Revell Atomic Cannon #857811

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Revell Atomic Cannon #857811

Joined: June 1st, 2006, 1:43 pm

October 25th, 2011, 11:59 am #1

The 1:32 Revell Atomic Cannon #857811 has been re-released in the USA. Does anyone know if this kit is going to stocked in the UK?

You can buy it for around £25 in the US but Im concerned about getting hammered by postage and import tax.

Looks such an awesome piece of kit!

Regards

Grahame

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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 12:47 am

October 26th, 2011, 3:39 pm #2

You do know that it is a really old kit and the detail cannot match todays releases?

Owen
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Joined: July 30th, 2005, 4:16 pm

October 26th, 2011, 10:21 pm #3

(1) Nostalgia. It was the dream kit from the youth of many of us old geezers.
(2) Rendering a dog (like a Chinese crested hairless) into a less-ugly dog (maybe an Australian cattle dog) is the next best thing to scratchbuilding. Having the mold-maker do all the work is no fun. It's like comparing real artistry to paint-by-numbers.
(3) It's a technically fascinating subject. Hands-down the most sophisticated mobile gun ever made, and a former cannon-cockers dream machine.
(4) A rare subject unlikely to be remolded, and if it were only at an astronomical price. That thing is HUGE.

All these and more are reasons I bought an old Renwal issue REALLY cheap, and am slowly working on it despite not being an "active" builder for a deacde or more.
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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 12:47 am

October 27th, 2011, 12:22 am #4

I have no doubt that it will be molded by another company. If manufacturers can produce 2 1/35th Doras, A 1/72nd Dora, and one in 144th then anything is possible.
The Hobbyboss Dora in 1/72nd is a beautiful kit, over 1500 pieces so an Atomic Cannon would be well in there capability to produce.


Owen
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Joined: July 30th, 2005, 4:16 pm

October 27th, 2011, 2:31 am #5

those were German. Remember that you can buy a German horse-drawn hay wagon, or numerous paper panzers, but none of the International truck family used in the tens of thousands by the USMC and some Allies.
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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 12:47 am

October 27th, 2011, 3:04 am #6

It seems Hobby Boss is doing that big modern transporter too, and that's not German.

Pretty soon they have to run out of silly German crap and switch to all U.S. stuff.


Owen
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Joined: January 19th, 2011, 7:01 am

October 27th, 2011, 5:04 am #7

Check out Wim Vink's built on Mil-Mod :

http://www.mil-mod.nl/html/atomcann.html

H.P.
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Joined: February 16th, 2008, 4:10 am

October 27th, 2011, 6:57 am #8

You do know that it is a really old kit and the detail cannot match todays releases?

Owen
Which is why I'll buy the DML vers...er...Tamiy..er..Trumpet...uh... Hobby Bo...dang....
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Joined: June 23rd, 2003, 4:53 pm

October 27th, 2011, 3:27 pm #9

Check out Wim Vink's built on Mil-Mod :

http://www.mil-mod.nl/html/atomcann.html

H.P.
One of the most inspiring scratchbuilding articles I've read. Not that it inspired me to build an Atomic Cannon though....
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Joined: February 11th, 2005, 5:49 pm

October 28th, 2011, 2:56 pm #10

It seems Hobby Boss is doing that big modern transporter too, and that's not German.

Pretty soon they have to run out of silly German crap and switch to all U.S. stuff.


Owen
Don't believe it. They will redo every one all over again. How many Panzer IV's, Panthers, Tigers kits are there, not to mention every single paper panzer ever thought of is available in plastic from a major manufacturer now.
They'll rebox them with new art work and bring them out all over again.
God forbid they might bring out US trucks or support vehicles.

There might be some German tank sketched on a napkin that they could bring out.
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