Forces of Valor Gets a New Coat of Paint and Some Added Goodies

The all-new 88mm FLaK gun now comes with eight figures including the Desert Fox himself, General Erwin Rommel.

At the 57th All Japan Model and Hobby Show, Waltersons, the new owners of the Forces of Valor brand, showed off some of the revamped 1:32 scale military vehicles expected this holiday season.

Walterson’s researchers even paid a visit to the Bovington Tank Museum in England to ensure their replica was every bit as accurate as the real thing

While none of the toolings on display were new, they did demonstrate some of the enhancements the manufacturer implemented since taking over the line last year, including updating the paint schemes, reworking some of the existing molds, adding bonus parts that include engines, and adding new figures such as Erwin Rommel to the new desert variant of the 88mm FLaK gun. 

The updated Sherman Firefly medium tank now features an opening rear hatch over the engine compartment and removable engine

We are hoping that additional images are forthcoming, since the Company is still insisting other 1:32 scale vehicles and 1:72 scale aircraft are due out for the holidays.

In other news, the manufacturer posted a video showcasing some of the painstaking lengths they’ve taken for their upcoming 1:16 scale radio controlled T-72 main battle tank. The manufacturer indicated that the vehicle may also be available as a kit, although details regarding this development weren’t made available.

Previously, only a desert scheme version of the 1:24 scale M1A1 Abrams tank was available. Soon, a tri-color scheme will also be sold

Also expected this holiday season are a 1:24 scale radio controlled M26 Pershing tank as well as two versions of the M1A1 Abrams tank – painted in either a desert scheme or tri-color European pattern.

Waltersons 1/16 scale Soviet T-72M1 (Export version), metal pa…

Preview of our new 1/16 scale Soviet T-72M1 tank, the model kit version and Radio control version (Enthusiast edition = Middle trim) both comes with 58 die-cast metal parts, these parts add about 1 Kg of weight to the tank, but more importantly they look very beautiful with the tank. If these parts would have been sold as after market upgrade parts it will probably cost maybe over 100 usd.

Posted by Waltersons Industry on Saturday, September 30, 2017

Waltersons 1/16 scale Radio control tank, Soviet T-72M1 Export…

The most time consuming part with design is probably making something work without sacrificing the appearance. Thats exactly the challenge we encountered while designing the tensioner system in the T-72, we could have just make it as part of the chassis in plastic, why bother making a separate part in die-cast metal, and with a tensioner mechanism inside? Because that marks the border between toys and hobbies, so we go one step further.Things look so perfectly in 3D world, all the parts fit perfectly well, no tolerance, shrinkage and deforming etc… but in reality they all happen, at first we were in doubt whether this tensioner mechanism would work?? The interval is only so short, even our structure designer questioned, do tankers really care? Well, when he saw the assembled chassis, he was convinced 🙂 🙂 🙂

Posted by Waltersons Industry on Saturday, September 30, 2017

 
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