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  • ausf's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 PM
    Best bet is to search online (or in books) for photos of Tigers until you find something you're interested in and recreate it. Main thing is don't...
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  • ausf's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 PM
    Yes, hopefully soon too, but not as full figures. These (and a bunch of others not tank related) are being done as busts for figure painters.
    10 replies | 242 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    I haven't seen the film in years, but I'm pretty sure it was a T-34 with a few cosmetic additions like the Feifels, etc. Very similar to the SPR...
    10 replies | 242 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    In my best Don Rickles: 'You get a cookie..." Yep it's Karl Otto Alberty. Brando is very similar in facial structure. I'm not finished and the...
    10 replies | 242 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 AM
    I see where you're going with this. I was thinking about a Pitt fig holding down the antenna like he does in the film.
    6 replies | 131 view(s)
  • rivetcounter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 AM
    rivetcounter replied to a thread Sd.Kfz. Preview in RC Tanks
    The reduction will depend on if there is a further reduction in the differential as this will affect the speed also, I take one step at a time first...
    16 replies | 346 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 05:28 PM
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  • rivetcounter's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 02:46 PM
    rivetcounter replied to a thread Sd.Kfz. Preview in RC Tanks
    Nice video Gary, if you are not wanting to use a cordless drill you could use a transmission from a rock crawler http://store.rc4wd.com/ this is what...
    16 replies | 346 view(s)
  • Tanque's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 05:11 PM
    Having done the worst of the wheels and suspension work I'm on to sprockets, final drives and idlers. The sprocket castings I have are of unknown...
    23 replies | 1332 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 05:40 AM
    I started as a static guy, so scale and aesthetics are the most important to me. My first two tanks were Tamiya, the T1 and M4. Both worked...
    15 replies | 389 view(s)
  • Tanque's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 08:27 PM
    That would be me.... ! I am not in the habit of tooting my own horn but yes I sell IBU2 base, IBU2 Pro and the IBU3. I believe my prices are at...
    21 replies | 413 view(s)
  • Tanque's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 08:10 PM
    Tanque started a thread Collector's item in RC Tanks
    One of the models and radio that started it all. I point it out as purely a collector's item. They don't pop up often. The Hinode single channel...
    4 replies | 285 view(s)
  • rivetcounter's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 03:42 AM
    Crius, you paint a far better picture than my work requires there are far better builders out there than me but I thank you for your kind comments. ...
    29 replies | 1503 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 09:45 AM
    I'm from the school of 'buy once' for any tool I plan to use. Airbrush is doubly so. If you plan on using it, buy quality otherwise you'll be...
    51 replies | 658 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 06:30 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Photo Etching Kit in RC Tanks
    Yeah. This guy was an industrial engineer and not shy about working with hazardous stuff (he acid dipped all of our tools by hand). He bought it...
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 10:36 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Tamiya lighting in RC Tanks
    You can with LEDs, I have no idea regarding their bulb system since I haven't seen one since my first M4. If using LEDs, just google led calc and...
    8 replies | 259 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 10:13 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Tamiya lighting in RC Tanks
    Tamiya's opt port is 7.2v and if I recall correctly, the Russian light harness had resistors in it, so I'd imagine they are straight battery voltage...
    8 replies | 259 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 04:46 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Photo Etching Kit in RC Tanks
    My old business partner was an engineer who designed our PE tool line. He was one of the most talented modelers you'd come across, no stranger to...
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • rivetcounter's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 12:11 AM
    rivetcounter replied to a thread Mark 1 Tank in RC Tanks
    I either buy direct from there stand at Dortmund or pay by bank transfer, the latter is very normal in Europe, you could also send them an email...
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    11-27-2016, 10:35 PM
    rivetcounter replied to a thread Mark 1 Tank in RC Tanks
    For some reason Mark likes to use the most confusing long winded method of operating the Benedini sound system by quickly moving the control stick a...
    36 replies | 1565 view(s)
  • rivetcounter's Avatar
    11-25-2016, 09:05 AM
    Moving along on my Panzerspδhwagen Sd.Kfz.222 re-build, recently I have been working on the rear mudguards, rear stowage bins and lighting firstly...
    29 replies | 1503 view(s)
  • rivetcounter's Avatar
    11-24-2016, 02:34 PM
    rivetcounter replied to a thread Mark 1 Tank in RC Tanks
    Which sound unit are you having? The front mudguards I made, when I sold the Tiger the new owner requested rear mudguards so I made them also, the...
    36 replies | 1565 view(s)
  • rivetcounter's Avatar
    11-23-2016, 10:46 PM
    rivetcounter replied to a thread Mark 1 Tank in RC Tanks
    Opening up the engine grills will help get more sound out and help with the look of depth to the model unless you paint the centres of the grills...
    36 replies | 1565 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    11-23-2016, 03:45 AM
    ausf replied to a thread 3D printer advice in RC Tanks
    It's great time saver for scratch building. If I need a support for a prop shaft in a circular hull, a couple of measurements, a couple of minutes on...
    5 replies | 243 view(s)
  • rivetcounter's Avatar
    11-23-2016, 02:39 AM
    rivetcounter replied to a thread Mark 1 Tank in RC Tanks
    I can’t understand his postal costs for instance etched stowage bin catches are $15 per set postage to England is $12 for x2 sets or more then the...
    36 replies | 1565 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    11-22-2016, 06:30 PM
    ausf replied to a thread 3D printer advice in RC Tanks
    I didn't mean to discourage you, it really is a great tool, but it certainly isn't a plug and play level yet, no matter what they claim. Its not...
    5 replies | 243 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    11-22-2016, 03:15 PM
    ausf replied to a thread 3D printer advice in RC Tanks
    Okay, big subject. First, manage expectations: anything in a hobbyist's price range will not give you Shapeways type results. I'm not saying it's...
    5 replies | 243 view(s)
  • rivetcounter's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 07:12 AM
    rivetcounter replied to a thread Mark 1 Tank in RC Tanks
    The track recoil is built into the Russian sound unit the recording is a Russian diesel tractor and every time you move you have a horrible gear...
    36 replies | 1565 view(s)
  • ausf's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 04:09 AM
    Nice. This is where the personal printers shine. One thing you might keep in mind, the sound travels from both sides of the speaker cone. If you...
    4 replies | 205 view(s)
  • Tanque's Avatar
    11-20-2016, 11:57 PM
    Tanque replied to a thread Rolls Royse Merlin in RC Tanks
    I'd read once that in the early 1960s new engines in their shipping containers could be had for less than 1,000 USD. Now a aircraft ready Merlin...
    2 replies | 164 view(s)
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