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PostSubject: Mato New Releases All metal Sherman & Tank Destroyers!   Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:41 am

Incase anyone missed it on RCU!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-tanks-369/11594015-mato-displays-new-mato-armor-germany.html


Very nice to see new chassis out there.The M36 looks particularly mean...! 


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PostSubject: Re: Mato New Releases All metal Sherman & Tank Destroyers!   Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:05 am

It would be interesting to see the interior of the open turret. I noticed that they cover up the M36B1 but the M10 and M36 is not.
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PostSubject: Re: Mato New Releases All metal Sherman & Tank Destroyers!   Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:39 pm

I love the M10, but will probably wait to see if they do a plastic version first. 

Not a big fan of the all metal tanks, hard on the gears, electronics, batteries and wallet.

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PostSubject: Re: Mato New Releases All metal Sherman & Tank Destroyers!   Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:22 pm

I am really enthused by the M10 release.  One of the 'eventual projects' that I want to build is an Achilles.  For several years now, I have been saving a Tamiya 17-pounder barrel for it.  (Yeah; I know that's a silly way to build a tank - to start with just the barrel and then build everything else around it).  Very cool news!
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PostSubject: Re: Mato New Releases All metal Sherman & Tank Destroyers!   Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:54 pm

I don't like all metal. Hope they will release plastic version.
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PostSubject: Re: Mato New Releases All metal Sherman & Tank Destroyers!   Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:47 pm

sassgrunt wrote:
I am really enthused by the M10 release.  One of the 'eventual projects' that I want to build is an Achilles.  For several years now, I have been saving a Tamiya 17-pounder barrel for it.  (Yeah; I know that's a silly way to build a tank - to start with just the barrel and then build everything else around it).  Very cool news!


Hey I did that with my Nashorn and KV-122....... Its not that strange.
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PostSubject: Re: Mato New Releases All metal Sherman & Tank Destroyers!   Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:18 pm

Hey I did that with my Nashorn and KV-122....... Its not that strange.

This really IS a small world.  I started building the barrel for a Nashorn as a prelude to deciding whether or not to put the effort into reworking a Bandai Hummel, (this was before the neat conversion came out that you're building).  And, although I STARTED converting a KV-85 to a KV-122; once I saw that Tamiya was making a JS-2, I scrapped my unsatisfactory attempt at the muzzle brake, and converted it back to a KV-85.
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PostSubject: Re: Mato New Releases All metal Sherman & Tank Destroyers!   Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:54 pm

sassgrunt wrote:
Hey I did that with my Nashorn and KV-122....... Its not that strange.

This really IS a small world.  I started building the barrel for a Nashorn as a prelude to deciding whether or not to put the effort into reworking a Bandai Hummel, (this was before the neat conversion came out that you're building).  And, although I STARTED converting a KV-85 to a KV-122; once I saw that Tamiya was making a JS-2, I scrapped my unsatisfactory attempt at the muzzle brake, and converted it back to a KV-85.


Wow, no kidding. Great minds must think alike. I am not that good at scratch build, so I bought a Tamiya KT barrel (it was the closes to to it and it is an 88mm/L71 !) and was going to get the Juckenburg Hummel (Instead of the Bandai since I already have a HL Panzer IV lower chassis) and the he tells me that has the Nashorn kit, it is just not on his website (?!?!?) Anyway, I kept the Tamiya barrel and integrated it into Juckenburg's kit.

The KV-122 is another crazy thing. I ordered an Asiatam Elephant two years ago and they shipped me 2 barrels. I kept the extra one around and when I decided to do the KV-122, I measured it out and the Elephant monobloc is pretty close, and I just have to cut off the tapering at the end. As to the muzzle brake, I noticed that Juckenburg is making a JS-3 so I asked if I can buy a couple of the muzzle brakes from him and the rest is history.

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Back to the M36B1, I would love to get the metal turret and is very curious as to how the barrel recoil inside the turret etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Mato New Releases All metal Sherman & Tank Destroyers!   Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:58 pm

Yea I'm not sure how they'll do turret interiors and still have it fully functional for R/c control.

Ditto on the Achilles, very interesting and unique vehicle.

I like the new releases but as a typical tanker very picky about it.. I think more is to come.... I'd still love Mato to release a small-hatch Sherman hull and plastic turrets for these TD's

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PostSubject: Re: Mato New Releases All metal Sherman & Tank Destroyers!   Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:15 pm

they are must have for me.
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