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Old 04-28-2018, 02:22 PM
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and money( of course what does it say about me watching it)

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Old 04-30-2018, 02:40 PM
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Default I saw this today and thought it was so cool I had to share it with you all.

This guy is a steelworker working on buildings for a living, but for fun he made this from scratch for his kid. It is not RC or motorized, but...
It’s all his own design, mostly made up as he went along, and is sized roughly 1/6th scale because he made it to fit a G.I. Joe. It has solar powered headlights that come on automatically at dark, operating doors and rear hatch, all with working latches. All the seats fold down and the rear cargo area has a compartment under the floor for stowage. It has a working sun roof. The dash gauges are detailed and the speedometer is actually a working thermometer. It has a good looking fake drive shaft and axles. Full sprung suspension, front and rear. Working steering linkage. Hand driven bumper winch. Tow hitch. ALL FROM REPURPOSED OR HAND MADE PARTS! License # MAD OLE 2018
The bottom picture also shows the hands that made the "Jeep".









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Old 05-18-2018, 12:52 PM
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That is some work! I know I wouldn't have been able to let go of something like that when I was a kid.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:42 PM
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Wow, that is cool.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:55 AM
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:46 AM
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Just wanted to say hello to fellow tankers. New here, and hoping to learn from you all and share what knowledge I have.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:50 AM
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Hi Avadon77, You may want to post in the main forum as well as more will see your arrival there. Welcome to our happy group!!!
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:07 AM
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Just a quick hello! I posted also over in the "cars, trucks, buggies, and more" off topic forum as well. Not sure if that was the "main forum" or not. There's definitely a lot of boards to this website.

Looking into RC tanking, not an owner yet, but hope to be soon when Amazon restocks the tank I've been saving up for. Meanwhile, I've been lurking for a few months absorbing all the info I can.
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:36 AM
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Welcome to the forum ThurmanMermansSherman!!!! Hope you have your tank soon!!! What are you looking to buy?
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:15 AM
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Thank you! I've had my eye on the Heng Long 1/16 Sherman base model (plastic parts). I'm kind of stuck having to buy it through Amazon because I already have a decent amount of Amazon credit saved up. It seems like every time the Sherman is available on Amazon though, they only have a handful and the price has been seeming to go up by a few bucks each time. It's currently out of stock now, but I think I've got enough saved up to nab it when it goes up for sale again.

I've been into tanks for a while and have been building/playing the "Tanks!" wargame by Gale Force 9. Going to be a shock going from 1/100 scale to 1/16. LOL
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:46 PM
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Cool, you need to post some photos of it once you receive it.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:11 AM
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Indeed! Will do!
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:21 AM
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Order placed, tank arrives next week!
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ThurmanMerman'sSherman View Post
Order placed, tank arrives next week!
OH DUDE! You will be hooked soon for sure. One tank is not enough. Nobody actually knows how many tanks is enough. Good luck, and ask questions when you need help.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:19 PM
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ThurmanMerman'sSherman you will enjoy it I,m sure. I just started into tank's as well, and got the Heng Long Sherman, as well as the HL Abrams for Christmas. The Sherman was fine but the Abrams had a few issues. The tank wouldn't sound or rock when shooting the cannon. Luckily it was just a loose connection after opening the tank it was a easy fix. Also the gimbals for the radio were missing from the box. Looking to get the Taigen Tiger 1 medal version later this year so I guess I'm HOOKED.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:28 PM
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The same goes for you buddy. Welcome.

Post questions, pictures, and such in the main tank forum and you will get noticed more..
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:45 PM
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Pah co chu puk View Post
OH DUDE! You will be hooked soon for sure. One tank is not enough. Nobody actually knows how many tanks is enough. Good luck, and ask questions when you need help.
Oh trust me, I know what you mean. I play the TANKS! tabletop game and already own like 25 little 15mm tank models. I already know what RC tanks I'd love to own after the Sherman.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:07 AM
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Yeah? What tanks are on your hit list?
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Pah co chu puk View Post
Yeah? What tanks are on your hit list?
Sherman (both VVSS and HVSS versions)
Tiger I
T-34
Panzer III

For starters...but I know that's a significant amount of money. LOL
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:26 PM
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That's a good start. Please post pictures of yours when it arrives. Start a new thread in the main tank forum for them.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Pah co chu puk View Post
The same goes for you buddy. Welcome.

Post questions, pictures, and such in the main tank forum and you will get noticed more..
Thanks were is the main tank form? Enjoyed your videos by the way, Tankville looks awesome!
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:08 AM
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Thanks, the movies are fun to make.

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Old 01-15-2019, 12:00 PM
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Well, my HengLong Sherman is sitting in a box on my parent's front porch while I'm here at work. I have my packages delivered there because they have a camera to monitor packages rather than leaving them all alone and unguarded at my house. Hope to post some pictures tonight or tomorrow!
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:41 AM
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I ended up snagging a HL Tiger I off Amazon this weekend and it will be arriving sometime either this week or next week. Can't wait to see how much bigger than the Sherman it is since they're on the same scale. I thought the Sherman was a big RC tank...
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