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A tank for Morvalonga - finished
« on: April 05, 2015, 08:53:31 am »
I will have only one day to make my entry (Thursday).  We had the grandchildren Good Friday, Egg hunts and special events yesterday and Easter Sunday and Easter Monday I may get some time if I'm lucky but hoping to get all day Thursday.  Should manage it as I've not told SWMBO that I'm not going to the Citizens Advice Bureau on Thursday as usual as I'm going in Saturday instead.  So no extra duties ... maybe?

Sorted out an Airfix T-34, a bits box and some odds and ends.  Not exactly sure what to build yet.  



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Re: A tank for Morvalonga
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 10:11:19 am »
Robot Wars with full-size tanks? Install that saw blade on the end of the barrel (maybe beef up and lenthen the barrel a bit).

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Re: A tank for Morvalonga
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 10:59:31 am »
With that title I was expecting something with a 'dozer blade operated by the Australian police, for clearing traffic jams.

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Re: A tank for Morvalonga
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 12:05:43 pm »
Thunderbirds style tree removal tank, like that huge nuclear powered road layer in the original show.

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Re: A tank for Morvalonga
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 02:35:36 pm »
Robot Wars with full-size tanks? Install that saw blade on the end of the barrel (maybe beef up and lenthen the barrel a bit).

Thanks, tried it on another T34 model but the blade is way too big and hits the hull.  A pity as I thought this a good idea!

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Re: A tank for Morvalonga
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2015, 02:38:52 pm »
"With that title I was expecting something with a 'dozer blade operated by the Australian police, for clearing traffic jams.  "Morvalongabitmate" 

Now this has promise! 

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"Thunderbirds style tree removal tank, like that huge nuclear powered road layer in the original show." 

Nice idea but probably the T34 is a tad small but ...

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Re: A tank for Morvalonga
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015, 04:02:57 am »
Great way to start ! Anything goes !

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Re: A tank for Morvalonga
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2015, 09:19:00 am »
It is finished!

Decided that a road cross between an Australian road clearer (suggested above), Indiana Jones' type jungle cutter and an APC was in order.  So the T-34 got a superstructure similar to the APCs already in service


The cutter fitted on the front (the Russians in Indiana Jones had 2 cutters)


The result is a rather rusty vehicle - I wanted it to look well used but not very well maintained:








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Re: A tank for Morvalonga - finished
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2015, 07:46:05 am »
Oh that's good  :thumbsup:
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Re: A tank for Morvalonga - finished
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 07:52:04 pm »
That turned out well.  :thumbsup:

Makes we wonder about doing something similar using one or two real Dremel saw blades (no not motorised... :blink:).
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