±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6646

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 169
Total: 169
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Home
05: Community Forums
06: Home
07: Photo Gallery
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Home
11: CPGlang
12: Downloads
13: Downloads
14: Home
15: Community Forums
16: Home
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Home
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Home
25: CPGlang
26: Community Forums
27: Home
28: Community Forums
29: Home
30: Community Forums
31: Photo Gallery
32: Community Forums
33: Photo Gallery
34: Community Forums
35: CPGlang
36: CPGlang
37: Home
38: Home
39: CPGlang
40: Home
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Home
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Home
50: Community Forums
51: CPGlang
52: Home
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Home
56: Downloads
57: CPGlang
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Photo Gallery
63: Downloads
64: Community Forums
65: Home
66: Community Forums
67: Home
68: Community Forums
69: Home
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Downloads
74: Photo Gallery
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Photo Gallery
78: Community Forums
79: CPGlang
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Home
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Home
87: Home
88: CPGlang
89: Home
90: Downloads
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: Photo Gallery
102: Home
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: Home
106: Your Account
107: Your Account
108: Community Forums
109: Home
110: Photo Gallery
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Home
114: Home
115: Home
116: CPGlang
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Home
120: Community Forums
121: Home
122: Community Forums
123: Community Forums
124: Downloads
125: Community Forums
126: Photo Gallery
127: CPGlang
128: CPGlang
129: Community Forums
130: Community Forums
131: CPGlang
132: Community Forums
133: Community Forums
134: CPGlang
135: Community Forums
136: Community Forums
137: Community Forums
138: Home
139: Community Forums
140: Downloads
141: Downloads
142: Community Forums
143: Home
144: Community Forums
145: CPGlang
146: Home
147: Community Forums
148: Home
149: Downloads
150: Community Forums
151: Home
152: Community Forums
153: Member Screenshots
154: Downloads
155: CPGlang
156: Community Forums
157: Community Forums
158: Home
159: Community Forums
160: Your Account
161: Community Forums
162: Community Forums
163: Community Forums
164: Community Forums
165: Downloads
166: Community Forums
167: Member Screenshots
168: Community Forums
169: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 3942
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:27 pm
Post subject: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

search.bbc.co.uk/click...22%252estm
Back to top
View user's profile
JG300-Ascout
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 6256
Location: Cyberspace
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:45 pm
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

"Men of a certain age" indeed! Evil or Very Mad


(and a 500lb. model tank! Shocked )

_________________
"All facts go to clearly prove that Shades is a thrice-cursed traitor & mentally deranged person steeped in inveterate enmity toward mankind"
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
west-front
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 10, 2009
Posts: 154
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:40 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

Great link thanks for sharing it, the King Tiger kit looks fantastic

I agree with the desparaging comment about " men of a certain age",how about "reporters of a certain age" Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile
JG300-Ascout
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 6256
Location: Cyberspace
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:28 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

- west-front
I agree with the desparaging comment about " men of a certain age",how about "reporters of a certain age" Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Reporter is probably one of those wisenheimer hippies who sits around all day listening to that punk rock music and bad-mouthin' his country! Evil or Very Mad

And how he managed to call a Russian frigate with one gun per turret a "battleship" is a measure of how well informed he is on his subject matter. Rolling Eyes

He'd do well to just ask the people at the displays what they have to show us and then shutup. Razz

_________________
"All facts go to clearly prove that Shades is a thrice-cursed traitor & mentally deranged person steeped in inveterate enmity toward mankind"
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
west-front
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 10, 2009
Posts: 154
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:13 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

I think its an admirable hobby for kids to take up, being able to concentrate on a kit and create a scale replica of the full scale vehicle, surely thats to be encouraged.

But the media coverage is predictable. I own WW2 wheeled military vehicles and when ever they are covered for local or statewide media stories, they will always go for the superficial "boys with their toys" angle.
Back to top
View user's profile
piney
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 2330
Location: Republic of Southern New Jersey
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:52 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

Pity the King Tiger didn't manage to roll over the reporter's foot.

Piney
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 29, 2006
Posts: 2061
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:30 pm
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

West Front said:

I think its an admirable hobby for kids to take up


I agree, and it builds towards a better understanding of mechanical things a long with a sense of pride of constructing something.

Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 814
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:10 pm
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

Anyone know the name of the company that made the model of the Tiger I? It was the second tank shown and is extremely detailed. Guy said it took 2 years to build it and detail it as shown. Said an English outfit made it.
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 11, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:01 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

- Tanklord
Anyone know the name of the company that made the model of the Tiger I? It was the second tank shown and is extremely detailed. Guy said it took 2 years to build it and detail it as shown. Said an English outfit made it.


The Tiger II, or King Tiger, is in 1/6 scale and comes as a kit from Armortek. www.armortek.co.uk/

The Tiger I you ask about is a one-fourth size model using GRP (glass reinforced plastic, a British term for Fibreglas), and is custom-made by Mark I Tank Company. www.mark-1-tank.co.uk/

I think these guys have loads of fun. Laughing

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
JG300-Ascout
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 6256
Location: Cyberspace
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:06 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

- A-109E
- Tanklord
Anyone know the name of the company that made the model of the Tiger I? It was the second tank shown and is extremely detailed. Guy said it took 2 years to build it and detail it as shown. Said an English outfit made it.


The Tiger II, or King Tiger, is in 1/6 scale and comes as a kit from Armortek. www.armortek.co.uk/

The Tiger I you ask about is a one-fourth size model using GRP (glass reinforced plastic, a British term for Fibreglas), and is custom-made by Mark I Tank Company. www.mark-1-tank.co.uk/

I think these guys have loads of fun. Laughing


From the size differential between the T1 and the T2 in the video, I'm not so sure (the T2 is obviously larger scale). The T2 looks to be 1:4 scale and the T1 1:6 (or smaller).

_________________
"All facts go to clearly prove that Shades is a thrice-cursed traitor & mentally deranged person steeped in inveterate enmity toward mankind"
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 11, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:25 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

Perhaps you're right, JG. It may be that it's been so long since I've viewed the video that I disremember, or perhaps I simply misunderestimated the relative sizes of the tanks. (YES! George Bush LIVES!) Mr. Green

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 814
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:43 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

Bob, you did reverse them, but being semi-intelligent I figured it out! Thanks for the links. Come on Lottery!

_________________
The only thing to do when a son-of-a-bitch looks
cross-eyed at you is to beat the hell out of him right
then and there
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum