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Waldo.Pepper
03-01-2009, 01:43 AM
Self made, full scale fake tanks. No kidding! Take a look.

http://englishrussia.com/?p=542

http://www.fishki.net/comment.php?id=48177

vpmedia
03-01-2009, 01:53 AM
http://www.tiger1.hu/galeria.html

Romanator21
03-02-2009, 12:21 AM
I'm not one who is interested in cars or armor (for me it's all about planes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ). But I will admit that this is pretty cool. Not too many of those vehicles are around, or are functional. But this is a cheap yet convincing alternative to restoring a real Tiger for instance. It should expose people more to history, and this can open up opportunities for reenactments, etc.
Unfortunately, you cannot do quite the same thing with planes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif .

But making a 1:1 aircraft carrier is just crazy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Skoshi Tiger
03-02-2009, 02:51 AM
I had a friend at high school who's dad had a Ferret armoured car. His wife made him sell it after the top harch fell closed on his dads hand and he lost half a finger!

F0_Dark_P
03-02-2009, 12:52 PM
I am a WWII reenactor my self http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif my reenactment group (Frontline History Association)where in Nikolskoje in Russia this year participating in the big reenactment event there

http://nikolkaya.livejournal.com/290449.html#cutid1

I don't know how many times i have heard people saying that i have weird hobby. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

(Frontline History Association)
http://reenactor.se/FHF/indexeng.html
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/Nahoj/IMG_2023.jpg

Bo_Nidle
03-02-2009, 06:21 PM
Very cool.

However: "He says his dream is to build a full size working model of an aircraft carrier!"....er....wouldn't that be a real aircraft carrier then?!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

The comment reminds of Tomkinsons "model icebreaker" from "Ripping Yarns":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...Sdms&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TQ8aFDSdms&feature=related)

Choctaw111
03-02-2009, 06:49 PM
I have made a few attempts at replicating things from WW2, machine guns mostly. I find this very neat.

stalkervision
03-02-2009, 07:16 PM
If it doesn't have a working cannon that i can blow up the neighbors with i am not interested.

SeaFireLIV
03-02-2009, 08:25 PM
I found this picture while looking at your link...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/SeaFireLIV/4.jpg

A very old Russian Tank Vet is reminded of the horror of the war.

It`s scenes like this I find very moving.

F0_Dark_P
03-03-2009, 06:34 AM
It is actually the one tank that the old man survived the war in!

Think how overwhelmed with feelings that old man must have been in that moment, finding his own tank http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

LEBillfish
03-03-2009, 07:39 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
I found this picture while looking at your link...http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/SeaFireLIV/4.jpg...A very old Russian Tank Vet is reminded of the horror of the war.

It`s scenes like this I find very moving.


Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
It is actually the one tank that the old man survived the war in!...........Think how overwhelmed with feelings that old man must have been in that moment, finding his own tank http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Powerful photo....Makes you wonder if "full circle" is a reminder of a full life, or an empty one the start point cancelling the rest.

Past that, I collect dirt clods....Well I did till I tried washing dirt off....So I guess I collect mud.

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