on Italeri 1/35 S-Boot? But what else??
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 04:31 AM UTC

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Can you use it on Italeri 1/35 S-Boot? But what else??



Something similar to this maybe ...



(minus the lower part of the mine of course)

Another option



H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 06:08 AM UTC
Or this
Grauwolf
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 06:48 AM UTC
[Quote]

Looks like one of those old sea mines If that's what it is, why in 1/35 scale?



Italeri 1/35 S-Boot

Cheers,
Joe
Hisham
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 08:02 AM UTC
I know I'll catch a lot of flack for saying this, but I can't help but think... wouldn't a kit of say... a modern civilian car that many modellers can use in dioramas... have been better?

Mine is a biased opinion, of course

Hisham
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 08:41 AM UTC
I saw a 1:35 scale sea mine in resin on a traders stand at ipms Telford last weekend.
I wondered, why.
Now this AFV Club item.
Again, why.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 08:51 AM UTC
Roger I believe you may be talking about Scale Warships which is at least a navel model maker. As to what use it is well those that want it will buy it and sales will dictate how much further it goes.
ChrisDM
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 08:52 AM UTC
because someone will buy it and it will make money

Just because you won't doesn't mean no-one else will
Gotrek58
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 09:28 AM UTC

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I saw a 1:35 scale sea mine in resin on a traders stand at ipms Telford last weekend.
I wondered, why.
Now this AFV Club item.
Again, why.



I think you saw an old EMC-mine made by Cammett or the later provider Mastercasters; but both were not longer available. The mines from Schatton are quite good, but the wrong type for an S-100-type! So the new AFVclub mine is highly recommended as a payload for the later S-boats.


Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 12:22 PM UTC

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a modern civilian car that many modellers can use in dioramas... have been better?



Cars don't float!

PSSST......I heard their next venture is 1:35 DEPTH CHARGES!!!

Ooops....

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 03:43 PM UTC
Definitely a welcome addition for anyone building the Italeri Schnellboot. I wonder what the price will be and how they'll be offered, singly, or in pairs? Al
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 03:55 PM UTC

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I know I'll catch a lot of flack for saying this, but I can't help but think... wouldn't a kit of say... a modern civilian car that many modellers can use in dioramas... have been better?

Mine is a biased opinion, of course

Hisham



This sea mine would totally fit into a modern vignette...you just need imagination...strap it to the top of the new MENG Mercedes!

They are sticking floating around today by the way...

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/german-wwii-sea-mines-still-work-today.html
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:47 AM UTC
One heck of an IED for a diorama ;-)
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 07:08 AM UTC
Aha, thanks Darren and Michael,
I now recall a diorama by Jose Brito with a LWS towing a mine on a small trailer.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 07:10 AM UTC

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I saw a 1:35 scale sea mine in resin on a traders stand at ipms Telford last weekend.
I wondered, why.
Now this AFV Club item.
Again, why.




Not everyone has graduated to building armor yet.
There are a lot of 1/35 marine items on the market, and I'm sure this will satisfy those who build in that scale.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 07:55 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I know I'll catch a lot of flack for saying this, but I can't help but think... wouldn't a kit of say... a modern civilian car that many modellers can use in dioramas... have been better?

Mine is a biased opinion, of course

Hisham



No kidding! If I ever meet the person or people who determined that military kits would be produced in 1/35th scale, and civilian vehicles in 1/24th, I'm going to ask them what in the world they were thinking!
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 03:26 AM UTC
MMMM makes you wonder if AFV club is coming out with a Schnellboot. Kind of did something similar when they came out with the Walker bulldog, and the Centurion kits, released suspension kits first as upgrades to existing kits on the market then released the complete kits.

Regards,
Rod
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 03:32 AM UTC
Just picked one up. Comes as a four pack. I think I'll use two on my Ital. S Boat. And one, maybe two, I'll put in the back of a Blitz with 'WM" licence plates and have sailors loading/unloading the mines. (maybe put one the aquarium!)

Starting to build again, after a long layoff, so instead of just reading, I thought I'd join to post.
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 02:46 AM UTC
Well not only are they very useful on the S-100 Schnellbote but you can also load them on a 4500 Mercedes truck as cargo.
Glad to see these as injection moulded mines in stead of the resin's.

And maybe AFV club wants to invade the naval market with more Naval models like Bronco and Italeri


Bert