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1/16 Renault FT 17


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Dave J
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Has anyone seen this yet... Takom... never heard of them before?

 

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Hooo-ee - ugly!  It's another new company I believe



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I've checked my wholesalers' and none of them seem to be importing them into the UK - I think it's a fabulous subject !  it might be ugly but it's gloriously unusual.  At least they haven't gone down the obvious route for a tank (Tiger, Sherman etc) in this scale.

 

Perth Military Modelling seem to have them as a sponsor: http://www.perthmili...news/takom.html

 

And Takom's site is here: http://www.takom-wor.../sub.aspx?id=11 (they've tried to make it look like an iPhone's message page (why !!??)

 

Anyway, here's a little more verbage from them on the Renault

 

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From Perth's site, it looks as though they are about to launch a 1:35th scale Heavy Russian tank as well.


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I like it. There is a 1/35 resin version floating around on Ebay at the moment. It is unusual and we need more high quality WW1 subjects in my opinion.

 

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Love it. WWI armor that's not made by Emhar!

 

And 1/16 is a perfect scale for Great War armor, exactly the way that 1/32 is perfect for the aircraft.


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Great to see another company taking on WWI armour subjects (a much needed hole to be filled) and in 1/16 scale that is a real bonus.

While these early armour designs can never be called 'lookers' they have their own beauty to them, I guess because they are so ugly they become so likable??

Matt, I would love to see you take this on in the same way as you have the 1/16 Panzar, I reckon you could well and truly work your magic on this :-)

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I'd do it! And I'd have a hard time resisting a US Army FT, given their connection to young Ike and young Patton and the development of US tank doctrine.

 

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Reminds me of the Renault R35 "Rat" (which I wouldn't mind seeing in this same scale).

 

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I have one on pre-order but has been delayed a bit so last I heard shipment will by the end of the month.  The 1/16 38t also looks like a neat one too... both I plan to RC with maybe turning the 38t into a 38t Jagdpanzer.  ;)

 

The FT is supposed to have a partial interior so I might be tempted to get 2 and have one as a dust queen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I wonder what the price is going to be?

Nice subject, what with Panda Hobby as well coming into the 1/16 scale armour market things are looking decidedly up!!

I'd love to see some soft skin stuff to go with it too, maybe some figures with the kit would be nice. :wub:



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They are around the $100 mark.

 

 

 

 

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Luckymodel has the Preorder up on their site now - US$109.99 plus shipping

 

http://luckymodel.co...em_no=TAK-16001



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After being burned on the Wingscale B-25 once upon a time, I'm wary of pre-orders from new manufacturers. I know this kit's coming...but so was that B-25. I'll be holding out until it's in stock somewhere.