This page will be devoted to my work with models smaller than 1/10. My very first powered tank model as I recall was a 1/35 scale German Kanone or possibly a JagdTiger either of which was a Tamiya kit. I next moved up to Tamiya the 1/25 scale models. the Panther A, JagdPanther, Tiger I and SU -100 were among those I worked with. While I didn't have access to any suitable RC equipment or proper transimissions to make them RC in the early 1970s I enjoyed running them as delivered with the single shaft noisy units the kits came with. I recall making modifications to the final drives to make them more robust. I also had at this time Bandai's Panther G and Porsche turreted King Tiger. Next came the Bandai 1/15 Scale Hummeland afterwards the Panzer IV F2 which I modified to a later verion with a proper brake for the cannon.Somewhere in the mid 1970s came the Tamiya 1/16 scale Sherman, a land mark kit. This was followed by the 1/15 Bandai Tiger I and the 1/16 Imai Elefant which was the height of scale models at the time. All of the 1/15 - 1/16 I still have and just one of my original 1/25 models. I really liked 1/25 as a tank scale. In 1976 came my first 1/10 Panther but I've maintained and enjoyed the 1/16 scale( collective with 1/15) along side of the larger scale although not with the same level of involvement ever since.
Smaller scales generally being electric powered are world apart in mechanical complexity but also don't require but a fraction of the maintenence or their large glow powered bethren. No noise, by comparison and are nearly charge and go types in many instances. Alot to be said for that. So I maintain a considerable number of 1/16 scale models. Tamiya, Bandai ( although these are mostly retired ), Heng Long, Wusan, Hooben and Matorro are all to be found in my collection. The toy like Heng Lows and the like are ripe for improving and by swapping out sigificant parts the Panzer III for example, my favorite, works up into quite a nice combat ready tank modelReturn to Main Page