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Postby LordPanzer » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:52 am

Hello everyone! I've been lurking here for a while admiring everyone's work and finally pulled the trigger and created an account. I'm 41 married with 3 kids from NC USA. As an escape and hobby I've always enjoyed building and painting models. My grandfather was always a very talented hobbiest building RC planes, boats and small steam engines. As a kid always enjoyed walking into his shop area and seeing what he was working on. I started once my kids got alittle older and had more free time for myself mainly building 1/72&1/48 aircraft and over the last few years 1/35 armor. About 2 years ago I started to get onto 1/16 RC tanks. Low and behold 2 years later I have my own Panzer depot with 9 tanks! 5 currently up and running and 4 in waiting with "big" plans lol. Ive had alot a great help along the way in learning about RC and met some very cool people doing it from all over the world. Biggest part of this hobby that I enjoy so much is how you can bring together the fun of building a model, learning the history around the vehicle and time it was involved and then instead of putting it on a shelf or display case when your done. I can take it out in the yard or to a RC battlefield and play with it like a big kid !! Lol.

There is certainly some great Facebook groups for what we all enjoy doing but really enjoy seeing and following the builds here on this forum. It brings in a different feel and level of reference that you just don't get on FB.

Well enough rambling let's start building!

Thanks Alex
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Postby Jimster » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:23 am

Welcome and that was a great introduction! I’m originally from Missouri but now living in The People’s Republik of Illinois.
Sounds like you have an impressive stable of armor. We love to see photos and videos, hint hint.

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Postby LordPanzer » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:42 am

Thanks Jim let me see if i can figure out how to post pics and video here.
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Postby jarndice » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:05 am

Milord Welcome to the Forum :thumbup: :wave: :clap:
And thank you for putting into words the ethos of this Forum,
I think we will be using you and your wealth of knowledge to help us answer some of the myriad questions that inundate this Forum :haha:
Please enjoy what has now become your Forum,
I feel certain that more of your countrymen besides the ever present Jimster :thumbup: will soon be along to say Hi as well as what sometimes feels like most of the United Nations :clap: :haha:
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Postby BarryC » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:44 am

Welcome Alex!

As you no doubt noticed during your lurking here that there are lots of friendly folks with loads of knowledge just waiting to share. :thumbup:

Sounds like your "stable" is well stocked!

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:03 pm

Well rambled, Alex :thumbup: :clap:
..and welcome to the trans-national Armour forum, where folk have much more in common than things that separate 'em (apart from the use of English, that is :shh: :D )
Sounds like you're well-equipped from the outset. :) Do tell us more, and include some pics when you're ready to... (why do people say 'good to go' now, instead of 'ready'?...Och well... :lolno: )
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:27 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum Alex :wave: :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby LordPanzer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:38 pm

Thank you everyone. I need to figure out how to post pictures here. Guessing that is one thing Facebook has over the forum's ;) I'd like to show off some of my current work and start a build thread for a Jagdpanther project Im starting this weekend.
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Postby LordPanzer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:01 pm

Pic from last weekend at a RC battle in Danville Va. 1st photo via taptalk with my tanks lined up. The first 5 I brought with me. The last 3 I picked up used there that day and will be project tanks over the next few months.
Tiger 1 - Taigen
Pantiger. (Yes I know) :)
Elephant - Hooben
Panther F - Tamiya hybrid
Leo 2 - Taigen
Sherman - Tamiya
King tiger -Tamiya
Jagdpanther - Tamiya
T-34 - Taigen did not make the trip and was left home. another project tank in the waiting.
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Postby Jimster » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:10 pm

Formidable looking group of armor!

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Postby LordPanzer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:21 pm

Here is another pic of the 5 I took with me to battle. Image

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Postby BarryC » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:48 pm

Jimster wrote:Formidable looking group of armor!


