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Old 05-17-2013, 01:03 PM
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Hi All Just back from 3 weeks in asia last night.. Though you might like to see a few pictures of the TAIGEN FACTORY in NINGBO CHINA.. Heres a few Pictures:


Testing each tank after assembly


Painted tanks awaiting chassis

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King Tigers awaiting testing

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Painted tanks awaiting packaging

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Buckets of track links

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Tubs of hulls awaiting assembly

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Die cast parts ready to be cleaned

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Flat sheets awaiting stamping to chassis

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Old 05-17-2013, 01:16 PM
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LOL... insane... completely insane... @_@
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Like that big stack of Panzer IV F1's painted and ready to box!!! Looks like half a Tiger II Regiment?
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:21 PM
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Next time I'm going with him!
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:21 PM
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 Well this answers the age old question "Can you stack tanks?"

Also the Panzer IV and King Tigers look awesome.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:26 PM
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Told you guys! Topnotch! Did anyone notice the King Tiger?
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Man! I love the "behind the scenes look" but one suggestion.

Please get those guys some workbenches!



Thanks for the pictures... maybe one of them is in my future?



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Man! I love the "behind the scenes look" but one suggestion.

Please get those guys some workbenches!



Thanks for the pictures... maybe one of them is in my future?



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I think there's a workbench in the background of the King Tiger picture.

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Man! I love the ''behind the scenes look'' but one suggestion.

Please get those guys some workbenches!



Thanks for the pictures... maybe one of them is in my future?



~ Jeff
I think there's a workbench in the background of the King Tiger picture.



I was making light of them stacked on the floor and working down there too.

And I saw the ONE workbench.



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Reminds me of the old photos of scrap heaps after the war, the miles of B-17s or mothballed destroyers.

How tired would you get of assembling tanks while kneeling...100, 10...1?
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sure you can stack tanks ...Russians did at Kursk
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And that is why you have such great quality on all products lol  what a joke. If I owned that factory I would be absolutely pizzed that someone took pictures of the inside and made it look like that.
Then again if I owned the factory it wouldn't be set up like that, I don't care how little I paid people. I would still treat them with respect and get them work tables and chairs.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:30 PM
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I like the clear tiger on the stacks. A ghost tank perhaps?
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10-4 Chuck's photos of the HL shop showed that they have a much better organized system...and better looking assemblers..
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10-4 Chuck's photos of the HL shop showed that they have a much better organized system...and better looking assemblers..
OR those could of just been pictures of the testing area?

I will admit i am some what worried about what happends to electronics when you stack the tanks......

*cough* But yes i do rather like the looks of the HL staff more
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[quote]ORIGINAL: Panther F

Man! I love the "behind the scenes look" but one suggestion.

Please get those guys some workbenches!
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I was working at a power plant outside of Ningbo in the early 90's.

The crews working for me there were working on the floors, squatting on their haunches.

So, being helpful (I thought!), I had the carpenters build a couple of work benches and put all the part on the benches.

After lunch, all the workers were ON the table, squatting on their haunches working on the parts.

Sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone!
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Well , there's always an exception... huh?

I know physical longevity and well-being is critical to extend a workers daily contribution as I was once in the automotive field repairing, replacing and modifying.


Working off the floor (and even squatting) is ridiculous. They need to have an experienced supervisor.

But those are some sweet looking tanks!



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Oh, i'm sure productivity/moral increases when they crank up the tunes and bust some moves... (psy's gangnam style.... ) Nice workshop pics..... what got me was all the boxes of spare parts....




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FIRE HAZARDS EVERYWHERE! WHERE IS OCHA!
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OCHA is not in China anyways!

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The recent factory roof collapse in Cambodia where they make Asics running shoes killed two workers. Monthly wage: $75 USD.

Anybody know what HL and Imex/Taigan schleps get paid? I think I'll be a little more understandng of messy gluing when I open up a hull. No work benches, no shelves to even stack the tanks? Ridiculous.

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Really, this is what you guys are worried about? Not the fact that there is a new King Tiger coming soon but if they have a work bench to use. *sigh* Ok, Let's look at the first pic because most of you are concerned about this guy. First, he is not squatting but is sitting on a stool and thereis a bowl of parts at his feet that he is adding to the smoker. The reason heis on the floor is once he is done he tests the tank by running on the floor.See the battery? See the controller?!? See the TRACK MARKS ON THE FLOOR?!? Doesn't take a smart man to figure that out. Even my 8 year old son understands this pic, he just walked by my laptop and told me that he wanted that man's job because he gets to drive tanks all day. You guys wanted to know about Taigen and I get IMAX to post pics and then you insult them?!? Wow. Sad. No one is using slave labor. Taigen is a good company, employing good people, making good tanks at a good price for YOU! >>

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ORIGINAL: Baron Fel

Really, this is what you guys are worried about? Not the fact that there is a new King Tiger coming soon but if they have a work bench to use. *sigh* Ok, Let's look at the first pic because most of you are concerned about this guy. First, he is not squatting but is sitting on a stool and thereis a bowl of parts at his feet that he is adding to the smoker. The reason heis on the floor is once he is done he tests the tank by running on the floor.See the battery? See the controller?!? See the TRACK MARKS ON THE FLOOR?!? Doesn't take a smart man to figure that out. Even my 8 year old son understands this pic, he just walked by my laptop and told me that he wanted that man's job because he gets to drive tanks all day. You guys wanted to know about Taigen and I get IMAX to post pics and then you insult them?!? Wow. Sad. No one is using slave labor. Taigen is a good company, employing good people, making good tanks at a good price for YOU! >>

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here here...typical Asian workshop...unless you'd like to start paying Tamiya's prices for fully assembled tanks. Oh, and this is employment for them and prices for us without the extortion caused by labor unions.

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Tony I sincerely apologize if I started anything with the workbench comments.

Sometimes suggestion comments only will help conditions in the near future, but were not meant to offend the company.



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yes really? Working conditions should be paramount REGARDLESS of where the product is made, Regardless of who makes it.
Cheap prices can be got anywhere, you don't have to go to China or Taiwan to get them same poor working conditions, they are all over the world.
Stand by don't say nothing, why should we care right? We are getting low cost product.

A proper workplace would have a jig that the tank sits in and holds the tank safely so it can be staticly run, On a work table with a chair for the worker.
I guess though you are right, In China those one time investments might cost all of $30.00 US dollars which really changes the total profit picture for Taigen, Imex and you as a reseller and all the end use customers out there. What does it add $0.0003 per tank?



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Really, this is what you guys are worried about? Not the fact that there is a new King Tiger coming soon but if they have a work bench to use. *sigh* Ok, Let's look at the first pic because most of you are concerned about this guy. First, he is not squatting but is sitting on a stool and thereis a bowl of parts at his feet that he is adding to the smoker. The reason heis on the floor is once he is done he tests the tank by running on the floor.See the battery? See the controller?!? See the TRACK MARKS ON THE FLOOR?!? Doesn't take a smart man to figure that out. Even my 8 year old son understands this pic, he just walked by my laptop and told me that he wanted that man's job because he gets to drive tanks all day. You guys wanted to know about Taigen and I get IMAX to post pics and then you insult them?!? Wow. Sad. No one is using slave labor. Taigen is a good company, employing good people, making good tanks at a good price for YOU! >>

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