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ausf 02-08-2018 04:31 PM

Dml 1/6 m4a3(75)w
I'm surprised no one mentioned this yet:

1/6 M4A3(75)W Sherman

RichJohnson 02-08-2018 05:08 PM

Holy @#$&

Bagheera 02-08-2018 06:57 PM

anyone hear anything about what kind of price Dragon is going to be asking for this kit? looks like it would be an awesome build

Crius 02-08-2018 07:04 PM

And one of these to go with it?

1/6 1/4-Ton 4x4 Truck w/.30 cal Machine Gun

Scroll down and click on 1/6 and they have lots of goodies, but most are on backorder.

Crius 02-08-2018 07:04 PM

Originally Posted by Bagheera (Post 12404715)
anyone hear anything about what kind of price Dragon is going to be asking for this kit? looks like it would be an awesome build

It says $499.00

Bagheera 02-08-2018 07:08 PM

got to get me one. better start saving.
would love to see an Easy 8 76mm version

tankme 02-09-2018 10:19 AM

$499 is a great price for that kit seeing that a 1/16 static Tamiya Jagdpanther is retail cost of $534. I know street price is much lower, but $499 is retail for the Dragon kit.

MAUS45 02-09-2018 02:00 PM

The sit shows $499.99 and can be pre-ordered now.

MAUS45 02-09-2018 02:03 PM

Thanks for sharing Jeff. It would be cool to R/C one of these. It has nice detail as well. Not a bad price for a 1/6 scale model that could be R/C'ed up.

Old MSgt 02-09-2018 02:11 PM

Seems like I've seen one of these Dragon 1/6 Shermans before...

The Dragon Sherman IS pretty big and impressive.


armourguy 02-09-2018 03:20 PM

These have been on the market in one shape or form since 2012. As for RCing one that's a lot harder then it looks. These kits are designed from the get go to be static, and this shows in the model's running gear. FOA does make a rc conversion set which has nice tracks, a gearbox, and sprockets. IMO where the set can use some improvement is in the VVSS suspension. To save on costs he uses a lot of steel stamping for the swing arms and other VVSS parts. They look to work well, but for detail hurt the look of the tank. His set also runs about 2K which is another thing that tends to change people's minds, as they can also get a vantex for around the same price. However IMO For a running conversion it's the best option on the market, and performs much better then the home grown alternatives that I have seen.

As for price the static kits run about $400.00 which for 1/6 is on the affordable end, as when you start looking for RC tanks in this scale outside of the 21C stuart, you will be unable to find anything below 2K

Tankhobby 02-09-2018 04:27 PM

Dragon advertised a release of a Firefly version that never came out. Some sites had a prebuy option. Maybe with this release if it does well they will? The first one was a 105mm Sherman but includes the tube and mantlet for the 75mm. I was thinking about putting the top half of one of this on my Vantex Sherman. Trying to RC this I think would be tough but definitely worth the challenge. My thought would be to recast all the suspension, stiffen the chassis and of course make new tracks. The upper half could stay plastic as all the stress is in the bottom half. FOA has a T23 option too for making it a M4A3 (76mm).

Maybe they will release more 1/6 kits? I have the jeep also. Even for a static display it would be impressive.

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