New Tamiya 1/16 RC M551 Sheridan "News"

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:41 am

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Postby BarryC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:09 pm

"Right On Man!" (vernacular of the Era.) :P

Not crazy about the "Vehicle Kickback" with the Recoil function but I can live with it.

Thanks for the pics Adam :clap:

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Postby pitstain » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:22 pm

Oh I HAVE TO get this sucker in my motorpool!!
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Postby Eastern Front » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:21 pm

I love Tamiya's its no news there,,,but this is a kit I will not get...Never cared for that AFV at all..

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Postby pitstain » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:47 pm

I like that it is unique and likely nobody else is going to make it.
That tank* actually served from Vietnam all the way to operation desert shield, and while overall it was a failure of a tank its still pretty damn cool.
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Postby PainlessWolf » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:29 pm

Good afternoon,
I'm looking at those parts sets and thinking about how useful they would be for detailing out a Walker ( especially that Spot ) The AAF Museum will be seeing some of my cash as soon as I get around to that rebuild.
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Postby pitstain » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:13 pm

I am pre-order #18 at AAF, also snagged one of the last Verlinden Vietnam stowage sets on eBay for what I am sure was too much money.
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Postby Eastern Front » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:19 pm

pitstain wrote:I am pre-order #18 at AAF, also snagged one of the last Verlinden Vietnam stowage sets on eBay for what I am sure was too much money.


:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

I understand your pain,,,, I have a 1/15 Verlinden Tiger I kit, with the Zimmerett upgrade, also a Panther "A" in 1/15 by Verlinden..Both are great kits.
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Postby pitstain » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:55 am

Eastern Front wrote:
pitstain wrote:I am pre-order #18 at AAF, also snagged one of the last Verlinden Vietnam stowage sets on eBay for what I am sure was too much money.


:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

I understand your pain,,,, I have a 1/15 Verlinden Tiger I kit, with the Zimmerett upgrade, also a Panther "A" in 1/15 by Verlinden..Both are great kits.


yeah seriously, I got modern stowage sets for like $7 each, but the Vietnam was $50 with shipping....and it just came and is missing a part of one of the M-16's, but Dragon Hobby is making good and sending a replacement.
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Postby Soeren » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:40 pm

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This kit looks really cool. Although I was never a big fan of Tamiyas paint jobs.
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Postby Black Knight » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:05 pm

That's a cracking piece of kit! I'd certainly consider one 8)

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Postby Jay-Em » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:12 am

I love it!

I have a weakness for odd little tanks, and this is a Vietnam-era piece of hardware to boot.
I hàve to say it’s rather expensive for its size. Despite that, it’s going to be the first Tami tank I’ve bought for decennia. The Prtl being the last, somewhere in the 90’s.

By the by, I’m a bit taken aback by the amount of derision the announcement of the Sheridan triggered in “The community”. Finally something original after a glut of Tigers and Shermans and all people do is whine “It’s no M60” Tsch.

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Postby mutt71 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:04 pm

While I would love to do this pre-order, I will have to wait until the differences are crystal clear. I am excited to see thus Tank is closer to being in our hands soon.

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Postby X82d Pathfinder » Mon May 13, 2019 6:07 am

The tank wasn't a failure. It was typical of light armor which didn't have the defensive armor of medium and havey armor. We used them in the 82nd. The Army retired them in 1996. They could be air dropped. It often made me think of the Locust that was carried into combat in gliders.
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Postby BarryC » Mon May 13, 2019 12:46 pm

X82d Pathfinder wrote:The tank wasn't a failure. It was typical of light armor which didn't have the defensive armor of medium and havey armor. We used them in the 82nd. The Army retired them in 1996. They could be air dropped. It often made me think of the Locust that was carried into combat in gliders.


I agree, after having read several publications on the Sheridan. A tank that could be air dropped to support otherwise lightly armed paratroopers was nothing to sneeze at! It's nice to have highly mobile armored artillery when you are surrounded!

I spoke with Natasha at the AAF Tank Museum an was told that last they heard the kit would be shipping around the 20th of this month. :clap:

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Postby X82d Pathfinder » Mon May 13, 2019 10:14 pm

I called Tamiya Headquarters.
The 56042 is not imported into the United States. It includes radio equipment.
The 56043 is as we're accustomed to with the full option kits.
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Postby pitstain » Wed May 22, 2019 6:07 pm

UPDATE from AAF Tank Museum

As per their Tamiya rep these have not yet shipped from Tamiya Japan so at least another month before they arrive in the states or elsewhere.

I'll assume once you see them on eBay from Japan and Hong Kong sellers it will mean they are on their way via slow boat to the shores of drooling tank nerds.
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Postby X82d Pathfinder » Sat May 25, 2019 12:58 pm

This kit must be for millennials. Parts count is low. No tracks to assemble ( Sherman) Does this thing snap together too? <snicker>
We still had these when I was with the 82nd.
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Postby BarryC » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:05 pm

Just received my "pay up" notice from the AAF Tank Museum. They expect the Sheridans on Friday, should have it in my grubby hands next week. :clap:

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Postby Eastern Front » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:30 am

Congrats Barry, now lets see you open up that build thread!! :thumbup:

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