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Grant Mahalek <gmahalek-at-shaw.ca>
Re: Pending Designation ? [TANKS]
Tue, 02 Jan 2007 21:09:28 -0700
As to your musing......when are the Northern Barbarians actually going to
hold our first battle......that my good man is the $50 question!!
The optimistic answer in my mind is this year......hope of hopes
;-).........if I'am lucky enough to get Garnet, Steve or Darren to help me
finish up a few loose ends, I may be ready to participate.
Hey guys, if your out there, please send me an email or give me a call, I
need your help finishing my tanks.
Grant P. Mahalek
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Pittelli" <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: Pending Designation ? [TANKS]
> Robert Currie wrote:
>> I have one question about Pending Designation for Frank? To be admitted
>> into the Tank hall of fame you must have a rolling chassis? after looking
>> over Reg Longman's Canadian firefly and the amazing work he has done ! I
>> looked over the list of Tanks and something is not consistent rolling not
>> rolling ?no track ?Example:
>> Please Place Reg Longman in a Designation spot, and please add him to the
>> Northern Barbarian Canadian Team page
> Yes, indeed there are some inconsistencies in the level of completeness
> for some of the tanks with official designations. In the first couple
> years of the hobby, we basically handed out designations to anyone who
> could spell "tank" properly (granted, that left out quite a few of our
> members :-) Our goal was to encourage people to build tanks and show them
> off, and we assumed that they would actually complete them.
> We slowly realized that many tanks were started, but few actually made it
> to completion. So, starting sometime in 2004, we began requiring tanks to
> have a "rolling chassis" in order to be designated. We know that once a
> tank can drive around on it's own power, it has a far greater chance of
> becoming fully operational and, hopefully, actually battling.
> When Reg came along, we saw lots of great work, with plenty of pictures
> and details, so we created the "pending" index so people could see the
> work in progress even before it was officially designated. Reg truly has
> a great looking tank and we have all the confidence that he'll complete
> it. But, he simply needs to install motors, hook up a battery and drive
> it around to receive an official designation.
> By the way ... when are the Northern Barbarians actually going to hold
> your first battle? There was some talk of an event over a year ago, but
> no paintballs were ever broken. Our vast viewing audience is very
> interested in reading about and viewing acts of battlefield bravery and
> heroism from battles outside of the Maryland Attack Group sphere of
> influence :-)
> An official designation is not the "goal", it's simply the first step
> towards the total bliss that comes from covering another person's tank
> with paint!!!
> Frank "Designation Should Lead To Destruction" Pittelli