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Postby AshMann » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:16 pm

Is it a good idea if i order the M4A3E8 from Hooben's website? I am planning to get one so i want to make sure its the right place to get it from
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:23 pm

To be honest I’d avoid Hooben like the plague.
I’d love some of their products but I’ve read so many horror stories that I’d have to grow much larger testicles before considering throwing my money away.
Just my personal opinion of course.
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:28 pm

Sorry, just spotted this while looking at the easy8

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What??? Did they have a roof rack???
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Postby AshMann » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:29 pm

midlife306 wrote:To be honest I’d avoid Hooben like the plague.
I’d love some of their products but I’ve read so many horror stories that I’d have to grow much larger testicles before considering throwing my money away.
Just my personal opinion of course.
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Well what should i be worried about the most?
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:34 pm

Have a search through the forum, there’s a guy that spent a fortune on a Maus, bits missing or held in place with blutack & hooben completely ignoring his attempts at contacting them..
There are many others too, I’d expect excellent customer service for a $2000 outlay!
Sorry for my spelling, but doesn’t Nick Aguilar do an easy8? I’d throw my money at him for sure.
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Postby STHV » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:36 pm

AshMann wrote:Is it a good idea if i order the M4A3E8 from Hooben's website? I am planning to get one so i want to make sure its the right place to get it from


I would seriously recommend avoiding them entirely

I own one of their RC Maus but the build quality is awful and it doesn't even steer, it literally broke its own gun assembly due to how badly made it was, and almost all the details are wrong
It was also advertised as "full metal" similar to the Mato tanks but all of the detail parts including the shrapnel guards and gun mantlet are cheap plastic painted to look like metal
I had to get a refund through my bank as Hooben stopped cooperating as soon as i mentioned the whole host of problems

I have seen images of their Sherman and honestly it doesn't look any better, it has the wrong muzzle brake for a start, the same one as the tiger they make, which incidentally has a sideways ball mg

honestly don't go anywhere near Hooben, it is a complete rip off
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Postby STHV » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:40 pm

midlife306 wrote:Have a search through the forum, there’s a guy that spent a fortune on a Maus, bits missing or held in place with blutack & hooben completely ignoring his attempts at contacting them..
There are many others too, I’d expect excellent customer service for a $2000 outlay!
Sorry for my spelling, but doesn’t Nick Aguilar do an easy8? I’d throw my money at him for sure.
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Its going to need a total rebuild, the thing is a mess

I recently also discovered that the return rollers for the tracks are just round bits of metal with no movement at all, the tracks just slide on them
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:41 pm

That’s insane....
Hooben have more front than a row of shops!
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Postby AshMann » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:43 pm

I'll look at other M4s, i might look at the Taigen M4 kit
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:44 pm

Seriously if you’ve got the money try contacting Nick, you won’t regret it, his stuff is on another level
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Postby AshMann » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:49 pm

midlife306 wrote:Seriously if you’ve got the money try contacting Nick, you won’t regret it, his stuff is on another level
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He's the one that makes the turrets for M4s, right?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:50 pm

AshMann wrote:I'll look at other M4s, i might look at the Taigen M4 kit

Although it has VVSS instead of the HVSS. I can say that it's a very good piece of kit. We have the IBU2U in it, but I personally think the smaller Clark would be more suited to the limited space :thumbup:

One point, I was disappointed that it didn't have opening front hatches for the money.
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:51 pm

Think he makes all sorts, I’m sure someone with vastly more experience on American stuff will be along shortly, I’m mainly Axis
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:56 pm

midlife306 wrote:Think he makes all sorts, I’m sure someone with vastly more experience on American stuff will be along shortly, I’m mainly Axis
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Says the man making a 6th scale allied tank. . . .
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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:56 pm

Ashman you are in the USA, Nick is a great guy but you would require some skills to convert the turret to rc.

Dklm do a hvss and turret conversion for the Heng Long Sherman. A cheaper way to achieve an Easy8.
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:01 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
midlife306 wrote:Think he makes all sorts, I’m sure someone with vastly more experience on American stuff will be along shortly, I’m mainly Axis
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Says the man making a 6th scale allied tank. . . .


Think you missed the “mainly” bit Mick lol


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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:03 pm

How many of your axis tanks could you fit inside that beast Wayne ;) I was taking into account volume :haha:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:10 pm

Personally, if money isn't a problem, I would buy a Tamiya Sherman for the running gear if you want HVSS, I have the DKLM suspension kit, and I'm not that impressed by it, it's ok, but needs some work to get it working and looking right. The Tamiya one is much better.
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Postby AshMann » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:14 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Personally, if money isn't a problem, I would buy a Tamiya Sherman for the running gear if you want HVSS, I have the DKLM suspension kit, and I'm not that impressed by it, it's ok, but needs some work to get it working and looking right. The Tamiya one is much better.

I have 347 dollars, so i dont know about that.
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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:17 pm

A turret from nick will set you back 100 or so bucks.
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