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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:15 pm

For some outlandish reason, I have lots of Centurion pictures.
Not far from me is "Tankride"
And on a now seemingly long ago trip to Melbourne, I stumbled over an Australian Vietnam Museum..........which had a Centurion in it :/

If requested for a build, I will gather them all up & post them, but if not, I wont..................its just not my Tank-happy-place ;)
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Postby lmcq11 » Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:30 pm

I am a lucky one who built a Ludwig Centurion. Costly, complicated and otherwise quite naked in terms of details, the kit was transformed into a Sho't Kal Gimel with some heavy transformation. A dream come true, i gave it a totally different look than a Mk III. Its a rugged tank ready for war. Definitely my favorite, its one of the few RC tanks that sits in my home office instead of the basement shelves.

I hope Haya will provide a good affordable base and give it a price point that aims for quantity of sales vs a few collectors that can afford it. The Centurion can be derived in so many interesting versions by many countries, i would eventually purchase many. Its the main reason why i have lots of Shermans, Panzer IV, Stugs... in many versions, but i will only ever have one Chieftain or one Challenger II, and they will stay in the basement.

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Postby BarryC » Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:29 pm

HERMAN BIX wrote:If requested for a build, I will gather them all up & post them, but if not, I wont..................its just not my Tank-happy-place ;)


Hi Herman,

I have the Ludwig kit and intend to build a Australian Centurion as used in Vietnam but no time soon. 8O

I'll keep your offer in mind once the build makes it to the "assembly line".

Barry

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Postby tankme » Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:36 pm

Last post I saw said Haya would start taking preorders in June 2022 for an August delivery. Any updates to that? I'm curious if they've slowed down on this due to the Tamiya release? I know the supply chain issues have been creating problems for projects like this.

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Postby jhamm » Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:47 am

tankme wrote:Last post I saw said Haya would start taking preorders in June 2022 for an August delivery. Any updates to that? I'm curious if they've slowed down on this due to the Tamiya release? I know the supply chain issues have been creating problems for projects like this.


Write Andrew an email...
He will answer you honestly and give you the current status.
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:57 pm

Well that didn't take long. Looks like Haya lost their exclusive? 

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Postby tankme » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:06 pm

I saw that on FB today. I was trying to figure out the same thing. Looks to be a rebranded HL controller.

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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:43 am

Could well be. Both companies located in Shantou which is the toy capital of China.

I see they show a die cast Tiger as well on the website.
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Postby tomhugill » Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:17 am

Xiaoshan_Sailor wrote:Could well be. Both companies located in Shantou which is the toy capital of China.

I see they show a die cast Tiger as well on the website.


That tiger looks exactly the same as theato one down to the curved sponsons on the lower Hull and the way the torsion bars are secured
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:51 am

I have been in contact with Tongde & they are a bonafide manufacturer of die cast models & about to launch their own RC tank series. They have no relation to Haya or anyone else in the market & from what I have been seen, this will be very good news for the hobby. This is no FB scam as some were posted over on Zuckerberg's god-forsaken place. Good things are about to happen so stay tuned.

As to the metal Tiger, yes I think some tool sharing is underway which does happen here.
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Postby forgebear » Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:53 am

hi i have contacted the company and got some details
the board looks very much like a 6.1s or 7.1s same ports
the tank comes in 3 models
1 cheap all plastic
2 plastic with metal road wheels and adjuster on idler
3 metal turret steel gears /base bit vague
no mention of tracks ??
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Postby john1970 » Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:18 pm

any idea of price or that to be decided?

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Postby forgebear » Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:05 pm

no prices as yet on them
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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:02 pm

Feel sorry for Haya now - been done by Tamiya and now this Tongde startup company from China - glad my money went to a Japanese made tank even if they tracks are weak!
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