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PostSubject: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 7:56 pm

Well hi there my fellow canadians, I have been into tanks for years and after building staic models & lots of wargameing items i have decided to take the leap into the Rc world. Right now i am trying to pick between the 1\16 scale Tamiya Tiger 1 or King Tiger tanks the problem is i have been told by a few people that one is better then the other is there any chance someone could give me the pro's\cons of each? (The King Tiger is my favorite tank but i do love detail and would be happy to wait for a better one if need be)

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PostSubject: Re: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 8:21 pm

Stinger, here on the forum, has some experience with the Tamiya Tiger II, perhaps he will comment.

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Awesome i can hope! I like both kits but i want what ever one will sound better and be more reliable.

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PostSubject: Re: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 8:34 pm

Its off topic but I am very fond of my Taigen Tiger I with upgraded electronics, gearboxes and motors.

It is on a post from today at; http://can-amrctankclub.canadian-forum.com/t445-new-tanker

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PostSubject: Re: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 8:48 pm

Hmmmm interesting but i will go with tamiya i rather like everything else i have ever got from them. Now i just need to figure out how much a Controller & battery's will cost me.

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PostSubject: Re: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 8:58 pm

kt, sherman, leopard 1 and gepard were all 1974 tooling, they all lack of details or misshapped. major problems for kt: 1. none propotional gun barrel, too short. 2, turret track hanger, no detail, 3 . plastic tracks were old tooling, break easily, need metal replacement. 4. overall details are not accurate or short. But Porch turret kt is different story. it has much better detail because it was static model originally, that is why even trumpeter copied tamiya turret for the details. coverting it to rc with full option is lots of work.

tiger 1, the first full optional tank, it has been evolved long enough for tamiya fixed all gearbox problems. it is very good runner, the details is much better. but still tamiya did some short cut for details probably because it is rc tank. it is the favorite for the people to do the ir battle at danville, va.

i always recommend t1 over kt for new tankers. even later full option tanks, pershing, panther, jadgpanther, leo need more skills to build. pershing has tight space in hull, panther and jadgpanther sprocket need fix, leo tuuret is so tight to fit all electronics and battery. but they all are different, we need more different tanks on battle field. wag
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PostSubject: Re: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 8:59 pm

Welcome to the forum!

For a good deal on a radio, you can't go wrong with this one.
http://can-amrctankclub.canadian-forum.com/t353-new-controller-at-hobby-king

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wha, that radio is low cost, i will give a try some day, hope it work with tamiya truck multi function unit.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 9:05 pm

The best part the receivers are only $6.00. The downside it take about 3 weeks to get.

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Nice! tomzag is going to be hooking me up though with a Tiger 1 & Remote Wink Now i just need to figure out which turret part i need to make the tank Mid-war (Carious style)

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PostSubject: Re: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 9:31 pm

not too many tankers in canada, Negaduck is the only one who visited my home and saw all my collection, no not all, some of them are still up stairs, Imai elefant, jadgtiger, nashorn, stumtiger(rocket shooting).
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Nice man, very nice! I have the feeling we can get a working relationship going here!

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PostSubject: Re: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeFri Apr 05, 2013 2:13 pm

White Tiger wrote:
Nice! tomzag is going to be hooking me up though with a Tiger 1 & Remote Wink Now i just need to figure out which turret part i need to make the tank Mid-war (Carious style)

It's been awhile and Glen's the expert, but I THINK it's just a matter of getting the swivel-hatched commander's cupula, and a single center-located headlight in place of the original 2.

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And don't forget the "zimmerit"! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeFri Apr 05, 2013 4:51 pm

Screw Zimmerit i am doing a winter camo tiger Wink Maybe i should rip off world of tanks for white\grey! (fancier then just a white wash......and better then me literly giving it tiger stripes Razz)

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I've got a kv-1 i will paint which I am planning on stealing WoTs "Branches" Russian camo scheme. I think it will be unique enough.

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Nice man pictures!

