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Old 09-02-2010, 11:45 PM
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Default 1/16th Scale Tamiya R/C Tanks

Any interest in 1/16th scale Tamiya R/C tanks and infra-red war games?

Please post your names here if you're interested to join us for our monthly games, or if you are simply curious about this aspect of RC hobby:











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Old 09-03-2010, 12:35 AM
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Howmuchissit?

Prices start at around $800 for a full-option M4 Sherman kit and peak at $1500 or so for a Leopard 2A6.

What do I get?

You get a big box with a bunch of parts, which given a couple of weeks of gluing, screwing and painting, comes together as a 1/16th scale model tank with engine sounds, movement, and lights (varies by model).

What else do I need?

You need a standard 7.2v battery pack (7.4v LiPos will work too), at least a four channel radio, and if you intend to participate in infra-red games, a Tamiya Battle Unit costing ~$80

What tanks are there?

In order of release, Tiger I, M4 Sherman, M26 Pershing, King Tiger (Production Turret), Leopard 2A6, Panther G, Jagdpanther, Panzer IV, KV-1 and KV-2. The only modern tank in this series is the Leopard 2A6, the rest are World War II tanks.

How does IR gaming work?

Each tank carries an infra-red emitter and an infra-red receiver. The game proceeds by tanks attempting to shoot infra-red beams at each other without getting shot in return. Generally the team with tanks remaining, or the last tank standing wins. From certain angles, a tank is more vulnerable to enemy shots. Tanks can be set to light/medium/heavy weight class. Reload time is inversely proportional to the weight class.

Can these tanks be hopped up?

Yes, you can get ball bearings, metal tracks, photo-etched components, additional barang-barang such as boxes, helmets, ammo boxes to hang outside the tanks. They look just as good displayed on a shelf as they are in the field.

Where can I buy these tanks?

You can find them at the local Tamiya dealer Stargek, at well-supplied hobby shops like Elite Model, via eBay, or hand-carried back from Hong Kong where the prices seem the cheapest.

Where and when can I battle?

I will post upcoming game dates and venues on this thread if it stays alive. We're active on the DaddyHobby forums as well. We usually get about four tanks and are looking to expand. Several of us have both tanks and 1/14th scale RC Trucks.

Our next game should be mid-late September, and we usually play either at East Coast Park near the Skatepark, or at Dhoby Ghaut MRT open space.
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Thanks for the thread. Nice pictures by the way.
I own two 1/16 tanks ... Pershing and Sherman. You will probably recognize them too

Not much of a player for now. Just run about in the living room and downstairs when my neighbors do not complain about the noise pollution
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Do post the dates for the upcoming games. I will drop by and kapo if i can sneak out of the house. Cheers!
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Another local source of Tamiya R/C tank kits:

http://www.yourgooddeal.com.sg/index...e08bdb8e89ec34
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Originally Posted by kiong23 View Post
Thanks for the thread. Nice pictures by the way.
I own two 1/16 tanks ... Pershing and Sherman. You will probably recognize them too

Not much of a player for now. Just run about in the living room and downstairs when my neighbors do not complain about the noise pollution
There's actually a volume control dial on the MFU in the shape of a potentiometer that you can quieten down the tank so that it doesn't alarm the neighbours.
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There's actually a volume control dial on the MFU in the shape of a potentiometer that you can quieten down the tank so that it doesn't alarm the neighbours.
Did that but no sound not fun lor
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Default What you missed today

Some pictures of the CQB at Dhoby Ghaut today, it was an all German turnout with three Leopard 2A6s, 1 Jagdpanther and 1 Tiger:


Oliver's brand-new 2A6 parked but ready for action


Jeffery's Leopard a bit out of place among the green environment


How to get realistic photographs of your tank


On the prowl


Tiger squaring off against two Leopards


Proving that no two tanks have exactly the same camouflage


What a 1/16th scale tank crewman might see


Once again the Tiger is caught between two Leopards


German heavy metal from WW2 and today - my Tiger I and Raymond's Leopard 2A6
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hi guys,

can i join you in your next game, just want to take pictures of your realistic toys. Kindly advise if its ok with you.

thanks
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You're more than welcome to come and take photographs
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So sad ... Was out of town back in SG only at 5+ today Will try to make it next round.
Maybe should have a group pix of the tankers
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Next time, then. We'll give you advance notice so you can square away your schedule and perhaps join us for a bit of a play!
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My version of pictures continued from R32......video will come later









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Enjoy !!!!

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