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Warwheels

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  1. I've just got word from a VERY reliable source that Accurate Armour will be coming out with a series of 1/35 armoured land rovers... stay tuned...
  2. Here is a link to a bunch of photos of armored cars and wheeled fighting vehicles at WarWheels.Net (IPMS/USA SIG site) http://www.warwheels.net/2009AMPS.html
  3. Hi David. I'll be there on Wednesday night with about 8-9 other AMPS-Chicagoland guys. See you there!!
  4. Yep, the wheels are in a non-intuitive place on AA's site. Weird as everything else is consistent. If you can't find the wheels at R&J, you might consider ordering directly from AA. The British Pound is in the toilet so the exchange rate is pretty good, postage is reasonable and ordering from AA is very easy. Of course they are one of my WarWheels sponsors, but even before that, they provided me with great service...
  5. Hey Mark. Accurate Armour makes two sets of Landy Wheels. Check out their site and go to the section on Land Rovers NOT accessories. The wheels are listed with their Landy kits.
  6. decide to include vinyl tires in their kits? IMHO, they don't look realistic, detail is softer in many cases, they are harder to paint/weather/work with, some of the nastier versions react negatively with the plastic rims and they probably cost the model company more to include vs molded plastic. I know that these are kind of gimmick, just like folding wings and landing gear on some aircraft kits. However, is there any "real" reason I'm missing why this is a good idea? Please enlighten my Friday... won't you?
  7. Great news for those of you attending the 2009 AMPS International Show this upcoming April;. We have are “sold out†of vendor tables! We have a great line up of vendors to check out and purchase all the latest modeling goodies from. Here is a listing of the vendors confirmed as being at the show: AirConnection Alpine Miniatures Archer Fine Transfers Armand Bayardi – Model Maker Armor Plate Press Armoured Brigade Models Arsenal Baseline Models Chesapeake Model Designs David Doyle Easy1 Productions Fire House Hobbies Formations Grex Airbrush Harder & Steenbeck Airbrush Horner’s Hobbies Jim's Hobbies M&Models MAFVA – Miniature AFV Association The Marx-Man Military History Shop MMD/Squadron New World Miniatures Olde Depot Hobbies Panzer Tracts PanzerWrecks PSP S&J Hobbies Tank Workshop Tankvideo.com Thachweave Products Tiger Model Designs Tiger Productions Diorama Products Warpigs For more info on the show, access the show registration page at the AMPS Website by accessing the following hyperlink http://www.amps-armor.org/ampssite/conventions/showReg.aspx?ShowID=24 We hope to see you there!! Patrick Keenan Vendor Coordinator 2009 AMPS International Show
  8. Nope, I didn't put an annoucement in the Braille scale forum on ML. I did put one in the General News forum though. I didn't want to spam any sites by overloading on messages.
  9. We definitely plan on doing it for 2009 David.
  10. Hi Mark. Thanks for your input. Actually, we did consider other scales besides 1/35. However, both Dave Haugh and I are primarily 1/35 scale modelers and about 95% of the nominations were from 1/35 modelers as well, so obviously the results were skewed that way. You definitely have good points and I wish we had more info/nominations on the small scale scene. I believe we only had two non-1/35 nominations... We plan on doing another awards selection for 2009 and I'll make sure I stress that all scales are included. In addition, I'll make sure we hit the braille scale boards to make sure everyone there knows they haven't been forgotten.
  11. You can find them in the WarWheels.Net "what's new" section under the 1/20/2009 update. The link is http://www.warwheels.net/whatsnew.html .
  12. A couple weeks ago WarWheels.net Co-Editor and I asked you out there for nominations for the 1st "WarWheels.Net Hobby Modeling Awards", AKA "The Wheelies". If you haven't seen that original message, you can see it after the items listings… We've gotten some great responses, but we'd like to get more. We are looking for more nominations for the following (3) categories: Best Armored Car/WFV Model Kit (Any Medium) Best Armored Car/WFV Aftermarket Item Best Armored Car/WFV Reference (Book/Magazine/CD-ROM) Below are listings of the nominations we have SO FAR . If you want to re-nominate an itemt listed below, that is fine. Please send us your nominations by January 3, 2009. Send them to the e-mail address patrix1@hotmail.com . We definitely look forward to your ideas and participation!! Patrick Keenan Editor – WarWheels.Net Best Model Kit Nominations (So Far): 1/35 AFV Club M1128 Stryker MGS 1/35 Bronco Humber Scout Car Mk 1 with Vickers K Guns 1/35 Bronco Staghound Mk III Armored Car 1/35 Cromwell Cougar 6x6 MRAP 1/35 Hobby Boss M706 Commando Armored Car 1/35 Miniart BRC-40 Bantam 4x4 Jeep 1/35 Resicast Rolls Royce Model 1914 Armored Car 1/48 Tamiya M8 Greyhound 1/35 Trumpeter VRC-105 /B1 Centauro 1/35 Vajra Buffalo MPCV Best Aftermarket Item Nominations (So Far): 1/35 Archer Fine Transfers Jeep instruments and Placards 1/35 Archer Fine Transfers Surface details # 6 arc weld beads 1/35 Bison Decals Humber Scout Car Decal Sheet 1/35 Eduard Humber Scout Car Exterior Photo Etch Set 1/35 Eduard Humber Scout Car Interior Photo Etch Set 1/35 Eduard LAV C2 Photo Etch Set 1/35 Eduard M1130 Stryker BIG-ED Photo Etch Set 1/35 GC Laser Jeep Crate 1/35 Griffon Sdfkz 234/4 Fighting Compartment Armor Plates 1/35 Resicast Humber Scout Car Stowage Set 1/35 SKP Models Humber Scout Interior 1/35 Thatchweave DUKW Bumpers 1/35 