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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:11 AM UTC

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have never had super powers or been an exalted personage as a campaign leader so I didn't know.


Same here.
Thanks Gary.

Ribbon needs to be gif file.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 04:30 AM UTC

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have never had super powers or been an exalted personage as a campaign leader so I didn't know.


Same here.
Thanks Gary.

Ribbon needs to be gif file.



Ok.... location of GIF file version...

http://gallery.kitmaker.net/data/500/WhatThe.gif

Jaroslaw.... do you know where all this is written down? Not that I am probably ever going to do this again or anything.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 06:17 AM UTC
This thread tells campaign leaders what they need to know.

TUTORIAL: For Campaign Leaders

I added the ribbon to the campaign page.
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 07:13 AM UTC
Gary ,, Thankyou much for that and it needed to be a gif file ..no had no clue about that but its all sorted now and everything is cool .
Now thats out of the way and a big thanks has to go to Bob for all his hard work on this ..brilliant matey ..cheers

Now on the to wonderful world of strange and weird

Phill
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 07:36 AM UTC
As Zaphod Beeblebrox once said.... "Anything for a weird life!"

Gary.... thanks for your assistance and the link.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 04:56 PM UTC
Very true Bob but as long as it aint too weird .. my life is hard enough as it is

Phill
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 05:07 PM UTC
Phill,

About every time I think that life couldn't get any more weird it does. However, for the most part the weirdness just adds spice to the mix. Once in a while though....

Figure that I am going to have to sit down and spend next month coming up with the drawings for the panels on the cabin for the BARV... and figuring out how to make the walls so that I have windows in them. One advantage of being retired.... you get to spend a lot more time planning than you do when you have to work...

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 08:20 PM UTC
Bob ,, oh trust me i know that feeling all to well ..i'm in forced retirement now ..injuries from a long time back got made ten times worse dew to a accident at work .,now i need both knees replaced and 3 more op's on my spine and now dang nab it my left hip too .. oh ya life is getting sucky on a whole new level,,and i'm only 43 lol
I miss working , miss going to work .. thanks to an old girl friend going to work was when i got to rest so to speck .
Oh well i could complain but then that won't solve a damn thing so its to models and strange arse campaign ideas
Ohh weirdness .. the spice of life huh ,,need something to keep us all going .
Now a days i just go alot slower

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 07:53 AM UTC
Phill,

Well, my retirement wasn't forced.... after 37 years on the job I was ready to go. But then office work isn't the most hazards' in the world.... except to your sanity.

I am sure that you will find things to fill the time.... Strange and Weird Campaign 2, 3, etc. Or there is an idea I have had.... Water. You have to have some water on the vehicle. It can be rain, washing, spilled, in a river or my favorite abandoned in the surf. Love the way that a tank rusts in the tropical surf. All kinds of ideas. Then if you turn your twisted turn of mind to other things you never know what you will come up with...

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 10:52 AM UTC
Ohhhh office work ,,hell thats dangerous stuff there dude ,,have to admit i couldn't handle 37 mins stuck in an office, would drive me nuts ,spent my entire work career outside which is all good but i hate the summer .
To think its stinking hot here right now and i'm outside replacing the front right hub on my sisters car ,,i'll never learn .
God i'm glad models are easier and alot less dirty , still haven't quite decided what i'm gonna build but i have an idea

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 11:12 AM UTC
Phill,

Well, not totally office.... did a stint on the survey crew, and some inspection. But mostly drafting and computers.

I know what you mean about the models being cleaner. Odd that. After all, we simulate wear, tear and dirt on them.

Yeah, I know what you mean about not having decided what to build. The more time passes before I get stuck into the build I get these ideas.... now it is between the Danish BARV and the M-76 Otter...



Have some video of it in Alaska and Greenland and it goes great on snow! Even have a TM on it around here someplace... Problem would be having to learn to cast as I would need to make the fittings that held the track together. Hmmmmmmmm......

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 01:31 PM UTC
Bob the otter would be very cool but oh i fully understand the issue with the tracks ,,every thing else is pretty easy really but those tracks could be a right pain in the butt .. then again ..they are only rubber with steel cleats ,,might not be so hard after all but i can say that cause i am not thinking of building it
Oh i have an idea on what i might be building ..check this out ..




Got a couple of Tamiya M3 halftracks which are long past there use by date ..oh those are T17 half tracks , i've always liked the look of that vehicle .

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 06:01 PM UTC
Phill,

Thats and unusual looking version.... How much info you have on them? Don't know if you have the Hunnicutt volume on the Half Track or not. If you don't let me know and I will see if there is any information on it in there.

As for the Otter track....



As you can see, the cross bars actually make a valley for the wheels to ride in, and extend below the rubber to provide a grip beneath the tires. It also has a couple other things.... like rubber coated drive sprockets. Odd little thing, but fun...

