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Squid no more!

Unread post by Pletch » Wed May 01, 2013 2:06 am

Gaming Models has put out a couple US artillery pieces and among them, the 3in M5 AT gun! If you want a more "to scale" piece for relatively cheap, I imagine these ought to do it for you.

http://www.gamodls.com/Scripts/NewItems.htm

Personally I'm interested in what other artillery pieces might come along as time goes on. They've already got a decent selection of German AAA pieces.
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Unread post by curtm1911 » Wed May 01, 2013 3:45 pm

That is a much nicer/realistic looking piece compared to what we have now. The 8" Moblie ART is a sweet unit also. I'd use it in any USA build, gotta have serious numbers for it! The 57MM is a good addition for the USA too.

All the pieces there are pretty neat too, lotsa new possibilities for interesting builds for the countries depicted.

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Unread post by Audacity » Thu May 02, 2013 12:56 pm

Are they pretty robust for handling?

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Re: Squid no more!

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Thu May 02, 2013 1:41 pm

You know if I was to complain about the worst sculpt in AAM it would be the 3" ATG, but ive never attemped to replace them with an aftermarket mini. I guess thats because I don't use them alot, I like ATGs but I just don't like that one very much. These look a lot more robust than the Old Glory versions I was eyeing.
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Re: Squid no more!

Unread post by Pletch » Thu May 02, 2013 9:37 pm

I haven't had any of the breakage problems with Gaming Models some others have reported. It's made of a more rigid material than the AAM plastic. I wouldn't try dropping them off the table repeatedly.

Although if you're a stickler for "the look", you'll probably want to base them somehow anyway. I imagine you wouldn't have any troubles at all then.
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Unread post by Centurion » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:45 pm

I've been looking into Gaming Models the other day, and other than the fact that they have no base, I want them on bases because of breakage issues, I liked them alot, and emailed Craig about other artillery minis, he said to send him a list of things I want to see. I was thinking of the 6-pounder ATG and 20mm Flak 38, with of those the WotC minis don't impress me.

Craig is a really nice guy, got back to me promptly. I'm definently going to order from him when I get the chance. I may sell alot of my minis and replace them with his.
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