More FOV for 2012!!!

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More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:00 am

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by NHoggard12 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:20 am

Looks like the panther is representing the 9th SS panzer division in the ardennes, rather than the 8th SS.
It was knocked out in Sterpigny, Belgium 17 January 1945 (Can someone confirm this?).

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:53 am

Hmm...Looks similiar. The tank riders should be in winter clothing then. :D
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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by plasticgeneral » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:44 am

Heart breaking! The least they could do, is include some exciting new figure sculpts. Some Waffen SS or Winter camo. in battle poses. That would be enough to get me to go for it. If their so into re-paints, they should try re-painting the figures also!

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by NHoggard12 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:47 am

Here is another vehicle from the 9th SS in the ardennes.

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:13 pm

I wonder if the wheel skirts on the FOV panther can be taken off, since I think it looks better without the skirts. :?:
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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by NHoggard12 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:23 pm

I always have wished that the skirts on the panther were detachable, like on the jagdpanther.

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:25 pm

Interesting repaints to say the least. I think I'm most fond of the Stug III (great to get a non-Italy one with side skirts) and the Flakpanzer IV looks good as well. That is one I need to add to my collection.

Not too wild about the new paintjob on the Panther or the Jagdtiger. I've got the first-series examples of both and find them to be much better. The Panther looks almost plain... I agree, it would look better without the skirting as well, but its a permanent feature of the tooling.
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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:43 pm

Looks like the packaging will be a lot easier to get out though. No more twist ties. I also see a lack of diorama stuff(eg. gas barrels, spare tracks, etc.). :(
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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:44 pm

tmanthegreat wrote:Interesting repaints to say the least. I think I'm most fond of the Stug III (great to get a non-Italy one with side skirts) and the Flakpanzer IV looks good as well. That is one I need to add to my collection.

Not too wild about the new paintjob on the Panther or the Jagdtiger. I've got the first-series examples of both and find them to be much better. The Panther looks almost plain... I agree, it would look better without the skirting as well, but its a permanent feature of the tooling.
FOV had actually made another eastern front stug a while back already.
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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by GI546 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:46 pm

Some people haven't been paying attention.:) These have been up on themotorpool.com since a month or two ago.
It is nice to see them on ebay, so they must be coming to the states soon.
I must say, the new packaging is HIDEOUS. It looks like something that a plastic toy would be in.

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by jkinzel » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:59 pm

Enuff with the German AFV's already.Where are the WW2 French,Italians,Japanese,Modern Day Merkava,Leopard,LeClerc etc etc.?

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by PanzerArm » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:42 pm

jkinzel wrote:Enuff with the German AFV's already.Where are the WW2 French,Italians,Japanese,Modern Day Merkava,Leopard,LeClerc etc etc.?
I definitely agree with this statement. I like German AFVs as much as the next guy, but I really do have quite enough of them. Time for something different!

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:42 pm

PanzerArm wrote:
jkinzel wrote:Enuff with the German AFV's already.Where are the WW2 French,Italians,Japanese,Modern Day Merkava,Leopard,LeClerc etc etc.?
I definitely agree with this statement. I like German AFVs as much as the next guy, but I really do have quite enough of them. Time for something different!

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I still glad that FOV decided to re-release the t-34 and the US ambulance.
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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Gambit » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:38 am

Hobby shop here had a couple in the new packaging but the prices have gone up almost $15 - $20 :( .
Starting to get really expensive for FOV.

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by plasticgeneral » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:37 pm

In Canada, after taxes, your average FOV. tank comes out to about $75. What are the prices like in the states, after taxes?

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:13 pm

plasticgeneral wrote:In Canada, after taxes, your average FOV. tank comes out to about $75. What are the prices like in the states, after taxes?
Most of the US based retailers are asking for about $65 USD + about $8 shipping on average. I've never been charged sales tax when I buy online.
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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:06 pm

Flying mule has in actual pics:

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/UM-80020

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/UM-80030

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/UM-80045

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/UM-80040

Overall, the base coat painting looks good, but WEATHERING IS ALMOST NON-EXISTANT!! :evil:
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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:14 pm

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by tmanthegreat » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:27 am

Heer wrote:Flying mule has in actual pics:

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/UM-80020

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/UM-80030

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/UM-80045

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/UM-80040

Overall, the base coat painting looks good, but WEATHERING IS ALMOST NON-EXISTANT!! :evil:
Crap, Now I have to get tha Opel and US M-35 truck. The open tops and riders are good selling points. The Stug looks neat, but I like my customized eastern front version (which has the same figures, stowage, etc). No weathering is a disappointment, but lack of weathering seems to be FOV's general trend nowadays.
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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:38 am

Yeah, I might need to airbrush some mud or dirt on mine once I get it.
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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by binder001 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:51 am

tmanthegreat wrote: Crap, Now I have to get tha Opel and US M-35 truck. The open tops and riders are good selling points. The Stug looks neat, but I like my customized eastern front version (which has the same figures, stowage, etc). No weathering is a disappointment, but lack of weathering seems to be FOV's general trend nowadays.
By the way, the truck is a GMC CCKW-353. The M35 was a completely different series of trucks from the 50's to now. In WW2 most trucks didn't have "M" numbers, the US Army Quartermaster Corps classed their trucks by manufacturers' designations.

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by GI546 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:32 am

I've come to expect s lack of weathering. Besides that, they look great.

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by dragon53 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:53 am

I wish they would rerelease the 1/32 M60 Patton in desert paint scheme.

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Re: More FOV for 2012!!!

Post by Heer » Fri May 04, 2012 12:00 pm

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