TOTM 2019 Christmas Special voting.

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2019 runners up poll.

Poll runs till Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:46 am

1. M41A3 Walker Bulldog
3
9%
2. An-Bri hetzer
2
6%
3. SU-152
7
20%
4. Taigen Panther
1
3%
5. StuG III Auf. F
2
6%
6. Alice Chalmers M8
7
20%
7. Asiatam panzer IV
1
3%
8. Production Tiger 1
4
11%
9. M1A2 SEP-ish ghetto rig
1
3%
10. M4E8 "Fury"
0
No votes
11. M26 Dragon Wagon
7
20%
12. Pershing M26 B-12
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 35

Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:27 am

Hello TOTM fans.

This months TOTM competition is all about the 12 second places achieved throughout this year of 2019.

Please be so kind as to cast a vote for your favourite model. Thank you.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:34 am

Number 1

lmcq11 January. Heng Long M41A3 Walker Bulldog.

Here is my entry for this month, it is the Heng Long M41A3 Walker Bulldog that I built over 2 months late last year that can be seen in the build section at;

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It was a very pleasant build. The model is a Late M41 with the following features;

- Lowered hull by 7.5mm
- Narrowed fenders, reworked bins, new brass tool bin, spare tracks, new detailed features, exhaust and exhaust covers
- Redesigned auxiliary engine exhaust moved to the front
- Road wheels brought closer to the hull by 4mm, modified with ball bearings and Shapeways 4 pin hub caps
- Shock absorbers on roadwheel 3 and 4 moved inside the hull
- New AFV-Model MLRS metal 32mm wide tracks with rubber pads, reworked Mato metal M41 sprockets
- Reworked front glacis with working headlights, brass guards and metal shackles
- Reworked rear plate, with Shapeways tail lights, metal shackles and scratch built gun travel lock
- Angled top rear deck
- Reworked driver's periscopes and hatch
- Enlarged turret ring with new all around plasticard rolled steel side armor at proper angle and right shape
- Lengthened turret by 6mm in front of the commander's cupola
- Reworked front commander's cupola, new and enlarged loader's hatch, and new turret details all around
- New Tamiya M2 MG with Aber metal upgrade set and reworked Nick Aguilar MG mount.
- New cast turret lower nose and sides
- New aluminum metal barrel, hollowed to carry gun flash unit
- Reworked gun mantlet with flash on coax machine gun
- Gun elevation, gun recoil, sound and flash
- Reworked Ultimate Soldier Vietnam era 1/18 figures into ARVN South Vietnamese crew and infantry riders, with 1/16 gears
- Clark M-26 TK-22 control board
- Heng Long Jagdpanther gearbox
- Henntec track adjuster
- Finished in Tamiya Olive Green acrylics and dry brushed with MIG pigments (Black, Rust, Dark Steel and European dust).
- Glencoe M41 ARVN decals
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:42 am

Number 2

c.rainford73 February. An-Bri hetzer.

Here's my An-Bri hetzer I recently built. I've fitted it with the latest version of the Taigen electronics with sound card fitted. Many scratch built parts and hull reinforcements for the resin kit from Andreas. It has panzer III metal tracks and mato Sherman gearboxes.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:49 am

Number 3

c.rainford73 March. SU-152.

Here's my entry for the month of March. Another MichaelC creation. SU-152 servo recoil and flash, opening hatches resin upper castmate, taigen metal lower. Running an IBU2 pro with large speaker tarr smoker. I stripped it down and repainted the tank in an attempt to get away from the typical Russian green.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:56 am

Number 4

c.rainford73 April. Taigen Panther.

Here is my Taigen panther. Full metal, 360 degree turret. Recoil and flash. Has an IBU2U with maybach engine sounds. Spent many days painting and weathering this. Absolutely runs excellent. Running speaker system from Maxmekker.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:09 am

Number 5

Panzerjaeger66 May. StuG III Auf. F

Against all odds… I´ll pick up the challenge but will give my StuG III Auf. F very little chance against the other fantastic builds.

This is my real scratch build (a current general discussion topic ;) ) StuG III Ausf. F that is a conversion of the later HL Stug III Ausf. G.
It was my first RC tank ever when I started some years ago. Because of that fact, there is no build report available.

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A speciality is the micro LED through the MG34 gun tube.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:23 am

Number 6

Sub June. Alice Chalmers M8.

