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Old 07-23-2006, 07:32 PM
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how does your h.l. tiger3generation(metal) climbs compared to a tamiya ?
is the tamiyas much more stronger ?
Old 07-23-2006, 08:47 PM
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My HL does not work at the moment (again, my fault), but I remember it well. [&:] I had no problems traversing the same terrain with my HL Tiger 1 that I could with my Sherman and Pershing. The HL is so much lighter that it seems to glide through the grass like a boat on water.....seriously, it looked cool. [sm=thumbup.gif]

The tank for the most part is fairly thick plastic and is pretty durable (even when dropped ) and the motors and tracks are strong enough to have real fun with. If the electronics inside were better, I would say that it would be very comparable to the performance of a WWII Tamiya tank (obviously not the Leopard). However, the electronics don't seem to last as long or have the high quality of the Tamiya tanks. [&o]

I enjoyed my HL Tiger 1 project/rebuild, but I would buy a Tamiya Tiger 1 if given the choice and avoid all of the fun. The little things about the HL, such as the wrong sounds (Sherman rather than Tiger) and the barrel (fragile, seamed and incorrect length) I find distracting and aggravating.

In short, the "Super Version" of the HL Tiger 1 is worth the money, IMO, if you want something to play with and if you enjoy correcting the inaccuracies. I think that it will handle anything in your yard that a Tamiya will, for as long as the electronics hold out.

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Old 07-23-2006, 10:23 PM
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thanks icecream ,
should i purchase the tamyia konigtiger or the loepard,do they have the
same options-electronics ?
i already reed that the loe handles better.
but the kt is in my eye for tracks ,does loe side shields on the turret are articulated or fixed ?
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I thought they only swung out when it was agitated! [sm=lol.gif]

The Leo side shields are movable manually to access the locks for the turret top.

On the real Leo, I believe they are movable manually and allow access to the rear deck engine plates with the turret over the left side. The turret is slightly wider on the TC's (right) side than the left from the rotation center line(might be compensation for the weight of rounds stored on the loaders side). Same way on the RC model, too! [8D]

The KT wouldn't be a bad choice, either. Couldn't comment on the Full Option version tho'.
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Go with the Leo. Peformance and reliability are exponentially better than the KT.
Old 07-23-2006, 11:13 PM
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wow man ! what a dilema ...
i love both tanks .probably will listen to sownare...
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Old 07-23-2006, 11:19 PM
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am i considered a friend? can i say something?
Old 07-23-2006, 11:34 PM
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of course mr. tomzag ! i will change the topic title...

a comment from you and others would greatly be appreciated too.

buy the way mr. tomzag , could you post in your pics of the konigtiger that is beside you that we can see on your site (think it was winter version)?


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You'll probably wind up getting em all at some time or another. I love the KT, so I understand. The Tamiya KT, a lot like the real one, due to its wide tracks and weight, has a tough time handling grass. Tracks are prone to breakage. You'll need a spring adjusted rear idler. The Leopard, out of the box, runs like a vintage muscle car!! It's sound effects, especially when battlling, are really neat.
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hope not ! ($$,$$$)
( "You'll probably wind up getting em all at some time or another.")


buy the looks of it`s tracks , i think the kt is better in grass and mud, no ?
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The wider tracks of the KT might help it "float" better on soft surfaces, but the wider, deeper ridges of the track tend to put a lot of twisting force on the links when turning. This, and the fact that the stock plastic tracks don't link together all the way across each link is why they break. It takes careful driving to keep the plastic ones intact.

The Leo? Just haul butt through it! No worries at all.

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