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T2K 2005 - Where's that Dragon?
DaveCox
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 11:03 PM UTC
The title comes from the fact that I'm posting this two days before St. George's Day.
It's 2015, and the British Army has been so reduced by spending cuts, and by the death of manufacturing industries in the UK; that it's almost totally reliant on second-hand vehicles and the few remaining Territorial Army units to protect it's own shores.
The ever greedier European Superstate has taken advantage of this situation to try and bring Britain into line by means of force.
This 2nd hand Type87 (bought through Autotrader Online) has been strengthened by stealing a 105mm gun & .50 from an exhibit at Bovington Tank Museum and now forms the last defence above the beach at Hastings where the last successful invaders of our shores landed.







greatbrit
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 12:07 AM UTC
dave, three words.....

I LOVE IT

nice kit bash, and an even better story!

regards

joe

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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 02:48 AM UTC
That is awesome!!!! I dare say that both the UK and Canada could use some of those now in their inventories..LOL

Is that the Trumpeter Type 87 kit???? If so, I didn't know that it was out yet. I may have to have a talk with my supplier, as he told me that they weren't available yet, and would be late may before he got them.
DaveCox
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 03:39 AM UTC

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That is awesome!!!! I dare say that both the UK and Canada could use some of those now in their inventories..LOL

Is that the Trumpeter Type 87 kit???? If so, I didn't know that it was out yet. .



It's that Trumpeter kit ok, it's in most of the online shops in the UK. A bit of a disappointment compared to their latest WW2 kits, more similar to their earlier efforts.

Joe - the story was written a bit 'tongue in cheek', but the way things are going at the moment who knows!
(sorry if anyone else sees this as a politcal comment - it's not meant to offend!)

Thanks for the compliments.
GunTruck
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 03:49 AM UTC
Oooh Dave - post more pics! I'm likin' this one!

Gunnie
DaveCox
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 04:38 AM UTC

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Oooh Dave - post more pics! I'm likin' this one!

Gunnie



YES SIR!!





That's all I took.

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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2005 - 06:31 AM UTC
Dave
That is a great lookin vehicle I'd hate to be inside of it when that gun goes off :-)
DaveCox
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2005 - 07:47 AM UTC

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Dave
That is a great lookin vehicle I'd hate to be inside of it when that gun goes off :-)



It'd be a bit cramped in the turret as well Chad, but then hopefully it'd be effective as well - afterall it is supposed to be the 'last vehicle of the last unit'.
animal
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2005 - 09:13 AM UTC
Man oh man I bet this one will rock when it is fired!!LOL :-) I like this one very much. It must be a Dave thing. You went way outside the box with this build. I love the story line as well. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your next creation. Bravo and three cheers.
DaveCox
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2005 - 09:25 AM UTC

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Man oh man I bet this one will rock when it is fired!!LOL :-) I like this one very much. It must be a Dave thing. You went way outside the box with this build. I love the story line as well. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your next creation. Bravo and three cheers.



Thanks Dave. The story actually came along first, when T2K2005 was first announced. I was considering an ex-Bovington exhibit brought up to date. Then I saw this kit and it all fell together. And the proxinity of St.George's day at the time I finished the build...!
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2005 - 01:39 AM UTC
I loved the story and the piece way out on the limb
dave
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2005 - 02:53 PM UTC
Nice!

I love the FIREFLY on the front.

Great story and right in line with the "spirit" of the Campaign.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2005 - 06:56 PM UTC

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Nice!
I love the FIREFLY on the front.
Great story and right in line with the "spirit" of the Campaign.
Jim



Cheers Jim. I had the 'Firefly' decal left over from a WW1 tank, and apart from the story there was another play on the upgunned aspect - the Firefly sherman and then this.