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AFV Club Nike Hercules Coming?
m75
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 05:58 AM UTC
MIM-14 Nike Hercules AFV Club - Nr. AF35314 - 1:35

Just stumbled across this information, showing as a 2019 release. I've been trying to freshen-up my old Revell 1:40 scale item, and have also ben waiting for an update to the Freedom Models kit that was announced last year:

MIM-14 Nike-Hercules
Freedom Model Kits - Nr. 15105 - 1:35

Coincidence, or is AFV Club going to release the Freedom Models under their own label?

Anyway, there will be a couple landing in my office whenever one of them gets released.
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 06:13 AM UTC
Looks like you've answered your own question.

My AFV Club contact says the two kits are not related.

KL
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 07:05 AM UTC
I'm certainly happy. It's been at least four years since I sent them the photos and measurements from Korea. Since they're finally getting around to the Nike, we could be in for some other very cool things from the War Museum, including a few choppers and a semi-submersible.
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 08:13 AM UTC

Quoted Text

MIM-14 Nike Hercules AFV Club - Nr. AF35314 - 1:35

Just stumbled across this information, showing as a 2019 release. I've been trying to freshen-up my old Revell 1:40 scale item, and have also ben waiting for an update to the Freedom Models kit that was announced last year:

MIM-14 Nike-Hercules
Freedom Model Kits - Nr. 15105 - 1:35

Coincidence, or is AFV Club going to release the Freedom Models under their own label?

Anyway, there will be a couple landing in my office whenever one of them gets released.



Great news, the more the merrier. Maybe we’ll also see some Cold War era surface to surface missiles in the future.
alchemymike
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 09:11 AM UTC
Any chance in the future of these:
Pershing, LaCrosse, Little John, Mace and Terracruiser, Sergeant...etc post war missiles
M-53, Atomic Cannon...
StanNC
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 09:52 AM UTC
Let's not forget the other "Cold War" warriors; Matador, Snark, Regulus, Rascal, Hound-dog, Nike-Ajax, Bomarc, Thor, Jupiter. Many have not been seen in kit form since the 50-60's. It would be great to see this open up as a new market. Glad to see Horizon issue Atlas and Redstone. Hope someone does a Titan.
m75
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 03:37 AM UTC
Is anyone tracking any forward movement on the announced Nike Hercules?
Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 03:44 AM UTC


Nothing yet...

H.P.
covkid
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 03:57 AM UTC
i would love to see some 1/35 agm-109 cruise missile and their tel and lcc.

How about some 1/35 space race stuff. Mercury Redstone, Gemini etc. A company in Russia, Redironmodels I think do some communist era stuff.

A new range?

Regards Jason
awrc
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 04:28 AM UTC
I'd love to see a Sprint/Spartan combo. Well, mainly interested in the Sprint, to be honest - I just love the idea of a missile that accelerate at 100g and goes so fast that it glows white hot (nice Youtube vid - https://youtu.be/msXtgTVMcuA)

Problem is that since it was silo launched, it'd be impossible to display a model unless somebody did a full silo, which I guess would be *big*.
sgtsauer
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:13 AM UTC
There has been a few of us that sent AFV Club measurements and photos. I imagine you will see a good kit come from AFV Club if they follow through.