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.