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stalkervision #21 Posted Sep 15 2015 - 18:24

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View PostSlotRacer, on Sep 15 2015 - 11:51, said:

So this is pretty cool that finally we're getting these models here in North America. I saw these on display during Toy Fair in Nurnburg earlier this year and of course because I'm a nerd.. I was quite excited even though I have all these prem tanks. I plan to buy a Sherman or two and the T34-85. It was pointed out to me that the "Type 59" is in fact not a Type 59 but a T55A model... so.. there's that.

 

I like that we finally have the option here.

SlotRacer #22 Posted Sep 15 2015 - 18:29

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^ this

1K1LLuDi3 #23 Posted Sep 15 2015 - 18:33

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Chaffee and Panther look cute, but $30 for a couple peaces of plastic and a tube of glue is awfully expensive.

JohnnyFave #24 Posted Sep 15 2015 - 18:33

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Does not ship to Canada.  

 

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View PostEDA77, on Sep 15 2015 - 12:33, said:

Chaffee and Panther look cute, but $30 for a couple peaces of plastic and a tube of glue is awfully expensive.

 

Actually kinda cheap for a model these days which can cost over 100.00 for a really nice kit. I just picked up the Wittman Tiger by Dragon and I was about 90.00

TheDarkWarLord #26 Posted Sep 15 2015 - 18:47

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http://www.cybermode..._it_36507.shtml

This is a review of the leopard 1a2 kit. And where you who are talking about them being expensive you do not build models do you??? $30 dollars us is cheap for a high grade model. Keep in mind also when these came out with the first season or batch I cannot remember what they were calling them they were retailing well over $50. These are suppose to be very nice kits from what I have read. And also to the ones who said they will not ship to you try online website for models there are several out there that had them 6 months or so back when i first saw these most online companies ship all over the world, though the downside is shipping and handling. If Hobby lobby does carry these kits which from there online site they do not have them up they have 40% off coupons you can use online that make the price a lot more reasonable. My local hobby lobby is getting ready to do a reset on their models. Its easy to tell when you see things going clearance and you see gaps on the shelf's. That and I am in there every week to see what they have new and to use the coupons to make this hobby cheaper.


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This is awesome!  They cut deals with model companies and offer weak sauce codes.  The model companies prolly cant cheaply produce some of the fairy tale crapWG has cooked up that would be the most popular to players (although they could be working on it now - so they started with models they have tooling for).  Regardless, what percentage of your player base do you suppose actually models, WG?  JAJAJAJA  Whats next, WoT train sets?   JAJAJAJA    

 

OK big easy hint - go cut a deal with Fantasy Flight, WizKids or WotC and have them produce pre painted miniatures of your LEGENDARY tanks.

Players love monitor toys - another hint - desk space is limited, go with a smaller scale - not 1/35 !!   LOLOL   This would work with Warships too.

Arm your partners with reasonable codes, not garbage (maybe premium time, gold & creds if a unique tank is off the table).  Hot Tanks !  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Ha! I found my photo of the "Type 59" as it was shown during Toy Fair in Germany... this i believe technically is a T55a model yes?



ClAibigail #29 Posted Sep 15 2015 - 19:08

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albeit these are cool and a nice way to get something for both worlds... I still a bunch of fujimi kits to take care of...


 


 

also anyone need a painter I will paint for in game gold and tanks....

just saying

p/m me if interested... any standard you want.



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Well WOWS already have the Bismark out so you are a little late on that idea. War Gaming

View Postwa1rus, on Sep 15 2015 - 17:54, said:

This is awesome!  They cut deals with model companies and offer weak sauce codes.  The model companies prolly cant cheaply produce some of the fairy tale crapWG has cooked up that would be the most popular to players (although they could be working on it now - so they started with models they have tooling for).  Regardless, what percentage of your player base do you suppose actually models, WG?  JAJAJAJA  Whats next, WoT train sets?   JAJAJAJA    

 

OK big easy hint - go cut a deal with Fantasy Flight, WizKids or WotC and have them produce pre painted miniatures of your LEGENDARY tanks.

Players love monitor toys - another hint - desk space is limited, go with a smaller scale - not 1/35 !!   LOLOL   This would work with Warships too.

Arm your partners with reasonable codes, not garbage (maybe premium time, gold & creds if a unique tank is off the table).  Hot Tanks !  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well WOWS already have the Bismark out so you are a little late on that idea. WarGaming Has also given out miniatures at gaming conventions I had a buddy send me one from one they had near Detroit so once again you are late on that. And In truth look back and see if you can find the Tank model competition that they did a few years ago you will be amazed at how many entries there were. So try to to be a little faster with your ideas. Its sad to hear some one talking about something well after it has happened and for them to think they have had an original idea.

Draik #31 Posted Sep 15 2015 - 19:32

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I gotta say I am more excited about these kits than anything that they have done in the actual game for quite some time

 

...these so called specials and tank sales we have seen in 2015 have been one letdown after another..sad really considering the potential $$ they could make off of digital items , hell it is like selling air but they continue to throw crap at us to make us spend our money on other games.



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Every Italeri I have built needed extra putty and sanding to close up seams and contact points.  Mold seams and flashing are a bit heavy and require some extra TLC with sandpaper and files. 

Szkaiti #33 Posted Sep 15 2015 - 19:40

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One problem I see is that money-grubbing WG has partnered with corporate bigot Hobby Lobby.  I cannot in good conscience patronize such a company, no matter how much I might desire to own one of the models.

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View PostXeraux, on Sep 15 2015 - 17:01, said:

All I gotta do is pick the one with the highest value tank I already have. A model, some codes, some gold.

 

Nope, no gold. Codes for tanks already in your garage will be compensated with their credit value

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View PostCeesman762, on Sep 15 2015 - 18:35, said:

Every Italeri I have built needed extra putty and sanding to close up seams and contact points.  Mold seams and flashing are a bit heavy and require some extra TLC with sandpaper and files. 

 

Yeah, Italeri kits are mostly for beginners and kids. If they had partnered with Dragon and offered some higher quality kits I'd probably grab a couple.

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Those models are pretty awesome, but I already have all of those "rare" tanks. Plus.. Hobby Lobby? Really? I looked on Amazon and $100 for the Ferdinand model?! Bleh.

How hard would it be to 3D print your own models based on the in-game information, graphics, etc? =)

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View PostEDA77, on Sep 15 2015 - 12:33, said:

Chaffee and Panther look cute, but $30 for a couple peaces of plastic and a tube of glue is awfully expensive.

 

Well it's very nice glue ! :)

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View Postthe_dude_76, on Sep 15 2015 - 14:02, said:

 

Yeah, Italeri kits are mostly for beginners and kids. If they had partnered with Dragon and offered some higher quality kits I'd probably grab a couple.

 

Yes Dragon kits would be very nice with these offers

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View PostSlotRacer, on Sep 15 2015 - 11:51, said:

So this is pretty cool that finally we're getting these models here in North America. I saw these on display during Toy Fair in Nurnburg earlier this year and of course because I'm a nerd.. I was quite excited even though I have all these prem tanks. I plan to buy a Sherman or two and the T34-85. It was pointed out to me that the "Type 59" is in fact not a Type 59 but a T55A model... so.. there's that.

NICE pics and post!  Thank you! :great:



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No type 59 with the type 59 model?

derp.






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