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AFV Club's M113 on preorder at Hobbyeasy,
knewton
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 11:58 PM UTC
Due next month, and costing less than $44; for those interested.

Begs the question, which '113 variant next...

Kylie
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 01:25 AM UTC

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Due next month, and costing less than $44; for those interested.

Begs the question, which '113 variant next...

Kylie



Wow, nice! But more like USD 57 if include shipping. Thanks for the heads up.
Tank1812
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
Haven't kept up but has the plastic been sorted out, is it a new mold or the Academy plastic w/ AFV Club label for the most part?
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 04:35 AM UTC
All new molds and it looks really nice.
russamotto
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:12 PM UTC
Also at Luckymodel. $55.43 to the US with shipping.
jvazquez
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:55 PM UTC
Been waiting a long time for this one! Hopefully the sales are good and they don't stop at just this, and go to the A2, and dare I dream maybe an M577, an M901, an M1064, a Fitter etc.
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:17 AM UTC
Dragon has made a nice living out of a base kit then add a sprue of this or that to make another variant. Maybe AFV will do the same. A M577 with an interior would be a nice follow up !
Tom
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:44 AM UTC
Here are some sprue shots: http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_free&mms_cat=[%EB%AA%A8%ED%98%95]&no=361405.

Looks like not as many extras like old Academy M113 kits but the molding looks more crisp.
Vodnik
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:53 AM UTC

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Dragon has made a nice living out of a base kit then add a sprue of this or that to make another variant. Maybe AFV will do the same. A M577 with an interior would be a nice follow up !
Tom



Dragon?...
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:34 PM UTC
Seems they still didn't include the ramp pulley.
Frenchy
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 02:00 PM UTC

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Seems they still didn't include the ramp pulley.



Time will tell....At least it appears in their CAD's :



....But we know where to look for it if needed

H.P.
Vodnik
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 03:50 PM UTC
The ramp parts are on sprues, so apparently only the test shot build was incomplete.
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:47 PM UTC
Ok, that clears it up.
5thMech
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 07:12 AM UTC
It's the ACAV 113. Also availabl for preorder from Lucky Model.
Petition2God
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:44 AM UTC
Does anyone know why the release date of this kit keeps on getting pushed back? Originally set for late May; changed to June; changed to early July; changed to late July; now I see Aug. 4 on hobbyeasy. What the heck?
It's the usual flakiness of AFV Club?
SEDimmick
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:19 PM UTC

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Does anyone know why the release date of this kit keeps on getting pushed back? Originally set for late May; changed to June; changed to early July; changed to late July; now I see Aug. 4 on hobbyeasy. What the heck?
It's the usual flakiness of AFV Club?



I'm assuming they are having production issues. AFV Club posted a built production version a few days ago on Facebook, assuming it's now in production
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:15 PM UTC
If Luckymodel is taking money for pre-orders, then it should be soon.
jvazquez
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:36 PM UTC
As per some facebook posts that I have seen, shipments have already left from Taiwan in the last few days and should be reaching distributors this week or early next week
RobH
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 03:52 PM UTC
Just got my ACAV from Hobbyeasy arrive in the UK!!!

It's a gorgeous looking kit!!!!!
jwest21
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 08:23 PM UTC

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Just got my ACAV from Hobbyeasy arrive in the UK!!!

It's a gorgeous looking kit!!!!!



Does yours have flash on it? Mine has a lot of parts with flash.
johhar
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 08:38 PM UTC
You can have it for 63.99 plus about 9.95 shipping from the US, which is just a couple of days. And shipping should stay the same if you order another kit or two with it.

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/afv35113.htm
Petition2God
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 09:28 PM UTC

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If Luckymodel is taking money for pre-orders, then it should be soon.



Mine is "in-transit" from Luckymodel. Supposed to arrive this weekend. Looking forward to it!
RobH
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 01:05 PM UTC

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Just got my ACAV from Hobbyeasy arrive in the UK!!!

It's a gorgeous looking kit!!!!!



Does yours have flash on it? Mine has a lot of parts with flash.



I'll have another look later, but didn't recall seeing much, if any!
jwest21
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 09:04 PM UTC
There isn't a large amount of flash on any one piece, but most of my smaller, thinner parts needed sanding.
Petition2God
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 10:44 AM UTC

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There isn't a large amount of flash on any one piece, but most of my smaller, thinner parts needed sanding.



Same here. I see a few small flashes here and there. The clean-up around the gun accessories will be a bit difficult. Here are the photos I took of my kit parts: