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Old 05-13-2019, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Pcomm1.v2 View Post
Cool, "1/16 balsa warbirds and I am loving it".
Well, I am not sure if you are being ironic here or not, lol. But yes, look at what people is building, this video is not mine:

This is 1.32 but you will get the idea.

A lot of people makes them even able to fly, and with lights, sounds... A lot of scratchbuilding and a very enjoyable build. And it is a great addon for our tanks, spices the battlefield a bit
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:23 AM
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Another great scale aircraft modeler to checkout:


Off topic. Enjoy all scale aircraft modeling including balsa builds. I have been building 1/48 scale aircraft models way longer than armor.


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Old 05-13-2019, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Pcomm1.v2 View Post
Perhaps Rad_Schuhart: Looking forward to seeing a informative Tamiya RC Sheridian + El MOD photo build report.
well John. Maybe you can do the report. 😀
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:36 AM
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I preordered mine already
Let's see YOURS then!!!
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Panther F View Post
Let's see YOURS then!!!
lol. Mine would take 3 years. I am my moms caregiver so itís hard to hurry n finish these kit. Lol. So Iím hoping someone will do it.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:17 AM
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I still would like to see it in a battle config. Has anyone else found a pic or video of it with an apple?
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:01 AM
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Not seen the mounted TBU, but if capable, that is how I will build it. May post build photos on Facebook and rcu, but might not be the first out the gate. tch2000, I understand the dedication it takes to be a care giver for a parent(s). Your a good guy!

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Originally Posted by Pcomm1.v2 View Post
Not seen the mounted TBU, but if capable, that is how I will build it. May post build photos on Facebook and rcu, but might not be the first out the gate. tch2000, I understand the dedication it takes to be a care giver for a parent(s). Your a good guy!
thx a lot John,I lost my dad 3 years ago and my sister last year so I have been thru a lot. N now my moms health is declining. So all I can do is pray and do the best I can for her. To take care of her.
Sorry I got off topic. 👍🏽
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:52 AM
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Sheridan TBU Update: emailed Tamiya USA yesterday and they relied today, they do not know yet if the Sheridan rc kit is Battle Unit compatible. Hang in there tch2000, for sure shared experiences.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:12 PM
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While browsing the hobby show pictures from Tamiya's Japan website I saw a (tentative) static model of the M551 and it included some exciting details that, if they do not some with the RC version should be able to be ordered (I HOPE)


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Originally Posted by tch2000 View Post

thx a lot John,I lost my dad 3 years ago and my sister last year so I have been thru a lot. N now my moms health is declining. So all I can do is pray and do the best I can for her. To take care of her.
Sorry I got off topic. 👍🏽
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While browsing the hobby show pictures from Tamiya's Japan website I saw a (tentative) static model of the M551 and it included some exciting details that, if they do not some with the RC version should be able to be ordered (I HOPE)


oh nice.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:59 PM
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video on the Tamiya facebook page shows it being deom'ed using the new finespec shortcut buttons if you watch closely

https://www.facebook.com/TamiyaUSA/v...2615906414646/
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by pitstain View Post
video on the Tamiya facebook page shows it being deom'ed using the new finespec shortcut buttons if you watch closely

https://www.facebook.com/TamiyaUSA/v...2615906414646/
freaking nice. Is the sound accurate ?
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:30 AM
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Most .50 Cal MGs sound the same, as for the main gun I have no idea but it sounds good to me, the turret traverse sounds nice but I can make out engine sounds, however Tamiya always records the engine sounds from an actual specimen of the tank they are making as far as I am aware.
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The Philips head screws on that screen assembly just cry out "change us"....

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Originally Posted by Tanque View Post
The Philips head screws on that screen assembly just cry out "change us"....

Jerry
Yeah those hurt my eyes as well, seeing as it is metal to metal I may just solder the mesh on or get some scale looking bolts.
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Rad_Schuhart View Post
Lol, sorry to disappoint you, guys, but I am not going to get the Sheridan... First because honestly I dont like it, and second because I dont think I will have more tanks ever. I already have a small platoon and I want to focus in my battlefield now, with buildings, lights, sounds, explosions, fountains with water, bridges and so on. I also discovered the world of 1/16 balsa warbirds and I am loving it.

