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    Tiger 1 kit

    I would like to ask what would be a good scale Tiger 1, and who makes the best kit ?

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    Are you looking for an RC Tiger I? if you are the scale depends on how much space and money you have to spend. We here primarily use 1:16th scale. Anything bigger than that starts to double and tripple the price.  The Tamiya is the only RC tank that you can get in a kit.
     Mato also has a new all metal hull and turret system out. That tank you pretty much need to build your self also. There are a few guys on here that have those and some of them are mid build as we speak.  The Tamiya is still the main kit brand.
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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    Can you buy a Tiger 1 ready to go in 1/6 scale and where would you buy one ? Yes I would like one Rc

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    I believe rc armory or armortec would be the places to check for that scale...perhaps Mark-1 tank also, but not sure. That is an impressive rc tank size to pay with...wish I could afford one myself. LOL

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit


    ORIGINAL: wd40

    Can you buy a Tiger 1 ready to go in 1/6 scale and where would you buy one ? Yes I would like one Rc
    I don't think there are any ready to run 1/6 Tigers, but yeah, Armortek .. just be prepared to spend some large amounts of cash.. large amounts..

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    I need a 1:16 scale Tiger 1

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit


    ORIGINAL: wd40

    Can you buy a Tiger 1 ready to go in 1/6 scale and where would you buy one ? Yes I would like one Rc

    So which is it? 1/16 or 1/6?

    How much do you want to spend?

    In 1/16 you can get a Heng Long RTR for about $100.00 that comes with "a" radio. In 1/15 a Bandai for about $300.00 and that would be static for you to RC. And in 1/16 a Full Option Tiger I from Tamiya for about $600.00, that will need the radio gear as an extra cost.

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    I think he like the idea of 1/6 but not the price in fact 1/16 maybe out of his league, yet another example of a person who can’t be bothered to use Google
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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    I've got three 1/16 Tiger I's, two are plastic Heng Long's with metal upgrades - these were about $130 each. They are complete with a radio, sound, smoke etc.

    The third one is the all metal Mato, which was $499. It is a completely static model except for motors and gearboxes. The easiest way to convert it to RC is to sacrifice a Heng Long for parts. I didn't use the Heng Long electronics myself, but you do need at least a few Heng Long parts.

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    Wd40 welcome abord, matos 1/16 Tiger is a good starter tank and you will have lots of room for upgrade, if you so choose. ( see Mato Mart or RC tank wars for prices and parts)
    The tamiya is a nice kit that you build and then set up for R/C, if you are not going to use it for IR battleing you will not need to buy some parts.

    Take a read of some of the tank threds and see what you like and the pros and cons of each and what you may think best suited for you.
    The big 1/6 tanks are real cool but big bucks to get them built and R/C running, some day i will have a1/6 Tiger to call my own....
    If you like the 1/6 idea try a Stuart tank by 21 century toys and a start.

    Good luck and have fun.....nice plane too....
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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    Hay rivetcounter here is a nice picture of wd40 Plane.... Nice plane , nice BIG motor. Big Bucks...

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    Yes. That is my composite-arf p47 tank killer with the Moki 5 cyclinder engine should be ready to fly this summer. I also fly and build Rc jets so, I think I should have no problems with the tanks. That is what this forum is for to get help when you need it The 1\6 scale was a type o , but look what I have learned from that, and if I want a 1\6 scale Tiger I can get one.
    Here is one of past jet's T-33 turbine powered


    Thanks
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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    And a Mustang in the driveway! NICE!!!!!!!!!!

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit


    ORIGINAL: wd40

    Yes. That is my composite-arf p47 tank killer with the Moki 5 cyclinder engine should be ready to fly this summer. I also fly and build Rc jets so, I think I should have no problems with the tanks. That is what this forum is for to get help when you need it The 1\6 scale was a type o , but look what I have learned from that, and if I want a 1\6 scale Tiger I can get one.
    Here is one of past jet's T-33 turbine powered


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    Beautiful wd40. Don't take some of the responses to heart. Those responses are an unfortunate trend.

    That Moki looks great. As far as tanks go I would guess you would be interested in a Tamiya Tiger. It is a higher price option but high quality and it comes in kit form. There are a ton of aftermarket parts if you would like to upgrade it. If you have the cash it would probably be the way to go.

    Perry


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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    FYI - the size difference between 1:6 & 1:16 - Had the 1:6 tiger visit our 1:16 battlefield.

    From what I understand, the dollars spent are similarly large

    The Tamiya Tiger is a nice kit to build. As with airplanes, putting it together helps fixing it when broken (former RC glider pilot).
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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    Welcome to the tank section wd40! I myself have a few Tamiya Tanks and they are really nice. I'd recommend the Tamiya Leopard 2a6 if you like modern tanks, that will be my next purchase in the future.

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    Is there a turbine powered M1AI at this time.

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    wd40,
    I built small RC ships (24" long), and eventually went BIG (3 to 7ft) and will never look back. I started RC tanks with a 1/16th Tamiya King Tiger and it's a great kit (so is the Tamiya Tiger 1), but it seems so small compared to the ship models I'm now used to.
    Unless you are going to interact with other 1/16 RC tankers in battling, and/or if you want to add a lot of animation details (firing guns, exhaust, BIG sound, etc etc) that can barely be jammed into a 1/16th model, I would go with the larger scale. From the looks of your other models, I think you would find 1/16th a tad too small. And a large scale tank should be in a price range similar to your investment in your larger scale planes.
    Go for it.....
    And maybe even check out Hakatashi and 1/4 scale Tiger!!!!

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    ORIGINAL: ksoc

    FYI - the size difference between 1:6 & 1:16 - Had the 1:6 tiger visit our 1:16 battlefield.

    From what I understand, the dollars spent are similarly large

    The Tamiya Tiger is a nice kit to build. As with airplanes, putting it together helps fixing it when broken (former RC glider pilot).


    NO idea what make the Tiger is but it β€˜suffering from collapsed suspension, still looks rather nice though.

    WD40 no harm intended but we do get a lot of people who just can’t be bothered to Google simple things, whilst you have the till you may be interested in ΒΌ scale these come ready to run from Mark 1 Tanks in England and come as Tiger I, Tiger II T34/85 and coming soon Panther G next down 1/6 scale ready to run is again Mark 1 Tanks covering a rather large range of tanks, Armourtek again from England release kits and are about to release the late model Tiger I again
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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    Rivetcounter, you said the Mark-1 tanks come RTR? Must be a hell of a cost in shipping, no?

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    I like that 1/4 scale Tiger 1, I will have to think about that one it would work great with my p47 at the fly inns we have I could fly over and drop two 500 pounder bombs on the Tiger at the show.

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    here is the p47 Tank killer


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0RQtnIKsV4

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    http://www.mark-1-tank.co.uk/tiger-1.html

    Wow! Check out this 1/6th Tiger 1 - great selection of details etc......

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    NO idea what the postage would be to the US but shipping a 1/6 tank to Germany was not that expensive 60€.

    WD40 if you wanted to be realistic you would have to drop the bombs about 100 or more meters away from the Tiger, after battle analysis showed that only 6 Tigers were confirmed lost to Typhoons

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    RE: Tiger 1 kit

    Go on EBay and you will find what your after. You can purchase a RTR Tiger in 1/16 scale for around $150 USD. They also have more expensive ones in this scale if you are so inclined.


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