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Postby anglosaxon » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:10 am

Hello, I am Anglosaxon from Cheshire England I have a load of different 1/16 tanks from one of the first heng long plastic tiger to an all mild steel (not alloy) tiger i based on a taigen, I am a bit of a loner when it comes to rc tanks as i am 65 although I am part of a team who are preparing to build a full scale copy of a tiger weighing 7.5 tons,i am more of a tank man than a rc man,well I hope thats a a long enough introdution

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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:30 am

Hello Mr Saxon, glad to have you along. That full scale tiger I project I'm sure has stirred the interest of many people including myself

Have fun and feel free to share some details about that "big build"
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:46 am

Welcome along Mr Anglo from Lancashire. Got to admit it’s hard enough scratch building a 1/16 tank, good luck with the big un
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Postby anglosaxon » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:57 am

we think it will take about 5 years will only weigh 7 .5 tons, so it is a tiger externaly only 1 and 1/4 inch plate, some guys from holland have offered to weld it and a bunch of people from all over the world have offered to help but it is a slow and methodic exercise 2 years in the planning we are under talks with a large german lorry company for sponsorship of an engine.
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Postby forgebear » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:59 am

hi Anglosaxon
glad you got back here again good to talk to you the other day enjoy the forum
all the best dave :wave:
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Postby jarndice » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:41 am

anglosaxon wrote:Hello, I am a bit of a loner when it comes to rc tanks as I am 65"
:haha: :haha:
Hi Anglosaxon Welcome to the Forum :clap: :thumbup: :wave:
If you think being 65 makes you a loner stand back for a surprise because there are plenty of members of this Forum who exceed that. :{
Your plan to build a 1/1 Tiger 1 shows how age has nothing to do with innovation,
In common with everyone else here I shall be following your progress with great interest.
Enjoy this place it can be a source of erudition as well as fun.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:46 am

Hello and welcome Mr Saxon, I hope the constant drumming has ceased. . . . (Sorry, couldn't resist, as soon as I saw your name I was drawn to Doctor Who last few episodes of season three ;) don't worry, I voted for you)
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Joking aside, I would love to see pictures of your tanks, especially your steel one, as I'm sure others would.

Oh WOW, a full size build on the cards, would love to see that :thumbup:
I hope the quarter plate of the top hull can take the turret weight ;) that's got to be good for a ton and a half. As it's a replica, have you considered fiberglass on a steel frame for the turret and barrel?

Again, welcome Mr Anglosaxon, oh, and you're not alone here ;)

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Postby anglosaxon » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:32 am

mick the mild steel is 1 and 1/4 inch plate, so it will hold the turret no problem

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:40 am

anglosaxon wrote:mick the mild steel is 1 and 1/4 inch plate, so it will hold the turret no problem

Oh yeah, oops :{

See, you're not alone, I'm not 60 yet but I have the mind of a man of 90 lol.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:07 am

Wasn't there a German guy that built a full size replica? No idea whether it got finished or not? :clap:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:56 am

wibblywobbly wrote:Wasn't there a German guy that built a full size replica? No idea whether it got finished or not? :clap:

Thought he was Russian?!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:59 am

Yep, and it was finished.

Watch "✠ NEW! German Tiger Tank Replica 1:1 scale in Russia - SdKfz 181 Schwere Panzerkampfwagen VI" on YouTube
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Postby wibblywobbly » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:02 am

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:13 am

Yeah, the first one, it's a proper replica.

There are a few others built on Russian tank chassis, not quite the same ;)

Edit, your first one is the same one as the YouTube I posted just above.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:31 am

We posted at the same time, :)
edited your link to display the video. :thumbup:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:34 am

wibblywobbly wrote:We posted at the same time, :)
edited your link to display the video. :thumbup:

Cool, thanks :thumbup:

I can't remember what I read about it, but I think it was either too late or too expensive for the film "White Tiger"
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Postby anglosaxon » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:20 pm

To late ,the tiger in the film ive been told is the same one as in kellys heros so i am lead to believe

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Postby midlife306 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:35 pm

But that wasn’t a Tiger.....
When I watched Kelly’s heroes again it looks like a Russian tank with a cardboard turret on top, you can even see it flexing
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Postby anglosaxon » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:40 pm

Thats right i read somewhere that the one in kellys heros is a t34 with a mock tiger body on it and the one in white tiger looks the same or is a very strange shape

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:39 am

Yeah, the "tiger" in white tiger was/is a rather strange shape.
The one in the video above is relatively new, far too new for Kelly's hero's, and too new for white tiger, I'm sure it's the one that they turned down for white tiger.
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