We don't just
sell you the kit, we can build them for you as well!
everyone who want one of these fantastic tanks would want to build one themselves.
You may not have the time or simply want it built as a present for a loved one.
We can supply the model kit, build it to a high standard and deliver it to you
in a ready to run condition. This page will give you some idea how we go about
this. Email us
for more details.
is assembled from new according to supplied instructions.
metal parts are first primed using a suitable primer undercoat.
entire model is then sprayed painted either in US Army Olive Drab for the M4 Sherman
and M26 Pershing or German Grey for the Tiger 1E. All accessories are hand painted.
We only use Tamiya material.
permanent screw and bolt fittings are secured using liquid threadlock to stop
them working loose. Accessories are glued on last using superglue.
strongly recommend that you have a battle unit fitted at the same time as the
model is built so that you can fight battles should you wish to in the future.
Good preparation is the key!
We shall be posting
photo guides on how we go about building each of Tamiya 1:16 r/c model tanks.
Here's some photos in no particular order of a M4 Sherman and a Tiger 1e we built
for recent customers at various stage of completion. You can click on each photo
note this specialised service is only available for Tamiya's 1:16 scale full option
complete kits supplied by Tankzone.
Fully completed Tiger
1e with Battle Unit fitted ready for action.
the top without detailing. The click-on attachment next to the cannon is the Battle
Unit laser emitter.
Front of Tiger 1e
showing spare track on front of hull, machine gun and driver's opened viewing
of sprocket wheel and working coil spring suspension system. Note wear on the
cast metal sprocket to give that realistic effect.
Top of Tiger 1e turret showing opened loader's hatch and Battle Unit fitted onto
Commander's copula with hatch opened.
of firing machine gun with sound effect. It's made of metal casing with a tube
of carbon fibre inside to create the flashing firing effect.
above the engine for the speaker. I normally set it to half volume. On full volume,
you will wake up the neighbours! Note holes where accessories will be attached.
the rear of the turret showing the machine gun mount. Machine gun not fitted.
This machine gun is very accurrate and detailed and is a model in its own right!
Front view of the turret showing details on the gun mantlet. The orange part
inside the bore of the cannon is the strobe to create the firing effect. (Like
a flash on a camera.)
of Sherman. Note shelf behind engine compartment but without accessories.
Rear of Tiger 1e showing
detail of engine deck, air filters and hoses and shielded exhausts.
of Sherman. Note missing lights (not yet fitted) and hole for the wiring. This
model has working lights front and rear.
of running gear from rear. Each pair of road wheels has its own independent suspension.
The return wheel at the back is adjustable to vary the track tension.
Tiger 1e hull deck
front showing detail of tools and accessories. Each piece has been hand-painted.
Right rear deck of
M4 Sherman showing detail of tool and accessories. Each piece has been hand-painted.
View inside the tank showing the electronic and battery. Note turret rotation
gear bottom left. The wires will be tidied up when finished.
opened up. Note rotation gear for turret underneath top half. The speaker is the
black box at the rear of the metal chasis.
View inside turret showing rotation ring and motor (top of photo) for raising
and lowering the cannon. The Sherman does not have the gun recoil feature.
of the turret rotation motor and gears with turret attached.
of inside showing DMD T05 control unit, receiver (bottom right), Twin motor gearbox
Sherman with 2 channel transmitter. 4 channel option isavailable to enable
it to move and fire at the same time.
don't just sell you the kit, we can build them for you as well!
one of these fantastic tanks? Don't have the time? Want one as a special present
for a loved one? We can supply the model kit, build it to a high standard and
deliver it to you in a ready to run condition. This page will give you some idea
how we go about this. Email
us for more details.
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