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Postby Dayle Frame » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:07 am

Good evening folks........I’ve scoured the web and found this site so I could glean information as I move forward on a project.

Back in 1991, I bought a Tamiya King Tiger (56004) and partially assembled it. The project sat fallow for a couple of years when I palmed the kit off on a younger brother (Andy). He was into RC dirt track cars at the time and I thought he could have some fun with it. Last month I dug it out of storage and decided to see what’s what. Andy had made some modifications (and lost some parts) that made finishing the kit (as it sits) impossible. Now I need to see if this project is salvageable. For that I will need some guidance and this is the place to get it. After the holidays, I’ll post some details and pics so I can get the ball rolling on this gig.......many thanks in advance for the help.

The second half of this is that I’d like to get a M4A3E8 105mm version (Tamiya 56014) and have a clean slate to start with on a new project.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:37 am

Hi Dayle and welcome from snowy New England. You have certainly come to the right place! We are a very helpful and informative bunch :wave:

have a look around and when you have time post some pictures of your tank and ask as many questions as you would like

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Postby Markocaster » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:32 am

Welcome Dale, great bunch of guys here.


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Postby Dayle Frame » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:28 pm

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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:37 pm

Your Google Drive is asking for access the the person attempting to view it's accounts and data. Not sure if everyone will want to allow that
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Postby Dayle Frame » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:42 pm

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Postby Dayle Frame » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:44 pm

Ah ha......I’ve figured out how to use pics from my iPad without going to photobucket, imgur, etc. Woohoo!

It’s really a sad commentary when I take the greatest joy in the smallest accomplishment.

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Postby Estnische » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:47 am

No small accomplishment.

Photos on forums have been driving most folks around here a little crazy.
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Postby midlife306 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:36 pm

The Tapatalk app makes adding photos a doddle, no 3rd parties involved
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Postby Max-U52 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:11 pm

I just like the way the photos post if I use imgur. It's a little more inconvenient but I think it makes for a better looking thread. I copied the photo Dayle posted and re-posted it here through imgur. You can see the difference for yourself.

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Now back to the original purpose of the thread ...

Welcome aboard, Dayle. I'm down in the D, telegraph and five mile area (actually Redford but less than a half mile from the Detroit city limit). I know you're the other side of Lansing from here, but that's not too bad a trip so you might want to check out Detroit Tank Command. They still have summer battles in Hazel Park, if IR battles are an interest to you.

What kind of parts does your King Tiger need? A lot of the Tamiya parts like tracks and roadwheels can be upgraded with new parts, and if it's electronics there are a few good choices that can still battle with Tamiya tanks, like the IBU, the clark and the asp. All these boards are known here and there are members that have become quite familiar with them.

When you get ready to buy the Sherman I would suggest you check out the AAF Tank Museum in Virginia, since they have them for about the best price around and are a well known and reputable vendor.
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Postby Dayle Frame » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:07 pm

Gary,
I’d like the chance to visit Detroit and see the locals down there. You’re right, it’s not too far. I travel a lot for my job and I’m in SE MI all the time (Romulus Last Wednesday, Warren this Thursday). When I joined this forum I reviewed the member list and saw a few Michiganders so I knew I wasn’t alone in the wilderness.

The parts I need for the KT are mostly the ornamental items for the upper hull. I figure I can find them from after market sources when I get that far. The biggest missing piece was a speed controller for the turret. A buddy who is into RC cars told me to get and electronic one so I bought two ESCs from Tower. I may start a build thread so I can get advice as I move along.

As my birthday is 1/21, I’m gonna pull the trigger on the M4 soon. And you’re right again.....after getting lots of advice, it seems that the AAF is THE place to go for Tamiya hardware.

Thanks to everyone for being so welcoming. As I delve into this hobby I’m sure i’ll need guidance from the "intelligencia".

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