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Old 02-10-2012, 10:30 AM
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A RC ready 251 is available ready built for only 200 euro's, its not much more expensive than a WSN M16 and only needs a steering servo and twin ESC like a sabretooth + a reciever - certainly not more expensive than my APC conversion of the WSN, with spektrum r/c gear and scorpion mini ESC's [8D]
Where? Link please.

So, it's only 200 euros. So you must have one too, huh? We can get an M16 over here for $150.00 ... what does 200 euros convert to? That's almost $264.00. [X(] Definitely more expensive than a WSN M16.










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Old 02-10-2012, 10:36 AM
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Centourion Mk 5, M-48, Jagdpanzer IV L70, Stug IV late, and a Cromwell. We can all dream???
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:02 AM
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As everybody else suggest I think there's a desparate need for anything British/Japanese/French.....ANYTHING!!!!

And if price is a major factor for them then at least offer some upper hull kits so we can build variants ....just between the Sheman and the Panzer IV there are a ton of possibilities!
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:05 AM
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"What should the next Tamiya tank be?"  Easy - it should be MINE!  ALL MINE!!! [8D]

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:41 AM
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where can you buy a 1/16 251 halftrack, can you post a link please, thanks
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:16 PM
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http://www.awesomehobbies.com.au/shop/ah000287.html
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:22 PM
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[link]http://www.awesomehobbies.com.au/shop/custom-tank/one-off-photo-models/ah00490.html[/link]

This one says fully RCd. Priced at $629 plus shipping
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:36 PM
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We go through this every year. We will be lucky to see a new release at all. Tamiya will build what ever their marketing team thinks we want. 
 Not what we actually have been telling them for years.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:29 PM
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 You guys have to keepo in mind that tamiya does not do anything becasue of this or any other forum. Theya re a corporation that depends on selling any product that they put into production. That production is a large cost to the company and then needs to make a profit once it is released.I think the overall tank sales are not great and that is the reason you see them expanding on kits that have beebn around all this time. Perhaps they are working on something and using these other tanks as fillers for the public to keep their interest in the product line. I personally would love to see them come out with something completely new, but I won't hold my breath on it.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:34 PM
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have to agree
Any British WWII tank that starts with a "C"

only problem they would sell out real fast
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:06 PM
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Even if the kits were like the Leo A4 where you had to buy the electronics and the drive and gear systems as long as its something new . WWII or modern ,British or Russian or even USA would work for me .

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:06 PM
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I hope I'm wrong, but it ain't gonna happen. Even if they do make hull kits and turret kits, we still really get nothing new. Just another variant 
of something we already have. As far as the German armor goes yeah you can make a few different vehicles with the same lower hulls but not many. Same goes with the Russian armor. But there is nothing in production runs as far as American, British, or French. 
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:51 AM
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Where? Link please.

So, it's only 200 euros. So you must have one too, huh? We can get an M16 over here for $150.00 ... what does 200 euros convert to? That's almost $264.00. [X(] Definitely more expensive than a WSN M16.
Time zone delay is a terrible thing - here you go:
http://mk-modelle.de/index.php?list=KAT09

Ok my bad its now 230 euros. My M3A1 works out a little cheaper if you assume $150 for the model, $35 for the ESC and $45 for the receiver - but it still works out cheaper than my M16 with the full El-Mod gear in.
230 eu = $302 + $60 for a sabretooth 2x5 + receiver + steering servo. Or alternatively we could ask Clark model nicely if he will add half track sounds to one of their models - in which case $100 for the ESC
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:15 AM
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I'd love to see a T-34/85, any British armor, or an E-50/75/100... :O
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:08 AM
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I'd love to see a T-34/85, any British armor, or an E-50/75/100... :O

Trumpeter T34/85 + Tamiya DMD/MFU = Tamiya T-34/85

I really doubt they would go there BUT if they did it would be a T34/76.

Hooben is supposed to be making (in the future) an E-100. If they turn a profit on their current offerings that is.



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Time zone delay is a terrible thing - here you go:
http://mk-modelle.de/index.php?list=KAT09

Ok my bad its now 230 euros. My M3A1 works out a little cheaper if you assume $150 for the model, $35 for the ESC and $45 for the receiver - but it still works out cheaper than my M16 with the full El-Mod gear in .
230 eu = $302 + $60 for a sabretooth 2x5 + receiver + steering servo. Or alternatively we could ask Clark model nicely if he will add half track sounds to one of their models - in which case $100 for the ESC
So what does everyone think about this? I want another support vehicle (and there are two here) in 1/16 (and size/scale is everything) and these are available. I can RC a building, so the mechanical aspect I am not concerned with BUT must have the basic integrity to structurally support an RC system.

Anyone know it's use or has anyone experienced a build with one?









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Old 02-11-2012, 08:47 AM
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The next Tamiya should be-one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg

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Old 02-11-2012, 09:38 AM
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its not 200 but 450 euro and the rc 490 euros a big difference

i haven't seen at the good site, it was mk modell.de instead of awesome hobbies a huge difference sorry jeff, i've ordered a b and a d version just , just in white good for wintercamo in the ardennes ground
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The next Tamiya should be-one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg

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ORIGINAL: Rebellion13

The next Tamiya should be-one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg

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To clarify, if I bought one my wife would lop off my limbs.


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Old 02-11-2012, 10:45 AM
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The next Tamiya should be-one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg

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I still possess all my arms and legs!









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To clarify, if I bought one my wife would lop off my limbs.


Cheers,
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That would be hard to enjoy the tank.

You need arms and even legs (although optionalable) to build and drive 'em.










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Old 02-11-2012, 11:58 AM
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British anything is the obvious choice, but someone else mentioned an Abrams.. i'd buy a Tamiya Abrams.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:23 PM
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More half tracks would be cool. You can always kit bash/scratch the 1/18th 21 Century ones to the varient you'd like, but they're a bit smaller on the battlefield when you setting right next to a Sturm Tiger (of which my 250/9 can ride on the back of!)

Personally, it would be nice if Tamiya came out with the Czech 38t since you could get alot of bang for the buck on that one. Think about it, smaller tank (finally) which means less materials. Finally get some use out of that "light" setting Tamiya created but has never built a kit to use. All the variants from 38(t), to Marders, Hetzers, etc. Arguably a tight fit for electronics, but darn we'd make it fit! =)

Of course anything French, Italian or Japanese would be greatly appreciated as well... including gun trucks! That just about covers the whole war I believe... LOL

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:00 PM
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They're just about developing new electronics with their new 1/16 releases, so I don't think they'd have a problem compacting them into a space saving size ... or even all in one convenient little box.

And the gearbox ... I've looked at all their gearbox kits you can buy from Tamiya for experiments and I'm sure with the smaller size and weight a gearbox similar to them should work. Heck, look at their 1/35th series of RC tanks! Enough said about that!

I'd love to have a 38t self-propelled tank. Right now, any Marder would suit me fine. Probably even more than a soft skinned. We need more light tanks as well as soft skinned vehicles roaming the battlefield ... even with tankers in a dual role with one of each, kind like Willy and having 2 or 3 radios strapped to our necks!










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Old 02-12-2012, 09:18 AM
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Anything Green. Allies need love too....
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Since I said a more affordable one, how about a Stuart , priced around 350 including the apple, and while I'm on that, could you imagine the sales if all were priced around 125 less and included the apple
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