±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6645

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 331
Total: 331
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Member Screenshots
02: Home
03: CPGlang
04: Home
05: Community Forums
06: Photo Gallery
07: Home
08: Community Forums
09: Downloads
10: Home
11: Community Forums
12: Home
13: Home
14: Community Forums
15: Home
16: Photo Gallery
17: Photo Gallery
18: Photo Gallery
19: Community Forums
20: Home
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Downloads
25: CPGlang
26: Downloads
27: Community Forums
28: Downloads
29: Home
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: Home
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Photo Gallery
37: Community Forums
38: Home
39: Community Forums
40: Home
41: Community Forums
42: CPGlang
43: Home
44: Home
45: CPGlang
46: Photo Gallery
47: Home
48: Home
49: CPGlang
50: Home
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Photo Gallery
55: Home
56: Home
57: Community Forums
58: Home
59: Community Forums
60: Downloads
61: Home
62: Community Forums
63: Home
64: Home
65: Home
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Home
71: Community Forums
72: Home
73: Home
74: Community Forums
75: Home
76: Home
77: Home
78: Home
79: Home
80: CPGlang
81: Photo Gallery
82: Home
83: Photo Gallery
84: Home
85: Photo Gallery
86: Community Forums
87: Home
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Home
91: Home
92: Downloads
93: Home
94: Home
95: Home
96: Home
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: News
102: Member Screenshots
103: Community Forums
104: Photo Gallery
105: Community Forums
106: Community Forums
107: Community Forums
108: Home
109: Home
110: Community Forums
111: Home
112: Home
113: Home
114: Community Forums
115: Home
116: Community Forums
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Home
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Home
123: Home
124: Community Forums
125: Photo Gallery
126: Home
127: Photo Gallery
128: CPGlang
129: Home
130: Community Forums
131: Home
132: Community Forums
133: Home
134: Community Forums
135: Community Forums
136: Photo Gallery
137: Photo Gallery
138: Home
139: CPGlang
140: Home
141: Photo Gallery
142: Home
143: Home
144: Home
145: Community Forums
146: Photo Gallery
147: Community Forums
148: Community Forums
149: Home
150: Community Forums
151: Community Forums
152: Community Forums
153: Home
154: Community Forums
155: Community Forums
156: Tell a Friend
157: Home
158: Community Forums
159: Photo Gallery
160: Home
161: Community Forums
162: Home
163: Home
164: Home
165: Photo Gallery
166: Community Forums
167: Downloads
168: Home
169: Home
170: Home
171: Community Forums
172: Photo Gallery
173: Home
174: Community Forums
175: Photo Gallery
176: Home
177: Community Forums
178: Home
179: Home
180: Home
181: Community Forums
182: Home
183: Community Forums
184: Home
185: Community Forums
186: Home
187: Community Forums
188: Home
189: Community Forums
190: Community Forums
191: Photo Gallery
192: Community Forums
193: Community Forums
194: Photo Gallery
195: Downloads
196: Home
197: Home
198: Home
199: Home
200: Home
201: Photo Gallery
202: Community Forums
203: CPGlang
204: Home
205: Photo Gallery
206: Home
207: Home
208: Community Forums
209: Home
210: Home
211: News Archive
212: Home
213: Downloads
214: Community Forums
215: Community Forums
216: Home
217: Photo Gallery
218: Community Forums
219: Photo Gallery
220: Home
221: Home
222: Photo Gallery
223: Home
224: Home
225: Home
226: Downloads
227: Downloads
228: Home
229: Home
230: Photo Gallery
231: Community Forums
232: Photo Gallery
233: Community Forums
234: Home
235: Community Forums
236: Home
237: Community Forums
238: Home
239: Community Forums
240: Home
241: Home
242: Community Forums
243: Community Forums
244: Community Forums
245: Community Forums
246: Community Forums
247: Photo Gallery
248: Home
249: Community Forums
250: Home
251: Community Forums
252: Community Forums
253: Photo Gallery
254: Photo Gallery
255: Community Forums
256: Community Forums
257: CPGlang
258: Photo Gallery
259: Home
260: Community Forums
261: Community Forums
262: Community Forums
263: Photo Gallery
264: Community Forums
265: CPGlang
266: Member Screenshots
267: Community Forums
268: Community Forums
269: Statistics
270: Home
271: Community Forums
272: Home
273: Community Forums
274: Downloads
275: Community Forums
276: Photo Gallery
277: Home
278: Community Forums
279: Home
280: Photo Gallery
281: Downloads
282: Photo Gallery
283: Home
284: Home
285: Home
286: Community Forums
287: Home
288: Community Forums
289: Home
290: Home
291: Home
292: Home
293: Home
294: Home
295: Community Forums
296: Home
297: Photo Gallery
298: Home
299: Community Forums
300: Photo Gallery
301: Community Forums
302: Home
303: Home
304: Home
305: Community Forums
306: Community Forums
307: Home
308: Community Forums
309: Home
310: Home
311: Home
312: Photo Gallery
313: Home
314: Community Forums
315: Community Forums
316: Home
317: Community Forums
318: Home
319: Home
320: Home
321: Community Forums
322: Community Forums
323: Home
324: Community Forums
325: Home
326: Home
327: Home
328: Community Forums
329: Community Forums
330: Home
331: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 3942
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:27 pm
Post subject: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

search.bbc.co.uk/click...22%252estm
Back to top
View user's profile
JG300-Ascout
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 6257
Location: Cyberspace
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:45 pm
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

