RC Tanks and military vehicles

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  1. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Anyone here into the RC tank community? I just got a Heng long Leopard 2 and started reading upon this subject and community. Anyone owns RC tanks?
     
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    Micro scale , yes. I've found that the micro scale provides the aesthetic appeal / historical accuracy collectors appreciate with the performance of a toy (*not* a "collectors item" which is a colloquial description i've realized i abhor) i.e. they are fast heh. In addition they take up very little space. I haven't found a 2.4ghz tank in micro scale though. I've got a stack of them.
     
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    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Yeah, I opted for a bigger scale, the Heng Long 1:16, it´s not the fanciest ones (Torro and Tamya for example), but it´s cheaper and highly upgradable. You might buy a 300 bucks tank and end up with something worth 500 or more after upgrades and extra parts.

    I´m probably getting a Panther or a Tiger II after this one.
     
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    I have always wanted a scale RC tank...just haven’t gone there yet. I found a toy RC tank at Goodwill earlier this year for literally just a few dollars. The transmitter is missing, but I expect to upgrade it with hobby grade equipment anyway (including FPV). The amusing part is that it has an airsoft cannon built into it. That should be good for some laughs but will probably just get me into some kind of trouble...lol. Tamiya makes great stuff...can be f’n pricey, though.

    Edit: I just did a Tamiya tank price check on Tower Hobbies and HOLY FUCKING SHIT are they expensive. I was expecting several hundred $$ maybe...but no...$1k is the entry fee.
     
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    I have a 1/32 Abrams tank from the early 2000s. Probably not what RC collectors would consider anything more than a cheap toy though. Seemed cool when I got it.
     
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    What drew you guys to the larger scale tanks ? I've found myself recently drawn to off road vehicles / tanks that are slightly out of my usual micro scale (1/32 which is still small / toy like to most) but haven't been bitten by the larger scale bug yet.
     
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    my dad built 1/35 TAMIYA Armor models in the late-80's, when i was a young boy of 7~9.
    he drug me and my mom along to "MILITARY CORNER/BRIDGETOWN HOBBIES"
    - a long-gone hobby shop in the Sandy dist. of PORTLAND, OR. -
    quite often.

    the shop had an entire section dedicated to Anime Mecha kits, the first i had ever seen in my life.
    alas, i was being a good Daddy's Boy, spending most of the time with him in the Military Armor kits section,
    while my mom was occupying herself browsing that Nirvana of Mecha kits,
    along with the section devoted to the Sci-Fi/STAR TREK/STAR WARS stuff.

    being an occasional-but-devoted Mecha modeler since the mid-1990's, however,
    i guess you could say i've been busy making up for my boyhood foolishness ever since.

    even so, using TAMIYA COLOR paints exclusively, as well as TAMIYA modelling supplies almost exclusively as well,
    i suppose you could say that i am inadvertently keeping the father-to-son hobby tradition burning, in my own specific way...
     
  8. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    I just wanted a big ass detailed tank. I have several Leopard 2s in several scales and well, this one caught my eye. And now I´m in the mood of getting more.
     
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    Mine is similar to this, althouhgh not as heavly upgraded