login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

MilitaryClothing.com
Armor/AFV
For discussions on tanks, artillery, jeeps, etc.
meng in germany great news
henkp
Visit this Community
Overijssel, Netherlands
Joined: September 30, 2005
KitMaker: 974 posts
Armorama: 960 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:36 PM GMT
Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair Nürnberg start on 30 January, MENG announced three new products at the fair: SS-002 D9R “DOOBI” Armored Bulldozer; VS-003 Russian Armored High-Mobility Vehicle GAZ-233014 STS “Tiger”; VS-004 PICKUP w/ZU-23-2.Besides, TS-002 British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank and DS-003 F102(case X)won the award from Model Fan. Let’s feel the great event with our camera!
its from the site from meng
http://www.meng-model.com/new.php?id=359
henk

Tiger_213
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: August 10, 2012
KitMaker: 1,409 posts
Armorama: 1,346 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:51 PM GMT
Yay! IDF bulldozer!
shopkin4
Visit this Community
Illinois, United States
Joined: March 29, 2009
KitMaker: 1,135 posts
Armorama: 1,030 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:31 AM GMT
Not just the IDF Dozer but did anyone else notice the box for the Tiger???

Over the moon at the moment
Hisham
Visit this Community
Al Qahirah, Egypt / لعربية
Joined: July 23, 2004
KitMaker: 4,341 posts
Armorama: 3,866 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:39 AM GMT
Great.. Great news.. thanks for the heads up, Henk!!

I was hoping someone would do the Dozer in plastic.

And it looks like they'll be beating Xact Scale Models with the Russian Tiger.

Can anyone tell what type of pick-up that is? It kinda looks like a Land Cruiser!!

Hisham
Cuny12
Visit this Community
Australia
Joined: April 04, 2010
KitMaker: 221 posts
Armorama: 193 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:43 AM GMT
Thanks for sharing this Excellent news The D9 will complete my OIF Collection I tried orderering the resin kit but this will just do fine.

Cheers Ben.
spetsnazgru
Visit this Community
Lebanon
Joined: March 05, 2009
KitMaker: 581 posts
Armorama: 575 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:51 AM GMT
yes a D9, so now we have 2 coming Tigers, and the ZSU-23-2 is great news
aristeidis
Visit this Community
Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: September 15, 2012
KitMaker: 399 posts
Armorama: 379 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 01:08 AM GMT
Great news!!! Meng announced GAZ-233014 STS Tiger while Xact Models the GAZ-2975 Tiger! In the box art photo it seems to have the Bull Bars in the front bumper as well as the twin machine gun! Is it the same vehicle concerning external appearance and equipment?
Tiger_213
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: August 10, 2012
KitMaker: 1,409 posts
Armorama: 1,346 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 01:16 AM GMT

Quoted Text

Great.. Great news.. thanks for the heads up, Henk!!

I was hoping someone would do the Dozer in plastic.

And it looks like they'll be beating Xact Scale Models with the Russian Tiger.

Can anyone tell what type of pick-up that is? It kinda looks like a Land Cruiser!!

Hisham



Land Cruiser or probably an older Izuzu.
gcdavidson
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Joined: August 05, 2003
KitMaker: 1,473 posts
Armorama: 1,348 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 01:18 AM GMT

Quoted Text

the Russian Tiger.

Can anyone tell what type of pick-up that is? It kinda looks like a Land Cruiser!!

Hisham



Hisham, that's what I was thinking! Its only listed as "PICKUP w/ZU-23-2" , so there may be a copyright issue with Toyota / Landcruiser. Looks like a 70-series pick-up to me, but the box art is a little small to say for sure.
gcdavidson
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Joined: August 05, 2003
KitMaker: 1,473 posts
Armorama: 1,348 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 01:43 AM GMT
Kind of like this...
jwest21
Visit this Community
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: October 16, 2006
KitMaker: 1,994 posts
Armorama: 1,846 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 02:37 AM GMT
So is this D9 specifically just Israeli or are the ones the US uses the same?

I am impressed- Meng's releases so far have been great- and off the beaten path!
Frenchy
Visit this Community
Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
KitMaker: 8,071 posts
Armorama: 7,876 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 02:42 AM GMT

Quoted Text

there may be a copyright issue with Toyota / Landcruiser.

