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    Another new tank

    Just read this on RCTR

    HobbyBoss getting in to 1/16 scale with a Tiger

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    Wouldn't it be great to have a bunch of $80 static kits to use for parts. Sure wish they would do their 2A6M CAN with the slat armour like they did in 1/35 scale

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    RE: Another new tank

    How exciting, another Tiger...........................................NO T! [:@]

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    RE: Another new tank

    Yes I mentioned that on the other forum. Why does everyone do a Tiger.

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    RE: Another new tank

    Because in terms of mass appeal people have raised the tiger to a sort of godlike, unkillable BA tank status. Or any german tank from WWII for that matter. This is a first venture, so I am sure they just want to get a large audience and see how it goes

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    RE: Another new tank

    Unfortunately they are getting into a marketplace that is already well-populated by Tamiya, Heng Long and Wasan/Torro, the only way they can eke a niche for themselves is if they do a late Tiger.

    Tamiya and Heng Long already have the early Tiger well covered, Wasan/Torro does a mid-production Tiger. Hate to say this, and I probably sound like a whiner, but they would have more luck doing a modern tank of any kind.

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    RE: Another new tank

    This is a static late tiger if I'm not mistaken, pretty sure no one does one in 1/16 already. It'll hopefully be great for kit bashing a late version without the expensive metal parts!
    Tamiya:leopard 2a6, king tiger, Porsche king tiger, panther g, jagdpanther. Hooben: elefant, t-55. HL panther f, Jagdpanther

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    RE: Another new tank

    ORIGINAL: Martellus

    Because in terms of mass appeal people have raised the tiger to a sort of godlike, unkillable BA tank status. Or any german tank from WWII for that matter. This is a first venture, so I am sure they just want to get a large audience and see how it goes
    Yes I know how popular the Tiger is but this 1/16 scale market is saturated with Tigers. My fear is Hobbyboss will have dismal sales with it, and then give up on 1/16 as being unprofitable .

    A Comet, Churchill, or Abrams would have sold better would be my guess.

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    RE: Another new tank

    Trumpeter does a static kit in 1:16 which is awesome.

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    RE: Another new tank

    Sorry they do a King Tiger, not a Tiger.

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    RE: Another new tank

    You said it YHR....I'm with you...


    ORIGINAL: YHR

    ORIGINAL: Martellus

    Because in terms of mass appeal people have raised the tiger to a sort of godlike, unkillable BA tank status. Or any german tank from WWII for that matter. This is a first venture, so I am sure they just want to get a large audience and see how it goes
    Yes I know how popular the Tiger is but this 1/16 scale market is saturated with Tigers. My fear is Hobbyboss will have dismal sales with it, and then give up on 1/16 as being unprofitable .

    A Comet, Churchill, or Abrams would have sold better would be my guess.

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    RE: Another new tank

    There have been more Tamiya Tiger I's built than the real thing. Kinda silly isn't it?
    Tamiya Panther G, HL/Tamiya TigerI, WSN/HL T-34/85, WSN/Tamiya T-34/85, WSN/HL DBCRC2 T-34/85, HL/Tamiya Pershing, Mato/Tamiya Sherman,HL KV-1, HL Pz III, HL/Custom scratch JP, HE/Tamiya Abrams, HE/Tamiya LEO 2A5, Vs Abrams M1A1, Vs T-72, HL Bergepanthe

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    RE: Another new tank

    Considering Trumpeter produces most of Hobby Boss' kits, I'd not be surprised if a lot of the parts aren't being pulled off tooling from the now defunct WSN R/C Tiger.

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    RE: Another new tank

     Id take it as a good sign for our hobby panther. Also everyone seems to be overlooking there is no static late tiger and this is massively cheaper than the other 1/16 static kits
    Tamiya:leopard 2a6, king tiger, Porsche king tiger, panther g, jagdpanther. Hooben: elefant, t-55. HL panther f, Jagdpanther


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