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Postby Rocketman » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:17 pm

Anyone else seeing these crop up on social media?
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Postby jarndice » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:35 pm

Perhaps it is too much to hope that they might just build and sell a "Dragon" and Tank Transporter trailer in 1/16,
The IBU Truck board would make that a very attractive rig with an M4 lashed down on it.
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Postby Jake79 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:36 pm

Yep seen pics but no other info..

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Postby RobW » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:52 pm

I assume it's modern?

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Postby jarndice » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:56 pm

Depending on the cost, if it has a metal Chassis it would make it a worthwhile purchase just for that alone.
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:57 pm

Sub £50
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:28 pm

Oooh, now THAT truly is a wanted temptation. I do hope they do German ones.

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Postby mcevoyi » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:49 pm

Hi all,

It's hl m35 truck 1/16

..it's a supposed to be a dodge
But he cab and bonnet are from an M35 truck
but the 4x4 was only ever built as m37 1.5 ton truck
If any one ever remember airfix did a 1/32 kit with a 37mm an it tank gun in the back
That the correct bonnet cab for this chassis
The one hl have done is for a 6x6 truck .M35 ...2.5 ton

To me it seems a bit of a strange choice it's neither ww2 or modern .. it's 1950's ..so would go with the bulldog and pershing but I personally feel a ww2 allied truck or axis ..would have been a better

Price is about £50 ...from Andrew at haya will / should have stock in Oct
He's going to put the detail on his website Monday ..
And hl will follow up with all the usual metal upgrades
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:09 pm

£70? He told me less than £50 lol
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Postby mcevoyi » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:10 pm

Airfix / max truck kit
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Postby mcevoyi » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:11 pm

Ad Lav wrote:£70? He told me less than £50 lol


Lol cool ... the cheeper the better ?

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Postby RobW » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:14 pm

So either rebuild the bonnet or add another axle to correct it?

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Postby mcevoyi » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:19 pm

RobW wrote:So either rebuild the bonnet or add another axle to correct it?



Seems so Rob ..
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Postby jarndice » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:25 pm

When you think that a 1/16 "Wedico" truck can go for about £1,000 each it is really a direct comparison with the early days of Tamiya Vs Heng Long.
If you want a quality truck you buy the "Wedico" if you are a builder with access to a decent upgrade provider then it is Heng Long.
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Postby mcevoyi » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:30 pm

jarndice wrote:When you think that a 1/16 "Wedico" truck can go for about £1,000 each it is really a direct comparison with the early days of Tamiya Vs Heng Long.
If you want a quality truck you buy the "Wedico" if you are a builder with access to a decent upgrade provider then it is Heng Long.
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I totally agree shaun

But I also hope he have done some of the industry standards like having 12mm hex fittings for the wheels to slip on the axes like Tamiya or Carson. ..or wedict
or we will be stuck with one set wheel and tyre for all the possible other builds and conversions ..
it would also be brilliant if hl produce a mid drive axel as well
But honestly can't see that happening at he moment

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:47 pm

mcevoyi wrote:Price is about £50 ...from Andrew at haya

So, £60 from Andrew with the VAT added.
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Postby jarndice » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:07 pm

Mac, When Heng Long first started with their rock bottom priced R/C Armour a lot of people accused them of copying Tamiya, they of course denied it, But we all know they did,
If Heng Long have done the same to keep the price of moulds and production down then the standardisation of fittings will be part of reducing costs,
After that if there is a tangible demand for the truck then an expansion of the range including a long wheelbase 3 axle chassis might just be on the agenda, (I hope)
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Postby mcevoyi » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:08 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
mcevoyi wrote:Price is about £50 ...from Andrew at haya

So, £60 from Andrew with the VAT added.


And plus postage .. £70 ?

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:10 pm

mcevoyi wrote:
Son of a gun-ner wrote:
mcevoyi wrote:Price is about £50 ...from Andrew at haya

So, £60 from Andrew with the VAT added.


And plus postage .. £70 ?

Still good for what it potentially is, even for the running gear for a scratch build :thumbup:
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