What happened to the Centurion??
I'd posted a response to a question about the Merkava III, after having had
Verlinden send me notice the kit was cancelled, and sending me back my
Now I read a message where you are quoted ( I missed your reply somehow) as
saying the Merkava III is alive but the Centurion is dead.
>Date: Mon, Dec 22, 1997 17:29 EST
>>Michael: Sorry to destroy your opinion, but the Merkava III is very much
>>and kicking. Academy has it in their 1997/1998 catalog and price list for
>>release! On the other hand the Centurion was dropped from their catalog and
>>price list last year.
>>Their 1998 armor program consists of a Hummer TOW, a Vietnam version M-113,
>>CEV version of the M-60 and the Merkava III.
>>Al Trendle, Minicraft.
>Is there any special reason that the Centurion is so hard to get out? I
>realize that you don't have control over subject choices for the home company,
>but the Centurion availability roller coaster is almost driving me to do
>another AEF conversion. Thanks in advance.
>A. J . Daverede
What's the story here??
I love the M113 series, with a finished Zelda, M981, and M113a2 on the shelves
and the Fitters , M163, KIVF, and Warrior on the workbench now, I'm very
pleased with the recent releases, but what is going on??
The Centurion has got to be one of the most requested kits out there, the
conversion possibilites are almost boundless ( as are the variant releases),
I'm happy to hear the Merkava III is back. I'll build one, but I'm waiting
until it is on the shelves to get e***d about it. I suppose Verlinden will
send me bakc the check for 2x Centurions in good time.
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, perhaps you've
misunderstood the situation.