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Glen B wrote:
Stinger, here on the forum, has some experience with the Tamiya Tiger II, perhaps he will comment.

Sorry for my late reply I have not been on in a few days. Work keeping me rather busy.
I have HL, Torro and Tamiya Tigers and King Tigers.

I must say I do like the quality of the Tamiya line with the steel undercarriages and suspensions. There is massive debate over building a Taigen or HL to Tamiya specs cheaper so I won't get into that.

My preference is with Tamiya for that reason. Build it once and build it right. To this point I have not seen Tamiya gears blow out as do the competition. The frames on the gear sets are much heavier than the competition and I think that also helps.

For me the King Tiger is my preference. One beastly looking tank that like it's junior cousin, struck fear in their enemies. Nothing wrong with doing a Tiger I either. White? Sure, why not.



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PostSubject: Re: New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank!   New Tanker, Trying to pick his first tank! Icon_minitimeMon Apr 15, 2013 11:52 pm

So after much debate i am still hoping to find a deal on a Tamiya Tiger 1 or King Tiger, However i have also started looking at the other brands that i can upgrade as my budget allows it. However what brand has the next bet Tiger\King Tiger with the most features?

So far i have looked at (IF i cant find a tamiya soon, since i want to get painting Very Happy)

-Taigen King Tiger
-Henlong Tiger or King Tiger
-Full Metal (HL?) Tiger 1

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Talk to freakydude about a taigen king tiger, they aren't much different from the henglongs at all..essentially they are the same thing, as with most taigens.

As per your budget you mentioned on rcu, you could go with a torsion bar mostly metal taigen tiger 1 for a good price. They're excellent runners. Again talk too freakydude / immortal hobbies.

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Strato50 wrote:
Talk to freakydude about a taigen king tiger, they aren't much different from the henglongs at all..essentially they are the same thing, as with most taigens.

As per your budget you mentioned on rcu, you could go with a torsion bar mostly metal taigen tiger 1 for a good price. They're excellent runners. Again talk too freakydude / immortal hobbies.

Thanks for the suggestion! I would just need to give it a new board right? Because i really want these features if i can some how afford them....

Metal Tracks
Smoke
Barrel Recoil

And yes the Budget is $500, I sent Freaky a message hopefully he will get back to me this week lol

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how about hooben elefant tank without control board $400 and $76 control board $76? hooben is much better than taigen. but if your budget is $200, go taigen.
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With only the control board i would still need

-A Controller
-servero's for a recoiling barrel\So on.


So right now unless i can get a tamiya Tiger in my budget Range doesn't seem like i have much choice other then getting the all metal Taigen with some upgrades! If i can find it for a good price =/

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It's a good tank. Since you don't yet have a club out there, worrying about digital radios and Tamiya / Clark / whatever / battle systems is something to do later.

Whatever you pick up, customize it, learn it, have fun Razz

I completely rebuilt my first Tiger tank 3 times, that's how it goes!

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So from Immortal hobbies to get a tank going would be

Metal Taigen Tiger 1 $400
System Upgrade Package $165

*face palms* Well i might be a bit screwed lol this hasen't even added the barrel recoil........ Any suggestions guys? I like the metal but i might have to drop it...Plus i am pretty sure shipping will kill me as well.

Also apparently they don't carry the Metal King Tiger (If it does exist at least)

So if i went for the none metal...... From Immortal hobbies at least

Taigen Tiger 1 LATE Version or King Tiger Henschel Turret (Or should i go with Henlong?)
System Upgrade Package (Clark TK22 Board,Hobbyking HKT6A 6 Channel 2.4 ghz Radio)
???? To make the gun barrel Recoil
Metal Tracks

what do you guys think is the better move for a new tanker? a Killer metal tank that will push the budget right off (I could just get it stock for now...) or the Plastic version that i can get upgraded already?

All suggestions\feedback would be great! I want something that will last and not crap out on me. (Thus why i hate the idea of the plastic gears...)



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