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Old 11-11-2012, 05:38 PM
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Default Another new tank

Just read this on RCTR

HobbyBoss getting in to 1/16 scale with a Tiger

[link=http://www.modellbauwelt-bliestal.de//product_info.php?info=p10791_PzKpfwVI-Tiger-I-1-16.html&XTCsid=a6126bc2b40373c35867a7f78110ebab]Tiger[/link]

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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Old 11-11-2012, 06:47 PM
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How exciting, another Tiger...........................................NO T! [:@]
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:05 PM
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Yes I mentioned that on the other forum. Why does everyone do a Tiger.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:28 PM
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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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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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Old 11-12-2012, 02:50 AM
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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!
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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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Old 11-12-2012, 06:27 AM
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Trumpeter does a static kit in 1:16 which is awesome.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:31 AM
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Sorry they do a King Tiger, not a Tiger.
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You said it YHR....I'm with you...


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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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Old 11-12-2012, 03:19 PM
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There have been more Tamiya Tiger I's built than the real thing. Kinda silly isn't it?
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:20 AM
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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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Old 11-13-2012, 05:12 AM
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 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
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