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Postby Rob1970 » Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:27 pm

Well, I've sold a large chunk of my "unwanted styrene loft insulation". Aka my stash of static model kits. I've spend a lot of time at home the last year-and-a-half, and I hardly touched them. So off they went! First pondered selling them one by one on the various forums and sales websites, but the hassle of advertising, haggling (Ye gods, I HATE the haggling...) and posting of stuff made me pause.

Then I remembered a mate from one of the forums who LIVES for the haggle... So I offered them to him as a lot. Had a price in my head, let him make the first offer... Score!! His offered topped my price by a fair chunck, so next Friday I am bringing him a car-load of model kits.

Now to the serious question; If one would buy a -fourth- tank, what would one go for, considering one already owns a Sherman/Firefly, Panzer IV and KV-1...?

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Postby midlife306 » Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:30 pm

How can you own a firefly but not a Tiger 1 ?


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Postby jhamm » Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:36 pm

Everyone has a tiger 1, so it is excusable that he does not have a tiger 1.
As a fourth tank, I would buy one that is rare.
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Postby Jimster » Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:41 pm

I vote for an initial production Tiger1. That’ll keep you busy and still have a rarely modeled tank.
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Postby Rob1970 » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:01 pm

midlife306 wrote:How can you own a firefly but not a Tiger 1 ?


jhamm wrote:Everyone has a tiger 1, so it is excusable that he does not have a tiger 1.
As a fourth tank, I would buy one that is rare.


Wut 'e said... ;D Are there any 1/16 British tanks around? Like, RTR?
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Postby jhamm » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:41 pm

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Wut 'e said... ;D Are there any 1/16 British tanks around? Like, RTR?[/quote]

Yes Sir,
- the Hooben Cromwell
- the Haya Chieftain
- the HL Challenger
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:43 pm

RTR ( WW2 ) British tanks are thin on the ground at the moment, off the top of my head I can only think of the Hooben Cromwell :think: hopefully somebody can think of something else :thumbup:

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Postby EAO » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:15 pm

R1970,

What Midlife and Jim said! You could go a bit rarer by making it a KT! Or better yet one with the Porsche turret?! :D

Or a sexy JP?! :think:

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Postby Shagnifico » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:20 pm

How do you not have a Leopard? Get a model of a real tank, not antique modified farm equipment.

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Postby EAO » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:32 pm

Shagnifico wrote:How do you not have a Leopard? Get a model of a real tank, not antique modified farm equipment.


Ooh, that hurts! But Shagnifico you are very correct! The big Leopard! My favorite modern tank! I'm ashamed I didn't think of it first! :{

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Postby Jimster » Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:54 pm

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Meh! Sold my Leopard 2A7+. Just didn’t light my fire like my Tiger does.


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Postby Rob1970 » Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:58 pm

I did consider the Leopard, but only because the Dutch Army is using them again (leased from the Germans after we sold our own...). But it's a bit too modern. I kinda want something British (I've seen the Cromwell, but it doesn't tickle me... yet). I like WW2 armour best... must be my age
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Postby Jimster » Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:01 am

Right on!
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Postby Shagnifico » Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:01 am

I guess you could consider variants of the Leopard 2 as modern. But the leo2 entered service over 40 years ago. Even the 2a5 is an antique by automotive standards.

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Postby NAB » Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:32 am

I think that WW2 British armour is ugly to be honest. My first allied tank would probably be a firefly but I believe there is some modifications that need doing to make it accurate so could be a good project.
Also do you have a preference to manufacturer of the tank?

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Postby Jimster » Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:07 am

If I ever build a British tank it will be a WW1 tank. Probably way out of my modeling skill set but I love the clunky lumbering clanky smoking beasts.
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Postby EAO » Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:33 am

Jimster wrote:If I ever build a British tank it will be a WW1 tank. Probably way out of my modeling skill set but I love the clunky lumbering clanky smoking beasts.


Yeah, yeah, yeah! That is a great idea! :clap:

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Postby EAO » Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:41 am

Speaking of British tanks, I think that Armortek is planning on a Churchill model for 2022. That would be the cat's ass! :D But this has nothing to do with anything, it just popped into my head so I thought I'd share. :crazy:

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Postby Rob1970 » Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:47 am

NAB wrote:I think that WW2 British armour is ugly to be honest. My first allied tank would probably be a firefly but I believe there is some modifications that need doing to make it accurate so could be a good project.


"some"? Uhm, yeah. But it's indeed a fun project... [url]https://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=31939
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NAB wrote:Also do you have a preference to manufacturer of the tank?


Well, I like Heng Long... alltho V7.0 of the main board has turned me off them a bit. The tanks I have are Heng Long tanks, but I am going to give the Panzer IV a downgrade to V6.0S because of the sound options. I hear Torro and Amevi are largely compatible with Heng Long tanks as far as the IR battle options go.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:07 am

Hi Rob.
When it comes to IR battling, if you ever intend to go to a club for a battle, the Tamiya battle system is the club standard, after market control boards can be made Tamiya compatible, not sure if it is still possible to get adaptor systems to make Heng Long Tamiya compatible anymore.
Something to consider, maybe instead of replacing your V7.0 with a V6.0S, you may find it beneficial to take a look at the Clark options.
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