building tanks from scratch

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building tanks from scratch

Postby aquist » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:30 am

the German tanks are so angular that I would think it would be possible to build a replica say mk III OR iv ANYONE GOT ANY INFO ON THIS?

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Re: building tanks from scratch

Postby MarderII » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:36 am

I have been scratch building tank in 1/25th scale..... I have completed a Luchs and finishing a Ferdinand. The rick isn't, or hasn't been the shapes, it's the small details, wheels, rollers, and even the tracks.... HOWEVER...the work and strife is worth it....at least for me

Good luck :o :) :D

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Re: building tanks from scratch

Postby Ricky » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:54 am

Do you mean life-sized?

The easy option is just to make a lightweight shell that will fit over your truck, much like those early 'training tanks' the Germans used in the early 1930s.

If you want more realism (especially things like working tracks) it gets much more complex and expensive.
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Re: building tanks from scratch

Postby aquist » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:24 am

yes, I meant life sized. It would take something like this to get some interest going around here.


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