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Panzerstahl Bulks Up with the Conqueror

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Power lifting has never been a problem for German-based Panzerstahl, so it should come as no surprise that they plan on adding more weight to their bar bell in the form of the British Conqueror heavy tank (#PS89009). Slated to step on to the mat in the September/October time frame, the FV 214 Conqueror heavy tank was intended to stand toe-to-toe with some of the beefy Soviet tank designs that were fielded after WWII. Mounting a fearsome 1200mm main gun, the Conqueror never saw service due to lengthy design delays and other remedies offered by the British War Ministry.

 
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Panzerstahl Continues to Pack More Punch in 2014

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Building upon its initial success with the first pair of World of Tanks branded vehicles, Panzerstahl plans on offering a second duo later this winter. The first vehicle will be a 1:72 scale replica of a US T-28 super heavy tank (#PS89007), a huge beast that never actually saw service with the US Army.

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Also planned is a Russian Object 704 heavy tank destroyer (#PS89008), which is based, in part, on the development of the Russian IS-3 super heavy tank towards the end of World War II. Pre-orders are now being accepted and we hope to have photos of both replicas shortly.

 
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Panzerstahl Gets the Lead Out

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As part of their all-new collaboration with the World of Tanks online gaming system, Panzerstahl not only acknowledged work on their upcoming IS-7 heavy tank, but actually posted a picture of it on their web site. Expected some time in October, the IS-7 heavy tank (PS89006) was tested by the Russian military establishment in 1948 but was soon bypassed in favor of other tank designs that were also being examined. Nevertheless, the IS-7 incorporated some important design aspects, which included a rounded turret that became commonplace among subsequent tank designs and can even be found on Russia’s latest armored fighting vehicles.

In other news, Panzerstahl claims that the E-100 Krokodil heavy tank destroyer is available, which means our distributor should be receiving their shipment shortly.

 
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Panzerstahl Adds More Muscle to its Lineup

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Quiet for several months, we were beginning to wonder if Panzerstahl had anything in the works for the back half of 2013. Well, according to our latest information, the Company intends to offer a limited edition 1:72 scale Jagdpanzer E-100 “Krokodil” (Crocodile) heavy tank destroyer this fall (#PS89005). Heavily requested by the World of Tanks online gaming community, the E-1oo is another one of those vehicles that were still in the design and testing phase in the closing months of WWII, developed as part of Germany’s standardized munitions program. Resembling an upgunned Jagdpanther, the Krokodil would have been a fearsome adversary for any tanker to encounter, capable of destroying any tank at great distances on the battlefield. Look for this new vehicle some time in September.

 

In other news, we’ve learned that Panzerstahl is in the process of creating other “end point” line terminating vehicles for the World of Tanks community. Expected later this fall will be a Russian IS-7 Stalin heavy tank, an experimental vehicle that never made it into production when it was debuted in 1948 (#PS89006). Like the Krokodil, the IS-7 will be a limited edition release but will not be packaged in their iconic metal tin outer container.

 
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Hobby Master Doubles Down for the Holidays

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In less than a week, we’ve now received our November as well as December shipments of Hobby Master products, due, in large part, to the delay affecting the November shipment. Lots of new armor and military aircraft are now in stock that are sure to pique everyone’s interest, including this fascinating 1:48 scale replica of Lt. Cdr. Roger Hedrick’s F4U-1D Corsair (#HA8206).

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Also in the mix are the long awaited Panzerstahl limited edition range, which are sure to look great under the Christmas tree, hanging in a stocking. or simply sitting in a display cabinet. Enjoy!

 
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The Elves Pound Out Panzerstahl

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With just a couple of weeks to spare, we’ve learned that our shipment of limited edition Panzerstahl vehicles are finally meandering down the logistical trail and headed our way. Four products make up the Panzerstahl platoon, including an E-100 FLaK gun, Lowe super heavy tank, PzKpfw I with 7.5cm Pak 40 Anti-Tank Gun, and a Flakpanther Ausf. D anti-aircraft gun (PS89001-PS89004). To reiterate, each of these vehicles come mounted on a handsome wooden display plinth, are nestled in an attractive metal tin complete with number collector card, and, best of all, are made in very limited numbers, hence the whole limited edition spiel. Enjoy!

 
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Santa May be Arriving Late for the Holidays

Panzerstahl’s 1:72 scale German Flakpanzer E-100 Anti-Aircraft Gun
Panzerstahl’s 1:72 scale German Flakpanzer E-100 Anti-Aircraft Gun

From our vantage point, it looks as though Santa may be hustling down the chimney with some late tidings. According to one distributor, Panzerstahl’s eagerly awaited limited edition range will likely show up in December making them neat if tardy stocking stuffers hanging from the fireplace. Meanwhile, War Master’s next wave of diecast military vehicles and aircraft will probably roll in some time in late November. While not a disaster, you can surely bet collectors and gift givers will be snatching them up by the bucket load thanks to their affordable price, heft, sharp detail and subject matter.

Corgi’s 1:72 scale RAF Short Stirling Mk. I Heavy Bomber – OJ-H, No.149 Squadron, Rawdon Hume ‘Ron’ Middleton VC, Turin Raid, November 1942
Corgi’s 1:72 scale RAF Short Stirling Mk. I Heavy Bomber – OJ-H, No.149 Squadron, Rawdon Hume ‘Ron’ Middleton VC, Turin Raid, November 1942

If you’re a Minichamps fan-boy, then you know full well that their line is always catcher’s catch can, with several products announced eons ago hopefully finding their way onto Santa’s sled this holiday season. Otherwise, you can always hope for next year or pick up some of their recently-released products finally making it to market. And then there’s Corgi, who is still indicating that their 1:72 scale Avro Lancaster and Short Stirling bombers are circling Santa’s house awaiting clearance to land by his elves. Let’s hope both do show up since new renditions of each aircraft are supposedly coming in early 2013.

 
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Lots of Inbound Products Being Prepped for Shipment

Jagdpanzer IV L/48 Tank Destroyer
Dragon’s 1:72 Scale German Early Production Sd. Kfz. 162 Jagdpanzer IV L/48 Tank Destroyer with Armored Side Skirts – Fallschirm Panzer Division ‘Hermann Goring’, East Prussia, 1945

We have a number of new 1:72 scale items showing up over the next few days from such notable manufacturers as Dragon, War Master, Hobby Master and Panzerstahl. Since many of you have placed pre-orders with us cutting across many of these companies, we have to wait until all of the new products arrive before processing these items for shipment. While this delays their shipment to our customers, it also reduces shipping charges as well as workload, so we ask you to please bear with us as we begin prepping these items for turn around.

 
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September’s Bounty Coming to Harvest

German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun - Unidentified Unit, Stalingrad, 1942
Panzerstahl’s German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun – Unidentified Unit, Stalingrad, 1942

We’re happy to report that a great many new items are winging their way to us as we speak. For openers, all six of Panzerstahl’s 88mm FLaK guns are expected, as is the first flock of Aviation 72 aircraft. Several new Hobby Master products are also on the docket, including their first ever British Comet cruiser tank.

 
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September's Bounty Coming to Harvest

German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun - Unidentified Unit, Stalingrad, 1942
Panzerstahl’s German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun – Unidentified Unit, Stalingrad, 1942

We’re happy to report that a great many new items are winging their way to us as we speak. For openers, all six of Panzerstahl’s 88mm FLaK guns are expected, as is the first flock of Aviation 72 aircraft. Several new Hobby Master products are also on the docket, including their first ever British Comet cruiser tank.

 
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