I want one..... Pedal-Powered Panzer | Popular Science
Would you settle for one of these? Art Tech RC It's the ad on the right! So cool!
Hmm couldn't find the ad Stylie.
Awesome Panzer though! I watched the video, and it was truly inspiring =p. That's the sort of thing I would love to do while in college.
I'd settle for this:
Worth checking out all the parts of this series! :)
stylie;4615261Would you settle for one of these? (RC Helicopters) [/quote] Well, I would, but I couldn't find any rocket pods or door guns. I mean, without them, what's the point?
[quote=Flippy Warbear;4615623]I'd settle for this:
Now this on the other hand is more like it! That's cool. Although it's not an honest scale-down - just looking at it you can tell there are many modifications to proportion to make it easier to enter and drive. Still, how fantastic would it be to have a 6'-long Sherman tank to scoot around in?
Seems like about 3 years ago we had a thread about the lack of convincing armor replicas for use in WWII movies. We talked about how various movies had taken particular modern afv's and made a couple of unconvincing modifications to the hull or turret Maybe because I don't know anything about fabrication and the like, but it would seem relatively easy to fashion a mold for an extremely accurate fiberglass outer shell for, say, a Tiger tank, which could be easily fitted over a correctly-sized and configured tracked chassis. Ah, maybe one day.
The 1969 Russian movie Osvobozhdenie ("Liberation") Osvobozhdenie (1969) was about five major Eastern Front battles, including Kursk, and had many actual Russian afvs, but had to create Tiger look-alikes (from old Challengers?) which weren't terribly convincing. But they were far better than the abominable "German" armor in Patton - it makes me weep to think of the battle scenes as US Shermans attack M-48s and M-60s with no more alteration than a coat of gray paint and a Maltese cross on the turret.
Here are three clips form the Kursk segment of Liberation, which was obviously made with the assistance of the Soviet army - excellent action on a huge scale on massive battlefields, with thousands of combatants, scores of armored vehicles and aircraft (no real German aircraft, and don't think there was even any real Russian WWII ac, but an ac expert will have to confirm that). It's every bit as much a "hero" propaganda movie as Patton,even more, but the massive scale is phenomenal. BTW, the soundtrack is perhaps the worst music ever recorded - you won't believe the cheesy organ and reverb sounds.
*edit* I just took a quick look at a clip, and the "Tigers" are a heck of a lot better than I remembered. They don't stand up to more than a quick glance, but overall they're better than any other fabrication I can recall seeing.
haha cool tank