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Postby Colditz Colligula » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:19 pm

Hello everyone!

My name's Steve but you may call me by my nick "Colditz".

I'm 26 years old, live in Germany and have been an avid RC/Model making fan for years, of all the models I've built/played with, tanks have shown to be my favourite. I used to own a couple of old RC Tanks, the ones you'd find at a Toys'R'Us... I knew that I'd soon upgrade to the real thing.

That's why I've gotten myself the 1/16 Torro Pro Edition Jagdpanther

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There's also a small video I took of it driving it around in my room (I took it to show to a friend, this is pretty much right after unpacking and applying the decals/ accessories)
Excuse the potato quality, I downloaded this off Telegram after I sent it so it's the compressed file, but imho it's clear enough for viewing.
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In short, I absolutely fell in love with this roaring and smoking beauty of a tank destroyer. If only it wasn't so heavy... (13 KG / 28.66 lbs)
A beier-electronic sound module is already ordered and will soon be installed!

I'm already planning on expanding to more tanks, I'm looking for a T-90A (preferably in 1/16 with LED lighted IR Dazzlers) and a Panther V Ausf.G.
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Postby Tiggr » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:40 pm

Very nice Torro Jagdpanther - an excellent choice.
Probably the best quality ready to run range available.

I too have installed a Beier sound card in my Tiger 1, which is awesome ! :thumbup:
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:02 am

Herzlich Willkommen, Herr Escape- Artist. Hmmm... why do they call you Colditz, I wonder? Anyway, an excellent choice of vehicle to make your first pictorial splash here! We like pics here; the more the merrier :thumbup:
I have two Torro Pros (Sherman and King Tiger) and, like yours, they go for a rest their own case,or sarcophagus...a bit like Dracula! Pity the video collection was slightly obscured, I was hoping to get a few ideas for something to watch :haha:
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Postby Colditz Colligula » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:22 am

Thank you two very much for the hearty welcomes! I took my online nick from Medal of Honor: Allied Assault back in the days, one of the songs on the soundtrack was called "Colditz Castle", I liked the ring of it and the background (am a castle/museum fan) and decided from that point onwards that Colditz would be my nickname for interwebs related stuff.

When I get the Soundmodule from Beier I'll post a new video :) this time in FullHD and 60fps, maybe with a bit of offroad action too!

What do you mean with the Sarcophagus thing ? Don't tell me you've got them stowed away in the dark, never to be run again 8O
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:45 am

Colditz Colligula wrote:Thank you two very much for the hearty welcomes! I took my online nick from Medal of Honor: Allied Assault back in the days, one of the songs on the soundtrack was called "Colditz Castle", I liked the ring of it and the background (am a castle/museum fan) and decided from that point onwards that Colditz would be my nickname for interwebs related stuff.

When I get the Soundmodule from Beier I'll post a new video :) this time in FullHD and 60fps, maybe with a bit of offroad action too!

What do you mean with the Sarcophagus thing ? Don't tell me you've got them stowed away in the dark, never to be run again 8O


No, they come out in daylight quite often..without turning into dust..in fact, kicking up a lot of dust. Up here in the Highlands, though, (same latitude as Norway), there's not much light in Mid-Winter, so the Torros need to hibernate..or I maybe do :lolno: The 'caskets', with their specially shaped innards, always remind me of Dracula's portable bed: a crate full of earth..of King Tut's sarcophagus.
Meantime, we'll look forward to your full HD. In fact, how about some slo-mo action? My iPhone 6 does excellent slo-mo, as well as 120 and 240 fps, I think. Modern smart phones can produce amazing video effects. :thumbup:
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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:54 am

Hello there sir

Good to see you on the forum! That is indeed a very beautiful and impressive Jagdpanther you have there

One of the tanks on my must have list!

Once the Beier sound board is installed please post pictures and videos

We here can never have enough of them

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Postby jarndice » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:11 am

Hi Steve, And welcome to the Forum, you don't seem to have wasted any time getting into your own niche ie "Tank destroyers" there is a lot of choice available, I shall watch your collection build up with interest,
I spent some time in the 60s at RAF Wildenrath which is not exactly a million miles from Erkelenz,
Zum Post used to serve a rather nice Half Chicken and chips with Mayonaisse if memory serves and the card school on Sundays was no place for the timid :haha: :haha:
Ask all the questions and if you know stuff then please tell us.
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Postby Colditz Colligula » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:45 pm

jarndice wrote:Hi Steve, And welcome to the Forum, you don't seem to have wasted any time getting into your own niche ie "Tank destroyers" there is a lot of choice available, I shall watch your collection build up with interest,
I spent some time in the 60s at RAF Wildenrath which is not exactly a million miles from Erkelenz,
Zum Post used to serve a rather nice Half Chicken and chips with Mayonaisse if memory serves and the card school on Sundays was no place for the timid :haha: :haha:
Ask all the questions and if you know stuff then please tell us.
Shaun.


They're still up and kicking the last time I've been there, which is a couple of months ago. Now if only I could find a Model Supplier in Germany where I can find Ammo, Crates, Camo Netting, Wiremesh, Antennae for Tanks (wanting to turn the Jagdpanther into a Panzerbefehlswagen).
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Postby jarndice » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:59 pm

Hi Steve, If you go to ----
www.rctanks.de
Which of course is a German Dealer and one that has always been very helpful.
If you Click on "Accessories" then Click on "All Tanks" There are 3 pages which includes an Aerial as well as various bits and pieces such as Jerry cans and packing cases,
I hope this helps,
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Postby doc larsson » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:13 pm

nice jp i started pc games with MOHAA ! still my fav game even after now playing arma 3 and war thunder

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Postby Colditz Colligula » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:11 pm

jarndice wrote:Hi Steve, If you go to ----
http://www.rctanks.de
Which of course is a German Dealer and one that has always been very helpful.
If you Click on "Accessories" then Click on "All Tanks" There are 3 pages which includes an Aerial as well as various bits and pieces such as Jerry cans and packing cases,
I hope this helps,
Shaun.

Thank you very much! I've just ordered myself some goodies :) I'll post a picture of that when it's arrived and assembled.

doc larsson wrote:nice jp i started pc games with MOHAA ! still my fav game even after now playing arma 3 and war thunder

It's been an amazing ride. It's a shame there's been a recent drought when it comes to WW2 shooters. You're playing War Thunder ? Oh my gosh! Please do hit me up, I'm in dire need of a squadmate!
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