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Possible new Tamiya 1/16th scale British Centurion

Old 11-23-2021, 12:22 PM
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Oh yes. Gotta get this one
Old 11-23-2021, 12:39 PM
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Nice!
Old 11-23-2021, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Pnzjgr
You can tell from the video that the tank has track tension issues when it was making a stationary turn. The track finally hopped off the sprocket when it went over the white dome. Let's hope that this is just a poorly-set track tension and not indicative of fundamental performance.
Old 11-24-2021, 09:33 AM
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Its also driving on carpet. That is pretty hard on most tanks. It was pretty clear he threw a track and got stuck in a left turn.
Old 11-24-2021, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by RichJohnson
Its also driving on carpet. That is pretty hard on most tanks. It was pretty clear he threw a track and got stuck in a left turn.
I bet you could make the Haya's Chieftain metal track adjusters/tensioners fit
https://www.hayaltd.co.uk/Haya_Chief..._20147992.aspx
Old 11-24-2021, 12:02 PM
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The Haya tensioner mounts are actually kinda complicated as in the way the mount to the hull. Probably not easily adapted to another application. There are mounting screws inside the hull and outside the hull.
Old 11-25-2021, 06:33 AM
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It seems that this 1/16 scale Centurion tank MK3 will be released in December of this year.
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa
It seems that this 1/16 scale Centurion tank MK3 will be released in December of this year.
Thanks, that's great news. There was a reference on the Facebook site that broke the news about this being a Christmas present from Tamiya, but no release date.
Old 11-25-2021, 09:33 AM
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Yes, that's right. There is no official release date. However, in the FaceBook video, he says this Centurion tank MK3 will be available in December(Maybe around Christmas).
He also says that the production of this tank began in February of this year.
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Old 11-25-2021, 09:40 AM
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By the way, in this video, 1/16 scale Centurion tank MK3 is explained by Shunsaku Tamiya, Chairman of Tamiya Corporation.
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Old 11-25-2021, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa
By the way, in this video, 1/16 scale Centurion tank MK3 is explained by Shunsaku Tamiya, Chairman of Tamiya Corporation.
https://www.tamiya.com/japan/products/56044/index.html
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Interesting development, but don't like the mantlet cover solution. Also wondering why it took 50 & 49 years respectively since the 1/35 (1971) & 1/25 (1972) scale models were released?

Just had a look at the HAYA site & saw these -





Pixie suited crew for both Cent & early Chieftain - https://www.hayaltd.co.uk/Haya_116_B..._21481944.aspx -

Had wondered if Tamiya would produce crew figures, not a concern now. Archer eye decals might be appropriate here?

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Old 11-28-2021, 03:21 PM
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Looks like a 3D printed prototype of the Haya Cent. I can see some of the print lines.
Old 11-28-2021, 04:24 PM
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Agreed, but a lot more detail than on the Tamiya

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Old 11-29-2021, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by afv aficionado
Agreed, but a lot more detail than on the Tamiya

Mal
Will also be RTR, cost half as much and be available as Mk 3 (OTB) & Mk 5 (3DP conversion kit).

If you use Facebook Andrew Guo regularly posts updates about the Haya Cent progress.
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If it’s got way more detail than the Tamiya than it might be that 3d resin material like my Merkava from Hooben. Insane amount of detail, seriously. But super brittle and fragile, and imho, too delicate for an RC model especially for people used to handling and driving Tamiya or henglong and taigen.
my m60 is is made of similar material from DKlM and I’m used to driving it now after breaking it a few times.
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Hi Rich
Going by his Chieftain, it'll be a good quality plastic. The 3D printing is most likely just for rapid prototyping.

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Originally Posted by afv aficionado
Hi Rich
Going by his Chieftain, it'll be a good quality plastic. The 3D printing is most likely just for rapid prototyping.

Mal
I would agree that the 3D printed version is probably for prototyping. The Chieftain is not 3D printed and I don't believe the Cent is supposed to be either.
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Old 12-03-2021, 07:32 PM
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https://tamiyablog.com/2021/12/full-...ll-option-kit/

Some lovely details of the prototypical Horstmann suspension and drivetrain, a Pershing style outdrive seems very likely:
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UK RRP £1299.99, release date 11/03/22.

Looks a bit steep for upscaled 50 year old kit research with parts bin electronics and mechanicals?
Old 12-04-2021, 03:09 AM
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Here in Germany: 959,95€
https://www.axels-modellbau-shop.de/...-kit-1-16.html
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Originally Posted by king_tubby
UK RRP £1299.99, release date 11/03/22.

Looks a bit steep for upscaled 50 year old kit research with parts bin electronics and mechanicals?
Where did you see that release date? Axel says he won't have it until the middle of next March.
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Originally Posted by Crius
Where did you see that release date? Axel says he won't have it until the middle of next March.
Felix Schulze from Axel's told me it depends on how fast the Tamiya Europe distribution gets a container.
With a chance, the kits will be available in mid-January, but at the latest by the middle of march.
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Originally Posted by king_tubby
UK RRP £1299.99, release date 11/03/22.

Looks a bit steep for upscaled 50 year old kit research with parts bin electronics and mechanicals?
Tamiya has traditionally parts-binned gearboxes for the drivetrain, recoil and elevation as well as used pretty much the same electronics boards with different sound sets and programming.

Theyíve also shown they donít really care too much about accuracy with tanks like the Super Sherman just to minimize the amount of parts needed to put out a new model.

IMHO the most unique tank is probably the Leopard in that respect. It only shares its gearboxes with the Abrams and the Type 10, itís electronics are bespoke.

But regardless of simplification, Tamiyas remain a solid base from which to customise the specific tank you want to model.
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Originally Posted by Crius
Where did you see that release date? Axel says he won't have it until the middle of next March.
Modelsport in the UK has it up on their website as the due date. Their hull & suspension set up does look good, I wonder if there'll be space to fit functioning dampers in the 1st & 3rd bogies?

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