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PostSubject: Hooben T55   Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:50 pm

Hello to all. I have just finished my first RC tank project, at least as far as the assembly is concerned. The Hooben T55. I wanted this as it is a little different that the usual and
I am a fan of online video game World of Tanks. ( My favorite tank is the Type 59).
Anyway, my experience was mixed. The kit was purchased from a retailer in western Canada.
All the parts were present however many were deformed requiring much modification. Others were so bad that
replacement was necessary. It was a challenging build as a result. I am no stranger to assembling
scale models and have many small tools at my disposal. fine files in different profiles along with a Dremel tool
were instrumental. Many of the plastic parts required substantial modification in order for them to fit.

The other challenge I encountered was that standard polystyrene cement was completely unsuitable as an adhesive.
Solvent based glue is required (not an option).

I have yet to run any of the electronics so I hope this will go better. I plan to use EIMOD as the Hooben
electonics are not recommended. If there is a differing opinion on this please share it.

Here is a link to the retailer:
http://www.chariotsofwar.net/

Now that all the fabrication is done the model looks great.
I can't help wondering if the Tamiya kits assemble a little easier.
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PostSubject: Re: Hooben T55   Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:40 pm

The T-55 is a nice looking tank, one of my favorite of the post-WWII tanks on the market.

Ive read that the earlier kits had some flaws, but the newer kits are much better.
The Tamiya kits are suppose to me be quite well done. I haven't put one together yet.

Another choice for electronic an cheaper than the El-mod systems is the Clark system for the T-55.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=41KdoLtuqfo&feature=related

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PostSubject: Re: Hooben T55   Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:30 pm

Can we get pics of your tank, even if it's work in progress...?
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PostSubject: Re: Hooben T55   Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:02 am

I have T-55, I just used super glue which is sold in dollar shop. It works fine.


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PostSubject: Re: Hooben T55   Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:27 pm

I am not having any luck posting pics. Any suggestions regarding which photo upload sites are good?
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PostSubject: Re: Hooben T55   Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hooben T55   Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:39 pm








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PostSubject: Re: Hooben T55   Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:44 pm

bartlet33 wrote:
I am not having any luck posting pics. Any suggestions regarding which photo upload sites are good?

Bartlet, check this post for how to post pictures.

http://can-amrctankclub.canadian-forum.com/t5-new-can-am-forum

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