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ShermiesRule
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 01:04 AM UTC
T2K 2005

SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE

After the discovery of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by the U.S. led coalition in the War on Terrorism, there was a greater hope for peace in the world. Once the advanced state of Iraq's WMD capacity was revealed even France joined the fight against terrorism. The United Nations unanimously agreed to new resolutions with regards to terrorists attempting to obtain WMDs. A worldwide operation eliminated hundreds of terrorists and their sponsors. The pressure was put on all those who attempted to illegally purchase components for a dirty bomb. With their network almost completely wiped out the terrorist changed their tactics.

Since it was virtually suicide to try to obtain WMD components, the terrorist switched to building small, portable but powerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons. By setting off an EMP all electronic components within range will fry its circuit. With parts easily purchased at the local hardware and electronic stores without surveillance, the terrorist amassed thousands of EMP weapons, no larger than the trunk of a car.

A simultaneous strike of all their EMP weapons near global military, communications and government facilities cripple the military, destroy communications and international leadership. Governments collapse, as leadership fail to keep the panic under control. Supplies cannot be distributed. Rioting and looting take place on a global scale. Thousands in the Middle East die of thirst each day, unable to pump water around the country. Thousands in Europe die from the summer heat wave with no air conditioning. The abundant US food supply spoils in warehouses. Money ceases to be the primary form of compensation as bartering for supplies reigns supreme. One entity is able to reorganize their logistics back into action and assemble strong security of their properties. They provide the most important thing required by man: to have a good place to sit down, drink a beer with his food and served by a beautiful waitress from Hooters.

Unable to use their highly computerized main battle tanks, resourceful military commanders restore old non-computerized World War 2 relics in museums to working order. They augment their weakened numbers by recruiting local gangs to help defend The Last Bastion of Civilized Dining and Entertainment.

Here the local military has restored an old German Panzer IV Whirbelwind to defend a Hooters establishment. With its 4 x 20mm cannon, it certainly gives the defenders an edge over the unruly. So if you have gasoline, ammunition or water you can come barter for some spicy hot wings, beer and a pleasant view of the lovely girls at Hooters.






ShermiesRule
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 01:12 AM UTC
Once again there is a hidden Sherman reference/part. See if you can find it!!
tankysgal1
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 01:17 AM UTC
Alan...i love your story. Very creative!!..I have followed the development of this project since its conception with you..and i have to say you have done a great job. I love the placement of everything, and the rubble looks great. Kudos on a great build.

Mary (++)
airwarrior
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 01:32 AM UTC
Very nice, very creative!

Is the sherman driver the sherman part?
jackhammer81
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 01:45 AM UTC
Alan this came out real well. I love it!!! Oh and found your missng Sherman part, I think the tank that it came off might need it in the future Cheers Kevin
tankysgal1
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 01:53 AM UTC
I FOUND IT I FOUND IT.....SHOULD I SAY IT OUT LOUD???
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 02:02 AM UTC
Great Alan, nice blend of figures, and great story too....I pass the search though..
ShermiesRule
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 02:13 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Very nice, very creative!

Is the sherman driver the sherman part?



The driver from the Sherman kit does not count as a Sherman part. Guess again!!
Henk
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 02:28 AM UTC
THE .50 MG?
ShermiesRule
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 02:30 AM UTC
The .50cal came from the Italeri M3 Scout Car...
tankysgal1
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 02:31 AM UTC
OK ...its the Sherman drive sprocket...RIGHT...

?
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Henk
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 02:34 AM UTC
Found the sprocket aswel.... must be blind... :-)
ShermiesRule
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 02:38 AM UTC
Yup it's the sprocket
generalzod
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 03:22 AM UTC
Alan
Nice dio I like the story behind it
TankCarl
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 04:28 AM UTC
Needs one of these,though.



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GI_Babycakes
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 04:51 AM UTC
needs what, burgers and fries?
did tHe tank bust Over that "nO parking" sign?

I think it's great, and congratulations on coMpleting it. lookS Cool with everYthing in Place