New Torro Katalog + 2 new greate model

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Postby Ad Lav » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:31 pm

Exciting stuff!

I want an m16 and a swimmer for sure. Now how to hide them and stop spending lol
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Postby Zapper » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:17 pm

That Elefant looks tempting but I might wait to see what the final product actually is.

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Postby Tiger6 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:39 pm

I strongly suspect the Elephant is an RTR Hooben, I think they have had them on the Torro site for a while - I'm guessing Haya are getting theirs from the same source.

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Postby Lert » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:11 pm

On the one hand, yay schwimmwagen and t-72~

On the other hand, boo no leopard 1 or centuriion~
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Postby RobW » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:47 pm

Hmm, one of the Torro.de shops showing around 3 months for delivery and 8000 Euro for the FT 17. Probably good value but also worth more than my car!

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Postby Manu-Military » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:17 pm

The warlsug Renault FT is the prototype as per the unit kept in the Bovington tank museum.
This means it's the wrong version for combat background.
The obvious discrepancies are:
- a totally different turret design,
- non armored front hull plates,
- a different pilot's hatch.
Though extremely expensive, I could have made an effort to come in the six scale RC world but with a correct version, definitively not this one.
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Postby Manu-Military » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:19 pm

And I'm desperatingly waiting for a WW2 Willys.
Because the Japanese T refuses for years to make one, let's hope the Chinese T will make it, 75 years after D-Day.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:48 pm

Manu-Military wrote:And I'm desperatingly waiting for a WW2 Willys.


Welcome to the club... But I have some good news, I wrote clark regarding that and he might design une. Look for him in facebook under "Clark model" name, if he sees enough interest, he will release one.
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Postby jarndice » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:58 pm

Banggood are selling a 1/12 R/C Willy's Jeep right now.
What annoys me is they are selling a 1/16 R/C Land Rover when I would just like you wish it were the other way around.

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Postby RobW » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:32 pm

jarndice wrote:Banggood are selling a 1/12 R/C Willy's Jeep right now.
What annoys me is they are selling a 1/16 R/C Land Rover when I would just like you wish it were the other way around.


It's a Defender so not much use anyway.... Now a nice Series 1 or 2 on the other hand.....

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Postby wibblywobbly » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:16 am

Heck, that brochure must contain everything that has ever been made for 1/16 tanks, all in one place?? 8O
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Postby Lert » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:16 am

jarndice wrote:Banggood are selling a 1/12 R/C Willy's Jeep right now.


That would be this one:

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The mechanics / drive train seems to be the same as the 4x4 'military truck' that everyone on this forum seems to have 7 of by now.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:11 pm

I only have 3 :D :thumbup:
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Postby Lert » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:15 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:I only have 3 :D :thumbup:


Sounds to me like you need to get with the times / program, then. :D
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:38 pm

Lert wrote:
Son of a gun-ner wrote:I only have 3 :D :thumbup:


Sounds to me like you need to get with the times / program, then. :D

Nah, I also have three half tracks, much better :D :thumbup:
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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:21 pm

Over on RCU the guy from Imex said the elephant is indeed the hooben and the T-72 is Heng Long. He said the schwimmwagen is most likely Metal Origins, in which case Imex won't carry them. I hope the schwimmwagen is at least halfway decent, as that's one that's been on my want list right from the very start. Now for a meillerwagen convoy with actual launching V-2!! Bwahahahahaha!! @) @)
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:24 pm

Gary it will be the same hooben tank but pre built ?....
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Postby Lert » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:38 pm

Max-U52 wrote:He said the schwimmwagen is most likely Metal Origins


What I hope is that it's half-way affordable. And by that I mean $100 or less. 'Metal Origins' doesn't sound very cheap ...
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:01 am

Hold on, Heng Long T72 ???

Edit: look what I found in my searching.

Watch "Build and Drive the T-72 Russian Tank by De Agostini ModelSpace" on YouTube
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Postby Max-U52 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:14 am

Here's the thread from RCU, you don't have to be a member to read it, so now you can see what I saw. Erik's is the third post down. I said the same thing - A T72 from Heng Long?, but that's what Erik said.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-tank ... 019-a.html

If the schwimmwagen is even halfway decent, and if it has servos for raising and lowering the prop and it really functions in water, I'm thinking somewhere in the $300 to $400 USD range. Hopefully I'm way off and it will be much less, but I won't be shocked if it goes as high as $500. Look at what they're getting for the Puma, even though it's a lot bigger.

And I've waited a long time for a schwimmwagen, so I already told Erik if Imex carries them I want at least two! @)

They do have a great selection of parts in that catalog, too, what they really need is a U.S. warehouse! I'm wondering what ordering from that catalog will be like, if the prices will be decent and the shipping timely.

The T72 will also be very interesting. I'm not a huge fan of Russian armor, but there are few that should be in any collection, so I will eventually get a JS-2 and a T-55. Taigen now has the JS-2, now all I need is a better T-55 than the Hooben kit.
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