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Old 02-06-2021, 07:57 AM
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This is not Hooben ...
This is just the South Korean version, the one that has undergone a great modernization by my colleague ...
Old 02-06-2021, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by cleong View Post
Oh and another thing - keep in mind the limit for raising a PayPal dispute is 45 days.
It's 180
Old 02-06-2021, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tomhugill View Post
It's 180
Thanks for correcting! I was looking at something else which said 45 days and mistook it to mean the dispute timeframe.
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Default FYI on Cromwell

Heard that Hooben refuses to share any more detailed photos of their Cromwell other than what has already been posted so I'd take that into consideration before parting with any funds.

Given they've had a working prototype since last spring something doesn't smell right,
Old 02-09-2021, 10:23 AM
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Well, I made gamble. It’s not a Sherman but the Merk is my favorite MBT in the modern era next to the M60T/ Sabra so when I get mine I will do the review and tell y’all if it’s worth it’s cost or ****e for the trash can.
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:37 AM
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New photos of Cromwell





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Old 03-14-2021, 12:41 PM
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Wow, finally some interior pics. Looks very similar to my Hooben ZTZ-99A components as far as the plastic suspension arms, plastic non-rubber wheels, and nylon tracks. I see a brass bushing sticking out of one of the wheels so it's also probably the same in that respect to the ZTZ also. The bushings were a common size that can be replaced with bearings. If there was one thing I wish they would improve on at this point it would be to provide metal suspension arms since there is so much flex on the plastic ones. They still have this listed as a pre-order for $418 (up from $398 previously), but it doesn't look any better than the ZTZ-99A that I got for $208 shipped except for the metal hull. Looks like the also extended the deadline until tomorrow from Feb 28th probably due to lack of interest. I think the metal hull is actually more of a hindrance than a benefit. It just goes to show that Hooben has no clue what its customers want. The plastic hull can be beefed up, but the main components like the sprockets, idlers, and suspension can't be. The aftermarket doesn't seem to like Hooben either from what I see (or don't see) for sale. I see very few aftermarket parts for them. At least with the ZTZ there are HL parts that will fit to replace the Hooben parts.

On a side note, they no longer have the Abrams listed on their site. If they ever sold them, they sold very few.
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I agree about the flaws but if price will be OK I would prefer to fix them than wait until the Clark's renders turn into reality
Old 03-15-2021, 09:28 PM
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Have at it folks! Even though I could drive 45 minutes to Feng's showroom to see this in person, I'll be taking a pass.

And no, I'm not holding out hope for Clark but simply don't need another Hooben project on my hands.

Old 03-16-2021, 05:04 AM
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Looks like a Cromwell, minus a few details.

I'd like to see it next to a Sherman for some size comparison.
Old 05-10-2021, 01:41 PM
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Some video of the running Cromwell on FB (won't show the link here for some reason), but no clip of the sounds it makes. There are also a bunch of new photos of it on FB.


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Old 05-10-2021, 03:58 PM
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Sharing the link below, drop the "_" when pasting it into the browser. Looking at the recoil movement however, I suspect the sound files would be same-old-same-old. If I wanted to hear a marching bagpipe band I'd search for it myself.

_www.facebook.com/100005109392409/videos/pcb.1725070584339905/1725070504339913

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Old 05-10-2021, 06:21 PM
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Default Warprints 1/16 Cromwell

As that old saying goes, patience is a virtue.... Look what just appeared a few hours ago on Facebook..

https://www.facebook.com/groups/590172118125842/






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Old 05-10-2021, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by herrmill View Post
As that old saying goes, patience is a virtue.... Look what just appeared a few hours ago on Facebook..

https://www.facebook.com/groups/590172118125842/

They're like buses, you wait for hours (years) and then three come along at once!
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:06 PM
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He did say making progress on his 3D printed Cromwell - it's still far from complete. I'm glad there will be a choice though.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:21 PM
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Just had a rather long chat with Tomas & am now more excited than ever upon hearing details of his development path & who he's been working with. Given his quality & detail level plans, his Cromwell model will be the gold standard.

I'll let him offer more details on his own post but it will well worth waiting a tad longer.
Old 05-12-2021, 06:54 AM
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As much as I've become appreciative of 1/6 scale I still wish some of these guys would release 1/10 scale versions. You all know how
much I'd like to see British, Italian and Japanese subjects in 1/10 scale... Hooben's 1/10 scale has been a difficult sell for me after the
experience with the T-34 but so far they're sort of the only show in town with regards to new_ish releases in that scale. That they won't
respond to the desires for selling basic models (sans their crappy electronics), upgraded parts ( road wheels with actual rubber tires, aluminum
swing arms, etc) and long promised metal tracks is annoying.

I can only hope they'll change their MO and both listen to customers as well as refine their products.

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Old 06-13-2021, 03:03 PM
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Anyone receive their Hooben Cromwell yet?


Old 06-13-2021, 04:00 PM
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Anyone receive their Hooben Cromwell yet?


Oh ye of diminished faith! They will get around to it! After enuff orders come in....

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Old 06-13-2021, 06:25 PM
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I could say the same for Clark's Cromwell as well as Walterson's T-72 as well......endless teasers of CAD drawings and pre-production samples yet not a tank for sale.
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cleong View Post
I could say the same for Clark's Cromwell as well as Walterson's T-72 as well......endless teasers of CAD drawings and pre-production samples yet not a tank for sale.
Heard that. Was told several weeks ago I'll see Walterson's T-72 at HEC in mid-August but hadn't seen any follow-up if that is to be a production model or still some long-suffering prototype for display use.

Getting back to the Cromwell, since Clark has stated he has no plans to offer a board with proper Cromwell sounds unless he sees an order for 300, guess it's IBU2 for us.
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Originally Posted by Tanque View Post
Oh ye of diminished faith! They will get around to it! After enuff orders come in....

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Old 06-14-2021, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by herrmill View Post
Heard that. Was told several weeks ago I'll see Walterson's T-72 at HEC in mid-August but hadn't seen any follow-up if that is to be a production model or still some long-suffering prototype for display use.

Getting back to the Cromwell, since Clark has stated he has no plans to offer a board with proper Cromwell sounds unless he sees an order for 300, guess it's IBU2 for us.
I'm sorry, while I would put up money for Clark's board any day of the week, I've not seen a single tank appear to commit a sum of money for an unknown timeline for delivery.

I mean, Haya didn't do this sort of teasing and conditions, Andrew just quietly went ahead to make the tanks (while weathering accusations of copying quite firmly) and got on with selling them. That's what I like to see.

And I think it was the same with most hobbyists, and I think the Chieftain sold well, even thought it was not the obvious choice for any manufacturer, especially one making their first tank. You'd think they'd go for a safe option like a Tiger I (I kid). But in all seriousness the market has been crying out for a Merkava, anything British, just not another Tiger I.

I'm glad Haya has enough sales to feel confident enough to bring on the Centurion. Now, I really want that tank.
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Old 06-14-2021, 07:32 AM
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The Cromwell is now not on the pre-order list on www.hooben-shop.com. It is saying it's available for shipping. Although I've taken my chances with Hooben, I won't be buying any tank stuff until I start a new job.
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Actually just found a guy from the UK on the ForgebearTanks Facebook page that reported he got his Cromwell. He has some pics and a video of it running, but it's not the greatest video.
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