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Old 01-22-2019, 11:33 AM
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Lightbulb New tamiya rc m551 sheridan

https://shop.aaftankmuseum.com/Produ...wkQ1YuctMHCRuc
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:35 AM
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We posted at exactly the same time
Some can remove my thread, please

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Old 01-22-2019, 11:40 AM
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Yep, I got the e-mail too.

Wonder how much it will cost.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:08 PM
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I see on the Tamiya website the 1/35 Vietnam M551 being released, but no mention of a 1/16 RC one.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:19 PM
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I have to say a Sheridan would 1) not have been my first guess as to their next model and 2) my last choice for their next model.
My perception is although the full size machine was /is interesting to a degree it wasn't really a smashing success as a weapons system..

I'm happy for those who are really buzzed over this.

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Old 01-22-2019, 12:21 PM
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It says on the AAF website...

"Tamiya 1/16th Radio Control M551 Sheridan Tank - Preorder"
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Pah co chu puk View Post
It says on the AAF website...

"Tamiya 1/16th Radio Control M551 Sheridan Tank - Preorder"
I know what their site says, I can read. I was just saying the Manufacturer website, who in the past has put up some sort of pictures or announcement, doesnt have anything listed.
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:35 PM
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Nice. I think I'll wait a bit to make sure they have the bugs worked out. Unlike I did with the Abrams.
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:51 PM
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Usually the vendor is notified first before Tamiya lists it and you can bank on them (AAF Museum) being correct.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Maccrage View Post
Nice. I think I'll wait a bit to make sure they have the bugs worked out. Unlike I did with the Abrams.
Tamiya RC Sheridan. Never on my rc tank wish build list, but kinda interesting still, ‘cause I like Cold War armor. Probably will wait for the second build wave, so some one else can tell us all what the kit is and what Tamiya did wrong with the kit, if anything.

For sure dealing with Tamiya USA for help on the Tamiya Abrams build and trouble shooting the electronics issues is something I would not want to do again, LOL, a huge time bandit effort. The trust is long gone.



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Old 01-22-2019, 06:53 PM
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I'm looking forward to it. Thinking about doing some of the NTC VISMODs.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Maccrage View Post
I'm looking forward to it. Thinking about doing some of the NTC VISMODs.
M551 Sheridan visually modified to resemble a T-80. Interesting for sure.




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Must be an OP4 tank...
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Can’t wait.
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:53 AM
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Will it be amphibious too?



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I've seen it listed in the tamiyablog website. The Nuremberg toy fair is next weekend, so we'll probably see pics then.

https://tamiyablog.com/2019/01/some-...toy-fair-2019/
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No interest in this model, but big props to Tamiya for still developing new kits for the others to copy right down to the photo-etch and decals.

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Old 01-23-2019, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Spitvalve View Post
No interest in this model, but big props to Tamiya for still developing new kits for the others to copy right down to the photo-etch and decals.

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Old 01-23-2019, 03:55 PM
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Sometimes I don't understand Tamiya marketing. An M60 or T-54/55 would have been more appealing to me. Heck even a Bradley would be cool. The Sheridan is a definite "Meh" - esp at Tamiya prices. Unless it comes with some new features? Even If I even wanted one, I'd wait for the $200 Heng long copy.
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Perhaps Tamiya will next release a 1/16 scale C-130 with pallets and parachutes so you can drop your Sheridan into the next Battle Day...

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Agreed...it's kind of a weird choice.
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“I want a 1/16th scale M551 Sheridan”, said no one ever.

That being said, if Tamiya doesn’t make it, then it is likely that no volume manufacturer ever would.

It would be interesting to see where this armored fighting vehicle would fit in the scheme of IR battling - with a scale 70kph, with next to no armor, it’s likely to be Tamiya’s first light tank - would it simply operate on the Light tank setting on the DMD, or would there be some other additional quirks?
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Insure wanna see pics of this new tank. Has anyone pre ordered yet?
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:49 AM
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I saw this a few years back.

M551_Sheridan - CG-Model
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Originally Posted by cleong View Post
“I want a 1/16th scale M551 Sheridan”, said no one ever.

That being said, if Tamiya doesn’t make it, then it is likely that no volume manufacturer ever would.

It would be interesting to see where this armored fighting vehicle would fit in the scheme of IR battling - with a scale 70kph, with next to no armor, it’s likely to be Tamiya’s first light tank - would it simply operate on the Light tank setting on the DMD, or would there be some other additional quirks?
Actually, I know someone who said that once.

He used to be a crewman on one.
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