April 22, 2013

Do So Very Much Want

Though I've heard conflicting reports regards their veracity.

Still...do want.

:  OK. After some digging and the rather belated realization that Miyata is an anagram of Tamiya (thanks to Rick in the comments)  I've determined that a company called  Platz,  IS releasing some Girls und Panzer kits.

However, this epic "box art" is unofficial and produced by a PixiV artist who goes by the handle of sdkfz221.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 08:33 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 That is some gorgeous artwork - thank you for posting it!.

These look like well-made parodies though (I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, that they're not pirate-kit boxart from certain places that shall go nameless).  The kitmaker is Tamiya, not Miyata, and the stars are flipped upside-down compared to the real company.

The good news is that there are GuP tank kits out there... if an $80 model kit appeals.

Posted by: Rick at Mon Apr 22 22:03:53 2013 (e3hYu)


They placed the crew members correctly in the Panzer IV, but they blew it for the Lee.

Aya, the meganekko with twintails, is the 37mm gunner but they've put her in the sponson, not in the turret. (Aaaand, another catgirl bites the dust)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Apr 23 15:25:49 2013 (+rSRq)

3  I'm pretty sure that the 75mm gunner is normally at the other end of her gun. (I don't think they're actually at battle stations.) With a six person crew I'll cut the artist some slack


"For your cruel indifference to our well being...you must face the ChenSaw!"

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Apr 23 16:16:25 2013 (F7DdT)

4 The one sitting on the 75 is the driver, Karina.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Apr 23 16:51:49 2013 (+rSRq)

5 FWIW, Tamiya has had their own kawaiiko mascot for decades now.  Back in the 1980's, they would run full-page ads in RC car magazines, with their spokesman spokesgirl Moko-chan and her bunny rabbit sidekick giving "lectures" about how to get the most from your radio-controlled model car, and how to upgrade with all the latest Tamiya gizmos.  You could even get limited-edition decal sets of her to decorate your RC car.

Posted by: Peter the Not-so-Great at Tue Apr 23 19:01:26 2013 (ElBzz)

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