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Postby woolenspark » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:47 pm

Hey all. Been lurking for a while. Wanted a rc tank for a long time finally got one. Yay! Been in rc crawling and bashing for quite awhile and modeling afvs for longer. Heng long t34 85 nothing all stock except paint. For now anyway. Its the airsoft version but eventually itll have ir. well here is all i got done. made it dirty and abused as a russian tank should be. ImageImageImage

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Postby woolenspark » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:44 pm

wjats the best way to muddy up the wheels. want to get some prctice on the plastic ones before i get metal ones

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Postby capt midnight » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:08 pm

Take a look at this thread...

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Should give you some ideas to try out.

Good luck!

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Postby woolenspark » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:29 pm

thanks capt midnight

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Postby Aljones34 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:50 am

Looks good,great start I like the subtle damage effects.

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Postby Norton1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:41 am

Good deal, those Russian tankers couldn't drive for beans anyway so that's where the fenders went!!

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:16 am

Welcome to the forum.
Not sure where you are in the world. But Dave at forgebear sells taigen IR turrets.

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Postby woolenspark » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:11 pm

thanks. folks. in michigan usa ill check out forgebear.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:52 pm

woolenspark wrote:thanks. folks. in michigan usa ill check out forgebear.

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Going on that, you may want IMEX over in the states, they sell taigen, you'll have to work out cost of turret against shipping.

Edit: after saying that, can't seem to find t 34 turrets on the IMEX site.
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Postby jarndice » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:06 pm

The thing about shipping to the USA from Europe means that because the VAT that we in Europe get charged at 19% is not charged to sales outside of the EU this makes the total cost---Postage versus Tax about the same so the actual price for the item is going to be about the same either side of the Atlantic.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:13 pm

Oh yes, the tax, that will explain why Dave has so many customers across the pond :thumbup:

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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:17 am

I enjoy ordering from Dave for my Taigen upgrades. His website is much easier to navigate IMHO. His prices are very competitive and I'm many cases less expensive than some US vendors. ( even if the VAT was added). His shipping prices are exceptional too.

He is very responsive and although I'm here in the states I get my orders just as quickly as the US suppliers.

Dave is the best :clap:

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Postby woolenspark » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:41 am

Yeah i checked out the turrets from forgebear probably order one this weekend after the wife gets her share of my paycheck (majority of it). I didnt realize how reasonable prices are on r/c tank stuff. Thanks for the info guys. Havent had time to do anything else with tank but look at it for a few minutes. Ideas are filling my head along with all the info from these forums.

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:38 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Your Mancave betrays all the classical signs of modelling mania, and the battered and bruised T34 just confirms it. :D We will look forward to the T34s progress in pics, as well as the fleet of additions that will almost certainly follow on from it. :thumbup:
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Postby Raminator » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:42 am

Off to a great start, you've done a fantastic job with the battle damage and streaking/weathering.

The Heng Long T-34's a pretty damn good runner straight out of the box, and it looks the part too. The only problem it has is that the road wheels sit too low; ideally, the tops of the idler, road wheels and sprockets should be in a more or less straight line.

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You just need some small spacers to sit at the bottom of the suspension arm slots to limit their travel by a few millimetres or so. Herman used brass tube in his (you can see it here), but anything will do. It's an easy fix and really emphasises the T-34 that low, mean silhouette.
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Postby woolenspark » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:17 pm

i seen in another post styrene was used. I definetly think it needs to be lowered a bit. thanks for the link to the other post i will check that out

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Postby forgebear » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:48 pm

c.rainford73 wrote:I enjoy ordering from Dave for my Taigen upgrades. His website is much easier to navigate IMHO. His prices are very competitive and I'm many cases less expensive than some US vendors. ( even if the VAT was added). His shipping prices are exceptional too.

He is very responsive and although I'm here in the states I get my orders just as quickly as the US suppliers.

Dave is the best :clap:

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why thank you very much carl
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Postby woolenspark » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:45 am

With a piece of sprue from a Stuka it seems to be at about the right height. I think. Image

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:47 am

Mr Woolen it's vastly improved :clap:
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:13 am

Here's a working T34/85 that came to visit the Highlands last May. It even fired the cannon, and deafened all the local seagulls....
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T34 Scotland 2017

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Here's one I snapped in the Swiss Military Museum back in 2016. Getting full profile shots is not always easy, unfortunately...
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T34 Swiss Military Museum

They may help a bit..if only with a bit of image variety
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