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Old 10-16-2008, 09:55 AM
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Finally finished my 16th scale full-option battleready FT-17 tank!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58JuOMsa-LA

The project build to be published soon.

Old 10-16-2008, 10:07 AM
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That is awesome!!!

Can't wait to see the build... what did you use for tracks?

Sweeeeeet!

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Old 10-16-2008, 10:23 AM
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Very nice, looks great!

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Old 10-16-2008, 10:33 AM
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Nice work Eric; thats way cool!!
Old 10-16-2008, 10:38 AM
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Great work Eric!

Regards

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Old 10-16-2008, 10:46 AM
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thats an awsome scratchbuild, well done!! [sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=biggrin.gif][sm=biggrin.gif][sm=biggrin.gif]

thanks,

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Old 10-16-2008, 11:04 AM
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Awesome work Eric! [sm=thumbs_up.gif] Nice presentation too. I've been waiting a long time to see one finally make it to the battlefield. Are you going to Danville next month with her?

Oh, and where do I sign up to get my own?
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Yes, I will bring it to battle in Danville probably in April. Battle gear shown below.

The tracks are from Norscot Caterpiller.

First WWI French suject I know of! Few inaccuracies, but close enough.

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Old 10-16-2008, 04:39 PM
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Not many inaccuracies at all!

Thanks for sharing.
Old 10-16-2008, 04:54 PM
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that's really great. where did you get the tracks? they look like industrial tread good job!
Old 10-16-2008, 05:29 PM
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Looks great. THey have an operational one at Rhinebeck NY. I took this video last summer.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU8HGs_GrRw
Old 10-16-2008, 09:02 PM
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Excellent job, Eric! Do you have any plans to offer a kit?

I need to wind down the shipyard after these current projects & get back to armor this winter. An A7V or captured MkIV would look very nice beside it. [sm=thumbup.gif]

Chuck
Old 10-17-2008, 03:03 AM
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Absolutely brilliant Eric! Scale speed too.

Can't wait to see the build.

Chris
Old 10-17-2008, 03:44 AM
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Wonderful job!
It surely deserves an A7V to battle with
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Appreciate the comments, I hope it represents the French tank well.

Here is the write-up:

http://www.rctankhq.com/1917_renault_ft17.htm
Old 10-17-2008, 10:07 AM
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Lots of intricate work there Eric ...very nice indeed!

Thanks for sharing the build.
Old 10-17-2008, 03:43 PM
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Don't think making a kit is in order (unless HL approaches me with an offer, shhh...)

It would be nice to see it with an A7V, actually I remember recently seeing one in 15th scale on German ebay, but alas static.

Check this unique pic showing size comparrison of WWI AFV's.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:57 PM
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hi this is my reno in 1:35 scale [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g86toSpePf0[/youtube]



http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=56753
http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=57266
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ORIGINAL: heavyaslead

Finally finished my 16th scale full-option battleready FT-17 tank!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58JuOMsa-LA

The project build to be published soon.

Wowie!.....all that little beauty needs now is a figure of Captain G. S. Patton standing next to it. That's really a super build!!!! [X(]
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:43 PM
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Yup, that is extremely impressive. Looks fantastic. It would also be appropriate to have it duking it out against a PZ I or PZ II, since I believe the FT17 was still in use in small numbers at the start of WWII.

Again, what a great result. Congrats,

Mike.
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SWEET!!
Old 07-01-2011, 10:29 AM
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Hard to believe it's been that long ago.

Still a sweet a** looking tank!


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