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Lenny
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I have the Tamiya King Tiger, bought it as a project for me and my son to build. 

They are not cheap around the £500 mark that was about 7 years ago. 

But well worth the money. Took a few weeks to build, plenty of parts just like a giant airfix kit but better :)

Sounds of the engine, turret, gun, machine gun, turret traverse are excellent. 

At the time mine came without the metal tracks, so there is a bit of play in the tracks and dependent on the surface can be a bit jerky turning.

There are plenty of upgrades available, smoke generators for the exhausts, improved suspension kits, tracks etc, just depends on how deep your pockets are.

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  • Field Marshall

It'll be my 50th, so why not.... :D

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  • Major General

Should be no problem for Lenny 'Mr. Deep pockets' Warren to get one right now!:Yes::P

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20 hours ago, Bill said:

Should be no problem for Lenny 'Mr. Deep pockets' Warren to get one right now!:Yes::P

You must be getting me confused, I'm Lenny 'stoney broke' Warren :Grrrrr:

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Nice kits but why not go for the really big ones, 1 12th RC, only £20,000, but you do get the figures as well lol, I have a 1 16th all metal Tiger, got it in weekly parts from Hatchette , only cost me £700 all told, still not added decals yet

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I had a hard enough explaining to the misses, why I spent that amount on a box of bits (her words) lol

 

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I know someone that had one and I think they are fantastic boys toys :)

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Ok two Tigers in the garden, thats just plain greedy, I think I,ll buy the full size replica the Russian guys built,Its a exact copy which moves great, sounds the dogs mahoonies, and fires pyros from the main gun and blanks from the MG, Its only 350,000 euros, which is dirt cheap, I might even buy the King Tiger they were thinking of building, imagine taking that out down the road for a loaf of bread and pint of milk

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Tamiya has put out some great kits with excellent detail. a nice looking paint job. i have seen on the net kits of tanks and planes a long with others where the builder was like an artist right down to the last detail. when finished the realism is uncanny. and those two in the yard-----------COOL.

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The main problem with Tamiya is the cost, there are other very good kits out there and some better than Tamiya and cost less. I build a large number of kits and its how you build that makes a kit

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  • Field Marshall

Holy thread resurectuion Batman.... ;)

Here I am, 5 years later and thinking about one for my 55th.. .;)

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On 11/01/2022 at 02:43, Lenny said:

Holy thread resurectuion Batman.... ;)

Here I am, 5 years later and thinking about one for my 55th.. .;)

Still havent gotten one? I had a big RC Panther, wasnt Tamiya though. Was pretty cool fired yellow plastic BBs. Kinda wish I still had it. But I remember these RC kits from Tamiya, well. Always wanted one.

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I may have found a prebuilt, customised, painted and weathered version. ;)

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WOW!! That is lovely!!

 

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looks to be very nice detail. again boys must have their toys.

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Someone has done a good job with that! Remarkable attention to detail!

Rich

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Or possibly this one, King Tiger... 😀

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wow!!!!!!!!!!! super detail. who did it??? so realistic.

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On 24/01/2022 at 16:16, hanswolf1224 said:

wow!!!!!!!!!!! super detail. who did it??? so realistic.

A guy on a RC tank forum, builds and then after a few years moves them on to fund new projects. They are absolutely amazing...

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never have seen any thing like this-- so realistic.

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  • Field Marshall

Here's the actual tanks...

 

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