I've just been to Maplins (my next door neighbour 'borrowed' the last spare fuse I have for our fuse box and my house was wired by a mad man.... worse even than MY wiring so if she's got my last spare mine WILL blow on Xmas day unless I get a replacement spare in) and they have all sorts of Bruder style, approx 1/16 scale construction site trucks and JCB things for £20 or 30 quid. The electronics will be basic as hell but the gears motors steering etc might be worth a look?
Hi Brel, Thats an amazing site. Some of their prices are eye watering but the range of gears, drive shafts, universal couplings etc is incredible and they do tools, weapons, decals etc at prices well below tankzone for the same item (O.K thats not hard....... )
but on several german rc tank site .. the Dickie unimog is used a lot as a donner chassis ... its not brill .. but lotts of folk have used it and it looks the parts there also a great range of tamiys trucks .. that seem to offer endless possibilities .... and i am looking at just one idea .. funds dependent
I'm not sure just what trucks you want to build, but if its 1/16th WWII, have you guys looked at the Highway 61 1940's series trucks. There are Fords, GMC, Chevy's etc (sadly not Opel Blitz, or MAN or Mercedes) and if you strip the paint and decals, then paint American or German colors, weather heavily, you have a nice looking model. Here's what we have done at FRAG. PP
Some one out there is making a 1:16 th scale Fawn 50-2 I need to find out who it is. I think I heard the name Peter Muller.Does this ring a bell to anyone. Probably way out of my price range so I guess i'll just continue with my plans tom build my HEMTT from scratch. This project will use Tamiya ClodBuster MOA's with a 2.2 wheel size conversion. should get me somewhere in the 1:14th to 1:16th scale or close enough.
The Highway 61 1941 Ford truck can be R/c’d with a little work. The steering is easy the propulsion takes a little thinking about but I have done it. From an historical point of view the Highway 61 truck has a split windscreen the German produced version had a one piece screen, however there are numerous photos of 1941 Ford trucks in service with the Germans that have split screens. I have even seen a photo of a German produced 1941 model Ford being used by American Infantry