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IDF Jeep announcment
Alanroy
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 05:20 AM UTC
Good afternoon,
A while back there was an announcement of an upcoming 1/35 release of an IDF jeep. On the CAD picture I noticed that the MG34 mount was the later type, so it was obviously modeled after a museum restoration, based on Tom Gannon's new book "IDF Jeeps". Has anyone heard anything lately?
Best regards,
Alan
19sam68
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
guessing you mean this one :

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1137066-dragon-3609-idf-1-4-ton-4x4-truck#

Grz,

Sam.
Alanroy
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 06:31 AM UTC
Thank you, Sam, yes, this one. That is a modern MG34 mount, is it not?
Alanroy
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 06:38 AM UTC
Oh yeah, and have there been any updates?
19sam68
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 07:19 AM UTC
not really sure what you mean, it's on sale (overpriced IMHO)

see for yourself :

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10489531

Grz,

Sam.
Alanroy
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
Funny, I can't find it on any of the online US shops I frequent. Guess I will have to branch out!
Thank you!
WarWheels
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 08:56 AM UTC
I picked up mine DIRT CHEAP at Dragon USA a couple months ago. I think it was about $12 plus shipping. But, that was the only way I was going to buy it though.
18Bravo
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 09:07 AM UTC
Wasn't the anniversary of the Six Day War 51 years ago?
At any rate, this looks strikingly like one a did over twenty years ago using Verlinden (?) dry transfers. I don't remember the mount looking like that though. Also did one with a Boys anti-tank rifle. Maybe they should offer more diverse markings and different weapons to make it more appealing. It doesn't really matter - not for me.
Alanroy
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 09:54 AM UTC
Yeah, I'm hoping for a few other weapons too.