RC Tanks Discuss all aspects of rc tank building and driving here!

M26 Draqon Wagon

Reply
Old 05-27-2014, 01:10 AM
  #1
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default M26 Draqon Wagon

Hi Everyone,I have had a Tamiya Globeliner 1/14 truck now for quiet a few years and have now finally found a use for it........... ;D ;D ;D ;D
This will be the first of its kind in an Australian tank club......
The kit is on its way from Germany and I have started stripping down the truck, the first pic is what the new cab will look like once I get it and build it..



Cheers Kenm Germany...

Cheers Ken
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Dragon aktuell 2014 001.JPG
Views:	160
Size:	107.0 KB
ID:	1998745   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7012.JPG
Views:	129
Size:	186.1 KB
ID:	1998746   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7013.JPG
Views:	129
Size:	211.4 KB
ID:	1998747   Click image for larger version

Name:	M26-tractor-1.jpg
Views:	176
Size:	48.1 KB
ID:	1998748  
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 05:00 AM
  #2
Panther F
 
Panther F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Franklin, IN
Posts: 9,103
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I have let too many things get in the way of building one of these. I believe Willy is still selling these here in the states.

I will be looking forward to yours!





Jeff
Panther F is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 11:29 AM
  #3
chris3BK
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bochum, GERMANY
Posts: 478
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

hi

im looking forward to see this kit growing up :-)

cu christian
chris3BK is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 05:14 PM
  #4
WhiteWolf McBride
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ottawa, ON, CANADA
Posts: 1,930
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hey...

Where did these beasts originate? and I looked at willy's site, dinna see any links for this 'kit'... any data guys?

WhiteWolf

PS: Whoa... is this the kit? http://www.modellspiegel.com/m25-m26-pacific/ Blast, $90 Euro is a steal... now to round up the dinero... Anyone have a translation for that site, looking at that trailer is making me wonder...

Last edited by WhiteWolf McBride; 05-27-2014 at 05:19 PM.
WhiteWolf McBride is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 08:40 PM
  #5
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Thanks guys........

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteWolf McBride View Post
Hey...

Where did these beasts originate? and I looked at willy's site, dinna see any links for this 'kit'... any data guys?

WhiteWolf

PS: Whoa... is this the kit? http://www.modellspiegel.com/m25-m26-pacific/ Blast, $90 Euro is a steal... now to round up the dinero... Anyone have a translation for that site, looking at that trailer is making me wonder...
Yeah White Wolf thats where I brought mine and the trailer is roughly 4 weeks from being available to buy....it looks like a nice bit of kit too not sure on the price of it yet...

Cheers Ken
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2014, 01:53 AM
  #6
ROLLIN ARMOUR
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I have been thinking of this project for a few years but never had a starting point. So the starting point is the Globeliner? Who is Willy and what is his website? I would like to buy from the states. Thank You Fellow tankers.
ROLLIN ARMOUR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2014, 02:24 AM
  #7
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hey Mate here is Willies website link...... http://customrcmodels.com/
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2014, 06:52 AM
  #8
Rex Ross
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 2,688
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

A few years ago I was thinking about building a Dragon Wagon too, and the Tamiya Globeliner was my choice as the best starting point as well. Thinking about it was as far as I got on that project. Good luck with it !!!!!
Rex
Rex Ross is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 02:12 AM
  #9
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hi Everyone,

The kit turned up today and I have started the build..... Its going together quiet well....
Here are some pics of it so far...

Cheers Ken
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7016.JPG
Views:	64
Size:	199.1 KB
ID:	1999877   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7023.JPG
Views:	58
Size:	114.7 KB
ID:	1999878   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7024.JPG
Views:	65
Size:	189.7 KB
ID:	1999879   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7025.JPG
Views:	61
Size:	162.0 KB
ID:	1999880   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7026.JPG
Views:	66
Size:	180.4 KB
ID:	1999881  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7027.JPG
Views:	66
Size:	194.8 KB
ID:	1999882  
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 03:35 AM
  #10
ROLLIN ARMOUR
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Very Cool. I am watching. I am getting the coin together to pull the trigger on a Tamiya globeliner. Then the M26 cab kit. U said there will be a kit for the trailer? With all the WW 2 tanks Tamiya has produced, This would have been a good kit to mass produce. They could of up scaled their 1/35th Dragon Wagon for the cab and trailer parts and used the globeliner and possibly one of their trailer kits.
ROLLIN ARMOUR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 03:41 AM
  #11
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hey mate yeah I believe the trailer is 3 - 4 weeks away...
Still have too move the whole front axle back 23mm yet and chop the rear frame rails off but that's tomorrows job... It would be nice if Tamiya produced them along with several other items...lol

Cheers Ken
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 02:57 PM
  #12
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hey Everyone just another small update... Front bar is on as is the fenders (which need to be trimmed back yet ) and the top of the rear wall of the cab.
Next on the list is to cut the rear frame down and move the front axle back 23mm after that is the armoured window covers.


