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Old 03-21-2013, 02:09 AM
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HiI'm a newbie to the RC world of tanks and tanks in general and wanted to ask one simple question well 2in factfirst one is how close do the HL tanks resemble the real item ,the second is can they be stripped down to the hull becauseI'd love to try hand to build more on to a basic RC any help and thoughts I'd appreciate greatly Thank you .
Old 03-21-2013, 03:27 AM
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they are not bad to the originals and some are better than others. Yes it is quite easy to strip them down to the hull and rebuild them.

Old 03-21-2013, 10:39 AM
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Lots of aftermarket support - tracks, suspension, metal kits and details.
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ORIGINAL: ivanhoe13

can they be stripped down to the hull
Yes, I strip all mine down, upgrade them and refinish them.

(I cheated a bit, the Tiger I is a Taigen, but they are somewhat similar in general construction to the HL)
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:55 AM
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Nice job on the Tanks. I like that shot of the King Tiger. Looks real.
Old 03-22-2013, 02:16 AM
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Nice job on the Tanks. I like that shot of the King Tiger. Looks real.
Thanks, that's "Anneleis", No. 314, one of the two Porsche turret Tiger II's used in the east by Abt. 503.

That picture was taken at a 2012 Can Am meet.

All of the four tanks in the picture are SLU IR conversions, all have 3:1 gearboxes.

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Thanks everybody for the help in this my search for an answer going to build most light and heavy armour some static some RC.



thanks again



Old 03-22-2013, 06:28 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

Whatever you choose please post pics as you progress, it soothes our sanity. And feel free to ask for help if needed.

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:44 PM
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Will post pics at the moment building two tigers both weekly publications here in the UK one thing is the barrels are split pieces I would like to replace both barrels with turned ones any ideas guys 1/16th scale



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Old 03-23-2013, 12:04 AM
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Ivanhoe, You being in the U K I would strongly advise you to go to Welsh Dragon Models, you will find a site full of all things 1/16 Tank and Steve is one of the most helpful people you could meet, Meaning no disrespect but you could compare him to the much missed Phil,   shaun
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also check out forgebear on ebay uk. The aforementioned (welshdragon) and forgebear are two of the best vendors on your side of the pond.

http://www.welshdragonmodels.co.uk/


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Hi everyone thanks for the help in my dilemma with the tanks now one more for the forum there's HL Taigen and one other begins with M but for the life of me I can not remember it at all the question is this how would you scale them in price and detail and how easy to obtain like hulls etc also is there one or a few good books on tiger camo as I said this is new to me.



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Me again sorry everyone using my cell phone to post so its about camo paint jobs on Tanks the Tiger book I have is scant but any help would be appreciated



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Hi everyone thanks for the help in my dilemma with the tanks now one more for the forum there's HL Taigen

They can be "worked on", too.

I am pleased with my Taigen Tiger I (late version) which I have converted to IR with new electronics and have installed Waltersons Gearboxes with 400 motors.

First picture is the "before" , the rest are "after"; last one is the modified interior with new electonics and gearboxes. The Motors/Gearboxes are under sheet aluminum shields to stop any lubricants from straying.

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Hi, I suppose the book to start with is OSPREY MODELLING,  MODELLING THE TIGER 1, It gives a lot of illustrated tips on all aspects of building and painting a Tiger 1 in different scales, if you go to GOOGLE and type Tiger 1 you will find a wealth of literature on the subject and do not forget this very site is full of help if you are prepared to spend time searching.   shaun
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Fantastic KT shot

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