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Zvezda 2020 - 2021- 2022

Posted by MABO on 17 Feb 2022, 21:32

Paboook wrote:I am still sad they did not produced the announced samurai castle in 1:72 :(


Me too, and I think Konrad as well...
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Posted by Mr_White on 19 Feb 2022, 17:11

Do we have an estimated date on the re-release of the English 100 Years War Infantry box?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 05 Dec 2022, 21:01

Although I personally do not plan to purchase any products from this company for the time being, I nevertheless would like to share this news with the forum.

A previously announced AoT set seems to be released now.
6286 - WWII US Browning MG w/ crew

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During the last Novemberweek, Zvezda also revealed the novelties for the coming year.
Apart from another still announced WWII AoT set (6287 - WWII US M1 mortar w/ crew), one can expect the following in 1/72.

5050 - Ural-4320 (Cold War & modern soviet/russian 6x6 truck)

5072 - BM-30 / 9K58 Smerch (modern soviet/russian self-propelled multiple rocket launcher)

5075 - Typhoon-K (modern russian AFV)

5076 - KamAZ-43509 (modern russian racing truck)

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6293 - WWII Soviet Guards Rifles

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7326 - Lockheed AC-130J Ghostrider (US 4-mot gunship)

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See the complete 2023 catalogue here:

https://vk.com/doc6108131_651686281
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Posted by Bessiere on 06 Dec 2022, 01:03

I saw the French Old Guard in the catalog as well as Streltsi and Guard Cossacks; all sets I thought long out of production. Does this mean they intend to re-release these? I hope so, I bought my sets years back but I'm constantly reading about people looking for this and that only to be told try Ebay. I'd love one day to have every Russian Hussar unit painted up together in a display case. I'd have to buy a few more sets to try that though!
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 06 Dec 2022, 12:48

Erich von Manstein wrote:Although I personally do not plan to purchase any products from this company for the time being, I nevertheless would like to share this news with the forum.

A previously announced AoT set seems to be released now.
6286 - WWII US Browning MG w/ crew

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I am like you, Zvezda are very low on my list of producers that I wish to purchase from at the moment.

However ...

These GIs are very nice. I find that the AoT stuff is very hit and miss figure-wise. Some are really nice figures but not much use in modelling an army, and some are really useful but the sculpting is quite uninspiring.
This isn't one of those sets. Apart from the nice .50 cal team itself, the two other figures - the spotter and the guy indicating where to shoot are both little gems. I can see the chap with the binoculars in the cupola of a Sherman and the other soldier indicating where he should point the gun.
All the figures in this set look very natural and they're all use-able poses.
However I am only going to pick them up if I see them somewhere and will not go out of my way to purchase them, if I do actually buy them, there is plenty of other stuff that I want before that.
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Posted by Peter on 06 Dec 2022, 21:29

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This is training. Two gunners and an instructor. The officer is looking at the result of the shooting. If they do this in battle then they will be dead very quick. ;-)
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Posted by agrippa on 07 Dec 2022, 14:32

Hi,
I was very surprised when the new box arrived.
I only had a very incomplete box of this set and wanted to have it complete because it contained very interesting poses. It looks like Zvezda has now revised the packaging and relaunched the set. I thought it was an old remainder and not a new product.
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above is the old box.
the instructions seem to be identical to the old ones, the sprues are a bit darker
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Posted by mickey mouse on 08 Dec 2022, 00:08

Great set. But for the moment, i 'd only buy this, as a last option. I already have a lot of figures, and due to the terrible situation elsewhere in Europe. And no, i do not say here who started, nor who's to blame for the situation there. That, is for each person privately to decide.
@mods: please adjust the text, where it crosses the line.
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Posted by agrippa on 08 Dec 2022, 08:39

That annoys me a little too, but I really thought that this was an older box because the set was no longer produced even before the war.I was even more surprised when it arrived
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Posted by ADM on 23 Dec 2022, 19:16

One year before the war in Ukraine there was an article saying thet Zvezda had an issue with the russian government who was not happy by the military informations they collected and spreaded with theirs models outside russia.

Is it true or not, I don't know, but Zvezda products doesn't seem to suffer embargo at all and we can find their latest product everywhere, maybe they outsourced their product in another country long before the war started ???
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Posted by Minuteman on 24 Dec 2022, 13:01

ADM wrote:One year before the war in Ukraine there was an article saying thet Zvezda had an issue with the russian government who was not happy by the military informations they collected and spreaded with theirs models outside russia.

Is it true or not, I don't know, but Zvezda products doesn't seem to suffer embargo at all and we can find their latest product everywhere, maybe they outsourced their product in another country long before the war started ???


I find it a bit difficult to believe that in this 'high tech' World a plastic model made by Zvezda would be giving away Russian military secrets, but then this is a strange World that we live in.

Zvezda have been a very important manufacturer to me over many years, as producers of top-quality 1/72 figures. Some of my armies are almost entirely made up of their figures. Let us hope that the current international tensions can be resolved next year, so that this fine company (and all those in the Ukraine too) can get on in peace with the business of making models and figures.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 31 Dec 2022, 14:22

For the sake of completeness, it should be mentioned that the last AoT set announced for 2022 was also released a few days ago.

6287 - WWII US M1 mortar with crew

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Standard US 81mm mortar with 4 nice & clean crew figures. Just like the Browning set before, kinda static poses and latent exercise character again.


On a personal note, due to the current situation, I'm not going to purchase this or any other Zvezda kit, no matter how beautiful they may be.
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