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Possible new Tamiya 1/16th scale British Centurion

Old 12-04-2021, 06:49 AM
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Have we ever seen an RC tank released by its actual projected release date? I can't remember one, as far as I know they've all been late, some of them as much as a year. I won't be totally surprised if we're still waiting mid-summer of next year. I wonder what the worst example of that would be? The Waltersons t-72, Maybe? We've been waiting for that forever.
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:15 AM
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Any info about the lights as this is a semi modern tank, or do we still need to do the servo switch hack to power the less.
Old 12-04-2021, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Crius View Post
I wonder what the worst example of that would be? The Waltersons t-72, Maybe? We've been waiting for that forever.
I am waiting for the xion's/metal origins SDKFZ 222 for 6 years now. Everytime I asked they said in 3 months, lol.
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Old 12-04-2021, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by king_tubby View Post
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?
The DMD 11 is actually quite good and rather new having just been used in their last release the M551. Also the gearboxes they chose to use (same as the M551) are rather durable and the smoothest quietest running of all the metal Tamiya gearboxes.

Tamiya is doing nothing with common parts that they haven’t done for years with their older tanks. It’s smart business to design parts that can be used in many platforms.

I for one am very please they chose to use the “M551” DMD11 and gearboxes because they both work great. Far better choice then using the Abrams/Type10 electronics and gearboxes and worlds better then the old DMD/MFU systems used in their more recent WW2 tanks.

If you don’t like the new “stuff” then swap in what you think is better. But don’t try a degrade/devalue it as simply “parts bin” until you have tried it. Tamiya has a pretty good track record of putting out solidly engineered products as of recent, well except for the M551 tracks....LoL
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Fsttanks View Post
The DMD 11 is actually quite good and rather new having just been used in their last release the M551. Also the gearboxes they chose to use (same as the M551) are rather durable and the smoothest quietest running of all the metal Tamiya gearboxes.

Tamiya is doing nothing with common parts that they haven’t done for years with their older tanks. It’s smart business to design parts that can be used in many platforms.

I for one am very please they chose to use the “M551” DMD11 and gearboxes because they both work great. Far better choice then using the Abrams/Type10 electronics and gearboxes and worlds better then the old DMD/MFU systems used in their more recent WW2 tanks.

If you don’t like the new “stuff” then swap in what you think is better. But don’t try a degrade/devalue it as simply “parts bin” until you have tried it. Tamiya has a pretty good track record of putting out solidly engineered products as of recent, well except for the M551 tracks....LoL
DKLM had mentioned in a Facebook comment some concern about tracks being similar in construction to King Tiger, but I think it’s actually more similar to Panther, which, while not as durable as Abrams and Leopard tracks with the metal end links, aren’t as weak as King Tiger tracks either. Perhaps he’s already thinking of manufacturing aftermarket tracks ……
Old 12-05-2021, 08:41 PM
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I wonder when it will b released in USA?
Old 12-08-2021, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by tch2000 View Post
I wonder when it will b released in USA?
wondering myself have not seen a pre order from AAF Tank yet for USA orders .
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Old 12-09-2021, 02:21 PM
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1:16 British Centurion Mk.III RC tank

More Video not sure its tamiya

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Old 12-09-2021, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bowlman View Post

1:16 British Centurion Mk.III RC tank

More Video not sure its tamiya
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIEa0u-eRzE

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As the video is a couple of years old, it’s likely to be Ludwig’s styrene kit
Old 12-09-2021, 04:36 PM
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Yep. the tracks give it away - Elefant tracks, so it's a Ludwig Cent.

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Old 12-10-2021, 02:02 AM
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You're right; this is a Centurion from Ludwig Christian; I've designed the kit and this one was the prototype. The tracks are from Ferdinand (early type tracks) because they matched more than Elefant tracks.
I was wondering how long it would take until another manufacturer will release an Cent.
Mine ist now 6 years old....
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Old 12-10-2021, 09:21 AM
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The Instagram post from Tamiya indicated a time frame of March.
Old 12-10-2021, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Panzerjaeger66 View Post
You're right; this is a Centurion from Ludwig Christian; I've designed the kit and this one was the prototype. The tracks are from Ferdinand (early type tracks) because they matched more than Elefant tracks.
I was wondering how long it would take until another manufacturer will release an Cent.
Mine ist now 6 years old....
Are you considering designing any upgrades or conversions for the Tamiya Centurion?
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Old 12-10-2021, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Panzerjaeger66 View Post
You're right; this is a Centurion from Ludwig Christian; I've designed the kit and this one was the prototype. The tracks are from Ferdinand (early type tracks) because they matched more than Elefant tracks.
I was wondering how long it would take until another manufacturer will release an Cent.
Mine ist now 6 years old....
Yes was wondering if I would buy one from Christian Ludwig after building the M48 A2GA2 .
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Old 12-10-2021, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by king_tubby View Post
Are you considering designing any upgrades or conversions for the Tamiya Centurion?
well, I did a conversion kit of the Sho´t Kal built on the (Ludwig) Centurion, made of styrene parts. I don´t think that this will match with the Tamiya Centurion, but if I´ll ever have a Tamiya on hand, this could be possible or a redesign respectively using newer techniques (3D print).





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Old 12-10-2021, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bowlman View Post
Yes was wondering if I would buy one from Christian Ludwig after building the M48 A2GA2 .
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wow, the M48 A2GA2 with it´s 105mm gun is a fantastic tank!
I like the frog front because it´s very unique and did the predecessor M48A2C used by the IDF.

Old 12-10-2021, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Panzerjaeger66 View Post
well, I did a conversion kit of the Sho´t Kal built on the (Ludwig) Centurion, made of styrene parts. I don´t think that this will match with the Tamiya Centurion, but if I´ll ever have a Tamiya on hand, this could be possible or a redesign respectively using newer techniques (3D print).




That would be great if you did
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Old 12-10-2021, 03:51 PM
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That looks great Jimmy.

It's amazing what they did with the M48 platform, like the M48A5K in the ROK Army. Looks like an American Centurion.
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Some photos of the parts breakdown and subassemblies.
https://m.facebook.com/groups/239566...spmo&ref=share
Old 12-11-2021, 05:05 PM
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Found this on Amazon
Amazon Amazon
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Old 12-17-2021, 10:57 AM
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Yes a good base to build a Shot' Kal IDF version!!!
Old 12-17-2021, 07:31 PM
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Can’t wait
Old 12-23-2021, 11:13 PM
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Looks like Axel has a pre-order page up https://www.axels-modellbau-shop.de/...-kit-1-16.html
Old 12-24-2021, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by sclui View Post
Looks like Axel has a pre-order page up https://www.axels-modellbau-shop.de/...-kit-1-16.html
It´s up since two weeks....
Old 12-25-2021, 04:53 PM
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Not sure if this is up - Tamiya Japan English Post :

https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/56045/index.htm

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