LTV-4

LTV-4

Joined: May 13th, 2010, 6:14 pm

May 2nd, 2012, 1:41 am #1

Does anyone know whether the new AFV or Cyber Hobby 1/35 LTV-4's are new moldings, or just reboxing old Italeri kits?
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 4:44 am

May 2nd, 2012, 2:12 am #2

I have the "early Version for sale if you are interested. $48 which includes shipping CONUS

Mike

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Temecula Valley Model Club
"Haud Sceptrum, Haud Sentio, Haud Forsit
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Joined: May 13th, 2010, 6:14 pm

May 2nd, 2012, 2:28 am #3

Does anyone know whether the new AFV or Cyber Hobby 1/35 LTV-4's are new moldings, or just reboxing old Italeri kits?
is one better than the other? I just ordered the CyberHobby for $33.00...............and am wondering if the AFV is better
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Joined: April 24th, 2005, 12:23 am

May 2nd, 2012, 9:59 am #4

The Cyber Hobby orange Box release is a rebox of the old Italeri LVT 4 and far inferior to the AFV Club releases. They look quite crude in comparison.
Al
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:46 pm

May 2nd, 2012, 11:37 am #5

tight and very stiff, the rest of the kit is OK but not as nice as the new AFV Club offering....but when done the LT-V by Italeri/CH will look like a LT-V ! Build the Italeri/CH kit and have fun. Mike
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

May 2nd, 2012, 12:23 pm #6

I have the "early Version for sale if you are interested. $48 which includes shipping CONUS

Mike

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Temecula Valley Model Club
"Haud Sceptrum, Haud Sentio, Haud Forsit
AFV Club's kit is all new and is very nice. CyberHobby's kit is the old Italeri kit and it is not so nice.
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

May 2nd, 2012, 12:24 pm #7

tight and very stiff, the rest of the kit is OK but not as nice as the new AFV Club offering....but when done the LT-V by Italeri/CH will look like a LT-V ! Build the Italeri/CH kit and have fun. Mike
With wooden troop seats and applique armor panels on the side sponsons
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:47 pm

May 2nd, 2012, 1:41 pm #8

tight and very stiff, the rest of the kit is OK but not as nice as the new AFV Club offering....but when done the LT-V by Italeri/CH will look like a LT-V ! Build the Italeri/CH kit and have fun. Mike
I agree with what you're saying, but if I didn't have an Italeri LVT and had the option of the $33 CH rebox of the Italeri kit and the new tool AFV Club kit for $48, I'd spend the extra $15 and get the better kit.

While I have not tackled the LVT-4, I did do the Revell boxing of the LVT(A)1 and have the Italeri LVT(A)4 (basically the same kits with different turret sprues). They were OK, but lacking in fine detail like many of Italeri's late 90s-early 2000s armor kits. The tracks are by far the weakest link in the kit.

I wish these kits had the same level of detail Italeri used on their M47 and Leopard 1 from the 1980s or the Staghound and Sahariana from about 5 or 6 years ago.

RobG
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Joined: November 15th, 2005, 7:52 pm

May 2nd, 2012, 7:51 pm #9

is one better than the other? I just ordered the CyberHobby for $33.00...............and am wondering if the AFV is better
FYI:http://modelingmadness.com/scotts/misc/ ... n/9134.htm

Cheers!

Rick
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 4:44 am

May 2nd, 2012, 11:43 pm #10

AFV Club's kit is all new and is very nice. CyberHobby's kit is the old Italeri kit and it is not so nice.
Italeri or Cyberhobby kits.

Mike

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Temecula Valley Model Club
"Haud Sceptrum, Haud Sentio, Haud Forsit
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