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Ive been interested in the U.S. Army M8 greyhound armored car for quite some time. I know Hasbro made this piece about 20 yrs. ago but its been stated by many people that it was under scaled or smaller size than 1/6th scale compared to other pieces made in 1/6th. Are there any options?
 

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I checked the site you posted with the link but I don't see an M8 Greyhound armored car on there, at least not one for sale.
 

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I wish there were a properly-sized M-8 in 1:6th. I would buy many of them!

It would be perfect for a DML kit as well - and could come with the conversion pieces for a M-20.

So many missed opportunities with the M-8. And Hasbro's crap is one (actually more than one) short of the big time, otherwise it would be a golden base from which to work!

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Current (or former) OSW member crusader1xxx produces a select variety of accurately scaled 1:6 WW II vehicles ranging from basic to fully decked out depending on the buyer's preference (and budget) as commission builds.

He recently posted pictures of his M8 compared to the inaccurate and under scaled Hasbro M8 on Facebook. The difference is very stark.

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If you're <CENSORED>ing serious and not a <CENSORED>ing [email protected]$$ who demand such things for an unrealistic price, then it may be an option worth pursuing.

The blunt and honest truth is . . . many here and elsewhere are [email protected]$$ . . . they just don't admit it.

If you want to go the [email protected]$$ route, then check eBay for the $%&* under scaled Hasbro version provided it's at a price you're willing to pay.

No. I'm not going to post/share his FB info here for obvious reasons (i.e. privacy, respect, etc.).
 

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Ok, well I don't think any of us will be spending much on this hobby for awhile with the way everything is going due to the virus.
 

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Ok, well I don't think any of us will be spending much on this hobby for awhile with the way everything is going due to the virus.
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The same [email protected]$$es will then complain about a dearth of 1:6 stuff . . . that they will not buy anyway.

I see the argument / rationale on how many will be priced out of the hobby; however, the same argument / rationale have faults.

What's next?

1:6 socialism where if I have case of sought after figures, then I'll be "forced" to give them up so others can have them?

Over my dead body holding a Yugoslavian AK-47 along with the dead bodies of those trying to take them.
 

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It can be an expensive hobby, and a lot of those interested may not be able to afford customs, or in the long term to remain in the hobby. Everyone's financial situation and personal budget regarding hobbies differs. I don't think this makes them cheap, and really given how small this hobby really is, shouldn't we be more supportive of each other and less negative. I enjoy my hobby, but would I seriously consider killing anyone over it? I've come to terms with the simple facts that a)1/6th is a limited and expensive hobby. and b) I will not ever get even a fraction of the money and effort I've put into this hobby back. Such is the way with most hobbies, and 1/6th does not hold an exclusive on it.
 

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The same [email protected]$$es will then complain about a dearth of 1:6 stuff . . . that they will not buy anyway.

I see the argument / rationale on how many will be priced out of the hobby; however, the same argument / rationale have faults.

What's next?

1:6 socialism where if I have case of sought after figures, then I'll be "forced" to give them up so others can have them?

Over my dead body holding a Yugoslavian AK-47 along with the dead bodies of those trying to take them.
Wow. Its gonna get worse before it gets better. Take a breath and settle down.
 

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The same [email protected]$$es will then complain about a dearth of 1:6 stuff . . . that they will not buy anyway.

I see the argument / rationale on how many will be priced out of the hobby; however, the same argument / rationale have faults.

What's next?

1:6 socialism where if I have case of sought after figures, then I'll be "forced" to give them up so others can have them?

Over my dead body holding a Yugoslavian AK-47 along with the dead bodies of those trying to take them.
BTW Socialism has nothing to do with your depiction of it.
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