Saturday, 7 September 2013

More Minitanks? I'm not sure ... but they certainly look compatible

My quest for suitable ROCO Minitanks continues ... and the latest batch that I bought from Ebay arrived in today's post.

They were described by the seller as being 'like Minitanks', and that is exactly what they are. They are similar in style but slightly smaller in scale when compared to my existing Minitanks ... and the manufacturer's mark underneath each model is RMM and not ROCO, which means that they were made by Roskopf.





The trucks are suitable for use with my growing 1:87th-scale collection of vehicles and equipment for my planned Great Patriotic War/Eastern Front campaign, but the tanks are a bit of a problem as they are actually supposed to be American post-war M48s! That said, they are generic enough to be almost any heavy tank, and will be suitable for a possible Aggressor Army ... if I ever get around to creating one!

8 comments:

  1. Still they're nice looking equipment.

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  2. Didn't the Cordeguayian army use M48s? During the civil war in the 50s?

    I'm sure there's something about it in the Osprey.

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  3. Sean,

    They are nice models, and should fit in quite well with everything else I am going to use. For example, the larger trucks are about the same size as the ROCO Opel Blitz and the smaller Roskopf Unimog looks similar in size to the ROCO Kubelwagen.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Conrad Kinch,

    Thanks for reminding me about that.

    You may well be right ... although it might also be a model of the M47+1 that the Cordeguayans built themselves when the US refused to supply them with more M48s. The US thought that giving the Cordeguayans more tanks might destabilise the region; instead they just ended up encouraging the Cordeguayans to create their own arms industry.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Those M48s,or something similar, were used by the Germans in that film. The one about the bulge......

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  6. The Dancing Cake Tin,

    The models are so generic that they could easily pass for almost any large tank built between 1945 and 1970 ... including the JSIII. As to appearing on film ...

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. I think despite the tanks looking like M-48s. Both the trucks and tanks looks awesome! Indeed, it is a really great array of collectibles!

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  8. Jiaqi Lim,

    The trucks are going to prove very useful ... and hopefully they will be joined by some more very soon.

    The M48s will also have their uses ... possibly as part of a generic 1950s/1960s army.

    All the best,

    Bob

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