New Tamiya 1/16 RC M551 Sheridan "News"

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Postby BarryC » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:34 pm

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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:58 am

Me to very cool Barry :clap:
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Postby Eastern Front » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:18 am

Not going to waste my time on that one... Never liked that particular light tank... Not really a tank IMHO as much as it is more like an armored tracked vehicle with a a decent infantry support cannon..

Gosh, makes you wonder, I know if Tamiya were to poll all the members in this forum, the Sheridan would have made last on the least! I would have thought the next tank were to be a centurion, Cromwell, M60, hell even a firefly as they would be able to re-use alot of the tooling..

Tamiya, if your listening, make a Merkava III or IV I will take two!!!!!!!!

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:36 am

Thanks for the news Barry :thumbup:

To be honest Mr Front. I believe that any new armour Tamiya brings out will more likely come out in 35th scale first, then they watch its popularity through sales, due to the higher cost of larger tooling, if it doesn't do well in 35th world wide, the sad truth is that it's doubtful it will be produced in 16th.
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Postby Eastern Front » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:07 am

It is being produced in 1/16....Fyi.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:20 am

Eastern Front wrote:It is being produced in 1/16....Fyi.

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Sorry, didn't mean the Sheridan. I was talking about any other armour like you mentioned that you would prefer them to produce in 16th. I too would love them to produce a centurion, would also love them to produce their 35th Matilda in 16th, I would be more inclined to purchase a Tamiya for the later.
I was just mentioning the sad fact why Tamiya are so slow at introducing newer armour offerings in 16th.
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Postby STHV » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:54 am

Eastern Front wrote:Not going to waste my time on that one... Never liked that particular light tank... Not really a tank IMHO as much as it is more like an armored tracked vehicle with a a decent infantry support cannon..

Gosh, makes you wonder, I know if Tamiya were to poll all the members in this forum, the Sheridan would have made last on the least! I would have thought the next tank were to be a centurion, Cromwell, M60, hell even a firefly as they would be able to re-use alot of the tooling..

Tamiya, if your listening, make a Merkava III or IV I will take two!!!!!!!!

Cheers!


I believe Clark are making a 1/16 RTR Cromwell Mk 4 according to their Facebook page, they also said they were looking into the A34 Comet
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Postby lmcq11 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:25 am

At least it is something we have not seen before, not another T34 or Tiger.

Coming out a couple of month after their newly tooled 1/35 M551, I hope it is of the same quality, and that it comes with crew figures. But I agree than an M48 or M60 would have been better and would have allowed far more variants.

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Postby Maccrage » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:01 am

Looking forward to making some NTC VISMODs.

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Postby BarryC » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:28 pm

I am happy to hear this!

I have always like the Sheridan and have been collecting data to do a scratch built version. WAS planning on starting with the M41 drive with a scratched upper and turret, now it just got a whole lot easier. :clap:

It should be interesting to see how they "pack all the electronics in as the turret does not offer much room. :think:

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Postby lmcq11 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:58 pm

Tamiya 56043. Looking good. I am happy to see a Vietnam era US tank crew figure.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:26 pm

It's a good looking tank IMHO :clap:
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Postby BarryC » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:07 pm

Gents,

Just received this and had to take the plunge. $780.08 USD including shipping. :clap:

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:14 pm

Barry, you can't buy that, you have an Abrahams to finish :/
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Postby BarryC » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:36 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Barry, you can't buy that, you have an Abrahams to finish :/


And a Leopard, Centurion, M48, T34/76, Firefly, T55 and a 1/6 M4A2; so what's one more? :haha:

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:10 pm

BarryC wrote:
Son of a gun-ner wrote:Barry, you can't buy that, you have an Abrahams to finish :/


And a Leopard, Centurion, M48, T34/76, Firefly, T55 and a 1/6 M4A2; so what's one more? :haha:

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:haha: :haha: I asked for that one ;)

Ok, I'll do a deal with you, you get your Abrams finished, and into the TOTM, and I'll let you start on the others :D
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Postby lmcq11 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:35 pm

I see reports of 2 Sheridan kits;

56042 M551 Sheridan Full-Option Complete Kit
56043 M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit

Not sure of the differences between the two. Usually, there would be a static and a RC versions.

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Postby BarryC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:40 am

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
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Son of a gun-ner wrote:Barry, you can't buy that, you have an Abrahams to finish :/


And a Leopard, Centurion, M48, T34/76, Firefly, T55 and a 1/6 M4A2; so what's one more? :haha:

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:haha: :haha: I asked for that one ;)

Ok, I'll do a deal with you, you get your Abrams finished, and into the TOTM, and I'll let you start on the others :D


I WILL finish the Abrams before starting ANY THING else. :thumbup:

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Postby BarryC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:42 am

lmcq11 wrote:I see reports of 2 Sheridan kits;

56042 M551 Sheridan Full-Option Complete Kit
56043 M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit

Not sure of the differences between the two. Usually, there would be a static and a RC versions.


I'm not sure either, the Pre Order at the AAF Museum is for the 56043 Full Option Kit.

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Postby tomhugill » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:45 am

BarryC wrote:
lmcq11 wrote:I see reports of 2 Sheridan kits;

56042 M551 Sheridan Full-Option Complete Kit
56043 M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit

Not sure of the differences between the two. Usually, there would be a static and a RC versions.


I'm not sure either, the Pre Order at the AAF Museum is for the 56043 Full Option Kit.

Barry


One will.be the Japanese domestic product which comes with radio gear battery and charger the other what we get without these things and costing more :(
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