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Featherlight Tanks Campaign
2CAVTrooper
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 11:53 AM UTC
Another angle for this is the pre WW2 "tanks" that the U .S. Army had for training... Basically plywood mock ups over a light truck
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 02:01 PM UTC

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Another angle for this is the pre WW2 "tanks" that the U .S. Army had for training... Basically plywood mock ups over a light truck



Sounds like mock-ups and training-aids, not actual armed and armored featherweight tanks available for combat use, to me! What you described sounds just like those "panzer-attrappen" training mock-ups the Germans did! Wood and fabric shells perched on Kubelwagens and such (and big plywood "turrets" mounted onto old Panzer I hulls, amongst other things) - but not fighting vehicles.

Bob

But it does suggest yet another possible future campaign... training aids and mock-ups! This would be a pretty scratch-and-am conversion-intensive campaign, there being very very few kits out featuring training mock-ups (although there are a few Dragon / Cyberhobby kits featuring training-school versions of combat vehicles - such as the Marder III M, Panther, StuG III types fitted with propane cylinders, etc.)...
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 02:23 PM UTC
Jeff. I see what you are talking about but it is not allowed in this campaign. You could do the pre-WWII training tanks that were actual tanks/ other light tanks. There was the experimental T1 light tank, and, even though it's not included because its a medium tank, the Ram II tank that was used by the Canadian forces as a training tank.
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 08:52 AM UTC

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MikeyBugs95 (Michael Goldberg) said:

Yes, the BT-7 is a light tank.



Excellent, I'm in.

MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 09:33 AM UTC
So is anyone else interested in enlisting? There's just 17 enlisted as of now.
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 01:24 AM UTC
Ok. Guess this is all we will be having. I am making a change to my line up for this campaign. No longer will I be making a Chaffee... I felt the need... The need... To build. So I built the Chaffee. 2 left for the build.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 06:32 PM UTC
I just signed up for this campaign so now to purchase a kit.


Bob
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:15 AM UTC
Ok! I splurged on a Trumpeter kit (1:35 Trumpeter French 39(H) Tank with 37mm SA18 L/33 Long Barreled Gun -) the description at Squadron for a Hotchkiss H39, it sure seems a mouth ful for just a couple of words.

Ok Im in as soon as the kit arrives, probably by the time the campaign begins.

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 01:01 PM UTC

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Ok! I splurged on a Trumpeter kit (1:35 Trumpeter French 39(H) Tank with 37mm SA18 L/33 Long Barreled Gun -) the description at Squadron for a Hotchkiss H39, it sure seems a mouth ful for just a couple of words.

Ok Im in as soon as the kit arrives, probably by the time the campaign begins.

Bob



Ive recently got the Bronco H39.. a direct comparison would be interresting... but as far as Ive overlooked my bench, stash and campaigns Im enlisted... Ill jump in late, if at all...
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 02:30 PM UTC

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Ok! I splurged on a Trumpeter kit (1:35 Trumpeter French 39(H) Tank with 37mm SA18 L/33 Long Barreled Gun -) the description at Squadron for a Hotchkiss H39, it sure seems a mouth ful for just a couple of words.

Ok Im in as soon as the kit arrives, probably by the time the campaign begins.

Bob



Ive recently got the Bronco H39.. a direct comparison would be interresting... but as far as Ive overlooked my bench, stash and campaigns Im enlisted... Ill jump in late, if at all...



Well, as is often said, Better Late Than Never!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 03:18 PM UTC
OK! Fabian, its a deal we can compare each kit and see which is either easier to put together and or which one is a DOG.

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:17 PM UTC
Right Bob, reviews is the one side, putting it together the other...

Ill see what I get done next month... thought about finishing at least 3 projects...


Ive got Broncos "German 28cm Swurfgerut 40 auf G.W.H39" (#35002").

Well, an that makes is the kit with worst spelled name in my stash. "Swurfgerut" is pretty much unpronuncable (at least if youre German)... what they wanted to write is "S. Wurfgert" meaning "heavy launch unit". This isnt the 100% correct designation either, as the ones mounted on vehicles were desigated as "Wurfrahmen 40" (launching frame 40).... but thats the history lesson for today

Goddy-wise Bronco might be a bit in lead, tuned barrel, metal spings for the suspension, typical heavy french metal chain, single track links and a "complete" interior... but I have to build the Geman version, as only the modified hatch is supplied, but Im not shure if Im going to use the launching frame...


