More inexpensive 1:72 'Toy' military vehicles from China on e-Bay

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Blockhead123
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More inexpensive 1:72 'Toy' military vehicles from China on e-Bay

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I just spotted this listing on e-Bay and thought it could be of interest - I haven't bought any myself (yet!), but they look raesonable models from the pictures:
Russian BTR80: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-72-4D-Asse ... 1438.l2649
Assorted modern and WW2 tanks: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-72-Scale-4 ... jtZfsWRl8A
And some more, but sold singly - the downside on these looks to be the way that the wheels have been done to allow them to be re-used on multiple kits, - but maybe it is possible to remove the redundant section: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-72-Scale-4 ... jtZfsWRl8A
Alos 1:144, mostly WW2: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-144-Scale- ... O7Z_2Z_PyQ
If anyone on the forum does buy any, I would be interested to see what you think
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I have a pile of the BTR's and trucks.......great value for money and easy snap together kits! I recently upgraded several to BTR-82's with turrets from Elheim Minis too. Use Ebays cost/shipping feature to find the cheapest option!
The 4D tanks are pretty poor......I have the M42 Duster as the running gear isn't too far away from reality.......as for the rest..... I wouldn't bother!
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Thanks Gary - it was the BTR's that really interested me - though it's a pity that they don't make 1:87 versions to go with my ROCO MInitanks!

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the btr's are nice, the m35 6x6 is nice enough and we have already made a wrecker conversion for it.
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I followed Gary's advice and looked for the cheapest offers for those BTR kits on e-Bay.
The seller I found has them for £2-75 each if you buy 4 or more, and also has:
    M3 half-track (with some rather crude toy soldiers that look like Airfix copies)
      Humvee with ToW
        Opel Blitz
          Pak 40
            1938 M30 Russian Howitzer
              SdKfz7
              Hope that is of use

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              Forgot that I have Humvees and Opel Blitzes too! Easy snap together kits again......4D also produce the large S-300 SAM launcher and radar trucks along with a Topol ICBM launcher.......great value.
              I'll probably get several M-30 artillery guns too.......
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              Blockhead123 wrote:
              24 Feb 2020, 21:03
              I followed Gary's advice and looked for the cheapest offers for those BTR kits on e-Bay.
              The seller I found has them for £2-75 each if you buy 4 or more, and also has:
                M3 half-track (with some rather crude toy soldiers that look like Airfix copies)
                  Humvee with ToW
                    Opel Blitz
                      Pak 40
                        1938 M30 Russian Howitzer
                          SdKfz7
                          Hope that is of use
                          I think the M3 is actually an M21 mortar carrier
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                          Post by sandsmodels »

                          the m3 is an m21, but not a bad model for the price, if you stick a tilt on like i did you can easily make it into an m3 apc.
                          btw the grey large german half track sold as an sdkfz 7 is in fact an sdkfz 8, the slightly larger h/track used for larger art pieces and a few 88mm sp versions.
                          again not a bad model for the money.
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                          I wrote a review of the "4D assembly tanks" set (YPR765/ AS90/ StuG/ Tiger etc boxed set)that was in the second to last(?) issue of The Journal.
                          They feature a limited number of running gear options shared between them, the tracks are very thick single-piece rubber bands with HUGE track guides (which need cutting off completely), all hulls are the same width and length as are the lower hulls/ track assemblies, some (the AS90 at least) have no rotating turret - it's modelled as a fixed casemate. The gun barrels, on the larger calibres, aren't complete (undercuts on the underside) and the YPR765 is unbuildable (but it has a nice turret for use on something else, e.g. an "own design" vehicle or similar.
                          They might be worth buying as "starter set" for someone young and brand new to gaming (i.e. they're cheap enough to forget about if the budding gamer doesn't take to it) since they are at least recognisable as what they're supposed to be but they're not really even useful as a source of spare parts for the bits box.
                          On the other hand that BTR does look like a worthwhile purchase.

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                          Many thanks Mr Creak - I'm not a full member, so don't get the journal. That saves me wasting my money!

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