What era are these Tamiya figures from?

What era are these Tamiya figures from?

Joined: March 10th, 2005, 5:37 pm

April 12th, 2012, 5:16 pm #1

1960-70's ??

I know its an old set but curious to know the era to see if they could work for diorama ideas.


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Joined: August 16th, 2006, 2:23 am

April 12th, 2012, 5:36 pm #2

The first time I remember seeing these was in the late 70s-early 80s. I believe they came out about the same time as a number of Vietnam era armor pieces, so your time frame of 60s-70s sounds about right. If I'm wrong, I'sm sure SOMEONE will tell us so. Very loudly.

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April 12th, 2012, 6:23 pm #3

1960-70's ??

I know its an old set but curious to know the era to see if they could work for diorama ideas.


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Vietnam/modern set. The near side figure on right is wearing a tank helmet in common use in Vietnam
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 8:10 pm

April 12th, 2012, 6:27 pm #4

1960-70's ??

I know its an old set but curious to know the era to see if they could work for diorama ideas.


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXVAA0&P=W
Hi:

These figures were first released with their M577 Command Post Vehicle, then later as a separate set. I got the M577 when it first came out, probably around 1977? Their uniforms and equipment are appropriate for the 1970s era.

Cheers,

Scott

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Joined: November 10th, 2006, 3:04 pm

April 12th, 2012, 7:12 pm #5

IS LOUSY,THE HELMET IS TERRIBLY MISSHAPEN.


(the following was for the benefit of JR...loud nuff?)

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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 2:30 pm

April 12th, 2012, 7:23 pm #6

1960-70's ??

I know its an old set but curious to know the era to see if they could work for diorama ideas.


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXVAA0&P=W
These were issued originally with the M577 Command Post kit. Then they issued it as it's own set, like they did with the 4.2 Mortar and the M106 SP Mortar Carrier.

For the day, the figures were about it for Vietnam-era or 70's USAREUR troops, along with the mortarmen and "armored" troops. The little field table and folding chairs are very useable.
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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 2:30 pm

April 12th, 2012, 7:29 pm #7

IS LOUSY,THE HELMET IS TERRIBLY MISSHAPEN.


(the following was for the benefit of JR...loud nuff?)

"The FANS are fighting back!!!"
"The SECURITY GUARDS are fighting back!!!"
"The PEANUT VENDORS are fighting back!!!"
Snip off the head, add a Hornet one from HUH03 and you're good to go.
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Joined: August 1st, 2004, 8:17 pm

April 12th, 2012, 8:49 pm #8

IS LOUSY,THE HELMET IS TERRIBLY MISSHAPEN.


(the following was for the benefit of JR...loud nuff?)

"The FANS are fighting back!!!"
"The SECURITY GUARDS are fighting back!!!"
"The PEANUT VENDORS are fighting back!!!"
I remember that set...had/did one during my "armor period" - nice set, actually - should work well for a diorama.


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Last edited by craigindaytona on April 12th, 2012, 8:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 5:37 pm

April 12th, 2012, 9:19 pm #9

These were issued originally with the M577 Command Post kit. Then they issued it as it's own set, like they did with the 4.2 Mortar and the M106 SP Mortar Carrier.

For the day, the figures were about it for Vietnam-era or 70's USAREUR troops, along with the mortarmen and "armored" troops. The little field table and folding chairs are very useable.
USAREUR ?
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Joined: November 10th, 2006, 3:04 pm

April 12th, 2012, 9:52 pm #10



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