Hooben 1:16 T55

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Postby Mackem » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:58 am

Hi All

Just read a post from Hermill on RCU re the above.
He attended a trade fair where the model was on display and got some excellent pics.
If the finished product is as well detailed it will be a stunner.  ;D
There are a couple of bits of bad news though:-

The inteneded release date is now the first quarter of 2009, not next month.  :(
It will not be sold RTR. ( really bad news )  :( :( :(

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Postby FireflyKeith » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:41 am

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Postby tiger205 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:00 pm

if its right what you say  Dongskie then thats good news, but i wont hold my breath, these model making companies are notorius for getting the release dates way out. and i bet it wont be cheap, i wouldnt mind one myself but not at a silly price

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Postby fv432 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:42 pm

the boxes look interesting see theyve covered up the brass reduction gearing >:( >:(

cant wait for this one to come out alongside a nice chally or cent would be nice
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Postby fv432 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:55 pm

would be good if you can dongskie  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Postby 971wright » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:22 pm

So lets get it right its not going to be RTR .So when we get it we dont have to strip it down and rebuild it we build it and mod as we go (this is bad I think its a step forward )the r.c./electrics is going to be tamiya compatible and comes as an add on kit they better make more of these than tanks ,you have to supply the radio this to me is a Tamiya and I have seen on other forums Half the price of a Tamiya .So for me the only bad news is I cant have one till June.If the electrics pack is Tamiya compatible and as good as heng long or better they had better make a darn site more of these because everyone will want to convert from heng long .


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Postby FireflyKeith » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:01 am

Dongskie wrote:
fv432 wrote:would be good if you can dongskie  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


I did, but she wouldn't budge anymore details on the tank except for a hazy price tag between $150-$250.

But i got all her details though   ;D ::)



So when are you taking her out for dinner  ;D ;D
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Postby fv432 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:43 pm

give me her details ill take her out lmao :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby FireflyKeith » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:49 pm

Maybe "Hatakashi" can take her then, he's in China i think ??? ;D
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Postby hatakashi » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:17 pm

hehehehe I'm in Hong Kong, but surely if you boys want me to help out I am more than happy to.
Maybe...just maybe...I can even get a discount afterward!
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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:06 pm

Hello to all - I am new here but have emailed Hooben about purchasing the T55  :)

Apparently the Kit is ready to order and in about two months the RTR kit will be ready for sale - not sure if anyone else has heard the same?

They are after wholesalers to distribute the model successfully and as a member of the public I don't have the room or the money to buy 10 kits or more at the moment!

They are reatiling for $221 U.S for the build kit only or $442 for the RTR if I read the billing details correctly?

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Postby Ex_Pat_Tanker » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:56 pm

This rumour keeps surfacing, but folks usually end up finding out that they are getting prices for an r/c boat... ::)

There is a guy on another forum who is quite close to the factory, as soon as he tells us that the tank is ready I'll start getting excited - until then I wouldn't recommend parting company with your cash...

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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:57 pm

I thought so, but the chap emailing me has sent an invoice with details etc - I will post it up if I can find it again! lol
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Postby torpedochief » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:38 am

Any updates on this model!

Love to see it in Iraqi colors.

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Postby JTS » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:19 am

Hi Guys


I don't suppose anyone got any info on the Elefant Hooben were supposed to be building?

I enquired months ago but the reply I got wasn't the clarifying as English wasn't the repliers first language.


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Postby Andy in Cheltenham » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:46 pm

I sent Hooben an email the other day and a lady there sent me back prices and asked for my order. B|
I said I was just enquiring and would like one in the future after I finally move house, the mother of my child would not be amused if I decided to play tanks at this moment.

Static Tank Kit 1 Hooben $90
Static Tank Finished 1 Hooben $140
Tank Kit 1 Hooben $150
Tank ARTR 1 Hooben $200
Alloy Case 1 Hooben $60
Wooden Case 1 Hooben $10
Smoke Generator 1 Hooben $30
Metallic Gun Barrel 1 $30
Metallic Gearbox(including motor) 2 $75

Sales@hooben.com

If anyone gets one I'll be sick with jealousy. But I would like to see somthing nice done with one.
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat May 22, 2010 10:26 am

I too enquired and they asked for an order, i'm not brave enough as nobody has heard/recieved anything from them yet!

Forgebear is supposed to be getting them from Hooben dircetly so we shall see!
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Postby forgebear » Sat May 22, 2010 10:46 am

hi guys. i actually have the t55s here already. production was slow and they forgot to send me a few small parts and most importantly the instructions!!!! they do not come in a artwork box, they are in lots of plastic bags a bit like a flat pack furniture job. i have asked about the rest of the production and asked a few questions of my contact there, chap called momji and he tells me they are quite a small firm and they are behind on development of the elefant and other tanks in the range. i have told him i am interesetd in purchasing more obviously. also if you are going to order directly, you need to ask how many you have to order as i think the minimum order is 8, that's how many i had to have. fro what i have seen the t55 looks promising, but i am not sure about the gearboxes. i'll post a few pics of the bits i have and you have have a nose. cheers dave
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Postby forgebear » Sat May 22, 2010 12:30 pm

piccies!! as promised. sorry they took a while. can't photograph all the parts as it'd be august before i finished :haha: anyway, the main bits are on here. as i say just waiting for the last few bits and the instructions. cheers dave :wave:
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Postby bowlman » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:41 am

You can now pre order the T55 in the States from ETO Armor if you would like .

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