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Old 02-16-2012, 12:15 PM
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Is anybody making any RC military trucks in 1-14 .... 1-16 scale (or kits) for sale?
For example similair to this (or any other military truck)
M35A2 U.S. ARMY TRUCK
http://www.youtube.co/watch?feature=...q0Kj-MPg&gl=US
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:43 PM
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Not that I have seen, I have seen that video before and it is scratch built, I have looked into making my own also, just don't know if I want to take the plunge. I think your best bet would be to make a chassis and use the tamiya cab.

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:32 PM
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All that I know of are scratch builtor based off of an existing chassis such as the Tamiya globe liner. I'm building a crawler recovery version based on a '42 kenworth wrecker that
is using a worminator 6X6 chassis.
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there are a few companies in Germany who make 1/16 trucks I don’t have any links but they sell things like the Thaun Elefant tank transporter and various MAN trucks also 6 and 8 wheeled armoured cars.
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Think AFV-models has some modern stuff.
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I have searched for sometime to find 1/16th military trucks and very little is available. Nothing seems to be offered in German livery, but there is the Danbury metal jeep on the US side. I have taken the Highway 61 1940's series trucks and was able to convert them to acceptable American and German trucks, but I'd still like to find a a source to make the 1/16th Open Blitz 1&1/2 ton and Mercedes Benz 2 ton German trucks. You might find this thread helprful. PP

[link]http://www.rctankregiment.com/rctankforum/viewtopic.php?f=148&t=2391[/link]









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Not many options out there. The best thing you can do is build your own chassis and then scratch build a cab. There are some early truck cabs on the market but very few.
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It isn't strictly a military truck although it was supposedly used to move heavy equipment by the Germans before and during the war years. I'm referring to the KAELBLE Z6WA2.

http://www.stehr-modellbau.de/index....&products_id=1


Please no off color comments about the price; it is what it is. The project to make this thing was a long standing
desire by the late Jochen Maier; he first offered it in 1996. I saw the prototype run while I was there that year.
Back then the model could be purchased for not even 1/3 of the current price listed. I was set to buy one but
house priorities preempted that. Jurgen Stehr later purchased the company from Maier, changed the name and upped the prices.

The model is 1/10 scale, very well detailed and can be purchased with a 10-speed transmission. It is cery impressive.
Jurgen has begun to offer options; basic kit that might bring in into the reach of many more potential buyers
than previously. I believe the most costly version, for that eye popping price is fully built but I could be wrong

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Old 02-16-2012, 09:18 PM
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That is way out of my league, but a seriously impressive piece of work. Very, very nice!
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:45 AM
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Guys...

Robbe makes a MAN 630 transport, and a MILGL 7t transport, but both are 1 14.5 scale. The 630 is the one seen in the X-Files Season 2, Ep. 1 " Little Green Men " Mulder goes to the Aricebo Antenna at Senator Matheson's urging, and the Blue Beret UFO retrieval team is seen arriving in the 630. The 630 is only a 4x4, and only place I could see a price was Westbourne Model in the UK, at 470 UKP. The MILGL 7t transport is a 6x6, but its pricey: RC4WD has it at $930!

I've also seen various sellers of MAN SX2000 & MAN KAT cabs (they are comparable to the Oshkosh HEMTT) in scales 1/12, 1/14 & 1/16, designed to fit Tamiya, Robbe, and various crawler chassis. These are designed to be used for 6x6 or 8x8 chassis. Lowest price is about $80, and thats a plain cab, no detailing like mirrors, wipers, etc. A full-up detailed one would be about $400, or so I was quoted.

As the other truck site that has the Faun tank transporter, thats probably [link=http://www.sonderfahrzeug-modellbau.de/]Peter Mueller's site[/link] and his stuff is ~gorgeous but pricey as well. My dream-truck is his 1/16 Faun SLT 50-2 'Elefant' transporter w/ trailer, at 2,370 Euro w/ VAT (we in NA dun pay VAT, so write off 19% = still 1,872.30 Euro!)

AFV-Model also has a cab or two, as does Andreas Hafner, whom I bought my upgrade parts for my Panther kit (its advertised as an 8x8, but the kit is an 8x2, depressingly enough!)

Mebbe Tamiya will listen, and give us a 1/16 scale cab... or one of the after-marketers? I'd love a decent Deuce, M35, or HEMTT cab!

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like Rivet said there are a few companies in Germany http://www.afv-model.com/4711shop/in...7d3c1aca17f1c9

http://www.sonderfahrzeug-modellbau.de/

http://www.rb-modelle.de/produkte.htm

also try the scale 4x4 forums as they have scratchbuilds for inspiration http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=62765
http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=65197
http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=52404
http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=62028

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For what its worth, another German site, www.ludwigs-hobby-seite.de. He also appears to have parts for a 1/16th Cromwell......
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I love to see models like that, and the prices that are being asked. I look around at my stuff and fantasize about what it could all be worth if I could sell it all for a comparable price. As a result of that fantasy, I become a filthy stinking rich kid for a few moments (at least in my mind). In real life I doubt if I could even recover what the materials cost to build my stuff. Oh well......I'm happy being poor and obscure, but I'm rich in the enjoyment and fun this hobby this hobby has been for me.

But I will continue to buy Lottery tickets............
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Thank You very much for help to all !!!



I found one more site - they used for military truck original Tamiya 1:14,5 King Hauler



http://www.customrcmodels.com/id449.htm




"Panzerpaul" - Great looking models !!!!

P.S.
"WhiteWolf" - My dream-truck is 1/16 Faun SLT 50-2 'Elefant' transporter too, but the price!!!






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I'll need a truck to tow the Nebelwerfer around with. Just gotta start with a cab of some sort and go from there.











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mk modelle de have 1/16 halftracks, rc ready about 230 euro will be 265 dollar i bet
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