Not shure if you want to replace your vinyl tracks, but HobbyBoss is doing a great set, youll get it for the price differnce of our sets... Ive used them on my R35, they were pretty much worth the few bucks...
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 04:38 AM UTC
Speaking of replacing tracks... I need to get replacement tracks for the Testors Chaffee that I'm building but not for this build anymore. The kit tracks were 80's rubber band tracks. Does anyone make AM styrene indy-link tracks
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 05:01 AM UTC
Michael-Trumpeter makes both the early all steel and late rubber shoed tracks for the Chaffee.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 05:02 AM UTC
Fabian, thanks for the German lesson but its lost on a TEXAN. We dont speak English I've been told, at least thats what I understand My build will be for therapy, but I will take notes and photos to compare with yours.

Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 05:26 AM UTC

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Fabian, thanks for the German lesson but its lost on a TEXAN. We dont speak English I've been told, at least thats what I understand My build will be for therapy, but I will take notes and photos to compare with yours.

Bob




I remeber the times in the English classes...once upon a time... in some exams we were supposed to do listening coprehensions, and were always hoping not to get a Texan on the tape...
But as I had the pleasure to talk so some Australians, the Texans back in school werent that bad

Cheers
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 05:26 AM UTC
Sorry guys but I did not read all the posts.

I have one modern german Wiesel w/TOW. Can I?

Thank you!

Marco
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 05:36 AM UTC
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I remeber the times in the English classes...once upon a time... in some exams we were supposed to do listening coprehensions, and were always hoping not to get a Texan on the tape...
But as I had the pleasure to talk so some Australians, the Texans back in school werent that bad

Cheers[/quote]

I had the pleasure to become friends with some Aussies while in the NAVY. We (Texans)were not that far in not being able to understand each other at first and in how rowdy we were down to the hats

Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 07:59 AM UTC

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Michael-Trumpeter makes both the early all steel and late rubber shoed tracks for the Chaffee.



Ok. Thank you. Time to go pick me up some.


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Sorry guys but I did not read all the posts.

I have one modern german Wiesel w/TOW. Can I?

Thank you!

Marco



Yes, Wiesel's with TOW are allowed.
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 09:25 AM UTC

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I remeber the times in the English classes...once upon a time... in some exams we were supposed to do listening coprehensions, and were always hoping not to get a Texan on the tape...
But as I had the pleasure to talk so some Australians, the Texans back in school werent that bad

Cheers[/quote]

I had the pleasure to become friends with some Aussies while in the NAVY. We (Texans)were not that far in not being able to understand each other at first and in how rowdy we were down to the hats

Bob [/quote]

:D

I had a german teacher that was philosopher from Quebec ..
I didn't understand a word of his german, french or english..

Building an Eastern Express or Alan kit is worst !!

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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:20 AM UTC
[quote]I had a german teacher that was philosopher from Quebec ..
I didn't understand a word of his german, french or english..

Building an Eastern Express or Alan kit is worst !![quote]

John: I have never had any problems with either an Alan or Eastern Express kit when I was able to find and then clean the extra plastic. Their instrucions were/are kinda like me (Texan) there for guidance and not to be taken liturelly


Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:21 AM UTC
[quote][quote]I had a german teacher that was philosopher from Quebec ..
I didn't understand a word of his german, french or english..

Building an Eastern Express or Alan kit is worst !!
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John: I have never had any problems with either an Alan or Eastern Express kit when I was able to find and then clean the extra plastic. Their instrucions were/are kinda like me (Texan) there for guidance and not to be taken liturelly?


Bob

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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 01:08 PM UTC
Hi folks,

This campaign looks really interesting. I have several light tanks in the stash and would have enough time to finish my current campaign and start this. I have 3 Chaffees, an M551, An M41 and a Luchs. So I'm in and looking forward to a lot of fun building and comradeship.


Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 01:28 PM UTC
Hey! Tom, I enjoy the community here also and the building photos, information, and tips sure do help.



CD:
(why do I have two posts with the same content?)


Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 02:02 PM UTC

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Hi folks,

This campaign looks really interesting. I have several light tanks in the stash and would have enough time to finish my current campaign and start this. I have 3 Chaffees, an M551, An M41 and a Luchs. So I'm in and looking forward to a lot of fun building and comradeship.


Tom



Glad to have you. First one, that I heard of yet, possibly building a Luchs and a Sheridan. My stash sounds a bit like yours too. I mostly finished building my Chaffee; I have a M5 and a M41with a Luchs about to be on the way.