Tamiya Centurion

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:00 pm

I came across this on Facebook. https://tamiyablog.com/2017/11/new-tamiya-1-25-rc-tank-british-tank-centurion-mk-iii-with-special-proportional-rc-presented-at-tamiya-fair-2017/#respond

It's a shame it's 1/25, but wishful thinking if they've done this perhaps they will upsize to 1/16.
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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:42 pm

Don't say that - I spent enough getting Ludwigs centurion lol
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Postby jarndice » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:54 pm

If I remember rightly Heng Long showed a 1/16 Centurion at a toy fair some years ago but it disappeared, I have a nasty feeling that the more recent products such as the Leo, the Abrams and the Challenger have left the Centurion in the back room gathering dust.
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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:58 pm

Never seen one in all the time I've been modelling...
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Postby rochesb » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:24 pm

It looks like the 1/25th scale R/C kit will be reaching UK shores soon, at £199

https://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-bri ... cts/427867

plus a 1/25 Panther R/C kit for a similar price
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:33 pm

rochesb wrote:It looks like the 1/25th scale R/C kit will be reaching UK shores soon, at £199

https://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-bri ... cts/427867


Looks quite detailed for a pint-sized 20-pounder purveyor. In the absence of grown-up 1/16 version, it might well be worth having. I enjoyed assembling a 1/35 Tamiya Cromwell; but this scale model has the advantage of some rc functionality.
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Postby rochesb » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:23 pm

The last tank I built (before the KT I am currently building) was a Tamiya motorised 1/25 scale T34. That was around 1970.

It's been a long time........
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Postby condorman994 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:46 pm

Bad news guys, Tamiya have cancelled the Centurion for the UK market, This has come from the importer via Antics model shop

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Postby dgsselkirk » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:54 pm

I have a built one I did 40 years ago done up as a Canadian one. It was a really, really nice kit with the full interior. There are a few around here that come up from time to time but not at that stupid price! LOL!
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Postby rochesb » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:58 pm

condorman994 wrote:Bad news guys, Tamiya have cancelled the Centurion for the UK market, This has come from the importer via Antics model shop

Oh well, that's one fewer Tamiya tank kits I will be buying..... in fact it was the only one I intended buying.

I wonder why? You would have thought a british tank kit sold in the UK would be popular?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:58 pm

rochesb wrote:
condorman994 wrote:Bad news guys, Tamiya have cancelled the Centurion for the UK market, This has come from the importer via Antics model shop

Oh well, that's one fewer Tamiya tank kits I will be buying..... in fact it was the only one I intended buying.

I wonder why? You would have thought a british tank kit sold in the UK would be popular?

We're obviously hated. . . .
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Postby rochesb » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:04 pm

Maybe they fear too much competition from the 3D printing brigade here?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:22 pm

Mind you, would it be any cheaper than Ludwigs offering? Bet it wouldn't be any better from what I've seen of his kits.
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Postby rochesb » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:25 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Mind you, would it be any cheaper than Ludwigs offering? Bet it wouldn't be any better from what I've seen of his kits.

It was listed by Modelsport.co.uk at £199 including R/C, it's gone from their website now.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:35 pm

:haha: I'm such an old fool, I missed that it was 24th scale, I'm not too bothered that it's not coming here now lol.
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Postby rochesb » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:43 pm

I was disappointed it wasn't 1/16 scale too, but it was BRITISH so I had set my mind on buying one. I think I will use the money to put towards a 3D printer, maybe I could emulate the awe inspiring Chieftain Mk V scratch build by AlwynTurner.......
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Postby wibblywobbly » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:39 pm

Even for a small scale that is a lovely model. The crazy thing is that if that is on a CAD system, it would take 5 minutes to scale everything up to 1/16 scale. I used to have 4 of those Tamiya's, all motorised, a Chieftain, Panther, T34 and a Tiger. They were ok, but not a patch on that Centurion.
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Postby Jay-Em » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:51 pm

Hmm.. looks like it also disappeared from the usual EU sites.

Not good. Production trouble?

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