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Re: 15mm WWII Miniature Alternatives

Unread post by RichtervonManthofen » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:30 am

** UPDATE 25th JUNE 2013 **

News from PSC HQ:-

June New Releases:-

We are delighted to announce the release and shipping of both the Stuart M5A1 kits:-

15mm Stuart M5A1 - 5 models for £18.95. Each sprue gives options to build either early, mid or late production variants and has US and British commander figures and a Cullen hedgecutter.

1/72nd Stuart M5A1 - 3 models for £13.95. Each sprue gives options to build either early, mid or late production variants and has US and British commander figures and a Cullen hedgecutter.

15mm Cromwell kit is all but finished and will make its triumphant debut at the Bovington Tank Musuem show 6th-7th July but you can pre-order in the featured products section at the bottom of the homepage.

Exciting news from Zvezda! Our first consignment of the new Zvezda 15mm and 1/72nd Modern kits - Russian T72 tank, BTR80 APC, Mil24 Hind attack helicopter (1/144th), Russian Infantry (1/72nd) and US Abrams M4A1 tank, Bradley IFV, Apache attack helicopter (1/144th), US Infantry (1/72nd) has been delayed and will be coming mid - end July. Designed for the forthcoming "Hot War" board game (which we will also sell when released), these kits are suitable for any modern games systems. Pre-order now in the forthcoming products section at the bottom of the home page.

The 1/72nd Sherman M4A4/Firefly kit is coming along well and is scheduled for late July/early August release .

August will see the 1/72nd German 251/D variants kit. A little different from the 15mm conversion kit, this kit will have four basic 251/D sprues from the standard 251/D kit and one variants conversion sprue which will contain the parts to make stummel, mortar, flamm and pioneer halftracks. So four complete and different halftracks in the kit and no need to buy the basic halftrack kit.

September will be Churchill time - 15mm and 1/72nd - and a 15mm IS2 tank kit to coincide with the release of Battlegroup Fall of the Reich.

Update on the 15mm and 1/72nd US heavy weapons - we are now racing along on these and will have these out in the autumn. I am also having a concerted effort to get the 15mm British re-modelled and released for the Autumn market.

Lots more exciting stuff in the pipeline - but I am not telling yet!

Best wishes

Will Townshend



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Re: 15mm WWII Miniature Alternatives

Unread post by Audacity » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:06 pm

At least some companies are still into WWII products

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Re: 15mm WWII Miniature Alternatives

Unread post by RichtervonManthofen » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:16 am

15mm WW2 British Cromwell Tank
£18.95
Easy Assembly plastic injection moulded 15mm British Cromwell tank. Each sprue has options to build a 95mm howitzer Close Support variant. Five vehicles in the box and each vehicle comes with a commander figure and a Cullen hedgecutter.


Now I thought a Cromwell is something I won't buy as it was (is) easily available from AAM. Now as this unit has options as CS variant and add Commander and Hedgecutter I will look differently at that unit ;)
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Re: 15mm WWII Miniature Alternatives

Unread post by Locozugmeister » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:39 pm

:bowty: Had a chance to assemble one of the PSCo. M5A1 British Halftracks and the new M5A1 late war Stuart. Thought I'd post a pic so everyone can see what they look like. These are very detailed and with just a little patience go together very well.
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Re: 15mm WWII Miniature Alternatives

Unread post by Locozugmeister » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:38 am

:bowty: Here's the new PSCo. Cromwell built with the 95mm Howitzer.
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Re: 15mm WWII Miniature Alternatives

Unread post by Centurion » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:11 pm

How hard are they to build, and are they expensive? I like PSCo things.
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Re: 15mm WWII Miniature Alternatives

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:45 pm

Great detail. I can't wait to see them painted.
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Re: 15mm WWII Miniature Alternatives

Unread post by Locozugmeister » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:08 pm

Centurion wrote:How hard are they to build, and are they expensive? I like PSCo things.
:bowty: I found these kits on e-bay from the seller NWS-online hobbies, 5 vehicles per box for $27.99 with free shipping. These kits are not overly hard to assemble. There are some very tiny parts that could frustrate a new modeler but, most veterans should not have any trouble. I had to figure out how the cromwells went together as no instructions were included in the box but it wasn't hard.
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Re: 15mm WWII Miniature Alternatives

Unread post by Locozugmeister » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:51 pm

:bowty: Managed to get 1 each of the new PSCo. Cromwell and M5A1 Stuart painted & decaled. Next will be the wash and final dullcote.
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Re: 15mm WWII Miniature Alternatives

Unread post by Centurion » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:10 am

So is 1/72nd the same as 15mm?
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