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From: "Pete Curran" <petesboyz-at-punkass.com>
Subject: RE: Greetings from dear old Blighty [TANKS]
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 23:17:02 +1000
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Let me be the first to welcome you to our version of reality, 
The easiest and probably best way to get the dimensions is to purchase a
plastic model of your intended victim (opps tank) and measure it then
convert to scale (for 1:35 to 1:6 is multiply size by 5.833), then
adjust as needed to fit your gear inside

Pete (have motors, better get back to building) Curran
The wonderful land of Aussie's

-----Original Message-----
From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com]
On Behalf Of mike
Sent: Monday, 9 October 2006 23:22
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
Subject: Greetings from dear old Blighty [TANKS]

Hello one and all,
As seems customary, this is just a note to introduce myself. After
finishing an extetion on the house after 2 years, I am now twidling my
thumbs andlooking for somthing to do in my, now, empty hours. I have
always enjoyed modeling and 'something that does something' has always
appealed. Flying an airoplane well is definatly a fine skill, but
dogfighting would make it oh so much better and since there are few
takers thats out. Also the size of my English garden, does not really
allow for the rsacing around of of-road cars, so a Tank did seem rather
a good idea. So imagine my pleasure when I stumbled upon this wonderful
site. So here I am I'm Mike and I live in Reading, Berkshire. After
having a look at all of the wonderful creations and taking into
consideration what funds and what my kids could help me with, I have
plumped for a nice German number. They always made the best looking
tanks. The other crterior was it should be as simple as possible. So the
Jagpanther Sd.Kfz. 173 it will be.

One of the first issues I have found is finding some good mechanical
drwaings of one. I ahev founs loads of reference pictures but I have had
terible trouble extracting from them the exact dimensions. I have some
now, but It was interesting getting them.

I was wondering how much 'compromise' others made on their models and
how and where details plans were obtained from?

I will, when they are finished post my ACAD drawings.

I am already looking forward to unleashing the first salvo.