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Postby BarryC » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:06 am

In box review of the new Tamiya 1/16 M1A2 Abrams on Armorama.

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modl ... artid=7549
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Postby BarryC » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:59 pm

Hi guys,

I just watched the video and it is not bad but quite obvious the reviewer has no knowledge of the M1 Abrams and very little of tanks overall, I think.
It is also very obvious that the kit will be offered as a full option RC kit at some point.

In a number of ways it is like the Trumpeter release though the Trumpeter kit is an M1A1 and designed strictly as a static display model.
The Trumpeter also has unused parts that I believe are intended for a later M1A2 version.

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Postby brizo58 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:45 am

Hi,
Well it looks like another simplified kit from Tamiya!!!!. Hardly any detail!!! When you look at the Type10,and Leopard 2,and what is there is very soft. Looking at the finished kit on the web I'd say my Heng Long M1 is far better. And the price £449.00 for the static kit well over priced I think!!. So I think the R.C virsion will probably be in excess of £1,000 considering it will probably have the same drive system as the (Type10). Obviously we'll have to wait and see. Brian...
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Postby HvyCgn9 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:20 pm

Looks ok. From the photos I have seen on the net the suspension is proper torsion bar type. I wonder how long before various parts begin showing up on ebay....??

Would not be too hard to use HL bits to RC it I reckon.....biggest problem is the price!!
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Postby Eastern Front » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:24 pm

Well,

You guys are a bit wrong... The model is or is going to be released as a full option kit. As far as the model being a "Soft" replica with little detail, what planet are you on? Most tanks in general especially modern tanks have very little "detail" to them for important reasons, the only thing you really have protruding from the hulls are optics (and they are mostly low profle) and antennas..Anything protruding from the hull can be removed ---forcefully :D

I will post a link for a pre-order of the model.
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:27 pm

Ah yes AAF pre order for $900
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Postby Tread Flintstone » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:49 pm

brizo58 wrote:Hi,
Well it looks like another simplified kit from Tamiya!!!!. Hardly any detail!!! When you look at the Type10,and Leopard 2,and what is there is very soft. Looking at the finished kit on the web I'd say my Heng Long M1 is far better. And the price £449.00 for the static kit well over priced I think!!. So I think the R.C virsion will probably be in excess of £1,000 considering it will probably have the same drive system as the (Type10). Obviously we'll have to wait and see. Brian...


OK...that answers my question on the other M1 thread.... ;D

Maybe I wasn't out of line questioning Tamiya? :silent:
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:40 pm

I believe this has the gyroscopic electronics in the kit for target locking. I've seen some photos of the kit and it's very impressive.
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Postby brizo58 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:48 pm

Hi All,
A few outlets in the U.K. are listing the display model at £449 on preorder. Not seen the RC virsion price yet!!!. But suffice to say it will be expensive???. I have so far built 9 full option kits to date and I'm very pleased with them all. And yes I've upgraded all of them in one way or another.There will always be people out there willing to pay the price for a Tamiya FO kit :/ (I'm one of them).No doubt I WILL end up getting one :crazy:. Brian...
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Postby Eastern Front » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:56 am

brizo58 wrote:Hi All,
A few outlets in the U.K. are listing the display model at £449 on preorder. Not seen the RC virsion price yet!!!. But suffice to say it will be expensive???. I have so far built 9 full option kits to date and I'm very pleased with them all. And yes I've upgraded all of them in one way or another.There will always be people out there willing to pay the price for a Tamiya FO kit :/ (I'm one of them).No doubt I WILL end up getting one :crazy:. Brian...


I am proud to say I too am one of them! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:01 am

Eastern Front wrote:
brizo58 wrote:Hi All,
A few outlets in the U.K. are listing the display model at £449 on preorder. Not seen the RC virsion price yet!!!. But suffice to say it will be expensive???. I have so far built 9 full option kits to date and I'm very pleased with them all. And yes I've upgraded all of them in one way or another.There will always be people out there willing to pay the price for a Tamiya FO kit :/ (I'm one of them).No doubt I WILL end up getting one :crazy:. Brian...


I am proud to say I too am one of them!
I'm hoping to be on the same list as of Monday too!
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Postby Tread Flintstone » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:31 am

I do realize Tamiya is a higher quality. It just seems the lines are getting blurred between brands, and you have to look close to see the differences.
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