Voyager Browning M2HB Machine Gun Detail Set Best Reference Nominations (So Far): "Army Wheels In Detail: Humber Scout Car" by Capricorn Publications "British Armored Fighting Vehicles: AFV Plans" by Stackpole Books "Cadillac-Gage V-100 Commando Walk Around" by Squadron/Signal "Civil Wars Vol 1: The Gun Trucks" by Blue Steel Books "Panzerspahwagen 231/232 (6 & 8 Rad)" by Tankograd Publishing "Panzerspahwagen Sdkfz 222 Photo Detail CD" by Toadman's Tank Pics "The Staghound In Canadian Service" by Service Publications If you hadn't seen our original posting, here are the fine details… Due to the unprecedented amount of armored car/wheeled fighting vehicle (WFV) related modeling products that have been released this year, Co-Editor Dave Haugh and I have decided to start a new tradition for WarWheels. That new tradition is to publicly recognize what we consider the best armored car/ WFV related model products released in each calendar year. These Awards will be called the "WarWheels.Net Hobby Modeling Awards", AKA "The Wheelies". We will award a framed certificate to the manufacturers who we have deemed to be the winners of awards in each of the following three (3) categories: Best Armored Car/WFV Model Kit (Any Medium) Best Armored Car/WFV Aftermarket Item Best Armored Car/WFV Reference (Book/Magazine/CD-ROM) To help us determine these winners, we need some help from YOU. We are looking for you to provide us with nominations for award finalists in the above three categories. Therefore, we hope you can send us 1-2 product nominations for each of the "Best Of" categories. Your nominated products can be produced in any scale, medium or representing any era, but must have been released in 2008, need to "fit" in one of the three product categories and need to be Armored Car/WFV related or products that can be used in conjunction with armored car/WFV models. By our definition, an armored car/WFV is any wheeled vehicle that is armored (either with or without weapons) OR a wheeled vehicle that is un-armored, but is equipped with weapons AND the vehicle has a primary purpose of offensive or defensive combat operations including reconnaissance. The only exceptions to this definition are motorcycles. For example, a "deuce and half" cargo truck with a machine gun mounted is NOT considered a WFV; but a Vietnam Era M35 Gun Truck IS considered a WFV. We will accept nominations until December 31, 2008. Once we reach the nomination deadline, Dave and I will choose and announce the finalists in each category. VERY Soon after the finalists are determined, we will choose and announce the winners of each award. The finalists and winners will be determined by Dave and me based upon a number of factors including your nominations. Okay, now that all the B.S. has been explained, we need your nominations. Please send in your nominations to the e-mail address patrix1@hotmail.com . We definitely look forward to your ideas and participation!!
  13. The vehicle is an Otokar APC. Otokar is a Turkish Company that makes a bunch of armored vehicles (Cobra and Akrep) as well as license built Land Rovers. For more info on this APC, check out the link http://www.otokar.com/en/products/product_...il.aspx?urun=42 There's no kit available as far as I know.
  14. Due to the unprecedented amount of armored car/wheeled fighting vehicle (WFV) related modeling products that have been released this year, Co-Editor Dave Haugh and I have decided to start a new tradition for WarWheels. That new tradition is to publicly recognize what we consider the best armored car/ WFV related model products released in each calendar year. These Awards will be called the "WarWheels.Net Hobby Modeling Awards", AKA "The Wheelies". We will award a framed certificate to the manufacturers who we have deemed to be the winners of awards in each of the following three (3) categories: Best Armored Car/WFV Model Kit (Any Medium) Best Armored Car/WFV Aftermarket Item Best Armored Car/WFV Reference (Book/Magazine/CD-ROM) To help us determine these winners, we need some help from YOU. We are looking for you to provide us with nominations for award finalists in the above three categories. Therefore, we hope you can send us 1-2 product nominations for each of the "Best Of" categories. Your nominated products can be produced in any scale, medium or representing any era, but must have been released in 2008, need to "fit" in one of the three product categories and need to be Armored Car/WFV related or products that can be used in conjunction with armored car/WFV models. By our definition, an armored car/WFV is any wheeled vehicle that is armored (either with or without weapons) OR a wheeled vehicle that is un-armored, but is equipped with weapons AND the vehicle has a primary purpose of offensive or defensive combat operations including reconnaissance. The only exceptions to this definition are motorcycles. For example, a "deuce and half" cargo truck with a machine gun mounted is NOT considered a WFV; but a Vietnam Era M35 Gun Truck IS considered a WFV. We will accept nominations until December 31, 2008. Once we reach the nomination deadline, Dave and I will choose and announce the finalists in each category. VERY Soon after the finalists are determined, we will choose and announce the winners of each award. The finalists and winners will be determined by Dave and me based upon a number of factors including your nominations. Okay, now that all the B.S. has been explained, we need your nominations. Please send in your nominations to the e-mail address patrix1@hotmail.com . We definitely look forward to your ideas and participation!!
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