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1/35 Tamiya Tiger II
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 09, 2005
KitMaker: 375 posts
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2006 - 06:18 PM UTC
Hi All,

I am 1/35 German tank fan, never done any RC in my life.

Anyone has comments or ratings for 1/35 Tamiya Tiger I or II? I thought of acquring one from the local hobby store as a present for myself...

I am just worried that the kit would look like the 1980s Tigers from old tamiya mould... and with flimsy parts that break once you "crash" the tiger....

Anyone any comments?

Music Werks
Joined: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2006 - 06:34 PM UTC
The 1/35 scale RC tanks are from the 1990s molds. I've got the M1A1 and it is basically the same as their Desert Storm era M1A1 with an RC pack.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: July 31, 2006
KitMaker: 29 posts
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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2006 - 11:33 PM UTC
I bought a Tamiya Tiger I early type, 1/35 plastic kit, which has great accuracy, the parts dont come moulded to the hull, fortunately you have a lot of work to do!

Of course I planned to make it live again, and built the complete drive system, it has 16 torsion bars, made from 0.5 mm piano wire, you can see the suspension working here:


the gearing was made from two gutted servos but I'm planning to make it brand new using two old printer reduction gears. I recently bought the Friulmodel metal tracks, so still more job to do.