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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:58 pm

Shaun, are you talking about the Taigen Tiger 1 bases they sell?

These ones;
Taigen Tiger I 1:16 Scale RC Tank Plastic Turret base with bearing
https://www.forgebeartanks.com/store/p1 ... aring.html

If you do, I have a few of those :D
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Postby jarndice » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:23 pm

Yes Mick,
I was happy with the Metal bearing equipped Turret rings until the 360 degree ABS Turret rings with provision for the Turret slip ring became available and then I changed over with no regrets :thumbup:
I did try to convert a Metal Turret ring to take the Slip ring but it was a lot of work which just was not worth the effort when Dave had the Turret base Bearing equipped alternative on sale.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:41 pm

Cool :thumbup: those bases are excellent, I got them to convert resin turrets made to fit Tamiya, which I want to fit on Heng Long hulls :thumbup:
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Postby Jimster » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:55 pm

I use that’s Taigen base in conjunction with the metal DKLM metal upgrades. Super smooth but three little notches must be cut into the Taigen turret base ring to allow everything to sit flush. Otherwise the three metal turret ring bushings (bushes, shrubbery) hit the plastic Taigen base ring.

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Postby jarndice » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:08 pm

[quote=" Otherwise the three metal turret ring bushings (bushes, shrubbery) hit the plastic Taigen base ring.[/quote]

Bushes/Shrubbery = Hedges :haha: :haha:
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Postby Max-U52 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:01 pm

jarndice wrote:Also from Dave I bought an alternative way to a smooth turning Turret,
I have already tried Metal Turret rings with bearings but Taigen make ABS Turret BASES with built in rollers in the base that run easily over the the Tank body with the Turret ring just controlling its direction.
Simply unscrew the original base plate and replace it with the modded version,
By using the Turret Base instead of the Metal Turret ring you can use a 360 degree Turret ring instead of being limited to 320 degrees because there is not a location for a slip ring on the Metal Turret Ring.
I have tried them in Tiger 1s and Panzer 4s both very good. :thumbup:


Have you got a link to one of these?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:54 pm

Max-U52 wrote:Have you got a link to one of these?

In my post above Gary :thumbup:

But here it is again :thumbup:

Taigen Tiger I 1:16 Scale RC Tank Plastic Turret base with bearing
https://www.forgebeartanks.com/store/p1 ... aring.html
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Postby Ludwig von wigbearer » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:58 pm

Thanks Dave and Julie for the parts received today, a service well done :thumbup:
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Postby forgebear » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:55 pm

you are most welcome many thanks dave :thumbup:
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Postby Jimster » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:31 pm

Oh, Man! You’re gonna absolutely love that new gearbox! One of the most rewarding, instant gratification upgrades I’ve ever done. :clap:

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:04 pm

Hmm................service as a retail seller into the hobby ..............?
What does that look like ?

Ordering(easy, quick to get confirmation)
Communication(frequent, knowledgeable, concerned),
Delivery ( Short of a private jet & looking like Tom Cruise, how the hell can a man get a product to Australia so quick)
Packaging (c'mon, are you taking the piss, how many boxes, newspapers and resilient packing material & bubble wrap can a man stick in one package & not get a good result)

Folks, Im almost in the farthest reach(outside of New Zealand) that the dedicated team at Forgebear can be from a customer base, and the service & satisfaction is a thing other, bigger on line outfits should envy.
Tank arrived perfect.
Under a week from order to arrival.
I cannot get that turn around from Melbourne to the Gold Coast within Australia :wtf:
Dave must be P-R-E-T-T-Y well connected in the area of air freight to pull this off.............. :shifty: :shh:

If it were not for my awful exchange rate, and corresponding catastrophic postage rate, I would get a tank a month from Forgebear Tanks UK.

If any of you are tossing up as to buy or not to buy, just buy it from Forgebear & make it easy on yourself.

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Postby forgebear » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:19 pm

why thank you herman
i hope your tank will give you hours of fun to come
thank you for the kind words
dave and julie at forgebear tanks :wave:
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Postby midlife306 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:19 pm

Ordered Sunday, arrived Tuesday
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Postby Max-U52 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:42 pm

What are you putting that in, Wayne?
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Postby midlife306 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:42 pm

Tamika KT lol


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Postby forgebear » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:53 pm

enjoy the sweets thanks dave :wave:
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Postby midlife306 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:54 pm

Thanks Dave


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