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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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New Takom kit: Fries Kran, 18ton Strabokran
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 02:26 AM UTC
Takom just announced on Facebook their new Fries Crane. This is nuts!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 02:37 AM UTC
Holy Smoking S--t!
Now I can build the old resin kit in transport mode and the Takom one in operative mode
Nice!
/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC
It was only a matter of time....not surprised....all German sells.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 03:10 AM UTC
Ya but.... here's an announcement over on The Modeling News. It shows the crane in use ...but... it states the crane will come with fixtures for lifting Panther and Tiger turrets. Ok if you are into German armor, of which I'm not. However, I am into the V2 stuff-- one can only hope Takom will also produce one with a lifting rig for the V2. I just hope they will offer this kit separately without having to buy a V2, Viadalwagen or Miellwerwagen, which would drive up the price. A combo kit would be huge and pricey-- but neat all the same.

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/09/finally-something-for-german-armour.html#more

VR, Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 04:15 AM UTC

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Ya but.... here's an announcement over on The Modeling News. It shows the crane in use ...but... it states the crane will come with fixtures for lifting Panther and Tiger turrets. Ok if you are into German armor, of which I'm not. However, I am into the V2 stuff-- one can only hope Takom will also produce one with a lifting rig for the V2. I just hope they will offer this kit separately without having to buy a V2, Viadalwagen or Miellwerwagen, which would drive up the price. A combo kit would be huge and pricey-- but neat all the same.

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/09/finally-something-for-german-armour.html#more

VR, Russ



Seems to me it might easier for an enterprising person to make just those parts needed for a V-2 harness rather than depend on Takom, who very likely might bundle it with another rocket.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 04:59 AM UTC
Very good news! Just got the Strabokran book by Volker Ruff. 256 pages full of information and drawings. Now I will wait for the kit...
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 06:37 AM UTC

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...A combo kit would be huge and pricey-- but neat all the same.

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/09/finally-something-for-german-armour.html#more



Seems to me it might easier for an enterprising person to make just those parts needed for a V-2 harness rather than depend on Takom, who very likely might bundle it with another rocket.

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I hear you Shell-- I scratch build all the time(see my scratch built Vidalwagen below--finished this two years before the Takom Vidalwagen came out-- honoring the time honored modeling maxim--"if you scratch build it, they'll release a kit"!). But I'd just like to see it come with all the "lifting" possibilities in the box too. No doubt some enterprising after market company will also fall in line.

https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3168

VR, Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 08:25 AM UTC
Great way to display those Panthers w/ interior.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:52 PM UTC
Just what I was thinking: not to mention the wealth of Tigers, etc that we've all accumulated.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 03:28 PM UTC
Finally, My waiting is finally over!
For years,I believe that dragon models giving there collection of 1/34th german ww-2 IFV ,may have plan to release fries crane in the future.nothing come out of it.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 03:32 PM UTC
We are so blessed to be in the "Great Golden Age Of Modelling".Who out there is seeing the items that we could only dream about only ten or fifteen years.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 03:36 PM UTC
One short coming, the 1/34th figures to go with it.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 04:03 PM UTC

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One short coming, the 1/34th figures to go with it.



Probably because noone makes 1/34 scale figures.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 07:47 PM UTC

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One short coming, the 1/34th figures to go with it.



Probably because noone makes 1/34 scale figures.



Wow, smart answer. I guess we all know what he might have meant.

Anyway, figures of mechanics are out there, we probably just have to modify them a bit. Always depends on the scene you want to depict, of course...
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:30 PM UTC
This is really exciting news. I wonder if it will include the generaters to power the crane? If not I think Plus models make one.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:27 AM UTC
Well there's good news and there's bad news . The good news is this subject has finally come out in plastic , the bad news is I'll have to get two of them , one servicing a tank , the other for a transport build .

Now for the million dollar question [ no pun intended ] , any ideas on the suggested manufactures price ?
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM UTC

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Now for the million dollar question [ no pun intended ] , any ideas on the suggested manufactures price ?



I heard under € 50,- here in the Netherlands....which is nice.
( $ 58,-)
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 04:05 AM UTC

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Anyway, figures of mechanics are out there, we probably just have to modify them a bit. Always depends on the scene you want to depict, of course...


MiniArt makes 2 sets of Pz repair/maintenance crew which can easily be used.
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
Agh! More expense! I'm going to have to get at least one of these. The ideal way to display a Panther or Tiger with interior!
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC
Great news! Now I can "86" my plans to get the resin DESkit. Volker Ruff's outstanding book will come in handy in detailing this baby.
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC
Another option. With this one the Panzer is included....



More pics here

H.P.
brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 01:31 AM UTC
Hmm...I don't have a Ferdinand. Guess we'll need to see some reviews on which crane is better.
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC

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Another option. With this one the Panzer is included....



More pics here

H.P.



Wow!! The news keeps getting better.
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 05:24 AM UTC
The lifting fixture for the V2 does not look to be very difficult to scratch build. However it does look like it might be wiser to build it in metal rather than plastic.

Then too, I am sure some of the designers that work through Shapeways would be happy to help us out on this.

ericadeane
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 05:45 AM UTC
Yesterday Takom announces the Fries Crane. Amusing Hobby replies with Fries Crane plus new full-interior Ferdinand with clear roof. Today, Takom announces limited-run Fries Crane with a surprise one-of-five Panther kits with full interiors, to be released.