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Legends to do Batash “dog house” for Puma...
knewton
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 09:46 AM UTC
As seen at hobbyeasy, to go on the Hobbyboss kit. Very good news for IDF fans; thank you Legends. Slated for a January release.

Kylie
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:52 AM UTC
that just made my day
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC
It's on the Legend site, but not yet on the scrolling "new items" banner.
http://www-legend.co.kr/portfolio/lf1364-idf-puma-batash-dog-house-set/

Of course you also need the recently-released Batash update set with the side skirts and rear cage.
http://www-legend.co.kr/portfolio/lf1360-idf-puma-batash-conversion-set/

Which is already about £40/$55. I bet the doghouse will be at least £30/$40.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:18 PM UTC
The dog house at hobbyeasy is $27.82US. No, I’m not employed by them, just a happy customer. It is rather expensive given it is two updates and a kit to complete the vehicle.

What are the chances Hobbyboss will release it as a kit? They are doing a so call “late” Achzarit.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:44 AM UTC
Well it would make sense for HobbyBoss to maximise mould use, and I imagine a Batash Doghouse or an option for a Batash in either form would be a good seller. An option in the kit should be easy as the doghouse appears to be fitted over the normal hatch opening on shock-absorbing mounts.

It would be really nice if they also included the Urdan dozer that many Batash seem to carry. And then they can do a Puma RAM (pleeeeease!)
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC

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Well it would make sense for HobbyBoss to maximise mould use, and I imagine a Batash Doghouse or an option for a Batash in either form would be a good seller.



...or Tiger Model could do a Puma, or better still, a Nakpadon. I mean the latter shares the same hull, suspension, idler wheel, drive sprocket road wheels with the Nagmachon which of they already have no less than three variants. Just a thought...
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC
Sounds like time to start a petition ..........

Don't forget Nakpilon and Nagmapop. And why haven't we seen a Namer yet??? It's been around for years and is developing into its own family.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 05:30 AM UTC
Time to finish my Urdan Dozer.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:10 AM UTC
There will be a kit version of the Puma Batash with the doghouse announced about roughly halfway thru me converting on of those Hobbyboss kits.

Just like when Meng announced a Merkava 4M when I was about 60% thru converting the Hobbyboss MK4 and Takom announced a Merkava 2B once I bought a Legend turret to do my second conversion of an Academy kit.

I really need to do everyone a favor and start working scratch building a Namer
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 08:19 AM UTC
Thanks Rob, for all that hard work you’re putting in on our behalf! Maybe a Pereh while you’re at it? And I’ll do an Eitan 😀

I’d really like to see Tiger do more variations of the Nagmachon, too.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 03:52 PM UTC

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And why haven't we seen a Namer yet??? It's been around for years and is developing into its own family.



I really hope Meng’s gonna surprise us with a Namer after their Merkava Mk.4M. If they did, they would be the first to do so; it would give them serious advantage...