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Offline Andrew Gorman

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WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« on: November 17, 2008, 07:07:04 pm »
I've finally got around to posting  some pictures of WW1 tanks I found in an antique shop at
http://rockislandww1tanks.blogspot.com/
I also posted about these at the Landships forum-
http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?forumID=63528&p=3&topicID=22377886
Nothin really earth shattering, but some interesting pictures of interesting old tanks. 

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Re: WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008, 10:30:34 pm »
Andrew, those are fantastic.

Could I be so bold as to request some large, higher resolution versions of the scans?
When I scanned my Grandfather's WWII Camp Borden photos I found that a setting of 300dpi and 200%
enlargement gave very good results in terms of detail... so, if possible, scans of that size would be great.

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Re: WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 08:16:35 am »
When it comes to WWI armour, I've always kind of liked the look of the St. Chamond...... although I figured that it should really be called a self-propelled gun rather than a tank......

I'm under the impression that the TOG series, Char B1, and Char 2C would be the ultimate development of WWI tank concepts?  And the TOG2 is armed with a 17-pounder of the WWII fame for the main gun......
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Re: WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 11:04:38 am »
 The LANDSHIPS site is an excellent source for early Armor Whiffs. Here's a link to the articles page.

 http://www.landships.freeservers.com/tank_articles.htm

 I especially reccomend the article on the American 150-200 ton landships...Big Wheels, baby!

 I'll add that many of these articles come with good plan view drawings.
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Re: WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 10:51:56 pm »
A couple of questions. 

What type of tank was used as the basis for the stunt tank in the third Indiana Jones film? 

What type of tank was used as the basis for the CGI tank in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008, 11:22:25 pm »
A couple of questions. 

What type of tank was used as the basis for the stunt tank in the third Indiana Jones film? 


Sort of based on the MK VIII 'International', with a turret added.
http://www.landships.freeservers.com/mk8_the_international_info.htm
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_34468-Made-for-Movie-Mk1.html


What type of tank was used as the basis for the CGI tank in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?
Its a pretty generic 'rhomboid-type' tank and has no particular prototype.
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_22407-Made-for-Movie-Tank.html

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Re: WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008, 11:46:06 pm »
A couple of questions. 
What type of tank was used as the basis for the stunt tank in the third Indiana Jones film? 
Sort of based on the MK VIII 'International', with a turret added.
http://www.landships.freeservers.com/mk8_the_international_info.htm
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_34468-Made-for-Movie-Mk1.html
What type of tank was used as the basis for the CGI tank in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?
Its a pretty generic 'rhomboid-type' tank and has no particular prototype.
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_22407-Made-for-Movie-Tank.html
Thanks Jon,

That third Indiana Jones film had me confused thanks to the turret on the thing.  It was hard to determine the origin of the turret and the tank as well.  Suspected it was a hybrid and after watching the space fillers on the DVD that was pretty much confirmed but they never provided any further information on what the real vehicle had been prior to modifying it. 

That LEG tank was pretty much in the dark and that made it a bit difficult to identify.  Since it was CGI it had to be based on something real but it was nothing I had ever seen before. 
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Re: WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008, 06:34:23 pm »
The Indiana Jones tank was GMC medium truck before they modified it.  The rhomboid tanks had no suspension to speak of.  That's why they topped out at walking speed. 

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2008, 01:00:19 am »
Looked through a book once about WWI Armor that I wish I had bought.  Think the title was "Tracks and Trenches".  Lost of pics of WWI tanks that were knocked out.  One of our club members did a dio which he originally was going to enter in the Humor category but after looking at the book, he decided that his dio was more realistic than funny.
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Re: WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 03:55:25 pm »
Already mentioned on the Landships website by Doc Yo is the K-Wagen (see here).  Here are some more pics:








This beast was to have a crew of 27: a commander, two drivers, a signaler, an artillery officer, 12 cannoneers, eight machine gunners and two mechanics.

What's more there is a kit available - the Kora Models 1/72 K-Wagen:




It would make an interesting diorama to have one of these fighting it out with some British Mk IVs or similar.

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Re: WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2009, 08:25:39 am »
Panzershop has a couple of WWI Mk.1 Tanks listed on their web page that are a bit out of the ordinary and quite impressive.  I guess you could call these two variants the grandfathers of all the current tracked cargo carriers and command tracks.

Mk.I Supply tank

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Mk.I Radio tank

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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2009, 03:02:55 am »
I've got a couple of plans for WWI tanks for "Plan 1919".

Firstly a "bridgelayer" mounted on the hull of a redundant Mk I battletank, not sure if I should keep the sponsons and have mg's for close in protection yet or not.

A Whippet fitted with a "proper" turret. Possibly armed with a Hotchkiss 37mm gun rather then an mg. Thinking of something on the lines of a Crossley a/c turret.

A early "Crocodile" based on a Mk IV female armed with flamethrowers instead of the sponson mg's.

These are all planed (kits are in hand) for after SMW - hopefully  ;D
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Re: WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2009, 03:53:30 am »
The Indiana Jones tank was GMC medium truck before they modified it.  The rhomboid tanks had no suspension to speak of.  That's why they topped out at walking speed. 

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I agree. Although the tracks and sponsons look like they came from a Mk8 International.. the center hull is far too wide to be it.

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Re: WWI Era Armor - Real and WHIF
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2009, 02:37:18 am »
In the October issue of Millitary in Scale they have a report on the annual "Tankfest" show at Bovington. This includes pictures of a 1/1 scale German A7V built by the members of MAFA ! A full review will appear in the next issue.

Links to some pics on the IPMS Salisbury site





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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2009, 08:34:25 am »
Thats cool  :wub: :wub: :wub:
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