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    Scale Models Megathread

    Real tanks are prohibitively expensive, and pixel tanks can be ruined by idiotic pubbies and bad ping. Plastic tanks, on the other hand, are much more difficult to ruin. A Revell Pz 38(t) with its part gremlin commander. Italeri M4A1 Sherman with commander and three identical Tamiya infantrymen. The pinnacle of ergonomics, an RPM FT-17. Dragon IS-2 mod. 1944 ready to deliver 122 mm of socialism. Tamiya King Tiger with homemade Zimmerit. Plastic isn't the only material in a modeler's arsenal. With some styrofoam, garden wire, and modelling paste, this Zvezda T-26 covered in Dragon infantry comes to life. The shining star of my collection, an ICM T-35! Of course, these tanks are only a fraction of what I have loading my shelves, but this post is long enough as it is. Post whatever infantry, tanks, planes, ships, or whatever you have lying around here.
  2. Now, we are all in agreement that the best tank the Germans built was the StuG III. But did you know that the Germans had other vehicles? It's true! You should talk about them here. Links you should click: Our Problem Child: Rossmum on the Panther tank Germany's White Elephant, a look at the Tiger tank in theory and practice Tiger II: A Royal Pain An overview of Germany's armour quality
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    The CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES Thread

    I used to, during The Dark Times. I'm sure my slightly greasy Phage the Untouchable is worth enough to retire, right?
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    Ukrainian armor - Oplot-M, T-64M Bulat and other.

    Ukrainian tankers come in top ten in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    WT community: "Russian bias is ruining the game, German tanks are unplayable" Also WT community:
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    For only $350 you can ride in one! That's Canadian dollars, so probably like five bucks for you guys.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Got to see two Canadian M4A2E8s in action over the weekend.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    I thought it looked like a regular British stowage box at first, but upon closer inspection it is, in fact, a Firefly radio box.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Very interesting Sherman. The hull MG is welded up like on the Firefly, but it's not a Firefly! Converted back after the war, maybe?
  10. I usually disapprove of people doing dumb shit with Mosins, but at least this is original. bb
  11. Ahahaha I love the one with the sight and the custom stock. If you're using an obrez at a range where you need a sight, you're doing it wrong.
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    Books About Tanks

    This is a thread about dead trees and dead tree substitutes. For example, I just scored this sexy number for only $12: It's a pretty huge book (think coffee table sized) with amazing maps: A brief inspection reveals some idiocy, but it doesn't detract much from the pretty pictures Post your bookshelves itt
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    Books About Tanks

    Rummaged through some bins at the local hobby shop and picked up a pair of books. Well, booklets really, but the photos were nice. Lots of colour plates of Sherman tanks in North Africa.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Another question, probably not about the Sherman specifically, what is mpq? I have some documents on Sherman trials, the M4E1 gave .77 mpg and 3.8 mpq in cross country trials when running on diesel fuel, for instance. Edit: never mind, I figured it out, it's oil consumption. Naturally it's measured with a different unit than fuel.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Yup, I already mentioned composites in my Firefly article, so I'll cover them again. Whats the difference between a high and low bustle turret? Is there a matrix of manufacturers and features specific to each one somewhere?
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    The Enema Thread (Moderator: Tied)

    Not the Dominion of Canada, 0/10 would not watch
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    French flair

    This is weird, I can see it, but when I click download and log in, I see "Sorry! This document is not publicly available." Scribd kinda sucks, I find that Google Drive is much better for sharing PDFs.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Gun Mantlet is a good point. I can tell the difference between M34 and M34A1, anything else? Also only the British cut out a loader's hatch in old turret Shermans, right? It would probably help to have the proper numbers/terms for all of these things...
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Lindberg models are fucking terrible. The crewmen that come with the SdKfz 222 have their binoculars molded directly into their face so clumsily that they don't actually have any facial features. But speaking of Shermans, Warspot wants me to do a recognition guide. I'm clear on the major stuff, like the turrets (old school/T23), suspensions (M3 style with the roller on top, the upgraded kind, HVSS), tracks, small/large hatch and associated UFP slopes (the large hatch ones have less sloping, right?), and obviously the major visual differences between the M4/M4A1/M4A2/M4A3/M4A4. Is there anything else I'm missing?
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    The Star Wars General Discussion Thread

    My favourite Star Wars movie to have come out in the recent years is called Star Trek.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Yeah, Testors repacks other people's kits. Scalemates says it's a rebox of the Italeri 1977 kit. I put that one together, it was fine except the barrel was visibly bent.
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