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Old 10-30-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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This is totally cool!
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:14 AM   #2
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Now mount a .357 on it, then we can play!
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:05 PM   #3
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The best motorised tank model I ever had was a Tamiya Centurion. Two motors, one for each track so it could be manoevered like the real thing, with about three forward speeds plus 1 or 2 reverse, I don't remember. Unlike a lot of these motorised plastic models, this one was totally reliable.

Close second would've been the Panther. Of course back when I was a teen building these they weren't radio-controlled but had two long wires coming out the back to a hand-held battery box: naff really.

Then there were countless other motorised tracked models (tanks and other AFVs) which just went unguided over obstacle-courses constructed from books and stuff. Don't know whether they still put motors in these kits...
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I think I still have my Tamiya 1/35 Centurion somewhere; painted it as an IDF version (still have its opposition, a T-55 painted in nondescript Arab camouflage, in the garage). Made a fume extractor for the Cent's barrel (it came as a British Army Korea vintage Mk 5 I think) to give it that Yom Kippur War look. Unfortunately my first battery-box Tamiya modal, an RC Tiger I, has long gone.

I now have a Heng Long 1/16 Tiger I, one of the later ones with exhaust smoke and slightly better speed control. Radio controlled and fires airsoft pellets. With its working suspension and detailed tracks it's an impressive beast with considerable heft and presence; much cheaper than the Tamiya 1/16 Tiger, even tho there are some errors to be corrected like the mantlet and pistol port the wrong way around. Videos don't do it justice:

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Old 11-03-2014, 04:12 PM   #5
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Brilliant narration.

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This model alone contains approximately 82 separate parts.
Did the one previous have 83 and the one after 81? What bits were missing or added?
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I think I still have my Tamiya 1/35 Centurion somewhere; painted it as an IDF version (still have its opposition, a T-55 painted in nondescript Arab camouflage, in the garage). Made a fume extractor for the Cent's barrel (it came as a British Army Korea vintage Mk 5 I think) to give it that Yom Kippur War look. Unfortunately my first battery-box Tamiya modal, an RC Tiger I, has long gone.

I now have a Heng Long 1/16 Tiger I, one of the later ones with exhaust smoke and slightly better speed control. Radio controlled and fires airsoft pellets. With its working suspension and detailed tracks it's an impressive beast with considerable heft and presence; much cheaper than the Tamiya 1/16 Tiger, even tho there are some errors to be corrected like the mantlet and pistol port the wrong way around. Videos don't do it justice:

I have the Sherman and the Tiger. The airsoft guns aren't very good. I wan't to do an RC tank movie, kinda like this:


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