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From: Grant Mahalek <gmahalek-at-shaw.ca>
Subject: Re: Pending Designation ? [TANKS]
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 21:09:28 -0700
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com


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
Airdrie, Alberta

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank Pittelli" <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
To: <tanks-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: 
>> #T004,#T006,#T0011,#T0015,#T0019,#T0020,#T0023,#T0025,#T031,#T032
>> 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