But I will follow somebody else`s build log, I am curious!
Rad, I kinda thought I read you stated earlier in this thread you would improve upon Tamiya’s Sheridan electronic package, disappoint for sure, lol.



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Old 05-16-2019, 02:57 PM
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The Philips head screws on that screen assembly just cry out "change us"....

Jerry
Cap screws, lol.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Pcomm1.v2 View Post


Cap screws, lol.
Whatever floats the builder's boat. Never having seen a full sized Sheridan up close ( except Littlefield's) with that screen contraption I wouldn't really know what sort of fasteners it had or if it was just welded. Perhaps they used Holt Head bolts..
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Whatever floats the builder's boat. Never having seen a full sized Sheridan up close ( except Littlefield's) with that screen contraption I wouldn't really know what sort of fasteners it had or if it was just welded. Perhaps they used Holt Head bolts..
The Littlefield funeral Sheridan, RIP:

The screen contraption was mounted to keep RPG rounds off the drivers face etc and the frame may have been either welded or Holt head bolts were used. Not a lot of Sheridan photo reference online, hard to tell. Some of the screen contractions did not use a frame. So, will need to go to books for better photo detail.

Though, might base my modelís paint on Mr Littlefieldís Sheridan.
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All I know is that our Sheridan at the Fort Snelling Museum smoked like a SOB whenever we ran it. Worse than the one from the video. It was a diesel power plant and probably had diesel in it from the Vietnam War era... I remember we pumped out 45 gallons of diesel out of one of our Shermans that had been in there God only knows how long, ran it through a makeshift fuel filter/water separator, and put it back in the Sherman. Sure enough it ran on it. The Sheridan is a cool vehicle in my opinion. I do hope they get the sound of the engine right.
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Originally Posted by Pcomm1.v2 View Post

Rad, I kinda thought I read you stated earlier in this thread you would improve upon Tamiya’s Sheridan electronic package, disappoint for sure, lol.

Hi, again I dont know if you are being sarcastic or not, but please dont start another fight.

If I were building a Sheridan, I would be replacing the electronics for sure.
As many of you guys know, I love to have as many sounds, options and lights as possible. I am currently working in 3 sound sets (that will be free available for everybody soon) Radial Sherman, King Tiger and another tank not yet revealed, but for example what I can tell you is with the king tiger, I have a user sound bank where I play tank commander voices at my will. I deep tested it with colleagues and family and is quite fun. I can direct the entire platoon, because the tank commander keeps giving the orders at my will like "turn right" "Left" "fowards" "attack!" and whatever you can imagine, triggered depending of the switch/button you press in the radio. I also added more sounds like air raid attacks, radio chatters, artillery strikes and more, so it is kinda fun, at least for me. If I get bored of the sounds, I can replace them in seconds.

And, of course, for so many options you need a minimum of 8 channel radio, 16 ch recommended.

If you or anybody is interested on the sounds, I will give them for free. First sound set should be ready in about two weeks.

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Interesting rc stuff. Any rc tank visual proof?

And dude, no fight from me.

You started matters and just took offense that I did not need or want your useless advice and help, free or not, on resolving past Tamiya Abrams' kit new release issues.

So this means for sure you are not assembling a Tamiya Sheridan?
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Originally Posted by Pcomm1.v2 View Post
Interesting rc stuff. Any rc tank visual proof?

And dude, no fight from me.

You started matters and just took offense that I did not need or want your useless advice and help, free or not, on resolving past Tamiya Abrams' kit new release issues.

So this means for sure you are not assembling a Tamiya Sheridan?
1) In fact did a couple of VERY EARLY BETA videos some days ago. Testing some sherman sounds in a king tiger hull.



Regarding my "useless advice and help" well, I have seen a colleague having an issue, and I wanted to help him. I would be glad if somebody tries to help me if I had any issue.

And no, 100% I wont be assembling a sheridan. as I said, main reason is I dont like it, and second I have my tank park full.
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OK.
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