I'll say! :thumbup:

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:59 pm

An impressive grouping.
As for the 'Pantiger', well, it almost has 'cult' status these days :D :thumbup:
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Postby LordPanzer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:08 pm

43rdRecceReg wrote:An impressive grouping.
As for the 'Pantiger', well, it almost has 'cult' status these days :D
Well yes I knew I would get comments here about this Specimen. ;) This was the second tank I picked up when I was new to the hobby. I had found is used on ebay for a very low price and picked it up. I know it's far from historically accurate and I'm certainly not counting the rivets on the upper hull or turret. But I think its has some nice basic little details put on it by the last owner. This is certainly an example of the board being worth more then the tank lol !! At the end of the day if your not having fun with this or any hobby what's the point right? :)

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Postby jarndice » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:42 pm

A very nice collection although it is hardly complete without a Panzer4 :haha:
As to the Pan Tiger, It gets a lot of bad mouthing but it probably saved the infant Tank section at Heng Long it being the second Tank made by them,
Heng Long are one of the biggest Toy makers in the PRC and as often as they start a new line they just as quickly stop others,
1/16 r/c Tanks was a new venture for Heng Long and with the surprising success of the initial Tank, The Tiger 1 they were desperate not to lose sales so they came up with this filler using the Hull and running gear and electronics of the First of Heng Longs Tanks in 1/16 the Tiger 1 and the "Paper Tank" body of an almost panther stretched to fit the hull until the Proper tanks moulds were ready to be "Pressed" into service.
If Heng Long had not continued it is doubtful that Taigen/Torro would have even started and I doubt that this Forum would exist so we owe the Pan Tiger a vote of thanks. :thumbup:
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Postby LordPanzer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:50 pm

jarndice wrote:A very nice collection although it is hardly complete without a Panzer4 :haha:
As to the Pan Tiger, It gets a lot of bad mouthing but it probably saved the infant Tank section at Heng Long it being the second Tank made by them,
Heng Long are one of the biggest Toy makers in the PRC and as often as they start a new line they just as quickly stop others,
1/16 r/c Tanks was a new venture for Heng Long and with the surprising success of the initial Tank, The Tiger 1 they were desperate not to lose sales so they came up with this filler using the Hull and running gear and electronics of the First of Heng Longs Tanks in 1/16 the Tiger 1 and the "Paper Tank" body of an almost panther stretched to fit the hull until the Proper tanks moulds were ready to be "Pressed" into service.
If Heng Long had not continued it is doubtful that Taigen/Torro would have even started and I doubt that this Forum would exist so we owe the Pan Tiger a vote of thanks.
Will be sure to put a Panzer4 on my short list to along with a T72 :) I belive we all have a wish list of shorts. And thank you got the insight into the Pantiger. That's a great way to look at it as if it very may have well saved the hobby and a company and also given confidence for a startup company to join the market. Thanks for the knowledge!

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:30 am

Fantastic line up mate.
I’d love some nose of the Elephant if possible ?
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Postby LordPanzer » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:29 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:Fantastic line up mate.
I’d love some nose of the Elephant if possible ?
Thanks Herman. I cant take credit for this one. I purchased over a year ago from a gentleman in England. I added a clark board with a Panther sound set as I knew i would not be running that but as the tracks, suspension and gearbox are all plastic and very fragile. Its a great looker yet not a runner. Much like the real one!! I plan on taking the board out that is currently in the tank and reusing it on a future panther build.Image

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Postby EAO » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:00 am

A hearty welcome,
Nice stable of tanks there. Where abouts in NC are you. I spent two splendid weeks last February in Sanford, NC. My wife was taking a tracking class at Tarheel K9 and I did nothing. It was everything I hoped for and more! We rented a huge barn that had been redone and turned into a beautiful house (3 floors, elevator, theater, etc.) on about 20 acres. I dragged my Tiger 1 all the way out there and spent the days driving the tank, smoking cigars, and reading. Heaven, when you own your own business and run crazy all the time.

This is the place to be. Everyone's very enthusiastic, helpful, patient, and very knowledgeable. You'll like it here.
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