"Men of a certain age" indeed! Evil or Very Mad


(and a 500lb. model tank! Shocked )

_________________
"All facts go to clearly prove that Shades is a thrice-cursed traitor & mentally deranged person steeped in inveterate enmity toward mankind"
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
west-front
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 10, 2009
Posts: 154
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:40 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

Great link thanks for sharing it, the King Tiger kit looks fantastic

I agree with the desparaging comment about " men of a certain age",how about "reporters of a certain age" Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile
JG300-Ascout
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 6257
Location: Cyberspace
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:28 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

- west-front
I agree with the desparaging comment about " men of a certain age",how about "reporters of a certain age" Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Reporter is probably one of those wisenheimer hippies who sits around all day listening to that punk rock music and bad-mouthin' his country! Evil or Very Mad

And how he managed to call a Russian frigate with one gun per turret a "battleship" is a measure of how well informed he is on his subject matter. Rolling Eyes

He'd do well to just ask the people at the displays what they have to show us and then shutup. Razz

_________________
"All facts go to clearly prove that Shades is a thrice-cursed traitor & mentally deranged person steeped in inveterate enmity toward mankind"
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
west-front
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 10, 2009
Posts: 154
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:13 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

I think its an admirable hobby for kids to take up, being able to concentrate on a kit and create a scale replica of the full scale vehicle, surely thats to be encouraged.

But the media coverage is predictable. I own WW2 wheeled military vehicles and when ever they are covered for local or statewide media stories, they will always go for the superficial "boys with their toys" angle.
Back to top
View user's profile
piney
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 2330
Location: Republic of Southern New Jersey
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:52 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

Pity the King Tiger didn't manage to roll over the reporter's foot.

Piney
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 29, 2006
Posts: 2066
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:30 pm
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

West Front said:

I think its an admirable hobby for kids to take up


I agree, and it builds towards a better understanding of mechanical things a long with a sense of pride of constructing something.

Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 817
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:10 pm
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

Anyone know the name of the company that made the model of the Tiger I? It was the second tank shown and is extremely detailed. Guy said it took 2 years to build it and detail it as shown. Said an English outfit made it.
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 11, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:01 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

- Tanklord
Anyone know the name of the company that made the model of the Tiger I? It was the second tank shown and is extremely detailed. Guy said it took 2 years to build it and detail it as shown. Said an English outfit made it.


The Tiger II, or King Tiger, is in 1/6 scale and comes as a kit from Armortek. www.armortek.co.uk/

The Tiger I you ask about is a one-fourth size model using GRP (glass reinforced plastic, a British term for Fibreglas), and is custom-made by Mark I Tank Company. www.mark-1-tank.co.uk/

I think these guys have loads of fun. Laughing

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
JG300-Ascout
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 6257
Location: Cyberspace
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:06 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

- A-109E
- Tanklord
Anyone know the name of the company that made the model of the Tiger I? It was the second tank shown and is extremely detailed. Guy said it took 2 years to build it and detail it as shown. Said an English outfit made it.


The Tiger II, or King Tiger, is in 1/6 scale and comes as a kit from Armortek. www.armortek.co.uk/

The Tiger I you ask about is a one-fourth size model using GRP (glass reinforced plastic, a British term for Fibreglas), and is custom-made by Mark I Tank Company. www.mark-1-tank.co.uk/

I think these guys have loads of fun. Laughing


From the size differential between the T1 and the T2 in the video, I'm not so sure (the T2 is obviously larger scale). The T2 looks to be 1:4 scale and the T1 1:6 (or smaller).

_________________
"All facts go to clearly prove that Shades is a thrice-cursed traitor & mentally deranged person steeped in inveterate enmity toward mankind"
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 11, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:25 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

Perhaps you're right, JG. It may be that it's been so long since I've viewed the video that I disremember, or perhaps I simply misunderestimated the relative sizes of the tanks. (YES! George Bush LIVES!) Mr. Green

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 817
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:43 am
Post subject: Re: BBC News - Miniature tanks roll into London

Bob, you did reverse them, but being semi-intelligent I figured it out! Thanks for the links. Come on Lottery!

_________________
The only thing to do when a son-of-a-bitch looks
cross-eyed at you is to beat the hell out of him right
then and there
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum