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Forum: RC Tanks
10-28-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,634
Posted By cleong

2 hours is nothing. I used to drive 10 hours each...

2 hours is nothing. I used to drive 10 hours each way to get to proper tank battles in a proper RC tank battlefield. Yes, meet people and talk to them and go in with an open mind since you're new and...
Forum: RC Tanks
10-27-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,637
Posted By cleong

I really feel for Andrew/Haya and the trials the...

I really feel for Andrew/Haya and the trials the Chieftain had to go through to come to market - first it was accused as being a copy of another guy's scratchbuild, then it gets mistaken for a...
Forum: RC Tanks
09-02-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,926
Posted By cleong

Fire at Ludwig Modellbau

Sharing it here since maybe not everyone is on Facebook - it appears Christian Ludwig has suffered a fire in his hobby room and many items were affected. German translation wasn’t entirely clear but...
Forum: RC Tanks
07-03-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By cleong

In the first photo, the UPS truck is literally in...

In the first photo, the UPS truck is literally in the background of the shot!
Forum: RC Tanks
06-21-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By cleong

Good to know you're still kicking around!

Good to know you're still kicking around!
Forum: RC Tanks
06-07-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 16,985
Posted By cleong

Nice catch. That would make everyone happy.

Nice catch. That would make everyone happy.
Forum: RC Tanks
06-06-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 16,985
Posted By cleong

Well Tamiya USA has received their production...

Well Tamiya USA has received their production unit of the M551; those gearbox plates are pretty burly and the DMD screen just confirms settings. Still no clear indication of battle unit compatibility...
Forum: RC Tanks
05-18-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 16,985
Posted By cleong

For all the thought and effort that Tamiya has...

For all the thought and effort that Tamiya has taken in the past to conceal un-scale fasteners (Tiger I for example) it is a glaring moment of CBF-ness to have an M3 screw head sitting out on the...
Forum: RC Tanks
05-18-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,030
Posted By cleong

I'm another guy who liked the Abrams so much I...

I'm another guy who liked the Abrams so much I bought the Heng Long Abrams and then as soon as the Tamiya Abrams came out, that as well.

Just for the sake of this thread, here is how each of my...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-30-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By cleong

Funny enough, both Ludwig and Schumo/AFV have...

Funny enough, both Ludwig and Schumo/AFV have recast suspension parts for the T-55. I bought a few small parts some time back, but maybe I should be buying more now.
Forum: RC Tanks
04-13-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By cleong

I think you misunderstand, I’m in no way claiming...

I think you misunderstand, I’m in no way claiming my weathering is great (or even any was done, aside from preshading), it’s merely fit for my purpose which is RC tanking, and not scale model...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-09-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By cleong

Oddly enough Wargaming has stepped forward to...

Oddly enough Wargaming has stepped forward to host TigerAce’s files:

TigerAce1945 Archives - Wargaming3D (http://www.wargaming3d.com/vendor/tigerace1945/)
Forum: RC Tanks
04-08-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By cleong

My tanks mostly start out factory-fresh and get...

My tanks mostly start out factory-fresh and get weathered in actual use, so weathering is a process I let happen naturally :D
Forum: RC Tanks
04-07-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By cleong

The paint job and installation of the Clark...

The paint job and installation of the Clark electronics were done by OKMO's people and it was finished in German Democratic Republic colours of tank 4133 amongst the choices available in the...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-07-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By cleong

Hooben T-55A (first run production)

Its been a l-o-n-g time since I posted anything new on these forums, there's a heap of really nice builds so its quite a lot to live up to. This build is/was pretty straightforward, but was a long...
Forum: RC Tanks
03-16-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By cleong

Its been fun; I'm cooling my heels at the Comfort...

Its been fun; I'm cooling my heels at the Comfort Inn after a whole day on the field and in the shop buying up parts! Good to see familiar friendly faces and new faces as well. If you guys are ever...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-23-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 16,985
Posted By cleong

“I want a 1/16th scale M551 Sheridan”, said no...

“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...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-19-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,887
Posted By cleong

I rarely make comments like this but the last...

I rarely make comments like this but the last thing the 1/16th model world needs is another Tiger - every notable manufacturer from Bandai to WSN and everyone in between seems to have done one.
...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-08-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,887
Posted By cleong

I'm in if its in the $600 range.

I'm in if its in the $600 range.
Forum: RC Tanks
01-04-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By cleong

I have a PDSGB and found that it is quite heavy...

I have a PDSGB and found that it is quite heavy compared to the standard gearboxes that it replaces. As an IR tank it is quite annoying to have to compensate your gun barrel angle for the tank's sag...
Forum: RC Tanks
12-05-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,109
Posted By cleong

Crazy as it may seem, the clone makers have of...

Crazy as it may seem, the clone makers have of recent years released some tanks that Tamiya didn't make first - ZTZ-99, Abrams, Challenger and Type 90 come to mind.
Forum: RC Tanks
12-05-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,646
Posted By cleong

Tamiyas are horribly old and outdated solid-state...

Tamiyas are horribly old and outdated solid-state electronics in a programmable microchip world. Get rid of them while you can!

(I'd love for more people to replace their Tamiya electronics for...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-26-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By cleong

The documentary was originally made in French...

The documentary was originally made in French hence the additional attention on the Char B1
Forum: RC Tanks
11-08-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By cleong

Your worry about the idler wheel making contact...

Your worry about the idler wheel making contact with the first road wheel is unfounded as the two are interlinked - as the roadwheel compresses it pushes the idler wheel down to maintain correct...
Forum: RC Tanks
09-29-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By cleong

Yes, I plan to hack up the Tamiya's lower hull to...

Yes, I plan to hack up the Tamiya's lower hull to match Ludwig's 2A4 upper in order to retain the turret ring, bearings, and main gun support pivot. The two turret shapes are slightly off and thus...
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