Later, Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 02:53 PM UTC
Bob .,, Ya i got some pretty good pics of the t17,got a nice interior pic and a nice on of the chassis but no close up's of the engine so any help here would be very cool

I recant what i said about the tracks being easy lol .fact they look like a right pain to make but if ya made one then made a mould and cast the rest might prove to be pretty easy

Phill
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 01:25 PM UTC
Phill,

Sorry, nothing showing the engine compartment. It does have a photo of the rear of the vehicle if that is of interest. It also lists the engine as...

White 24AX engine. This was a 12 cylinder horizontally opposed, liquid-cooled, gasoline engine developing 210 horsepower at 2800rpm. An equalized torsion bar suspension was installed with 14 inch wide band block tracks which were driven from the rear.

Sorry....
Bob
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 04:26 PM UTC
hi everyone
I just enlist to this campaign
I've have some prototype and weirdo tank in mind
Croatian M-95 Degman
Croation tank M-95 Degman_00
Chinese Type 96 Prototype with Merkava style turret
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or this Russian Wall-e Tank
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 05:31 PM UTC
Bob ,, oh made there's no need for apologizes ,,none at all ,,now i know what type of engine it had .a pretty gutless flat 12 by the sounds of it ,, tell ya one thing i would not have guessed in a million yrs it was a flat 12 . that will be fun ..just like your tracks
Oh that pic of its butt would be brilliant dude , i have no idea what its arse looks like . thanks man

Vincent .. welcome aboard mate and thats a pretty good choice right there man .. i've seen quite few pics of that beast and totally agreed ..its not normal

Much like the people in this campaign

Phill
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 07:45 AM UTC
Phill,

Those ass photos you requested are on the way.... now if that doesn't raise an eyebrow or two then I am not trying hard enough...

Remember, they didn't have the massively powerful engines you are probably used to. However, event the puny ones that they did have got the job done.

@Vincent..... Love the Wall-e.... some grabber arms and it could do the Russian remake of the movie.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 11:31 AM UTC
Got the pics Bob ,, and yep they got to me right after you put your post up ,, didn;t see it ,,out side replacing a hub on my sisters car ..thats all sorted .
Those pics are bloody prefect mate ..couldn't want for more and i found out something too .. the first version had a straight 6 engine ..a Hercules RXLD and it could be swapped with a GM 6-71 motor too ..i'm happy now ..engines gonna be dead easy
Thanks a heap for those pics Bob..those made my life hell easy .

Phill
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 02:36 PM UTC
Phill,

Glad that they were of some use. Know how it is needing just that one more shot....

Bob
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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 01:55 PM UTC
As i sit here in this stinking heat ,longing for winter, i ponder the wait before we get to start this campaign , still seems so long to go but that does give us more time to find nutter things even tho we all have done pretty damn good so far and thanks to Bob my little machine will start with no issues at all ,hell even the wheels wont be a problem .
Oh well the hunt continues and what a pleasure its gonna be finding more

Phill
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 01:56 PM UTC
Phill,

How about the TV-1?



Ugly thing, but then what would you expect from a NUCLEAR POWERED TANK? Yeah, we kind of went off the deep end there for a while. Wonder if it was more dangerous to the crew or the enemy?

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 07:33 PM UTC
Dude you have got to be kidding me ,, the USA seriously thought of building that monstrosity ?? a nuke powered tank ?? god one hit in the wrong spot and good bye rosie .. and how the hell did they make that model look so damn ugly , the crews would have laughed themselves silly just at the site of it cause i know i sure as hell would have .
I wonder tho .. if it was built ..how many men would have left the armoured units so they didnt have to crew it
Seriously good find matey now that is one for this campaign for sure .


Phill
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 04:45 AM UTC

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Dude you have got to be kidding me ,, the USA seriously thought of building that monstrosity ?? a nuke powered tank ?? god one hit in the wrong spot and good bye rosie .. and how the hell did they make that model look so damn ugly , the crews would have laughed themselves silly just at the site of it cause i know i sure as hell would have .
I wonder tho .. if it was built ..how many men would have left the armoured units so they didnt have to crew it
Seriously good find matey now that is one for this campaign for sure .


Phill



Phill,

Liked that one did you? They started with the idea of having a mobile nuclear power source that would power a convoy of electric vehicles and moved on to that monster. They also kept it up for close to 10 years or so.... coming up with smaller, lighter reactors. About the same time as they were "developing" the nuclear powered bomber.

However, the one that I really find interesting was a Sherman that they modified with lead shielding to be able to go into the A Bomb test areas for research purposes. I understand that they buried it, along with a lot of the hot stuff from the test sites. Fortunately, as far as I know, that was the only "nuclear" tank that actually got built.

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 11:25 AM UTC
Although I do like the Hunter concept...



Not sure about how well that billboard that announced that they were bailing out would be appreciated though. Besides, it was raised hydraulically, I would think that if the vehicle was bad enough damaged that you were leaving then the hydraulics wouldn't be working to well. Not to mention that they would be bailing out over the hot engine..

Anyway, the images aren't mine they are from Firepower by R. P. Hunnicutt and are used here only for discussion purposes....

Bob