Cheers Ken


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7028.JPG
Views:	42
Size:	124.0 KB
ID:	2000039   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7029.JPG
Views:	39
Size:	108.9 KB
ID:	2000040   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7030.JPG
Views:	40
Size:	106.6 KB
ID:	2000041   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7031.JPG
Views:	45
Size:	147.4 KB
ID:	2000042  
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 01:05 AM
  #13
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Ok guys spent the day moving the front axle back and cutting down the rear frame rails. I am also looking at how I can fit the MF unit into the cab cause its gotta have sound.... lol! Oh and I also move the fifth wheel further back on the chassis


Cheers Ken

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7032.JPG
Views:	57
Size:	212.0 KB
ID:	2000379   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7033.JPG
Views:	68
Size:	161.2 KB
ID:	2000380   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7034.JPG
Views:	58
Size:	175.4 KB
ID:	2000381   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7035.JPG
Views:	59
Size:	151.2 KB
ID:	2000382   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7036.JPG
Views:	65
Size:	160.3 KB
ID:	2000383  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7037.JPG
Views:	70
Size:	224.8 KB
ID:	2000384  
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 01:39 PM
  #14
ROLLIN ARMOUR
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

LOOKING GOOD! Question, How did U know to move the axle back 23mm? Is there instructions?
ROLLIN ARMOUR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 08:32 PM
  #15
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Yeah mate they are instructions, just photo copied pages and its in german but you get the general idea....
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2014, 03:50 AM
  #16
ROLLIN ARMOUR
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

How is the Dragon Wagon coming along?
ROLLIN ARMOUR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2014, 11:30 PM
  #17
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hey mate yeah getting there slowly....lol I have a heap of stuff to do for my club at the moment as we are getting ready to do a display at a show...
But I managed to do a little bit to it today, I put a coat of paint on mainly to see any defects..... here it is.

Cheers Ken

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7151.JPG
Views:	81
Size:	264.5 KB
ID:	2005519   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7152.JPG
Views:	56
Size:	167.7 KB
ID:	2005520   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7153.JPG
Views:	57
Size:	259.5 KB
ID:	2005521   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7154.JPG
Views:	58
Size:	202.3 KB
ID:	2005522   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7155.JPG
Views:	57
Size:	220.6 KB
ID:	2005523  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7156.JPG
Views:	60
Size:	305.8 KB
ID:	2005525  
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2014, 04:39 AM
  #18
ROLLIN ARMOUR
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Looking really good. Are you going to do anything for the interior or just have the window hatches down?
ROLLIN ARMOUR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2014, 10:02 PM
  #19
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hey mate no the side windows will stay shut as I have the Truck MF unit to go in along with the speaker and such so only the front windows will be hinged to mainly allow the removal of 2 screws inside which hold the cab on and the roof will be removable to allow for access to the MF unit and battery and the other pair of screws holding the cab on... so you would only see wiring inside so there's no real need to have the windows open......

Cheers Ken
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 10:34 AM
  #20
Rex Ross
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 2,688
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

What are your plans for all of that mechanical equipment behind the cab? Yikes ...... That stuff is a project all by itself !!!!!
Rex Ross is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 09:27 PM
  #21
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hey mate yeah you are right.... going to be some head scratching with that one... I have a couple of ideas for it, its not going to be 100% accurate of course but hopefully it will resemble it sort of I hope....lol
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 06:56 AM
  #22
Rex Ross
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 2,688
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reaper332 View Post
Hey mate yeah you are right.... going to be some head scratching with that one... I have a couple of ideas for it, its not going to be 100% accurate of course but hopefully it will resemble it sort of I hope....lol
~~~~~~~~

You can always cover that gear with a canvas tarp to protect it from rain, snow and dust !!!!
Rex Ross is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 08:51 PM
  #23
Reaper332
Thread Starter
 
Reaper332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Burpengary Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rex Ross View Post
~~~~~~~~

You can always cover that gear with a canvas tarp to protect it from rain, snow and dust !!!!
I like your thinking mate......
Reaper332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 03:41 PM
  #24
ROLLIN ARMOUR
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Looking good. I did not even think about where all the electronics would go. I guess no need for interior. That makes it easier. Rex is right about the mechanical equipment behind the cab. I was looking at my 1/35 Dragon Wagon and Yikes is right! That is a project. Good idea about the trap. I like that idea.
ROLLIN ARMOUR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 04:28 PM
  #25
Airbrushler
 
Airbrushler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Windsor, ON, CANADA
Posts: 3,455
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

you have to do the mechanical stuff...lol

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SSPX0051.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	122.1 KB
ID:	2006941   Click image for larger version

Name:	SSPX0052.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	140.5 KB
ID:	2006942   Click image for larger version

Name:	SSPX0053.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	188.5 KB
ID:	2006943  
Airbrushler is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:27 AM.