This kind of issue didn't bother them too much when they released their first pick-up kit

H.P.
Tiger_213
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: August 10, 2012
KitMaker: 1,409 posts
Armorama: 1,346 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:05 AM GMT

Quoted Text

So is this D9 specifically just Israeli or are the ones the US uses the same?

I am impressed- Meng's releases so far have been great- and off the beaten path!



According to Wiki the Army and USMC both use D9's (the up-coming kit) and the older D7. I don't think the American Army adds FN built machine guns to theirs though I may be wrong.
jwest21
Visit this Community
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: October 16, 2006
KitMaker: 1,994 posts
Armorama: 1,846 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:18 AM GMT
Cool...thanks!
Frenchy
Visit this Community
Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
KitMaker: 8,071 posts
Armorama: 7,876 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:20 AM GMT
IIRC, the US Army and the USMC were impressed from the Israeli armored D9R and purchased about 12 armor kits from the IDF...




Armored D9s in IDF service

H.P.
jwest21
Visit this Community
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: October 16, 2006
KitMaker: 1,994 posts
Armorama: 1,846 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:29 AM GMT
Thanks Frenchy. This is one of those 35th scale subject I never knew I wanted until it became available. Thanks Meng!
Hisham
Visit this Community
Al Qahirah, Egypt / لعربية
Joined: July 23, 2004
KitMaker: 4,341 posts
Armorama: 3,866 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:31 AM GMT
So, Graeme.. when was this model pick up in your pic produced? Was it around in the 70's? I', wondering if I can use it as PLO vehicle during the Lebanese civil war. I remember they had Land Cruisers, but I don't really know much about the different models and which ones were used back then - say between '75 and '85.

MENG sure seems to be filling a lot of modellers' wish lists

Thanks
Hisham
gcdavidson
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Joined: August 05, 2003
KitMaker: 1,473 posts
Armorama: 1,348 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 04:35 AM GMT
Hisham, I *think* that's a c1984 version, if so, it would have been available in 1983. Again, hard to say from the smallish photo.
Karl187
#284
Visit this Community
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: October 04, 2006
KitMaker: 2,499 posts
Armorama: 2,381 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 04:45 AM GMT
Oh man what a release list- awesome- simply awesome. Thanks for the heads up Henk.
MAD_DUCK
Visit this Community
Alabama, United States
Joined: March 05, 2002
KitMaker: 206 posts
Armorama: 180 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 05:21 AM GMT

Quoted Text

IIRC, the US Army and the USMC were impressed from the Israeli armored D9R and purchased about 12 armor kits from the IDF...




Armored D9s in IDF service

H.P.



I want that for my HET
jphillips
Visit this Community
Arizona, United States
Joined: February 25, 2007
KitMaker: 736 posts
Armorama: 514 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 05:24 AM GMT
Some very cool stuff here. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
arpikaszabo
Visit this Community
Praha, Czech Republic
Joined: February 13, 2006
KitMaker: 492 posts
Armorama: 456 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 06:55 AM GMT
Great news, my HET needs to carry something. Now back to that awful trailer...
Hisham
Visit this Community
Al Qahirah, Egypt / لعربية
Joined: July 23, 2004
KitMaker: 4,341 posts
Armorama: 3,866 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 07:21 AM GMT
Found this pic... it doesn't specify that it's Israeli, so I guess it can be used as a US vehicle?

I hope MENG post some clear pics of all the new boxarts soon!



Hisham
Frenchy
Visit this Community
Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
KitMaker: 8,071 posts
Armorama: 7,876 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 07:33 AM GMT
Doobi is the armored D9R nickname in the IDF ("Teddy Bear" in Hebrew). Any better picture of the pick-up ?


H.P.
Tiger_213
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: August 10, 2012
KitMaker: 1,409 posts
Armorama: 1,346 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 07:35 AM GMT
Hisham, it says Doobi, which in Hebrew is supposed to mean 'teddy bear'; or at least according to Wiki. And as your already post picture shows there's no anti-infantry machine gun mounted on the roof. The only differences between IDF and American D9's is the armor kit, which is added to American D9's and the IDF also mount FN built machine guns, smoke grenade launchers and possibly an AGL. There might also be a difference in engines due to commonality among parts but that's about it, should be a pretty easy IDF to US conversion.