Mato King Tiger

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Postby STHV » Sat May 16, 2020 10:10 am

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Postby Ludwig von wigbearer » Sat May 16, 2020 2:44 pm

Looks superb, however I have had a all metal mato and never again. :thumbdown:

regards john :wave:

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Postby STHV » Sat May 16, 2020 3:53 pm

Ludwig von wigbearer wrote:Looks superb, however I have had a all metal mato and never again. :thumbdown:

regards john :wave:


What was the problem with it? and which one was it?
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Postby Ludwig von wigbearer » Sat May 16, 2020 5:14 pm

Hi, It was the M36B1, the running gear was ok, although I didnt keep it for long, it was the upper hull that
I had issues with, all the small fittings (Lights/Light guards/rear engine hatch/and more turned from pot metal into monkey metal and crumbled. :thumbdown:

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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Sun May 17, 2020 1:53 am

I'll second that. Have their M4A3 & the parts literally keep breaking & falling off. No major issues with zinc rot aside from the small parts but have heard of too many stories from others. Quite simple to avoid if one uses the correct zamac alloy & truly believe in long-term quality.

I've got a 1/16 all metal KT ordered but its not from MATO. Certainly will be quite a bit more money but well worth every cent once I get my hands on it.

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Postby kintaroukinji » Tue May 19, 2020 3:33 am

Well, the details on this MATO king tiger model don't seem very good. For example, the lifting hooks on the engine deck are in the opposite direction, just like HengLong's mistake.The reinforcing ribs where the side skirt was removed are also incorrect. The appearance of the product out of the box is TOY level detail except that it is made of metal. You can think of this as a material for improving detail, but if you stick to keeping it all-metal, it will require skill and enthusiasm for the modification, and it will cost more. After all, it may be better to collect metal parts and scratch from the beginning, or get another metal model and modify or improve the details.
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Tue May 19, 2020 10:08 am

There are quality suppliers here who truly believe in doing it right from the start.

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Postby Mickdale » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:58 pm

What’s the general concencus on the best detail/quality make 1:16 metal tiger?

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Postby kintaroukinji » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:00 am

All-metal RC tanks are inevitably expensive. Therefore, the material of the body should be a durable metal. They also need to have basic visual details and be correct to the real thing. (Except for fictitious tanks or animated tanks.)
As for appearance detail, the detail level of recent 1/35 scale models is the minimum required.

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