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From: "John Sullivan" <sullyjon-at-nb.sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: Southern Flanks Are Protected
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 18:19:13 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

    You also have to realize it's Canadian money, so $2,500 was really like $1,300 or $1,400 U.S.  My Musashi is from a Battlers Connection Kit and from what I have seen really nice.  I got everything from Charley this time because it meant less hassels, from guns, to radio, drive system, tank, reg. and some other parts for my other ships.  I wanted to get everything I needed from just ONE source for a change and also someone that I trusted and had experience dealing with before.  I know, I know, I know Ralph Coles has the hulls available and is right near here and it would have been Canadian money, etc...  Not to say I don't like Ralph Coles stuff, as I love the stuff I've seen him produce, but he doesn't sell drive trains, guns or accessories.  I know Ralph and I'm sure I could have saved some money on the hull, turrets and superstructure to be sure, but like I said, this time I wanted only one source for my model, less hassels and much less on shipping costs from like 8 different places for parts and waiting to get them!
  The initial costs have set me back in my other projects for awhile, but it doesn't mean I won't be getting into a tank sometime soon!
  I had thought you had a Musashi or a Yamato.... but I didn't bother to ask.  I wouldn'y have been interested in them as I wanted to build my own, the way I want it, as I have bought others models before, and although completely satisfied, I couldn't tell people that "I BUILT THAT", because I had only bought them.  I'm sure you know what I mean, it's just a builders' pride issue!  Anyway this is a tank combat list, so email me off list if you want to talk more on Musashi and ship stuff.  I'd be very interested in the internal arrangement of your ship.
Chris Osborne.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: Southern Flanks Are Protected

Who did you buy it from? I sold mine last year. Frank still has a couple of Musashi at his house that are for sale.


sullyjon-at-nb.sympatico.ca wrote:
I know they suck, but it may be the most cost-effective means for me to get
started in tank combat, as I've just sunk a few thousand into buying a kit
for IJN Musashi (with all the guts included) for 1/144th scale R/C warship
combat and I' don't have much left for other projects! So the stuart is an
option I'm considering.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Johnson" <bob-at-ezworks.net>
To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 5:46 AM
Subject: Re: Southern Flanks Are Protected

John   There are some things even an Axis won't do---like getting seen in
one of those wrecks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Sullivan" <sullyjon-at-nb.sympatico.ca>
To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: Southern Flanks Are Protected

: Some neat ideas with the stuart! Hey maybe I could build one of those
: paint it up as a "captured" version!  Anyone know of any stuart tank
: captured by the axis?
: Chris.
: ----- Original Message -----
: From: "Frank Pittelli" <frank-at-pittelli.com>
: To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
: Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 9:04 PM
: Subject: Southern Flanks Are Protected
: > I am pleased to announce that Lief Goodson's Stuart Light Tank has
: > officially designated as Tank #T009 and it appears to be ready for
: > battle. With the 12 month battling season in Florida, Lief will
: > certainly have logged dozens of hours of stick-time by the time most
: > us finish digging out from the winter that is shaping up to be a real
: > nasty one. Lief has provided some good photos and lots of good
: > information, which can be viewed at:
: >
: > http://www.rctankcombat.com/order-of-battle/tanks/T009
: >
: > Everyone should take a close look at the 40cal gun assembly that Lief
: > has developed, which looks like it will be a great solution for all
: > that can't install a 68cal marker.  The paintball splats aren't as
: > impressive and the range might not be as far, but it certainly makes
: > installations easier and will probably require less maintenance.
: >
: > On the 68cal front, Bryan Boucher has added some more photos to his
: > Tiger-1 #T008 page at:
: >
: > http://www.rctankcombat.com/order-of-battle/tanks/T008
: >
: > which shows his solution for mounting a 68cal marker. Clearly,
: > building material of choice is aluminum and he's an accomplished metal
: > worker.
: >
: > Bryan's is the 4th Tiger to be built (my Tiger was a trend-setter!!)
: > which is apparently making Steve Tyng a little worried because he has
: > recently increased his rhetoric. We're certain. however, that such
: > will subside quickly once his T-34 "Tiger Killer" is surrounded by 4
: > Tigers ... oh so many targets, but such little time to live ... tracks
: > don't fail me now ...
: >
: > Frank "Spring Battling Should Be A Blast" Pittelli
: >