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Project by Spofeo posted 05-21-2012 07:30 AM 1245 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are one of my toys! a tank, i have made two, one in 1:36 and one in 1:72 scale. theese are made in mdf, but the “real” ones, the ones i will make for sale, will be made out of solid wood :) hope you like it!

-- Spofeo/Kristian





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woodpezzer

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 06:28 PM

Hey there, Cute tank.. you must have a Willy’s Jeep in your set of toys too. (I’m a big Jeep fan) If you haven’t seen it already, check out TimHart’s Fokker Plane kid’s swing. Best of luck with your new line of toys!

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Spofeo

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 06:33 PM

thank you :) i dont have a jeep done for now, but in the future there will defintly be one! thanks for the pointer to tim, really nice ideas he has with those swings!

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 06:33 PM

Nice toy!

Hope you sell a bunch!

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Gerben

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 06:47 PM

Really simple in design, but they look realistic. Quite an achievement. I like the camouflaged one the most. I don’t think you’ll have trouble selling these.

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Spofeo

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#5 posted 05-21-2012 07:36 PM

thanks Joe and Gerben! i like the camoflaged the most myself too :) i try to make them simple and sturdy, so they can handle play and all the other things children can think of ;)

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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jacob34

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#6 posted 05-21-2012 11:04 PM

Nice tank I have built a couple as well although I have gone more the WWII route.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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nomercadies

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#7 posted 05-22-2012 06:38 AM

I am saving this for future woodworking times with my grandkids. I like what you have done. I am worried though. If the flag staffs could be made out of something that flexes, like a foam or flexable plastic, mom won’t sue you when she steps on it some night on the way to the bathroom when junior leaves it on the floor and in the doorway, not that kids do that …

I have to make some of these. I have a silly nerf rocket that is fired from a plastic bellows and air pressure. I have been thinking of using the tank cannon as a launcher. Can you kind of see that? I don’t know, maybe the idea is dumb.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Spofeo

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#8 posted 05-22-2012 07:12 AM

thanks Jacob :) Nomercadies: i see your point with the antennas, thanks for pointing it out, i will look for a better suitet material :) your idea is so cool, and i think kids would love anything that shoots stuff :D let me know if/when you make one of thoose!

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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nomercadies

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#9 posted 05-22-2012 07:36 AM

I will share. I have a lot of stuff going for an old guy.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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crowie

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 10:49 PM

G’Day Spofeo, The tanks look good but I love the idea of having a nerf gun shooting mechanism in the barrel of the larger tank….wow I want to see that one. And yes the flexible aerials is a good idea. Cheers, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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