Scouring the Web for a Mato 1/16 Sherman M4A1

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Postby Spartan01 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:33 pm

Hello everyone,

Been searching for a while for the M4A1 mato sherman. If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated. No luck on ebay or storefronts...

Thx EJ

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Postby ALPHA » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:23 am

gone Gone GONE....Sorry Spartan...if you are speaking of the plastic Mato with the cast hull...They are Impossible to find....I figure sales of those have been relegated to garage sales swap meets etc..............As Mato the company has gone full blown into the production of all metal tanks


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ps. Just found this on Google search...says they have four left...not sure how legit the company is...but you could try and contact them I guess
http://mato.en.alibaba.com/product/497488247-800495832/2013_Hot_Sale_2_4G_1_16_Mato_M4A1_76_W_Sherman_rc_tank_toy_with_sound_and_BB_shooting_bullet_function.html
Sounds a little too good to be true...70 dollars is a little cheap ............even for that tank

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Postby Roboticus_Prime » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:29 am

I thought the ones on alibaba need a minimum order of 4?
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Postby blimp » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:35 am

Dave / Forgebear might be you best hope , check out the cetified dealers link at the top of the page - he has them in parts at least , top bloke to deal with ! :clap:
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Postby ALPHA » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:47 am

Roboticus_Prime wrote:I thought the ones on alibaba need a minimum order of 4?

Wouldn't know...it's the first time I've ever heard of them...but at 70 dollars a piece...if they are legit...that's not a bad deal at all...those parts are pretty much getting scarce...especially focusing on the upper hull and turret ;) ....A wheeler dealer could turn a good profit from selling extras or just parting them out...but it's a venture too risky for me ;)

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Postby jarndice » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:02 am

General Sir,
ALI BABA is a Chinese equivalent of E-BAY, it is a clearing house,
I have bought from them before without problems and they take "PAY-PAL" which gives me some reassurance and congratulations, well earned for the many helpful and entertaining contributions you continue to give us.
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Postby ALPHA » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:11 am

jarndice wrote:General Sir,
ALI BABA is a Chinese equivalent of E-BAY, it is a clearing house,
I have bought from them before without problems and they take "PAY-PAL" which gives me some reassurance and congratulations, well earned for the many helpful and entertaining contributions you continue to give us.
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:think: Might have to snap some of those up :haha: :haha: :haha: ....so is it true you have to buy a minimum of 4 Wo1c? :eh: They only have four left :haha:

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Postby ALPHA » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:43 am

OOPS....Read that Ali baba page again....it's 72 dollars a unit for a 1000 tanks :haha: :haha: and there is no note on availability . :/ ..guess you have to sign up to find out :thumbdown:

Caviat Emptor Gents :wave:

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Postby Spartan01 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:12 am

Hey thank you guys ! As I feared, will check the certified dealers link... I really like the M4A1 rounded lines on the hull... Haven't really seen any other releases of A1's from competitors..

EJ

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Postby ALPHA » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:06 pm

Spartan01 wrote:Hey thank you guys ! As I feared, will check the certified dealers link... I really like the M4A1 rounded lines on the hull... Haven't really seen any other releases of A1's from competitors..

EJ

I'd say...do what Blimp recommended ...you never know...Forgebear does still stock some of the parts...maybe you could piece one together ;)

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR QUEST :thumbup:


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Postby 971wright » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:56 pm

Hi Dave Forgebear has mato uppers and lowers with turrets but no electric's, if you contact him and ask him for a complete tank it could save a fortune in postage .

regards pete

here is link http://stores.ebay.co.uk/forgebear/Sher ... 9564630010

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Postby Dev_Estate » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:35 pm

Figured I would post here....Im looking for a M4A1 hull as well. Love to find a Mato if anyone has a lead.
Thanks!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:14 am

Dev_Estate wrote:Figured I would post here....Im looking for a M4A1 hull as well. Love to find a Mato if anyone has a lead.
Thanks!

Hi there. If you have no luck finding a Mato cast hull, there is a chap over there in the states that produces a more authentic looking large hatch cast hull from resin. The only draw back is that it is designed to mate with a Tamiya turret, or one of his own turrets that are again designed the Tamiya way.
And failing that, there is a chap in Germany that produces a small hatch cast hull out of resin, which is designed Heng Long/Mato turret compatible.
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Postby Dev_Estate » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:30 am

Im aware of the Nick Angular hull, but not quite sure where to buy. I’ve seen some on eBay but was worried they might be recasts.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:20 am

Dev_Estate wrote:Im aware of the Nick Angular hull, but not quite sure where to buy. I’ve seen some on eBay but was worried they might be recasts.

I've sent you a PM of how to get a guaranteed genuine one.
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Postby tankme » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:54 am

Haya still has an entire tank listed or just the upper hull and turret. https://www.hayaltd.co.uk/ Just put M4A1 in the search box. Two of the 6 results do not have a "sold out" message on them.

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:52 am

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
Dev_Estate wrote:Figured I would post here....Im looking for a M4A1 hull as well. Love to find a Mato if anyone has a lead.
Thanks!

Hi there. He you have no luck finding a Mato cast hull, there is a chap over there in the states that produces a more authentic looking large hatch cast hull from resin. The only draw back is that it is designed to mate with a Tamiya turret, or one of his own turrets that are again designed the Tamiya way.
And failing that, there is a chap in Germany that produces a small hatch cast hull out of resin, which is designed Heng Long/Mato turret compatible.

Don’t forget the one on shapeways from mr Hudson

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:55 am

Also if your that worried about resign parts take a look at my Sherman build. Upper and turret are resin lower is hl

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:13 pm

tankme wrote:Haya still has an entire tank listed or just the upper hull and turret. https://www.hayaltd.co.uk/ Just put M4A1 in the search box. Two of the 6 results do not have a "sold out" message on them.

Irritates the hell out of me that he states it's the perfect and correct model for a British firefly.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:26 pm

Glad I’m not the only one that irritates

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