Scratch built M8 Allis -Chalmers high speed tractor based on heavily modified Pershing wheels and suspension, Walker bulldog tracks x 2 sets , sprockets
, lower hull front and rear cut off pershing hull and replacement front and rear scratch built and grafted on. rest of it inc most of stowage.scratch built.
Airbrushed with tamiya acrylic mixed to give correct colour then patches lightened where sun would fade it etc
Rear lift goes up and down, dozer blade lifts up and angles backwards.
All made from A4 sheet styrene card, brass sheet and aluminium and styrene tube.


Storage area made from styrene card cut into planks then worked to represent wood and grain etc
Standard heng long electronics for now
All work inc airbrushing done by myself
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:31 am

Number 7

c.rainford73 Joint second July. Asiatam metal panzer IV.

Here's my hat in the ring....

Asiatam metal panzer IV, taigen V3 electronics, tamiya bits including suspension, schurzen, deck tools and such.

Lower hull reworked by Rad and has tamiya and asiatam suspension


Hand applied zimmerit paste and painted by me, real rust added to exhaust.

Metal tracks. 360 degree metal panzer iv turret with recoil and flash

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:36 am

Number 8

Jimster Joint second July. Production Tiger 1.

I’ll throw my hat into the ring as well. Here’s my first rc tank, an initial production Tiger 1 which started out as a Heng Long but is now 95% Taigen. The upper hull is the only remaining HL component. I’ve used detail parts from all the usual vendors from all over the world. The aftermarket supply is amazing as is all the help I’ve received from this forum. I just finished installing a Clark TK-40s board which is controlled by a Flysky FS i6s transmitter. The motors are 390’s with 4:1 steel gears on ball bearings. I’ve omitted my new Tarr smoker to make room for an improved speaker. The sound effect quality deserves a better speaker. The airsoft equipped turret also has barrel recoil. Very cool to watch.
The tank is my attempt at representing one the very first few Tiger 1s to see action while headed toward Leningrad in around Sept. of ‘42 with the newly formed 502nd Heavy Tank Battalion.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:54 am

Number 9

pitstain August. Tamiya M1A2 SEP-ish ghetto rig.

I humbly submit my Tamiya M1A2 SEP-ish ghetto rig for consideration.

Built to a "what if" spec of the tank being cobbled together and upgraded in the field in a very ad-hoc fashion.

I see the competition is already quite formidable!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:02 am

Number 10

MichaelC September. M4E8 "Fury"

Okay here is my take on the "Fury" built. No logs, but does have the name. Taigen all metal turret, Tamiya electronics upper and lower. Since it was a Sherman lower there was no recoil from the DMD, so ended up using the "servio" from RCTA to control the Taigen recoil unit. Kit bashed by me, weathered by Airbrushler (fellow tanker here) and Brad Pitt by dgsselkirk.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:06 am

Number 11

Ad Lav October. M26 Dragon Wagon.

My submission for this months tank of the month is the M26 Dragon Wagon.

Two years in the making!

Built and painted/weathered by me.

Tamiya Scania 6x4 chassis

Modellspiegel flat pack cab and trailer.

Scratch built and 3D printed parts.

Benedini sound, upgraded esc and working lights.

Build thread:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:22 am

Number 12

PainlessWolf November. Korean war Pershing M26 B-12

Here is another Oldie Goldy of mine from back in the Primeval Days of the Forum when Tigers ruled the Earth! This is a Build Bash ( by me ) using an Original Issue HL Pershing ' Snow Leopard' and a box full of Tamiya and scratch built pieces. Once completed, it was almost immediately destroyed by my Pup, Waylon ( he dragged it off the display table by the muzzle by accident ) and was laboriously rebuilt over another months long period. It has received a custom, one off airsoft barrel by the General, Taigen black steel gearboxes, the ( at the time ) updated Taigen electronics and is using one of the latest working Smokers. Tracks are new but not metal ( not needed for as much running as it does ) but the suspension front axles and idlers are now metal to give a little weight to the front. Paint is by me as well, Tamiya and Model Masters rattlecans with Tamiya markings. The Commander, Sarge, is a cleanup and repaint of the stock figure. This tank is up to help jump start the submissions. Be proud of your hard work, folks and show it off!

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Show Off Thread:
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