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I'm still looking for plans, but I do hope to start building very soon. I'm
leaning towards the M1A2 Abrams, however the Russians have one that I'm
interested in also. The SU122. There is a set of prints of it at the
Russian site in 35 scale.
It looks like I'll have to get a model of the M1A2 and scale it up.
Have you seen the tanks in 1/10 scale that are for sell from Germany? About
$6000 with shipping for a Tiger.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Kraack" <bkraack-at-siscom.net>
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: Tin Can Tankers
> Hi Tom,
> I'm in Dayton ... building a Tiger 1 (wood). Production has been stalled
> for a while, but I expect to really pick back up over the colder months.
> You're the first person "local" to me I've seen on the list - welcome!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: TSHIPP <TSHIPP-at-columbus.rr.com>
> To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2002 2:49 PM
> Subject: Re: Tin Can Tankers
> > Hi,
> > I'm Tom and live in Columbus Ohio and been a model boater for years with
> > AMYA. I'm very interested in building a M1A2 out of steel too. Was
> > wondering if you can tell me where you got the plans to build yours.
> > you put more pictures on the net? I'll most likely build more then
> > grand kids.
> > Tom
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mikehornsey-at-sympatico.ca" <mikehornsey-at-sympatico.ca>
> > To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
> > Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2002 1:54 AM
> > Subject: Tin Can Tankers
> > > The M1A2 #T006 is coming along quite nicely. The turret now operates
> > > its own power.The turret weighs about 60lbs now and uses the motor and
> > gear
> > > box from a Ryobi cordless drill and the built in clutch mechanism is a
> > real
> > > plus! The tracks are powered by two wheelchair motors that cost about
> > $125.a
> > > pair. Gun elevation is also complete, using a Honda power window motor
> > > attached to a bell crank.The head lights are made of solid blocks of
> > > Alumilite machined to fit small Maglight lenses.There are also two
> > > fans for the heat sinks (speed controls) that I stole ,er liberated
> > a
> > > control panel from work.Once the tracks are built ,testing can begin
> > > battery life.Right now choosing the right batteries seems to be the
> > biggest
> > > challenge.As far as plans go,all I did was take the Dragon 1/35 kit
> > > scale it up with a digital mic(scale multiplying factor of 5.9).I will
> > have
> > > more photos in two weeks.The local army surplus store donated a pair
> > > camouflaged cover alls so we are trying to get sew on patches with the
> > logos
> > > of all the companies that helped us out.My eleven year old son Colin
> > > going to be my gunner so he gets the coveralls.Flag Raiders is a large
> > paint
> > > ball club here in town and are going to use #T006 in some ads next
> > > and in return we get all of our consumables for free,not bad eh? Well
> > > getting late so its time to shut her down.
> > >
> > >
> > >