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Old 12-28-2005, 11:02 PM
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I'm seriously thinking about getting into 1/6'th scale tanks but I notice that there are very few of you here into them. Is there a better place/forum where they are more common.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:39 PM
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Default RE: 1/6'th scale tanks

..if 1/6th scale tank were common, so would the forums..

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Old 12-28-2005, 11:55 PM
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You know, big toys for big boys.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:20 AM
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Default RE: 1/6'th scale tanks

I think that the problem is that there are so few 1:6 scale tanks within our price range.

I just go t a 1:6 scale Stuart (plastic: $150.00), but I don't know of any others that are for sale for less than a few grand.

If you've got the duckies, check out what these cats have to offer:

http://www.totalmodel.com/military/pages/index_19.shtml

http://www.mark-1-tank.co.uk/

http://www.armortek.co.uk/productrange.html

http://www.rcarmory.com/

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Old 12-29-2005, 12:21 AM
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Default RE: 1/6'th scale tanks

The only mainstream manufacturer of the 1/6 rc tanks is 21st century toys, ultimate soldier. They only have the Stuart tank in different color schemes as far as I know. There is a Yahoo discussion group that talks about the different modifications and upgrades you can do to these. I own one of them , and are readily available on ebay.
There are the very high end ones available as well, made of metal etc..but these cost the same as a car or something like that. Plus I have heard more than my share of dissatisfied clients of these "high end" tanks. They do however have many different models to choose from...Tigers etc. A quick google search should point you in the right direction.

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Old 12-29-2005, 08:47 AM
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Hi Guys
this is a special thank you to the guys who helped me get my sons tank up and running SFC from netherlands,icecreamslick from Texas USA guys take a bow you saved christmas with all the help you gave a real credit to to you both i took the tank apart and found nothing loose nor busted so it was`nt that but jason thanks for the pics gave me a intrest i9n joining the boys at play ,SFC spot on with the battery
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:16 PM
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Check out the www.rctankcombat.com site. There's an email based forum that you can register for. These guys are very helpful and full of great building ideas. They mostly scratchbuild 1/6th scale RC Combat tanks. They shoot paintballs at each other. I'm going to build a Jagdpanther for combat. Not entirely 1/6th though as the rules for combat participation stipulate a tank of no less than 36" in length.

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As Mike mentions, RCTankCombat.com is a good site to check out if your interested in building 1:6 scale tanks on a budget. I've built two to date, a T34-85 and a Cromwell, both to 1:6 scale. I need to correct a statement Mike made regarding the 36" length requirement. Our rules state that if you build at a scale other than 1:6 scale the vehicle hull length must be at least 36". If you build at 1:6 scale the vehicle length can be below 36". We call this our three foot rule. This allows conversion of the 1:6 scale GI Joe toys and also allows construction of the larger tanks to a size that is easily manageable.

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Steve-- Thanks for the correction. I misread the rules. Some of these tanks can be absolutely massive in these larger scales.

If you haven't checked out the noted site yet you should. It has lots of great tips and techniques for building these behemoths and constructing tracks (which was the most daunting part in my view until going on the site) and lots of cool video clips.

All in all, the best and most helpful site with regards to getting a big shooting tank up and running.

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Old 12-30-2005, 09:33 PM
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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.

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