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Project by LarryN posted 02-07-2011 04:02 PM 2298 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made the tracks on this one too tight so they dont turn easily, i’ll make 1 or 2 replacement parts a little larger to fix that, had to waste a bit of wood on this one due to my band saw not tall enough to resaw the body of the tank to the correct thickness, had to run the board thru my thickness planner to get it down to size

-- Larry, North Carolina





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Maveric777

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 04:06 PM

Now that is just too cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 02-07-2011 04:12 PM

Wow excellent, great job, special the tracks…

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#3 posted 02-07-2011 04:41 PM

AWSOME! REALISTIC!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Raymond

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#4 posted 02-07-2011 04:44 PM

Outstanding, I to have built one of those. Is that a Cherry Tree Toys Plan, or Joy of Toys, or your own?

-- Ray

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wiswood2

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#5 posted 02-07-2011 05:08 PM

Were you serprised at how hevey it was when you got it done. I sure was. very nice job
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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#6 posted 02-07-2011 05:53 PM

Ohh…. I want one! I use to be a tank platoon leader… been toying with how to do this. I was thinking that a plastic model could be the start point for the measurements. I would love to know the steps you did! Thanks for sharing.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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LarryN

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#7 posted 02-07-2011 08:42 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments, i was pretty happy about how it turned out when it was finished.
Dukegijoe i got the plans for this at http://toysandjoys.com
your right Cessna, seeing i took an early retirement i do have plenty of time to start over, in fact i’m doing that now with a chevy coupe that i messed the fenders up on, so its back to the scrap pile for those.

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#8 posted 02-07-2011 09:28 PM

wow nice job

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#9 posted 02-07-2011 09:51 PM

That tank is beautiful and very realistic.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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steliart

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#10 posted 02-09-2011 08:31 PM

I am not impressed easily with toys, but I admire the work, effort and detail put into your projects.

Steli

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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LarryN

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#11 posted 02-09-2011 10:56 PM

Thank you Helluvawreck and Steliart

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#12 posted 02-12-2011 12:34 AM

I have the capacity on my band saw so build the next one here. You will need to add a working cannon for the squirrels though.

-- Dave Gale, Grover, NC

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