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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2017, 06:59:08 pm »
PR19,

.....and the sheer horror of seeing every road and bridge collapse under the vast weight of such an assemblage as it vanishes into the depths of the Earth.............  ;D ;)

Nah!  The Mobile Flak Tower would make its own roads!  And there wasn't a river in all of Europe which would've been more than a "minor water hazard" to such a magnificent creation!  So it wouldn't need bridges either!
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2017, 12:22:06 am »
PR19,

.....and the sheer horror of seeing every road and bridge collapse under the vast weight of such an assemblage as it vanishes into the depths of the Earth.............  ;D ;)

Nah!  The Mobile Flak Tower would make its own roads!  And there wasn't a river in all of Europe which would've been more than a "minor water hazard" to such a magnificent creation!  So it wouldn't need bridges either!


I live on the banks of a river that's well over a mile wide here..................
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2017, 02:56:24 am »
PR19,

.....and the sheer horror of seeing every road and bridge collapse under the vast weight of such an assemblage as it vanishes into the depths of the Earth.............  ;D ;)

Nah!  The Mobile Flak Tower would make its own roads!  And there wasn't a river in all of Europe which would've been more than a "minor water hazard" to such a magnificent creation!  So it wouldn't need bridges either!


I live on the banks of a river that's well over a mile wide here..................

..........added to which it has what bakers call a "soggy bottom".   

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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2017, 03:34:41 am »
Reminds me of this.  :o  :o  :o  ;D  ;D  ;D


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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2018, 12:49:18 pm »
I must be stark raving mad......... :wacko:

According to the email I got this morning. The Ratte I ordered direct from Modelcollect is on its way!
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2018, 01:04:50 pm »
I must be stark raving mad......... :wacko:


Please Martin, why are you stating the obvious?  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2018, 01:44:17 pm »
not mad,  dedicated  :thumbsup:  ;D
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« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2018, 02:20:22 pm »
Oh dear...  My wallet is about to take a battering...
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2018, 03:39:07 pm »
I must be stark raving mad......... :wacko:

According to the email I got this morning. The Ratte I ordered direct from Modelcollect is on its way!


Are the Northants posties aware of what's about to descend upon them? They'll be swapping the little red vans for fork lifts.....
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2018, 09:11:27 pm »
It even has working running gear according to their videos on FB.

Hmm...
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2018, 07:04:14 am »

I think one of these would make a good mobile coastal gun emplacement. In the hands of the Cartel it could trundle along a border coastline/estuary and pick off anchored shipping then clear off before the air support gets there.  :wacko:


But as it's the size of a small town it should be easily spottable of course..............  ;)
Camouflage it as a small town then.  :wacko: ;D
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2018, 07:06:29 am »
Martin, you don't have it on the table at a show,  you have it AS the table at a show.

The correct way to display one of these is to put it on the floor and have a 1/72nd Lancaster dropping a Tallboy on it from scale height...
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2018, 07:09:51 am »
I propose a group build for the 2018 SIG display!

Semi-serious suggestion: if Martin's determined to build this thing and bring it to shows, maybe the rest of us should contribute AFV-based roadbuilding equipment to go ahead of it. Get some excavator, concrete-mixer and road-grader models, take the equipment off them and and put it on paper-panzer hulls.... :wacko:
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2018, 09:51:29 am »
NAH! If Martin brings that thing to a show, will there be any room left for other models ?  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2018, 04:31:50 pm »
The correct way to display one of these is to put it on the floor and have a 1/72nd Lancaster dropping a Tallboy on it from scale height...

I like that idea.  :thumbsup:
Although it would be easier to have a tallboy on a stand along side it labeled up as the only viable (air launched) anti tank round that would kill it.
The only other thing we had at the time that would trouble it would be a decent salvo from navel 16 inch rifles.............off A King George V class battleship  ;D

And im already working on a few ex cromwell models paper panzers to go with it

As for the running gear. Im not that good. Mind you I suspect we will see at least one at the shows thats been moterised and fitted with R/C gear.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 04:33:25 pm by Martin H »
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