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Post  Jenny Ryan on Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:46 am

Some new goodies on their way from Tamiya , the BSA is slated for October release so not long to wait . The M51 is due in December so should be just in time for Santa santa to start deliveries to the good modellers cheers !

35323 Israeli M51 Super Sherman


Following up on their M1 Super Sherman, here's Tamiya's M51 Super Sherman! Based on the M4A1 cast-hull Sherman, the Israelis created the most powerful Sherman varient ever with the addition of a 105mm main gun, HVSS suspension, and a 460hp Cummins diesel engine. This kit features all-new HVSS suspension parts, turret and gun parts, and more!

35316 British Military Motorcycle BSA M20 MP Set


A WWII era motorcycle with traffic control MPs. This is the late type M20, with the air filter mounted on the gas tank.

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  S P Hammerton on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:58 am

Hi Jenny

I like the M20, but I wish Tamiya had pushed the boat out and given us PE wheel spokes.

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  Jenny Ryan on Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:52 pm

S P Hammerton wrote:Hi Jenny

I like the M20, but I wish Tamiya had pushed the boat out and given us PE wheel spokes.

Simon

Yeah I am sure Aber etc will all have a set out to fit our needs but they really shouldn't have to !

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  Andy J on Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:11 pm

The two chaps don't look very happy. Infact I would go so far as to say that as the bloke on the bike looks like a zombie, is this the start of Tamiya jumping on the World War Z bandwagon?

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  S P Hammerton on Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:04 pm

Much as I like Tamiya, I can't see myself passing on the Bronco Triumph set for this.

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  John T on Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:13 pm

I'm not really a shermaholic but that super shermi would be a beast! Me like. Twisted Evil

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  Jaymes Crowther on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:48 pm

Jenny Ryan wrote:Some new goodies on their way from Tamiya , the BSA is slated for October release so not long to wait . The M51 is due in December so should be just in time for Santa santa to start deliveries to the good modellers cheers !

35323 Israeli M51 Super Sherman


Following up on their M1 Super Sherman, here's Tamiya's M51 Super Sherman! Based on the M4A1 cast-hull Sherman, the Israelis created the most powerful Sherman varient ever with the addition of a 105mm main gun, HVSS suspension, and a 460hp Cummins diesel engine. This kit features all-new HVSS suspension parts, turret and gun parts, and more!

35316 British Military Motorcycle BSA M20 MP Set


A WWII era motorcycle with traffic control MPs. This is the late type M20, with the air filter mounted on the gas tank.

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I'm gona chime in....Jenny the engines weren't cummins engines, they were Continental R-975 Radial engines, I bet you they will get the Engine decks wrong , not to mention the smoke launchers and stowage arrangements will all be mixed up with various batches, Israeli Shermans are confusing at the best of times! but I've got drawings of the different batches if you want them I'd seriously go with the Dragon offering....Accurate armour do a real nice set to cover most of the errors....

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  Jenny Ryan on Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:08 am

Don't shoot the messenger Jaymes , I only copied and pasted the news ! Crying or Very sad

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  Andy J on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:07 am

Didn't the Israelis replace the Continental petrol engines with the Cummins diesel engine at some point during the conversion and/or service life? scratch

And like you Jaymes I can't help but wonder what engine deck Tamiya supply with this kit. The question almost begs for a poll

1) Continental (standard M4A1 deck)

2) Modified for Cummins diesel

3) Any other engine deck from the Sherman family deemed appropriate by Tamiya.

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  Jaymes Crowther on Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:19 am

Not shooting the messenger at all Jenny cheers ,

Andy your right I've mixed it up, the used the Continental R-975 Radial engine to start off with because they simply wanted to get the 105mm was urgently needed, then the Cummins engine that's when the decks began to change, check this out for the engine deck types and engines It was what I was aiming for I bet Tamiya will get it wrong....

http://users.cybercity.dk/~dsl514761/idf_m51/m51articel.htm

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  The Zod on Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:13 pm

Jenny
Thanks for the news. Very Happy
Jaymes
Thanks for the link. Very Happy

I wonder how the Tamiya version will compare to the DML and Academy versions. Hopefully,Tamiya did their homework on this one.

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  Jaymes Crowther on Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:04 am

They will clearly miss stuff, Israeli Shermans Are like the Davinchi code except the codes not apples it's lots of different upgrades and pick and mix sherman's and French 105mm....Some Cad shots it appears to be an early 67-73 version good news Very Happy....I'm gona print the cad work off and go through it with the drawings and pictures i've got and see what were in for i am suspicious of the running gear though....



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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  The Zod on Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:17 am

Jaymes Crowther wrote:They will clearly miss stuff, Israeli Shermans Are like the Davinchi code except the codes not apples it's lots of different upgrades and pick and mix sherman's and French 105mm....Some Cad shots it appears to be an early 67-73 version good news Very Happy....I'm gona print the cad work off and go through it with the drawings and pictures i've got and see what were in for i am suspicious of the running gear though....



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Thanks for that Jaymes. I wonder if Tamiya will do more E8 series. Time will tell

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M51 SuperSherman

Post  Frank on Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:54 pm

Always got a kick out of the Israeli M51 SuperSherman. That 105, more of an outright artillery piece for all intents and purposes, looks way oversized for the vehicle, but leave it to God's chosen people to make it work!

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  Jaymes Crowther on Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:18 pm

Hey Frank you'd be surprised how well it works! Besides being under powered it worked well against its counterparts and the idea of extending the turret to counter act the recoile and the sheer size of the gun was really cleverly done, the Israeli talent in terms of military strategy and their engineering capabilities was sure a gift from god! I'm a firm believer in that if it can be improved then strive for it and perfection something the israeli's have done and have had to do it, to keep their nation safe, I am still excited for this release maybe I'll start one of the shermans I've got to do so much to do, so little time!


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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  John T on Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:53 pm

Perhaps that huge muzzle brake makes the difference, reducing the recoil to a manageable level. (and makes for a fearsome looking weapon)

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  Jaymes Crowther on Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:19 pm

JT you'd be surprised to know most of the Muzzle brakes in the kits are under scaled! 0.o the AA seems the accurate one....

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Re: Two awesome new kits from Tamiya

Post  Jaymes Crowther on Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:21 am

Just found some built up shots of the M51 it appears to be a "Batch" 1 the Smoke launchers look disappointing

http://www.sembado.com/photo/51th_ths/1.html

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