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Possible new Tamiya 1/16th scale British Centurion

Old 12-25-2021, 06:31 PM
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Won’t be long now, a Japanese modeller posted an unboxing photo.

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Old 12-29-2021, 12:20 PM
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It's time to save $. The more and the faster I save, the sooner it will be in my collection, lol.
Old 12-29-2021, 02:09 PM
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Panzer21 we have a club at LA Tank, the American Military Museum in South El Monte.
We gather to battle first Saturday of every month unless it rains out. Hope you can join us. Facebook LA Tank.

The other club is in San Diego and meets monthly on a varying schedule usually near Sea World at Mission Bay park. We would love to have you come out to battle. Find them on Facebook San Diego rc tank battles.
Old 12-29-2021, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by RichJohnson
Panzer21 we have a club at LA Tank, the American Military Museum in South El Monte.
We gather to battle first Saturday of every month unless it rains out. Hope you can join us. Facebook LA Tank.

The other club is in San Diego and meets monthly on a varying schedule usually near Sea World at Mission Bay park. We would love to have you come out to battle. Find them on Facebook San Diego rc tank battles.
Hello Rich! Thank you for the invitation from your post. I am already battling with the LA tank club. Hope to go to SD in the future.

David
Old 12-30-2021, 09:21 AM
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Oh David, Hi!
hahahahaha small world. You found your way over here. Good.
Old 12-30-2021, 07:02 PM
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I keep neglecting to attach the unboxing photo I got off Facebook from the Japanese guys. One of them said that the runners of some of the parts sprues seemed abnormally thick, as though Tamiya had simply upscaled the 1/25th scale parts to 1/16th scale. Personally I find them looking fairly normal.



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Old 12-30-2021, 08:10 PM
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Rubber tires!
woohoo!
Old 12-31-2021, 03:26 AM
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Found on YT:
Old 12-31-2021, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by RichJohnson
Rubber tires!
woohoo!
Look closely at the video. I don't think those are rubber tires. I think they have a separate part to represent the tires but it's made of plastic. Hope I'm wrong, but those really don't look like rubber tires.
Old 12-31-2021, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Crius
Look closely at the video. I don't think those are rubber tires. I think they have a separate part to represent the tires but it's made of plastic. Hope I'm wrong, but those really don't look like rubber tires.
The tank in the video hasn’t had the tires installed yet. If you look at the parts laid out in the photo I posted above, you can see the rubber tire bag in the rear of the aluminum tub of the hull.
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Rubber tires are certainly better than painting (reminds me of all those static kits) but I like the way Gallery did their StuG III in 1/16. The rubber tire is actually styrene plastic rings molded in color, just install after the paint is finished.

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Originally Posted by cleong
The tank in the video hasn’t had the tires installed yet. If you look at the parts laid out in the photo I posted above, you can see the rubber tire bag in the rear of the aluminum tub of the hull.
That's good news. I always like it when being wrong turns out to be a good thing.
Old 12-31-2021, 10:27 PM
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I referred to the blueprints included in this package. I found a rubber tire attached to the wheel.
Old 01-03-2022, 12:43 PM
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You had me at rubber tires!!
Also looks like we get to build another set of M551 style gearboxes....those were fun.
Old 01-03-2022, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by cleong
Won’t be long now, a Japanese modeller posted an unboxing photo.
can you send link for that ?
Old 01-03-2022, 11:55 PM
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I know the link, but I can't put it here because of my small number of posts. sorry...
However, you may be able to find the video by searching YouTube for the following keywords:

New! Mk.III 1/16scale 2021.12.24

Please try it.
Old 01-04-2022, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa
I know the link, but I can't put it here because of my small number of posts. sorry...
However, you may be able to find the video by searching YouTube for the following keywords:

New! Mk.III 1/16scale 2021.12.24

Please try it.
Fixed it for ya
Old 01-04-2022, 01:51 AM
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Yes, this is correct! Thank you so much.
By the way, I ordered TAMIYA 1/16th scale Centurion yesterday.
It will arrive at my home in the near future.
Old 01-04-2022, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by cleong
Thank you for fixing the link, It makes the temptation to invest in a Tamiya Centurion ever greater.
Old 01-04-2022, 02:47 AM
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Here he has it built already:


(I'll take one please.)
Old 01-04-2022, 09:10 AM
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Wow, just need an IDF rear engine deck!!! This great news!!!
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Old 01-05-2022, 04:37 AM
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His gun shield work is nice.

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Hi
The mantlet cover is a big improvement on what Tamiya provides, but lacks detail. A quick sample of images shows there are a couple of possibilities -

Mk 7

Mk 13

Time worn cover

Mk 8 with Searchlight bracket

Mk 5

Mk 5

Mk 5

Mk 5 - Zips are to allow for the searchlight to be fitted

Mk 5

Mk 5
basically another sub project.

The Tow ropes leave a bit to be desired, they look like string to me. I've had a crack at making these from nylon cord & heat shrink, which I think look better, but still not quite there.
The real things

Haynes Cent Manual

Haynes Cent Manual




My attempts





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Old 01-07-2022, 07:57 PM
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Some screen grabs I took of the manual walkthrough

​​​​​​- I hope the front lower glacis is tough enough to support the idlers without warping, like in the case of the KV-1/2 and IS-2 hulls

- adjustable idler arm offering 15 degrees of adjustment

- Pershing-style final drive reduction/transfer gearbox

- rubber tires!




Old 01-08-2022, 02:20 AM
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Hi Cleong
Pershing style final drives? They're actually the same design as on the 1/25th Centurion that came out 49 years ago, so perhaps that should be Centurion style?

Mal

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