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YHR 11-11-2012 05:38 PM

Another new tank
 
Just read this on RCTR

HobbyBoss getting in to 1/16 scale with a Tiger

[link=http://www.modellbauwelt-bliestal.de//product_info.php?info=p10791_PzKpfwVI-Tiger-I-1-16.html&XTCsid=a6126bc2b40373c35867a7f78110ebab]Tiger[/link]

Wouldn't it be great to have a bunch of $80 static kits to use for parts. Sure wish they would do their 2A6M CAN with the slat armour like they did in 1/35 scale

Cheers

DirtyBird69 11-11-2012 06:47 PM

RE: Another new tank
 
How exciting, another Tiger...........................................NO T! [:@]

YHR 11-11-2012 07:05 PM

RE: Another new tank
 
Yes I mentioned that on the other forum. Why does everyone do a Tiger.

Martellus 11-11-2012 07:28 PM

RE: Another new tank
 
Because in terms of mass appeal people have raised the tiger to a sort of godlike, unkillable BA tank status. Or any german tank from WWII for that matter. This is a first venture, so I am sure they just want to get a large audience and see how it goes

no12skyline 11-12-2012 02:05 AM

RE: Another new tank
 
Unfortunately they are getting into a marketplace that is already well-populated by Tamiya, Heng Long and Wasan/Torro, the only way they can eke a niche for themselves is if they do a late Tiger.

Tamiya and Heng Long already have the early Tiger well covered, Wasan/Torro does a mid-production Tiger. Hate to say this, and I probably sound like a whiner, but they would have more luck doing a modern tank of any kind.

tomhugill 11-12-2012 02:50 AM

RE: Another new tank
 
This is a static late tiger if I'm not mistaken, pretty sure no one does one in 1/16 already. It'll hopefully be great for kit bashing a late version without the expensive metal parts!

YHR 11-12-2012 03:45 AM

RE: Another new tank
 
Quote:

ORIGINAL: Martellus

Because in terms of mass appeal people have raised the tiger to a sort of godlike, unkillable BA tank status. Or any german tank from WWII for that matter. This is a first venture, so I am sure they just want to get a large audience and see how it goes
Yes I know how popular the Tiger is but this 1/16 scale market is saturated with Tigers. My fear is Hobbyboss will have dismal sales with it, and then give up on 1/16 as being unprofitable .

A Comet, Churchill, or Abrams would have sold better would be my guess.

tisaksen 11-12-2012 06:27 AM

RE: Another new tank
 
Trumpeter does a static kit in 1:16 which is awesome.

tisaksen 11-12-2012 06:31 AM

RE: Another new tank
 
Sorry they do a King Tiger, not a Tiger.

DirtyBird69 11-12-2012 06:35 AM

RE: Another new tank
 
You said it YHR....I'm with you...http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...sn/thumbup.gif


Quote:

ORIGINAL: YHR

Quote:

ORIGINAL: Martellus

Because in terms of mass appeal people have raised the tiger to a sort of godlike, unkillable BA tank status. Or any german tank from WWII for that matter. This is a first venture, so I am sure they just want to get a large audience and see how it goes
Yes I know how popular the Tiger is but this 1/16 scale market is saturated with Tigers. My fear is Hobbyboss will have dismal sales with it, and then give up on 1/16 as being unprofitable .

A Comet, Churchill, or Abrams would have sold better would be my guess.

Panther G 11-12-2012 03:19 PM

RE: Another new tank
 
There have been more Tamiya Tiger I's built than the real thing. Kinda silly isn't it?

herrmill 11-13-2012 04:20 AM

RE: Another new tank
 
Considering Trumpeter produces most of Hobby Boss' kits, I'd not be surprised if a lot of the parts aren't being pulled off tooling from the now defunct WSN R/C Tiger.

tomhugill 11-13-2012 05:12 AM

RE: Another new tank
 
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