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new ww2 1/72 cold war gb releases from s&s models

Posted: 14 Jan 2020, 09:59
by sandsmodels
so another year is upon us and i thought a cold war GB
set of new models might go down well with you all.
so we have released the following and are all now on the webshop and ready and waiting!
towed rapier aa,
conquerer tank,
a centurion arv mk2 conversion kit,
and 3 versions of the fv432 including a ptarmigan comms.

https://sandsmodels.com/product-categor ... DbSE2OOrvI
thanks
shaun

Re: new ww2 1/72 cold war gb releases from s&s models

Posted: 15 Jan 2020, 08:27
by Richard B.
stunning stuff Shaun, the Rapier looks excellent :D :D

Re: new ww2 1/72 cold war gb releases from s&s models

Posted: 17 Jan 2020, 09:35
by bannockburn bhoy
I got two sets of the Rapier and they are excellent ,they go together with no difficulty and you get the full package generator ,control etc ,that sets them apart, makes up a nice diorama,and really looks the part :D :D :D

Re: new ww2 1/72 cold war gb releases from s&s models

Posted: 18 Jan 2020, 09:23
by granty101
bannockburn bhoy wrote: 17 Jan 2020, 09:35 I got two sets of the Rapier and they are excellent
This is another plastic kit that Airfix have missed out on. (And I don't mean any disrespect to Shaun at S&S here). Airfix should have done a Rapier set when they took control of the old J&B moulds for the Forward Control Landrover!! This is another example of them 'missing the boat' just like they did with their proposed, but never released, WWI Rolls Royce armoured car!!

Well done Shaun for filling this much needed air defence gap ;)

Grant

Re: new ww2 1/72 cold war gb releases from s&s models

Posted: 19 Jan 2020, 15:13
by bannockburn bhoy
Airfix choices and have always been a bit suspect and some of the kits they have failed to bring out makes no sense :roll: . Like you say I thought them taking on the excellent JB range would have lead to a tranch of relevant releases..but alas not to be :cry:

Re: new ww2 1/72 cold war gb releases from s&s models

Posted: 20 Jan 2020, 12:29
by granty101
bannockburn bhoy wrote: 19 Jan 2020, 15:13 Airfix choices have always been a bit suspect and some of the kits they have failed to bring out makes no sense :roll: . Like you say I thought them taking on the excellent JB range would have lead to a tranch of relevant releases..but alas not to be :cry:
Aye John, Airfix seem to be just staying mainly, (in their 1/72nd - 1/76th scale range), with aircraft and not a lot of vehicles...but there is hope!! The 2020 Airfix catalogue has got (promised) a new tooling of an American Case tractor and towed road roller for airfield modellers and also a newly tooled Scammell R100 Artillery Tractor and Scammell R100 recovery vehicle. This last model is of particular interest to me, as it's what my late father was in charge of when he was a corporal in the REME in the early 1950's!!

Grant

Re: new ww2 1/72 cold war gb releases from s&s models

Posted: 21 Jan 2020, 14:16
by sandsmodels
granty101 wrote: 18 Jan 2020, 09:23
bannockburn bhoy wrote: 17 Jan 2020, 09:35 I got two sets of the Rapier and they are excellent
This is another plastic kit that Airfix have missed out on. (And I don't mean any disrespect to Shaun at S&S here). Airfix should have done a Rapier set when they took control of the old J&B moulds for the Forward Control Landrover!! This is another example of them 'missing the boat' just like they did with their proposed, but never released, WWI Rolls Royce armoured car!!

Well done Shaun for filling this much needed air defence gap ;)

Grant
i for one glad they did not make it :lol: :lol:
they have withdrawn a lot of the old jb stuff like the beford mk and 105mm gun.
the new sherman,tiger and scammells sound great.
we will have something new out soon for it to tow behind it ;)

Re: new ww2 1/72 cold war gb releases from s&s models

Posted: 21 Jan 2020, 15:34
by granty101
sandsmodels wrote: 21 Jan 2020, 14:16
I for one am glad they did not make it :lol: :lol:
Airfix, (in my mind), have missed out on a lot of potential kits over the years that would have been useful to wargamers. :(

Grant

Re: new ww2 1/72 cold war gb releases from s&s models

Posted: 21 Jan 2020, 15:38
by granty101
bannockburn bhoy wrote: 17 Jan 2020, 09:35 I got two sets of the Rapier and they are excellent
John, any chance of posting some images when you get them built please? I'm thinking of buying a couple of sets so I can put them onto railway flat wagons behind some forward control Land Rover's, and having them as a convoy 'in transit' being shipped by rail.

Grant

Re: new ww2 1/72 cold war gb releases from s&s models

Posted: 22 Jan 2020, 09:18
by bannockburn bhoy
Grant I have a ton of stuff to show but im afraid ive never got my head round how to do it... technophobe/lazy bstrd :oops: :roll: :oops: