login   |    register
Armor/AFV
For all ground-operating modelling subjects.
PHOTOS: MODEL
Boxer MRAV
Henk
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
AeroScale: 69 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 03:19 AM UTC

Henk Meerdink's "Boxer" Multi Role Armoured Vehicle from Vajra has been added to the On Display gallery.




If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Bigskip
#035
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: June 27, 2006
KitMaker: 2,480 posts
AeroScale: 574 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 05:15 AM UTC
Nice one Henk, thats turned out really good.

Don't mention the cricket!!

Hope we can catch up soon

Andy
bergstigerll
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Wyoming, United States
Joined: February 28, 2006
KitMaker: 11 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 02:59 PM UTC
Is this rig operational or is it anther manufacters wish and hope some ome will buy it?
Henk
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
AeroScale: 69 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 12:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice one Henk, thats turned out really good.

Don't mention the cricket!!

Hope we can catch up soon

Andy



Thanks Andy, hopefully see you at Farnborough.
Cricket? Is that that little know game that is played occasionally in The Netherlands?
Mind you, your Cricket team seems to have taken a leaf out of the Dutch football team's handbook. Take some of the best players in the world, and than inexplicably get knocked out of the World Cup (again.... )

Henk
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
AeroScale: 69 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 12:31 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Is this rig operational or is it anther manufacters wish and hope some ome will buy it?



This is a joint venture between the Dutch and German military to replace the various tracked AFV's (like the YPR 765) The Germans will take delivery from this year, and the Dutch will take delivery from 2011. The British government was initially involved in the scheme, but pulled out, and after comparison test decided to purchase a hotchpot of vehicles from all over the place...

Henk
PantherF
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Indiana, United States
Joined: June 10, 2005
KitMaker: 6,188 posts
AeroScale: 25 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 01:36 AM UTC
It's great to see different vehicles here other than tanks. Nice work Henk!
Henk
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
AeroScale: 69 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 10:57 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff.

bergstigerll
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Wyoming, United States
Joined: February 28, 2006
KitMaker: 11 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 04:10 PM UTC
So this rig in many ways is like the Striker family. A basic rig that can be configured as need be.
mat
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Limburg, Netherlands
Joined: November 18, 2003
KitMaker: 871 posts
AeroScale: 42 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 07:54 PM UTC
I'll have to buy one of those in 2011 then, since I'm building some Dutch army vehicles. Now just wait until somebody makes a real 1/35 Fennek, and not that toy version that seems to pop up at every modelling show
SGTJKJ
#041
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,731 posts
AeroScale: 3,665 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 09:25 PM UTC
Nice job, Henk. It is a completely unknown vehicle to me. Looks great!

Thanks for sharing
Henk
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
AeroScale: 69 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 10:30 PM UTC

Quoted Text

So this rig in many ways is like the Striker family. A basic rig that can be configured as need be.



In a way yes, but the Boxer is considerably larger. I'll have to go to the LHS (where they are on display), to take a side by side picture of the Boxer and Stryker.

Henk
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
AeroScale: 69 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 10:35 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I'll have to buy one of those in 2011 then, since I'm building some Dutch army vehicles. Now just wait until somebody makes a real 1/35 Fennek, and not that toy version that seems to pop up at every modelling show



Hi Mat,

you can get the kit now, but it will set you back around $200... but it IS a big lump of resin. I did a review here .

A Fennek in 1/35, now that would be a nice thing. If only Tristar or AFVClub would ... I've wanted one of those for ages, to go with the YPR. Is the 'toy' version salvageable, or simply best ignored?

Groeten
Henk
Henk
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
AeroScale: 69 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 10:36 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice job, Henk. It is a completely unknown vehicle to me. Looks great!

Thanks for sharing



Thanks Jesper, and you're welcome.

mat
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Limburg, Netherlands
Joined: November 18, 2003
KitMaker: 871 posts
AeroScale: 42 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 02:26 AM UTC
Hi Henk,

stay away from the toy. I once saw onefor the first time from 15 meters away at a modelling fair in Eindhoven. I almost ran to it but when I came close I was veeeeeery disappointed. For a toy it actually looks good, but it is nowhere near a model, even worse than let's say if it was made by Zvezda in the 1970's

I wonder why Revell still hasn't made a Fennek in 1:35. Their 1:72 version actually looks really nice.

200 dollars is a bit much for me at the moment unfortunately. But I will keep it on my wish list which is unfortunately very long