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Showcase Models Australia Bushmaster PMV

Post  MarkH on Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:32 am

It's here! and it's AWESOME!! (yes I know I'm shouting but I don't care) cheers Thanks to John at Showcase Models my Bushy arrived yesterday Very Happy Absolutely full to brim in the (Large) box, beautifully clean crisp injected plastic sprues, large sheet of photo etch details, 4 rubber tyres and decals for four vehicles ( 3 x Aust Army & 1 x RAAF) by Cartograph. I can't get over how big this 15 Tonne? beastie is in 1:35. Sorry I'm not able to post photos at this time and I'll leave the detailed reviews to those folks with the detailed knowledge of the subject. As for value for money, you can decide - it's not cheap at around A$60.00 + postage but I think it's worth every pacific peso I paid for it. Oh happy days..........................

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Post  RoyBatty on Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:09 am

Saw a few guys on Armorama discussing this, one guy bought 5 of them! Some people have WAY more money than me. The kit itself seems to be a mixed bag as far as their reviews go, but as they say, at lest someone made it. And an Aussie company too. Now, wonder if any will make their way to the land of the rising sun.....

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Post  MarkH on Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:24 am

The main point of contention appears to be the ride height of the suspension which may be slightly too low. The quality of the dark grey plastic reminds me of Trumpeter or Hobby Boss with some extremely finely moulded details as well as the large one piece body shell. Built OOB or with some after market from ACM or Mouse House it should be stunning leaving one to wonder what SMA has planned for kits 35002 and 35003 listed on the side of the box.

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Post  RoyBatty on Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:50 pm

Another guy said the detail in the cab had some omissons, and the walls or something in the rear were a bit suss. Still, Id like to get one, bit pricey for me tho.

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Re: Showcase Models Australia Bushmaster PMV

Post  John Short on Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:16 pm

Mine turned up in the post today & it looks very nice to me. cheers Cost me $70 bucks to my door but what the hell it’s a model from an Aussie company & of an Aussie vehicle so I would be happy to spend more than that. I might even order another one.




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Post  phantomdriver on Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:00 pm

Apparently, there are a few issues,but not that difficult to fix

One of the WIP's at..
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=182778&page=1
and another
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=182373&page=1

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:02 am

bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce Mine came today !!!! bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce Mine came today !!!! bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce

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Post  Jaymes Crowther on Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:17 pm

I've been reading about these I really should get off my arse and order one !

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Re: Showcase Models Australia Bushmaster PMV

Post  MarkH on Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:09 am

Jenny and Jaymes

I've noticed on Jason Miller's Arms Corps Models website that he has a "Bushmaster PMV MEAO Update 2009+" now listed as "coming soon" Very Happy . Having previously used some of Jason's update sets on my Trumpeter ASLAV-25 I'm sure that it will make a great kit into something special.

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Post  RoyBatty on Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:31 am

Turns out it IS headed to Japan, but at a premium price though. If I read right people said it cost about $50 without postage right? Now Im no mathematician or merchant banker, but last time I checked the Aussie dollar was worth about 75 yen, and 100 yen was about AUS$1.25. So I figure a straight currency exchange would be about 3,750. Of course thered be the cost of shipping and all the various middlemen would add to the cost but...the asking price is 9,975 yen. Translating it back to Aus$ thats about $125. Someone somewhere is walking away with a big fat profit methinks...and Im not about to add to it.

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Post  RoyBatty on Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:19 am

And in further news.....HLJ is advertising it now for 7,980 yen, which is a little better, but supplies are already low. My missus said shed get me something for Christmas.....though Im still waiting for my order from last month to arrive yet. bounce

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:40 am

Check this out Roy Very Happy from Blast Models http://www.phpshopxml.com/blamod.shop/CID/cfd3e325a2aa264ca297c902c15a8f3c/function/itemPageDisplay/shopItemCode/SMA35001
4774.74 yen plus freight of course , they are very good with freight and it usually comes out a lot less than the quote , they email exact freight quote and you either okay or cancel your order then . They are super quick with postage often beating items ordered the same day with domestic postage ! Shocked

Of course to cover costs of freight you may need some other bits ......... like the new Black dog Aussie Tankers heheheheheheehe

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Post  RoyBatty on Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:46 am

Thanks Jen, though unfortunately I dont have a credit card and have been repeatedly knocked back for one here. Thats why I was happy when I found HLJ do C.O.D. within Japan. Maybe my missus will be feeling generous, though shes a bit peeved the last order hasnt arrived yet as she paid for half of it.

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