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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"
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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 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 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 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 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 PainlessWolf » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:29 pm

Good morning,
The Tiger 1 repro shown above was created for the film, 'White Tiger' but was incomplete when filming started. It was already paid for so it was completed but I have yet to see it show up in any other war movies. At a million euros or some such, you would think that they would try to get some return on their funds. The 'Tiger' shown in the film was built on an IS-7 tank hence all the extra road wheels, etc. ;o)
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