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Old 02-12-2012, 03:39 PM
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A Stuart would be great, Cheep and fast, that how I like em...um...Tanks ,that how I like my tanks .

or a British tank.....
Old 02-12-2012, 04:48 PM
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Default RE: What should the next Tamiya Tank be?

Well, I think an M3 or M5 Stuart in 1/16 RC would be great, but I really don't think you're looking at a more affordable, cheaper kit just because it will be a smaller tank.

A desert version M3 Honey in British colors would be nice, but not the British tank I had envisioned.










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Old 09-29-2013, 04:05 PM
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Cromwell or Centaur ARV all the way!
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Centurion, Comet, A39 Tortoise heavy assault tank

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Old 09-29-2013, 05:17 PM
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Go retro. I vote T-26.
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"Any British WWII tank that starts with a "C" would be great..."

The time has come, Tamiya.
Old 09-29-2013, 05:21 PM
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Cromwell please.

The lack of british armor is dissapointing
Old 09-29-2013, 06:50 PM
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I don't usually chime in on these sorts of threads but what the heck

1 ) Cromwell or Comet
2 ) Semovente da 105/25 ( some of you expected me to list this one)
3) JapaneseType 97 Chi-Ha

I know the latter two of these will never see the light of day as a kit but still I'd like them. I plan on building the Semovente
in 1/10 scale at some point when my current dozen 1:10 projects are further along.... yeah right.

I also wanted to ask, besides the pain of the price, what is the general consensus of the Tamiya JS-2? is it as well engineered
as all the other Tamiya models or have quirks arisen?

Jerry
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I heard there might be a Stuart in the mix. Wasn't my first choice, but if one was produced I would buy it.
Old 09-29-2013, 07:19 PM
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Abrams
Old 09-29-2013, 07:21 PM
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My vote is for an M46 (for little investment by Tamiya) or an M48, M48A3 or M60A1 or A3.
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It's pointless to make polls about what's one's desire for next tamiya tank: they don't care.
But we can guess that next tank will be an ISU-152, using the same hull of the IS-2, same electronics, same mechanics, same sounds... they just have to upscale a 1/35 upper hull and they are done for another 'new' 900+ $$ model...
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I agree with all of the suggestions on the "wish list" posted here. The frustration of waiting for a particular tank to be manufactured is what made me start scratchbuilding. I think 3D printers are going to change things. I really hope so.
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I know it's hopeless, but it's fun to dream. Wouldn't a 120mm gun M103 be awsome!
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The Abrams. I would buy tomorrow. I am really surprised at the lack of 1/16 Abrams tanks.
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CHURCHILL ou B1bis
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Originally Posted by borealis View Post
It's pointless to make polls about what's one's desire for next tamiya tank: they don't care.
But we can guess that next tank will be an ISU-152, using the same hull of the IS-2, same electronics, same mechanics, same sounds... they just have to upscale a 1/35 upper hull and they are done for another 'new' 900+ $$ model...
Wish you were right!
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I want an M48 or M60.

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I would say something modern or something British WWII era. Otherwise I won't spend the money. Light tanks are a waste IMO as far as IR battling goes. They can be successful but how many people do you really think would buy an M3 or 5. Not many I would bet.
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Simple...an Abhrams. Nuff said.
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I would enjoy building any Allied or Axis New Tamiya WWII 1/16 rc kit that is not a re-issue or a TD variant.

A 1/16 scale Tamiya Abrams rc tank seems a must have for modern armor.

I do not know what the general hobby builder consensus for the Tamiya JS-2 rc Kit is other than the price issue, but I found the kit fun to build. I did some basic infrared battle setup upgrades: ETO Black Motors, Impact 8 tooth pinion gears and I used an ETO DT Panther G metal elevation arm. Used the OEM kit tracks (no other choice) and the model runs well.

Visit build details here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...5393693&type=3

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Old 09-30-2013, 02:47 PM
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Nice pcomm
Old 09-30-2013, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mcm308 View Post
The Abrams. I would buy tomorrow. I am really surprised at the lack of 1/16 Abrams tanks.
A-men to THAT! M1 Abrams, definitely! And a 1/16 Scale T-72, Tamiya. THEN You can make ALL the (YAWN) "Shermans" You Want!
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Originally Posted by vett guy View Post
how about a m48/m60
+1, yes! No idea why this hasn't been done already, this is the iconic cold-war tank, hopefully they'd have all the parts and bits for a Vietnam campaign version. I also think something from WW1 would be interesting and unique.

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