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Old Jan 26, 2014, 09:13 AM
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Tamiya Super Sherman kit

Could some one, who has this kit, tell why it costs so much? My local hobby store has one from $850 and that just seems high for a kit that doesn't even include a radio or battery.

I have a few of the HL 1/16 tanks and I thought I might like to try building a tank but I'm not sure I want to drop that kind of cash.

I have never done something like this before so I also wonder if is difficult to build - are the instructions easy to follow and complete?

Thanks for feedback !!
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 09:19 AM
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Smoler

I forgot to ask in my original post - does anyone know if this kit includes a smoker for the tank?
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 08:39 PM
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No smoker. The kit is not hard to assemble and IMHO Tamyia kits are the top of the line. If you plan to battle your tank, it is the standard battle system used by most clubs. The Tamyia electronics are excellent for a beginner to master too.

Herman
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 06:02 AM
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Herman - thanks very much for your response. I may just have to take the leap and spend the cash and find out for myself. I am disappointed that it doesn't include a smoker as I have always liked this on the HL tanks - oh well.

Thanks again !!!
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 06:45 AM
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No Smoker is fine. It will eventually just break anyway.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:54 PM
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The super smokers that are being sold now are much better and last longer than the HL stuff. I have one in my LVTP-7 that has been there for 3 years.

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Old Jan 27, 2014, 01:40 PM
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Do the new ones still make that annoying whirling sound ? I used to like them also but outside in any kind of wind they are not even noticed.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 04:46 PM
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No they don't. They use a small electric fan that I can't hear running.

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Old Jan 28, 2014, 06:58 AM
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Nice I will have to try one out.
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