Border go Allied with two Sherman kits coming,


Love the gasmask on the fender detail…

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Really? The box cover art is the subject vehicle knocked out and on fire?

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Carlos, makes a great point on the box art. I don’t recall ever seeing the subject AFV brewed up as the box art.

Wasn’t Border also the one with box art shows the PLA in NYC?

Time for Border to get some balls and show Leopard 2A7’s rolling on the down town streets of a destroyed Beijing.

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Sort of, but it was San Francisco.

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That’s a tank from a video game- Command & Conquer Red Alert 2. In the game the Soviets invade the US hence the Statue of Liberty on the box art. My build log of the kit explains the game universe a little.

I believe that box art showing a PLA tank in San Francisco was also related to a fictional story- a comic book or something of that nature where the US and China team up to defeat a common foe- quite possibly aliens iirc.

There’s also a new Spitfire in 1/35 from Border to go along with their Shermans.

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Is the M4A1 mid a small or large hatch?

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Yeah, that is kind of odd. I remember Bronco did one years ago of a kind of abandoned vehicle.

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Huh. To my eyes, it looks like the fire is behind the tank, which is in the act of charging an enemy and just took a hit in the center of the the glacis plate. In other words, a tree and some shrubbery behind the tank is on fire, off the vehicle’s right rear quarter, not the tank itself. Given the angle of the tank, if it were brewing up, the fire and column of smoke would be further to the viewer’s right. I would also expect to see some open hatches. The hit on the glacis plate must be something relatively small caliber because the pressure wave from a larger impact would smash the wooden plank between the fender horns, throwing all the ammo cans and stuff away from the vehicle. The tank is moving because we can see dust rising just behind the left rear track, not to be confused with the columns in smoke much further back.

Edit: Nope. After reading Stikpusher’s comment below, I downloaded the image to zoom in. The hit on the glacis plate shows spalling around the edges and clearly represents a big round that punched through. One hatch is open, engulfed in smoke, and fire may be coming through the hatch. So…yeah. Dead tank.

It is a difficult composition to pull off. The German helmet and gas mask over the right front headlight is funny.

As a model to purchase, the mid production M4A1 is a little more interesting to me because of where they show up.

I like American mediums so…yay? Maybe. Depends on the accuracy and price and if I need to replace the tracks and if I can find decals for a fun subject. M4A1s are not my favoritest version but I’ll build one if all the stars align. If Border Model starts releasing good Commonwealth M4A2s at a decent price, I’ll be more interested. :slightly_smiling_face:

Also want to add I am super supportive of Border Model’s 1/35 scale aircraft. I want to purchase all of those.

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The TC hatch is open and looks to have smoke and flames starting to come out. It looks as if the hit occurred just a moment before, and the tank is starting to brew up. There is definitely a penetration in the center of the glacis below the travel lock.

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Who knows, maybe they will produce an M1A2 with a box art of Iraqi’s standing on a burnt hull.
It seems like they have a vein that runs through their artwork.

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Will it come complete with penetration hole? This one did:

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What difference does it make to the quality of the kit or to your decision to purchase it?

KL

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No difference really. But it is pretty standard for box art to portray the subject material in an operational state. Even if doom is impending. Aside from perhaps an old Aurora biplane kit or two, I can’t think of any box art that depicts its’ subject as burning and out of action. Even the old Revell RMS Titanic, USS Arizona, or PT-109 kits’ box art show those vessels intact, even though their sinkings are what they are most famous for.

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I think the box art on the M4A1(76)W kit is supposed to show the scene in Fury when the other tanks in Wardaddy’s platoon get knocked out by the Tiger I they encounter:

https://youtu.be/6LyWwhPiRiM?feature=shared

This particular tank gets destroyed at about the 2:25 mark.

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Ayup. You’re right. I downloaded the image to zoom in and now I can see more of the details. Dead tank.

There is a name on the gun barrel. “aOKMISS”? What word is that? That is very specific. Is there a picture of a knocked out tank with that name?

@18bravo Oh! Hey! I remember having that one! Or one very like it?

@canismalus I think you are right. The tank is named “OLD PHYLISS”. The name on the gun barrel is seen clearly at 2:23 in the scene you linked. The composition at 2:34 is really close to the box art. The box art tank is wearing a different style of track than the one in the movie. If I recall correctly, the box art style of track was mostly used on British and Commonwealth vehicles. Had never seen any part of Fury until now. Late to the show, as usual.

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Even if it has its share of flaws and inaccuracies (which historical film doesn’t?), Fury is definitely worth watching, and has some great acting and great scenes. :+1:

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Had the same thought.

More on War Daddy.

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Thanks a lot for posting that. Lafayette Pool deserves to be better known.

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Have you seen the deleted scenes?

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I bought plenty of Dragon/DML Armor kits in the past because of the Excellent box art. And later came to regret it.

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