1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

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What Stuart would you like to see ?

1. M-3
3
19%
2. M-3A3 British export
0
No votes
3. M-5
7
44%
4. M-8 Howitzer
0
No votes
5. Any Variant will do
2
13%
6. Not interested .
4
25%
 
Total votes: 16

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1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:17 am

1 /18 is not dead it has slowed down , way down .

In the few years that I have been building 1/18th stuff interest and pocket books have done an about face.

Prices have doubled and tripled and prices for customs have always been high.

Debating of pricess will always be there . If takes 6 months to a year to build a prototype and put a price tag on a subject that cost hundreds of dollars . It may be cheaper for the collector to build his own . After just a week of building one's own collectable and realizing it will takes months more to build maybe a few hundred dollars may be worth it .

All that BS being said , The Stuart tank has always been popular with so many variations .

The running gear has basicly stayed the same with tiny minor changes and that goes with the lower hull as well.

The main changes have been with the upper hull and turret .

Bristling with many many .30 cals , 37 mm cannon to the open top short barreled howitzer there could be a Stuart for everyone's taste.

So is there interest in a Stuart ?

Est price around $200

Please post if you actually would intend on getting one . Or post not interested .

There was a lot of interest in the Jumbo but once it was made sells did not mimic the interest

Back in 2012 Grunt 1 ran a similar poll .

http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... tuart+tank
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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by YT » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:43 am

I am very interested. I don't know if I could commit 100% yet. To be honest my interest in 1:18 has been declining.
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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:19 am

YT wrote:I am very interested. I don't know if I could commit 100% yet. To be honest my interest in 1:18 has been declining.
I hear that more and more often.

One of long time buyers has gotten out of 1/18 and is totaly 1/6 scale now.
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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:48 am

pickelhaube wrote:
YT wrote:I am very interested. I don't know if I could commit 100% yet. To be honest my interest in 1:18 has been declining.
I hear that more and more often.

One of my long time buyers has gotten out of 1/18 and is totaly 1/6 scale now.
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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by 1958Zelda » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:58 am

voted M5 but would buy any on the list

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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by tmanthegreat » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:33 am

Very interested in an M-5! It's one of those tanks where one has to ask themselves as to why it was never made in 1:18 - just like the T-34 and King Tiger (not counting Pickehaube's customs). I mean, 21c had a decent 1:6 scale and 1:32 scale M5 Stuart, just seems like they skipped doing one in 1:18 for some reason.
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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by grockwood » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:24 am

I have been hoping for a Stuart for some time. I can't understand why 21st made a Stuart in every scale they produced but 1/18. I voted for any of them. My order of preference in manufacturing would be. Unfortunately, my available spending money has dropped considerably. It may be awhile before I could afford any of them let alone all.

1.M5
2.M3 Honey
3.M8 SPG
4.M3A1

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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by rschaap » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:49 am

Did not realize the Stuart had such a history. I voted for the M5.

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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by normandy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:41 pm

Pickel, I'd be interested in a Stuart, this a picture of one at the American Armor Museum here on the Island...

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We've got Shermans, I'd gladly add a 1:18 Stuart to my collection!

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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by dannyc » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:05 pm

Id be interested if i had the cash. The m5 would be cool but what about an m3 recce stuart or a stuart crocodile tank

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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by snake » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:57 pm

Not a big armour guy, and only have a Tiger in 1/18.

Stuart seems like an odd choice, but can see it for those that have the other more mainstream tanks.

Not really for me, but again, I am more of a 1/32, 1/35 armour guy.

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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by Falcatta » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:20 am

I'm in for an M5

and I voted

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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:50 am

So 9 guys ?

A lot less interest than about 3 years ago or so .

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Re: 1/18 Stuart. If They Build It Will They Come ?

Post by maritime96 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:53 pm

Yes a Stuart could be cool to get. I would be down for 1
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