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Old 05-30-2006, 03:38 PM
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OK guys, I'm new to this board, but I thought I'd jump in with both feet on one of my pet peeves, and see what everyone thinks. I am constantly looking at pictures of other peoples models trying to find good ideas. You see lot of really good stuff out there. One thing that alway gets me though, even on some really great models, is the crap that is strewn everywhere on it. I'm talking about helmets, rucksacks, ammo, personal weapons...you name it. I kind of blame Verlinden for this phenomenom. All his how to books going back to the early 80's always have stuff all over the place. My point is that anything not secured on a tank is going to be lost. I was a tanker for 11 years, and I can tell you that if it ain't secured then it is going to bounce and/or roll off and it's gone. Ammunition is either stowed where it is supposed to be, or secured on the outside of the vehicle in it's original packing containers. How many models have you seen with loose main gun rounds laying on the back deck of a tank that was supposed to be moving? The other thing is with regards to tarps, chains, and tow cables. Man, you don't want to leave those where they are going to get caught in the track and ripped off, or where they are going to interfere with the rotation of the turret. Yes, tanks often looked like gypsy caravans, but there is some method to the madness. What say ya'll? " Hi, I'm Guy and I'm a tankaholic"
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:57 PM
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i agree completely with you
do they tie rucksacks to the side of turrets and side armor

tanks for the info

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I agree, when I was younger I read somewhere that you could overweather a model to the point where you were more or less modeling the terrain the tank went through. That stuck in my head. I think the same applies to stowage on a tank some people try to cram too much content into a model without clearly thinking about how tanks are used. Besides, I like tanks- not a blobs of added on crap.
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