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Postby adz955 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:11 pm

Hi everyone. Im Adam.
Always had an interest in military vehicles, either real or RC whether it be aircraft or helis, especially German stuff but im going to be a complete novice when it come to RC tanks!!

I want to pick up my first 1/16 soon, more than likely a tiger or jagdpanther with an eventual long term goal of hopefully having something in 1/6. (Id donate both kidneys for a 1/6 jagdpanther or hetzer!)
It appears the newcomer is completely spoilt for choice between manufacturers with all of them producing the same tanks with hugely differing price tags
I do like to tinker a lot to make models look more real so would probably shy away from something prepainted as building for me is just as much fun as operating the model.

I keep looking at and coming back to the Torro unpainted metal tiger. Would this be a wise first forray into armour or are there better choices out there?
Is 1/16 a worthwhile training step for operating the bigger machines?
Im honestly all ears.

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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:23 pm

Welcome along :)

It’s a confusing world of tanks out there but we can point you in a good direction.

Where abouts in the world are you?
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Postby adz955 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:28 pm

Thank you mate! Im in the south Lincolnshire bottleneck otherwise known as Sleaford.

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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:32 pm

Probably best to get to one of the meets are Grantham and have a look at some members tanks.

Forgebear can sell you a good Tiger when you choose what you want :)
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Postby forgebear » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:33 pm

welcome to the forum
if you do get your first tank maybe you would like to test run it at grantham meet we are there 1st sunday of each month ng31 8jp great gonerby club
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Postby adz955 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:36 pm

That's awesome. Im in Grantham a lot and never knew there was a tank meet there. Will have to have a trip over to the next one.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:42 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum Mr adz955 :wave:

Yep, the Grantham club will make you feel most welcome.

With the added bonus of forgebear tanks being there with wonderful products, they are super magicians, they can make your money disappear, just like that, and make it reappear in the form of a tank, so clever ;)

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Postby adz955 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:01 pm

My wallets sweating already and the next meets a few weeks away yet. :D

Will try to refrain from buying anything until ive been anyway.

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Postby RobW » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:11 pm

Welcome. There's usually a good selection of armour there so you'll see what's available. Dave takes plastic: very dangerous.... :D

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