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Tamiya: Truck AHN with Flak
varanusk
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 04:13 PM UTC


Tamiya has bundled ICM's AHN truck with their Flak37 3.7cm gun, and also added some cargo for the truck plus figures.

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Dan_Necrofor
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 06:54 PM UTC
Hocus pocus 50 euros for this...
Biggles2
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 07:21 PM UTC
Is that still their ancient 3.7 cm? Think I'd rather just buy the truck from ICM.
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:54 PM UTC
I'll take the truck solo, thanks.
brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:06 PM UTC

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I'll take the truck solo, thanks.



That was my plan. Plenty of newer 3.7 guns to build, and Tamiya would need to add a bunch of stuff to make it worth passing on the solo truck.

Stowage and figures don't make me excited, especially if its their older stowage like they include in the Krupp Protze.
vettejack
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 03:02 AM UTC
well, if it ever comes time to build such a combo, I'll be using what already is in the stash.
Taeuss
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 03:16 AM UTC
I'm with vettejack on this one, I've got too much already, though the truck is interesting. ICM makes some nice softskins, don't care much for some of their armour though.
MrCompletely
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Saitama-ken, Japan / 日本
Joined: February 12, 2016
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 05:31 AM UTC
Depending on the price (living in Japan Tamiya is more affordable for me) I may get this; I can probably live with the Flak and some help from the spares box.
T0MM0-01
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 03:47 PM UTC
Tamiya getting lazy -- or more likely , they've somethink good coming in the near future-- i hope 😵
ltb073
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:49 PM UTC
Truck looks interesting if you can find it still. whats the storage and figures like
PietvanHees
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:22 PM UTC
So, Tamiya just released it without changing the wheels (that are for a 2 ton AHS) or the planking in the cargo bay? (That are 72th scale) That's a pitty. I'll stil have to make those wheels myself....
obg153
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 05:46 AM UTC
Looks like an interesting combo. So it has some shortcomings,, what kit doesn't? With some creativity and AM/spares box parts, you could make a fine dio spanning about anything from Normandy to North Africa. Gonna add it to my wish list.
PietvanHees
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 11:25 AM UTC
http://pietvanhees.nl/mb/img/2016-10-12_ahn-injection-01.jpg
JohnTapsell
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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 01:46 AM UTC

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Tamiya getting lazy -- or more likely , they've somethink good coming in the near future-- i hope 😵



Tamiya have been reboxing kits for the Japanese market more than 40 years. The only reason it's become well known outside Japan in recent years is because the Internet allows us to see (and therefore order) their domestic releases.

They do it because it makes it easier for the local market to obtain overseas kits - importing into Japan is not always straightforward so companies like Italeri have long had arrangements with Tamiya to rebox kits - sometimes Tamiya add extra sprues and sometimes they don't.

Remember also that nearly 90% of Tamiya's sales are to their own domestic market - international exports only account for a small proportion of their sales.

Regards,
John
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