RE: 1/6'th scale tanks
I would like to thank you all for your replies in this matter. I have checked out the recommended sites and rctankcombat is more along the lines of what I was looking for, thanks Mike and Steve T. I enjoy scratch-building my models, heck I could probably put one of these together for less than $200 with all of the "junk" that I have laying around here.
To all of the rest of you here thanks, your tanks are all very nice. Having been "playing" with hobbies for many years now, you get what you pay for. Yes, the Tamyia tanks are expensive but they are reliable and built well. So quit complaining about the quality of the H-L and Walmart specials, they are made in China, they ARE going to break. You get what you pay for.
Just my two cents worth.