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    Mato displays new Mato Armor in Germany.

    Mato released some new Metal tanks for the 1/16 market and has them on display at the German Toy fair.

    I was also told they will be adopting bearings in the wheels of all their new releases.



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    the M10 and M36 would be AWESOME!!!

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    Why???Oh man.....Of all the tanks to release...A wolverine? And an M36?? Are you kidding me? Dan, do you have any idea on price for these things?

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    M10 is going to be hard to resist.
    What, me worry?

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    Major props to Mato for doing something different, even though it is related to the M4 Sherman - this is what I hoped to see. All of a sudden the Allies get a huge injection of armor choices. Long overdue, but better late than never. Those German tanks better watch out, there'll be US TDs on the way!
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    These are all metal and will be in the $500-600 range. It is nice to actually see something new. I Think Mato want to produce a very good quality all metal tank and have it priced less then Tamiya. Soon their releases will all have wheel bearings. I see each and every Mato release get better then the last one, and as I mentioned in another thread I am thankful for these guys for sharing our passion, as I really don't think there is a lot of money In this for them, and their margins and return are much better on RC cars and quad copters.. They just have a personal interest in armor, and lucky for us they do.
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    Dan, they look great. I womndering if they are making a working tensioner though

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    Dan, when will theses be available?
    I would love to get my hands on a Jackson.
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    I wonder if non-metal versions will be available for the general populace.

    Perry

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    Oh wow... Yea, do want. Very cool looking M36!
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    I believe the Sherman will be released very soon, then the Wolverine, then the Jackson. I haven't touched these, I have just seen pictures so I am not sure what the track tensioners are like. I have never had many issues with my Shermans, even with the fixed idlers.

    I like the low bustle 75mm turret on the Sherman. It should be available as a part, for project Shermans.

    There may be a German tank release thrown in between these Allied TD.

    I don't think Mato are done with Plastic tanks, but I think they wanted to establish the brand with these all metal tanks.

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    they are all great but i still want to get a M18 Hellcat

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    Both Mato and Taigen are really pumping some fresh blood into our veins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YHR View Post
    I am thankful for these guys for sharing our passion, as I really don't think there is a lot of money In this for them, and their margins and return are much better on RC cars and quad copters.. They just have a personal interest in armor, and lucky for us they do.
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    I don't think Mato are done with Plastic tanks, but I think they wanted to establish the brand with these all metal tanks.
    I really like their strategy and hope it pays enough for them to keep rolling out ever improved tanks! We are indeed lucky at the moment with Taigen and Mato

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    Well done to Mato! Nice to see all metal tanks appearing in numbers.

    Makes me think of the toy trains and trucks you see on Antiques Roadshow....made of metal and last for decades.


    A positive development indeed!

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    We are seriously being spoilt this year!!
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    Do the M10 and M36 share the same chassis? Historically I don't know! Suppose that's worth a Google search. Hoping these are compatible with the M4A1 parts already released.

    Brass mato gearboxes I'd guess, any hints yet?
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    They do strato. It's the m36b that's on the Sherman chassis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry S. View Post
    I wonder if non-metal versions will be available for the general populace.

    Perry
    Same here.

    I would only get one to do a full cockpit interior and I think the metal upper would be too difficult to mod.
    What, me worry?

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    I am not sure what level of detail is in the open turrets. Not sure how much of an issue adding styrene details inside the metal turret would be. As long as you don't have to remove any material, I don't see the metal being much of a hindrance in this regard?

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    Might have to stick with a fabric cover or the hatch roofs, stock recoil and elevation systems would take up most of the space... Interested to see what direction that takes!
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    Yes. If you look at the 36 B it is shown with a tarp over the turret.

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    Has anyone found any show report photos yet?
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    Wow, this is an interesting turn of events

    props to mato for making some new vehicles. All metal is out of my price range, but it will be nice still to see others using them. The more variety, the better.


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