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Old 01-08-2019, 02:31 PM
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Default Clark's 1/16 Cromwell

It's refreshing to have a player in the market who actually listens to consumers when it comes to a subject that most have ignored over the years, British armor. Clark will be entering the market this year with several RTR models including a Cromwell. Also under consideration is the A34 Comet.

Clark, is to be a kit or RTR? Can you advise more details, ie, will it be along the lines of Tamiya/Taigan with metal/plastic construction or all plastic? Any idea towards release date & price range? Thanks.

CLARK: Should be RTR, include S.Bus TK40 and radio, metal + plastic construction, middle of 2019 and $600 price range I estimated now.
You can follow his progress on their Facebook page.

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I'm in if its in the $600 range.
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Hes been demoing his Bradley AFV recently. Hot stuff!
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The Bradley looks awesome...
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Oooooh, at that price-point,rtr I’d be player!!
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That seems low for a clark. My m60 was an expensive kit. It was 1500 just to get it to my door, then i put metal wheels and an ibu on it.
I bet the Bradley is going to be costly.
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Yes, the Bradley does look nice but I've always been wanting a proper British runner so that's been my focus. Perhaps a Centurion Mk3 will be in the offering if he sees enough interest.

If you scroll down through Clark's FB page, you'll find he put up a poll on Christmas Day asking for comment on future models. Here's a screenshot of what he posted. He decided to first go with the Cromwell & said he'll decide next one in February so now is the time to add your comments & suggestions.

https://www.facebook.com/31320991978...6781782469788/



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Old 01-09-2019, 06:57 PM
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I like the effort and may have to invest my self. The Bradley is also a wish list item to keep my Abrams from being lonely!
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The man works fast.



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I plan on carrying them for NA if you want to save a little on shipping and have some extra bells and whistles added in as per my usual... :-)
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The RC M113A1 looks cool. More info would be nice.
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As stated above, you can follow Clark's progress on his FB page.
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Alas, I don't do Facebook. It keeps blocking my view of Clark's site asking me to join.
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Hate to say but your loss if you don't see what he's posting along with the comments & suggestions pouring in. Cromwell took priority which is already in the works & he's garnered a lot of interest in the Bradley, Comet, M60 & soft skins such as Sd.Kfz. 251.
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...do you know, that a lot of these tanks are available since some years?
Britisch Tank HQ
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What I would love to have is a ww2 Jeep.
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Rad, thats a custom job. Get a franklin mint MB, then find a suitable rock crawler rc truck to replace the axles. A club member in LA built one and it worked.
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Rad, thats a custom job. Get a franklin mint MB, then find a suitable rock crawler rc truck to replace the axles. A club member in LA built one and it worked.
Danbury Mint. I have one in the build queue. Found a little Land Rover crawler I'm going to use.
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Hi guys, yep, I know some guys are turning to rc some stating 1/18 and 1/16 models... But I think for me thats too complicated. I have no problem with electronics at all, but is more on the mechanical conversion.

Anyway if you have detailed photos for the conversion, I may give it a try!
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Whether or not you like Clark or not you have to give props to him for being dedicated to the hobby. I would be interested in the M113 if there were options for the A3 model.
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Originally Posted by Panzerjaeger66 View Post
...do you know, that a lot of these tanks are available since some years?
Britisch Tank HQ
they have but at best they're semi kits which need an experienced builder who can scratch build the detail parts and tackle the mechanical side competently. They're also very expensive (which is to be expected given the cottage industry nature), where as these look to be more of a complete kit at a lower price with everything included, we shall see if it comes to fruition (I hope it does!).
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Originally Posted by Panzerjaeger66 View Post
...do you know, that a lot of these tanks are available since some years?
Britisch Tank HQ
Certainly do but not interested in a Ludwig kit.
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Clark posted his specs earlier today. Am not a huge fan of the Mato gearbox but will take it. Clark has since corrected his post & confirmed it will come with metal track.

1/16 British Cromwell Mk.IV

Specification:
-Metal track, road wheel, drive sprocket and idler
-Full steel gear box(from Mato)
-Ball bearing type turret gear ring and full steel motor
-Servo recoil
-Servo elevation
-Tamiya battle unit ready
-Flysky i6s 10-CH radio
-TK40S S.Bus version control board with Cromwell sound set
Next on his bucket list down the road... an accurate Tiger.


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Old 01-19-2019, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by herrmill View Post
Next on his bucket list down the road... an accurate Tiger.
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.

Can we keep the British tank momentum going please?

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