New Ford GPA from Torro

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Postby FredtheFrench » Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:03 pm

New Ford GPA from Torro.

If the model is like the schwimmwagen, it will be a good model!!! :clap: :clap:


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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:22 pm

That looks like fun Fred :D thank you for sharing, I can see me getting one of these to go alongside my DUKW 8) I wonder what it will be price wise and any idea on a release date ? :thumbup:

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Postby Kaczor » Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:15 am

It will definitely join my lend-lease collection (the Soviets got 3500 of them) :D

PS. Maybe merge this with the old thread:
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Postby jarndice » Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:07 am

It was first announced in February this year but I have not seen any on sale at the usual outlets.
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Postby Kaczor » Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:15 am

jarndice wrote:It was first announced in February this year but I have not seen any on sale at the usual outlets.

Becasue it's premeiere was two weeks ago on Leipzig Modell Hobby ;)

EDIT:It looks like the crew will be sold separately (as with Schwimmwagen). From Torro page:
https://torro.de/en/produkt/ford-gpa/
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Postby tankme » Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:24 am

Well I'm sure if it has the same electronics as the others from Torro, I'm sure it will break in 2 minutes.

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Postby Kaczor » Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:26 am

I'm planning to put there dasMicro anyway :D
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Postby FredtheFrench » Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:14 pm

tankme wrote:Well I'm sure if it has the same electronics as the others from Torro, I'm sure it will break in 2 minutes.




I have never had a problem with my schwimmwagen, except a broken drive shaft, because hard offroad. ;)

And god know how many times me or my sons drove with it!!! :thumbup:
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Postby tankme » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:03 pm

My Torro M16 half-track ran about 5 minutes before the battery box stopped working. I thought the electronics had died, but some time with my multi-meter found the issue where the board wasn't getting any power from the battery box. I tried to resolder the connections on the battery box to no avail. It forced me to buy a Torro NI-CD battery pack for $20 to get it running again since I couldn't find a battery that would fit. My Torro Maxxpro literally died after 2 min of running on a hardwood floor. Nothing I have done will get it to work again. Then they wired the battery pack in the Maxxpro backwards from every battery pack I own. It's even wired backwards from the Torro M-ATV. Just not impressed so I won't be an early adopter of this one.

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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:32 pm

looks a nice model of one
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Postby Kaczor » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:08 pm

It seems realese date will be February 2022. And few months later figure set.
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Postby tankme » Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:19 am

People have already gotten a hold of some of the pre-release vehicles. Not to my surprise some have had issues with them working correctly...

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:45 am

I'd love a Schwimmwagon, but to get one down here is so cost prohibitive.
Good on Torro for risking getting these into the market at all, sure is a very niche clientele base.

Those crew figures will soon be stars in truck builds Im sure !
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Postby Kaczor » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:39 am

I don't know if this is a "risk", pre-release examples sold like hot cakes. An improvement over the Schwimmwagen is the separate propeller drive and the possibility of reverse while swimming. For me, as I collect US and Lend-Lease vechicles it's a must even if id have issues.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:10 am

Thats a good call Mr Kaczor, the Lend Lease program was very comprehensive.........
Cant wait to see your vision of this cool little model done in Soviet LL garb ;)
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:44 am

Any idea of price on this vehicle yet ? :thumbup:

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Postby Kaczor » Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:48 am

Pre-realese sets was sold for 189 EUR.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:08 am

Thank you Kaczor :D similar price to their schwimmwagen then :thumbup:

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Postby Manu-Military » Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:10 am

Where to get it in EU?
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Postby Kaczor » Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:42 am

https://www.torro-shop.de/ but February 2022 probably.
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