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Post by jomitoys » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:17 am

First and foremost I´d like to congratulate the creators and contributors of this forum. It´s another great site for collectors to gather. Second, to thank all visitors who found here a/the path to our site. Thank you. Besides toy collecting, we (a group of friends) are fans of military history, so registering here was just a logical step.

Finally, to invite all to pay us a visit and check our military Chap Mei/ Lanard/ Auchan and so many other lines of 1:18 scale. And give us a help identifying the real vehicles behind the toy.

A good example of what you can find and help us with:

http://jomitoys.blogspot.com/2009/11/fr ... -tank.html

Thanks for reading. Give us a visit and your comments!

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Post by Ta-152 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:33 am

That Chap Mei tank is based on the Israeli Merkava.
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Post by popeye357 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:29 am

Dude, I love your site, I get on there to read all the Chap Mei reviews, great stuff and welcome aboard!

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Post by aferguson » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:11 am

i've got one of the chap mei merkavas. It's underscale a bit (about 1/21) but overall not bad and great custom fodder. It's been very hard to find for several years though. Maybe that's about to change?
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Post by jomitoys » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:24 am

Ta-152, thanks for the info and I´ll be sure to make the reference when I update the "Deluxe Battle Tank" post.

popeye357, thanks for the thumbs up, I´m glad you like it and thanks for the warm welcome.

I hope everybody finds there something they relate to, info they been looking for, in a general manner, something which can make them smile.

If you can, and if you´re willing to, post some comments on vehicles you like or dislike for this or that reason.

Again, congrats for this great forum. Great stuff! Found lots of helpful info.

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Post by jomitoys » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:45 pm

Hi again, guys!

Does anybody know where Chap Mei looked for inspiration to make this military vehicle?

http://jomitoys.blogspot.com/2009/11/so ... et_22.html

We all know they usually copy some image looks of military weaponry, so if anyone knows, you guys do.

Thanks again for your visits and comments!

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Post by aferguson » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:04 am

i think an opium den..
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Post by jomitoys » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:41 am

lol... i know what you mean. So it´s settled, uh... non-existent real world counterpart

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Post by Ta-152 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:12 am

Other than the barrel of an MG 42/MG 3 nothing there strikes me as real-life inspired.

It's like they threw a fork lift cage on top of some 6-wheeled ATV.
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Post by PAK38 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:27 am

Looks like they were inspired by the M20 Armored Car crossed with something from the second Mad Max movie.
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Post by jomitoys » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:50 pm

PAK38, I see where you´re going. It kinda looks like the M20 body, indeed. About the Mad Max II, its a shot in the dark, but sure looks post apocalyptic.

Ta-152, that top "cannon" were also used in Firefighter sets from Chap Mei. Maybe they should have left it there. The cage reminds me of the "Aliens" lifters.

Thanks for your help, guys. We´ve been trying not to screw up some military definitions.

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Post by jomitoys » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:48 am

Hey guys!

Although this following combat fast boat is manifestly inspired in the 1985 "Cobra Moray -Hydrofoil-", I never discovered where the original was designed from. My understanding of boats is very limited (especially when compared to airplanes and infantry weapons) so any help would be appreciated... nevertheless, enjoy the pictures! It is a great base model.

http://jomitoys.blogspot.com/2009/11/so ... -boat.html

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Post by Ta-152 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:23 am

If i hazard a guess, i'd say it's partially inspired by the MK-III/IV and Seafox boats.

Could be anything, though.
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Post by aferguson » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:31 am

yes it's loosely based on those boats but way underscale.
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Post by jomitoys » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:05 am

I can´t seem to find any info on the MKs you guys refer to. The closest I ever got to something similar was the Police Fast Boats, pe:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/galleri ... _boat.html

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Post by jomitoys » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:20 am

Does this model has anything to do with those MKs ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q92U3jVbRAI

This looks pretty much it, wouldn´t you agree?

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Post by Ta-152 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:44 am

http://www.warboats.org/gulfwar1.htm

The III, IV and Seafox were all in service before DS, and could have influenced the Moray, and subsequently the Chap Mei.
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Post by jomitoys » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:32 am

Hey guys!

Been busier than usual, but now I managed to pick up an item you guys may find definitely interesting:

http://jomitoys.blogspot.com/2009/08/so ... v-p40.html


Ta-152 : Thanks for your observations.
Everybody else: Thank you for your visits.

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Post by Stug45 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:37 am

:shock: the P-40 is awesome.
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Post by popeye357 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:17 am

The attack boat is definitely a Navy SEAL Mk V.

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/ima ... gle_lg.jpg

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Post by Ta-152 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:23 am

The Chap Mei P-40 is in the vein of the old Sgt. Savage one. New weapons on a very old vehicle.

Still, best vehicle Hasbro has done post-86.
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Post by jomitoys » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:28 am

Hey guys! Got a new interesting item to show you. It´s been stored for a long time, but finally reviewed there. I´ve been trying to identify it, but as before, seems to be a fictional APC based on existing ones.

http://jomitoys.blogspot.com/2009/07/po ... -guiz.html

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Post by Ta-152 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:22 am

I think it gets most of it's inspiration from the Transportpanzer Fuchs.
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Re: IFV

Post by Black_Dragon_One » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:22 pm

jomitoys wrote:Hey guys! Got a new interesting item to show you. It´s been stored for a long time, but finally reviewed there. I´ve been trying to identify it, but as before, seems to be a fictional APC based on existing ones.

http://jomitoys.blogspot.com/2009/07/po ... -guiz.html

were did you get this...

Wild Arctic Preservation Mission Playset
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Post by Black_Dragon_One » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:33 pm

H.E.R.O.E.S. Giant Combo Play Set - Part 2 -

do you have a review on the scud launcher for this line...?
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