My next tank?

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Postby NAB » Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:07 pm

I have a birthday coming up soon and it's been suggested that I can get another tank (yay)

What should I get?
I've been considering the latest HL Tiger 1 but not sure about how accurate it is? I can do a certain amount of modification.
What about a HL Sherman? I would prefer the firefly but I'm sure they don't do one but again I can modify.
I've seen a IS-2 around but can't remember the brand.
The budget isn't there for a Tamiya kit or the Torro kits that come in wooden boxes so it will probably be a Heng long which I'm perfectly happy with.

Or I've seen this bad boy on Wish, maybe should just go for that? Seems legit to me....Image

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Postby tankme » Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:18 pm

The IS-2 is a nice tank, but doesn't come as a Heng Long. They are either IR *or* airsoft in the Torro/Taigen brand at around $550+ with no wooden box. Also available as a Tamiya, but probably closer to twice the cost of the Torro/Taigen.

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Postby Rob1970 » Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:21 pm

They had me at "Navy Blue"...
Honestly? Get the Heng Long Sherman and go the Firefly way... wanna know how? See my thread in the Heng Long builds. It's not that hard...

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Postby NAB » Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:28 pm

Is it worth getting a 27mhz Heng Long Tiger 1 or is it better just to get a new Heng Long 2.4ghz.
The 27mhz one is £55

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Postby jarndice » Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:14 pm

The old Tiger 1 used a more frangible plastic than the later ABS so even after you have spent twice the price of the Tiger 1 to bring the electrics upto date you still have an old Tank that will continue to be trouble for as long as you keep it.
A new Heng Long Tiger 1 Version 6.0 is pretty much a gift if you shop around and it will be a lot more reliable than your £55 clunker,
It will still come with a redundant and inaccurate spare aerial holder and a Turret that should be relocated but every Heng Long and Taigen and Torro Tiger 1 comes with the same failings and always have done.
If you don't mind paying £800 then Tamiyas Tiger 1 kit is perfect (And boring) except some people will tell you that Heng Longs Version 6.0 control board is better than Tamiyas dated electrics.
Of course if you want to convert an M4 into a Firefly there are a lot of upgrades available But working on a Sherman after working on a Tiger 1 will quickly tell you why nearly everyone builds Tigers because the Sherman is like fitting the contents of a 4 bedroom house into a 1 bedroom flat.
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Postby NAB » Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:32 am

Ok thanks for the info.

Looks like it's either a new tiger or a Sherman.

I could leave the Sherman as is and instead invest in accessories/figures for it.


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Postby NAB » Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:46 am

I do like the M26 Pershing.... Don't see many people modifying them?

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Postby tankme » Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:42 am

Tamiya M26 Pershing is a good tank. Others have reported the Heng Long Pershing is good also. The Pershing in on my list of tanks I want to build one day. It's just not as popular as the Sherman or the German tanks. As far as I know, no big issues with the Pershings and lots of upgrades for the HL version.

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Postby Karl_Diesel » Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:03 am

Hello,

the Tamiya Pershing is an almost perfect kit.

Conversions ? The Super Pershing is nice and if you want more work, you can make an M47 out of the kit.
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Postby NAB » Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:06 pm

I've seen a Pershing near Manchester for sale but the guy won't post it. Gutted

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Postby jarndice » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:52 pm

Painless Wolf built a beautifully detailed M26 and hopefully it is still on the build section,
Certainly worth reading about it and viewing it :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Postby NAB » Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:38 pm

Some advice and opinions please.

I've got the chance to get the Tiger pictured.
The seller says they've never got it working.
All they've said is that it's heavy!
Don't know if a controller is even included.
Can anyone tell what this is by the internals?
They've said to make them a offer..... Worth it?

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Postby NAB » Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:52 pm

Oh and it looks like both top hatches are missing

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Postby jarndice » Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:05 pm

It looks like a project, Avoid it :thumbdown:
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Postby NAB » Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:06 pm

I'm thinking it's a Torro metal bottom with steel gears and tracks.

Would £100 be too much then?

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Postby NAB » Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:08 pm

Looks like some other details are missing tooImage

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Postby jarndice » Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:11 pm

It looks like a Heng Long ABS Hull with a Taigen quick release and Heng Long pot metal gearboxes, £25 is too much,
You can buy a brand new Heng Long Version 6.0 for less than £130.
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Postby NAB » Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:13 pm

Avoided. Thanks

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Postby PainlessWolf » Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:09 pm

Good Afternoon,
Did someone say Pershing? This is the Heng Long original release Pershing after a Rebuild including some detailing...
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Postby jarndice » Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:31 pm

Painless you are incorrigible :haha: :haha:
It was a great build the first time round and unlike me age has not reduced it's solid good looks. :thumbup:
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