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Old 01-24-2014, 10:28 AM
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Default New tank from Taigen! T34/76! Metal version!

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I wanted to release some beta pictures of our new T34/85 now in the testing phase. All tooling is finished and is expected to ship by end of Q2. It will be available in both airsoft and infrared versions.

This will be a metal version T34/76. It will come with a metal chassis, metal turret, metal tracks, metal road wheels with rubber tires, metal idler wheels, metal drive wheels, and a few other metal accessories. These tanks will be fully painted, this one was just completed right before the bossman came back to the states and was yet to be painted. It will also come with a 360 degree turret. This tank will be the first fitted with the 360 mod. All future new tooling models will have this mod, and another thread has been started about the mod itself and there is a video of this exact tank with it
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:31 AM
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Did you mean T-34/85? This looks like a T-34/85.
Old 01-24-2014, 10:53 AM
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Yup, it is an 85. Sorry about that. I usually don't post until I have a demo but I got excited about this one

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This looks good, especially the wheels.

So is this a partial metal tank?




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I still haven't got my demo in yet, but it will be the Tiger equivalent of a metal version. It will still have the plastic upper hull (metal top hulls are a pain) but the whole tank has been re-tooled like our Tiger 1 was. It will have all the metal parts everyone likes from us such as the lower hull and suspension arms. Once again I must say the paintjob isnt final, I just wanted to leak some pictures
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oh man.. a metal T-34....I might get this one....you're killing me guys! (I mean you're killing my budget)
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Dammit, I just got the HL one! Will the metal wheels and the rear transmission screen be available separately?
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Originally Posted by modelbob71 View Post
Dammit, I just got the HL one! Will the metal wheels and the rear transmission screen be available separately?
Yes all the parts will be available separate ...When we release the tank.. Modelman
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Originally Posted by MODELMAN2 View Post
Yes all the parts will be available separate ...When we release the tank.. Modelman
Thanks bossman!
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This is ridiculous!!! In a good way!!! I zoomed in on the photos and the freakadeaken plastic upper hull is already textured like metal !!! yea baby!!! So we have to wait till June for this beautiful beast???? What is the ball park price? We will not hold your feet to the fire, just an idea???
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Originally Posted by MAUS45 View Post
This is ridiculous!!! In a good way!!! I zoomed in on the photos and the freakadeaken plastic upper hull is already textured like metal !!! yea baby!!! So we have to wait till June for this beautiful beast???? What is the ball park price? We will not hold your feet to the fire, just an idea???
Our factory is closed for the next 4 weeks for Chinese new Year ...So add 6-8 weeks for production and and 35 days for the container to arrive in Florida .... 0-30 days for Murphys Law....... And I think we end up late Q2 As quick as I can believe me ...... Raising the bar with each new tank IMEX-TAIGEN
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Originally Posted by MAUS45 View Post
This is ridiculous!!! In a good way!!! I zoomed in on the photos and the freakadeaken plastic upper hull is already textured like metal !!! yea baby!!! So we have to wait till June for this beautiful beast???? What is the ball park price? We will not hold your feet to the fire, just an idea???
That's funny I was wondering how long it would take someone to notice the texture. Great eye! Just for that here is a large file to zoom in some more just for you guys
I can't upload them to RCU, so you will just have to use the dropbox link for the 60MB picture hehe. Zoom away my friends.....
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MODELMAN2 said,

"Our factory is closed for the next 4 weeks for Chinese new Year ...So add 6-8 weeks for production and and 35 days for the container to arrive in Florida .... 0-30 days for Murphys Law....... And I think we end up late Q2 As quick as I can believe me ...... Raising the bar with each new tank IMEX-TAIGEN"

Ok, so that gives me time to throw all my change in the change bucket to save for this one instead of going into more debt. How much change will I need to take this one off the lot Modelman2, boss of Erik? I hope your boss has a sense of Humor Erik, cause I do not want to get you in trouble!!!

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Those wheels are gorgeous :P Very cool, I like.

I watched the 360 turret video and it has recoil! Are you using the white Asiatam / Taigen unit in this too?

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WOW.. This is my next tank! I am so happy I didnt get the plastic HL. Will this be available in kit form? I assume the price is going to be about the same as the metal Tiger 1 ? I hope this comes out in a raw kit form that we can paint ourselves. Thanks
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Yep...I like it. How about a version that is unpainted or in a kit form? Or, if you want to do something different for the paint job, how about T-34/85 from the NKPA (North Korea People's Army)?

Airsoft, too? (Say yes)

Edit: I like the lense on the headlamp.
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Originally Posted by MAUS45 View Post
MODELMAN2 said,

"Our factory is closed for the next 4 weeks for Chinese new Year ...So add 6-8 weeks for production and and 35 days for the container to arrive in Florida .... 0-30 days for Murphys Law....... And I think we end up late Q2 As quick as I can believe me ...... Raising the bar with each new tank IMEX-TAIGEN"

Ok, so that gives me time to throw all my change in the change bucket to save for this one instead of going into more debt. How much change will I need to take this one off the lot Modelman2, boss of Erik? I hope your boss has a sense of Humor Erik, cause I do not want to get you in trouble!!!
I expect cost to be around the same as our RTR TIGER 1 METAL ....Production cost not 100% set yet Modelman
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Originally Posted by philipat View Post
Yep...I like it. How about a version that is unpainted or in a kit form? Or, if you want to do something different for the paint job, how about T-34/85 from the NKPA (North Korea People's Army)?

Airsoft, too? (Say yes)

Edit: I like the lense on the headlamp.
RTR versions only Painted 2 Versions Airsoft or IR No kit form
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Will the metal wheels, suspension arms and springs be available separately?
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will the metal wheels, suspension arms and springs be available separately?
yes
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Ball bearings will be included in the gear set sprocket wheel idler wheel shoulder wheels and bearing between turret and upper hull
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this will be the next thing to save up for ....come on lottery....lol nice job you guys it looks amazing just waiting on the total cost ?
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Originally Posted by MODELMAN2 View Post
RTR versions only Painted 2 Versions Airsoft or IR No kit form
okay...thanks. how about a Korean War paint scheme for something different?
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I want the metal chassis,suspension arms and chassis for sure.

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Originally Posted by Imex-Erik View Post
Hey everyone,
I wanted to release some beta pictures of our new T34/85 now in the testing phase. All tooling is finished and is expected to ship by end of Q2. It will be available in both airsoft and infrared versions.

This will be a metal version T34/76. It will come with a metal chassis, metal turret, metal tracks, metal road wheels with rubber tires, metal idler wheels, metal drive wheels, and a few other metal accessories. These tanks will be fully painted, this one was just completed right before the bossman came back to the states and was yet to be painted. It will also come with a 360 degree turret. This tank will be the first fitted with the 360 mod. All future new tooling models will have this mod, and another thread has been started about the mod itself and there is a video of this exact tank with it
Great news !
Thanks for posting
- what kind of suspension will be inside - metal swing arms with torsion bars as it was in Taigen Tiger I ?,
-are all wheels will be with ball bearings?
-what type of gearboxes- steel 4:1 or other?
- when the tank will be available in USA or/and in Europe?

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