How about a Tiger 1 Of The Month? Now September 1st.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:48 pm

Hi TOTM fans.
I've had an idea for a while, and thought I'd finally put it past you all.

Tiger 1's are very popular, and probably the most sold tanks on the market, that being said, I've noticed that even though they are so um, common, they don't feature so much in the TOTM competition, although we have had a couple win.
There must be tons of them out there, all deserving of being seen.

Therefore I propose that we could put one month aside just for Tiger 1's. But I may disallow the two past winners.

What do you think?

For me, if it did go ahead, September would be a good month as it starts on a Tuesday (Tiger Tuesday ;) )
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:56 pm

I guess doing that could be split into 3 groups. German, allied and soviet, or tank, truck, halftrack. Though with the popularity of German armour over allied and soviet the latter could be worth exploring over the former

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:14 pm

Exhibitedbrute wrote:I guess doing that could be split into 3 groups. German, allied and soviet, or tank, truck, halftrack. Though with the popularity of German armour over allied and soviet the latter could be worth exploring over the former

If you're talking about different categories every month, I honestly don't think that will work so well because of the limited number of submitters.

This Tiger 1 idea is just for a one off for a change, and to see those hidden Tiger 1 gems that must be out there.
Maybe next year we could have the odd competition to feature another particularly popular model.
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Postby tomhugill » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:27 pm

I like it!

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:28 pm

tomhugill wrote:I like it!

Thanks Tom :thumbup:
But your winning one if you still have it may be banned ;)
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Postby tomhugill » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:29 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
tomhugill wrote:I like it!

Thanks Tom
But your winning one if you still have it may be banned ;)
I've done afew ;)

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:31 pm

Now, why doesn't that surprise me ;)
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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:43 pm

Exhibitedbrute wrote:I guess doing that could be split into 3 groups. German, allied and soviet, or tank, truck, halftrack. Though with the popularity of German armour over allied and soviet the latter could be worth exploring over the former


That's only two groups. Or six, depending on how you look at it.
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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:51 pm

Tiger of the month, Sherman of the month. Sounds good.

Do the popular tanks and then maybe halftracks one month, trucks the next, regardless of which side they were on?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:09 pm

Ad Lav wrote:Tiger of the month, Sherman of the month. Sounds good.

Do the popular tanks and then maybe halftracks one month, trucks the next, regardless of which side they were on?

Well, this is just an experimental idea for the odd month this year, but we could extend it to occasional months, all depending on what the TOTM fans think and how this Tiger idea goes should it be implemented.
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Postby jarndice » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:33 pm

With a little bit of planning you could fill the next 20 years if you do Tiger 1 early of the month then Tiger 1 Mid of the month then Tiger 1 Late of the month then we could go to Panzer 4 of the month,
One month for each version, that takes care of 9 months followed by the Pz4 variants to finish off the year, and all the different Sherman versions should see off a large part of another year,
That's just 3 types,
And then come the Trucks, :lolno:
I was thinking why not have a competition named `oh perhaps " Tank of the Month" where people who like taking photographs can send in a picture or two of a recent build for the delight and approval of like minded members of the Forum to vote on ?
Mick I do think this virus is producing some unexpected symptoms,
Have you seen your Doctor recently :haha:
Perhaps because I have never taken part in this exercise in self flagellation I am better able to see the shortcomings where instead of the entries you presently display which are loved or otherwise for the overall wonderment of the build by the members of the Forum it would become an exercise in nit picking.
IE- (The Early had its tow ropes transposed unlike the later Tiger 1 early etc)
Trust me disinterest would follow pretty quickly.
An exercise for geeks and "Experts"is not my idea of entertainment.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:43 pm

Come on Shaun, you know full well I've not got such extremes in my mind :crazy:

And I think it's you that needs a straight jacket more than me :P

I just thought it would make a change to have the most popular model on the market showcased for the odd month, hoping it would bring out some models hiding in the woodwork, Tiger 1's of all manufacturing dates in one comp.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:47 pm

It wouldn’t have to be all catogories every month. You could alternate. German one month allied another truck and half tracks another, or something along those lines.

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:00 pm

I have no problem with the original proposal but l do like the current format as the regular monthly competition as it's always interesting to see what's going to be entered and variety is the spice of life isn't it?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:02 pm

Lets word it another way. . . .

What do you guys think about having a one off Tiger 1 Of The Month this year in this coming September?

And if it's successful, then thinking about possible "specials" next year.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:09 pm

General Jumbo01 wrote:I have no problem with the original proposal but l do like the current format as the regular monthly competition as it's always interesting to see what's going to be entered and variety is the spice of life isn't it?

Thank you, and as we all know, it's not always that easy to get enough submissions with the current format.

I too like the current format, also it seems to work.
I just wondered if the odd "special" would be to people's liking.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:11 pm

One off? Why not! :thumbup:
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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:25 pm

You guys are forgetting man rule number one. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Tank of the month is fine just the way it is.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:26 pm

It ain’t broke so don’t fix it. But a few specials through out the year can’t hurt. A tiger month. A modern special perhaps and so on

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:29 pm

Max-U52 wrote:You guys are forgetting man rule number one. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Tank of the month is fine just the way it is.

I'm not trying to "fix" it, just wanted to coax those Tigers out of the undergrowth.
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