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M26 pershing GB
Posted by total american patriot on Thursday, October 15, 2009 7:41 PM

I'd like to have a M26/T26 pershing GB but i am not familier with the GB forum so could anyone organize it for me.

Thanx!

 

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Posted by Aaronw on Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:51 PM

It is pretty easy, I'd start by making a post in the Armor section to see if there is any interest. You really want at least 5 or 6 participants right up front for a successful GB. If you find enough interested parties you can look at other GBs for a format / rules you like as well as getting input from prospective participants.

I don't know what kind of interest the M26 would generate, if there doesn't seem to be enough interest in a pure M26 GB you might consider including the Pershings offspring M46, M47, M48 & M60 or a late WW2 tanks GB (IS2, Comet, Centurian, M26, King Tiger etc). 

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Posted by JMart on Monday, October 19, 2009 3:07 PM
Good idea and good pointers by Aaron. Maybe focus on late war non-Sherman American tank? Or American tanks (non-Sherman) from Middle 40s to early 60s? (ie before the Abrams).

 

 

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Posted by osher on Monday, October 19, 2009 4:50 PM
I agree, post war petrol or Diesel American tanks (i.e. excluding Abrams, which is gas turbine) would be a good GB.  Allow American post-war tanks also used by other nations, such as Israeli, Jordanian, etc and you have the making of a very interesting GB - If so, I'll be in!
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Posted by satch_ip on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:56 AM

I second that!  Pershings saw limited service at the tail end of WWII and were being phased out midway through Korea.  Adding the rest of the Post War/Cold War American armor including foreign service would be a winner.  I'm in for that one.

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Posted by osher on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:55 PM

Would it be easier if I set up my own GB for post-war American tanks?

A list would include, if I'm not mistaken:

M46/M47/M48/M60 Patton

M26 Pershing

M41 Walker Bulldog

M551 Sheridan

M103 Heavy tank

Basically, American tanks built, and in service, from 1946 to 1976

 

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 5:59 PM

I'd be in either way. I have Tamiya's M26 unstarted, but I have started the Friuls. I also have Tamiya's old M41 under way, hull and running gear started. How about partially started kits? I could use some motivation to get going on the M41.

Maybe "Patton Mania"?  Anything from the M26 to the M60, any user or derivative?

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 6:19 PM
i think i've got a dragon pershing in my stash,may not be able to post pix but this might be the only way it gets built,got a start/stop date in mind?

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Posted by Summit on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 6:31 PM

 armornut wrote:
may not be able to post pix

How long you going to play that record ? 

Next time I am in town I will show you how so you cant use that excuse anymore. Wink [;)]

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Posted by satch_ip on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 9:02 PM
What about Easy 8 Shermans used in Korea?  Would that meet your requirements for post war tanks?
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Posted by armornut on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:03 AM
hey summit long time no hear, i'll play that record till someone shows me how to post pix Big Smile [:D]pardon me for being dumb.Smile [:)] be careul i might hold ya to that offer. catch ya later sean.

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:14 PM
since no one has posted since i busted summits chops ,just to let everyone know we live close to each other and niether one of us would publicly start  a flame war ,we've PMed and there was never a problem so when are we gonna build these m26s?Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by RBaer on Monday, November 2, 2009 6:43 PM
I'm in.

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Posted by SMJmodeler on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:40 PM

total american patriot: I posted this GB "How to" quite a while back and it was well received by the group and it seems to be the "standard procedure".  I hope it helps.  BTW: I may be interested in joining with a M26 Pershing, so here you go:

Guys:  I am taking the initiative to set up some Group Build procedures as they relate to us armor guys.   My goal is to assist anyone who has a GB idea, has considered hosting a GB and for those of us who already have. These are based on what has worked for me, but of course, as always, chime in at will. For sake of clarity I will use my Big Cats GB as an example of wording...so here goes:

1) Post what we will call the "probe thread" here in armor. i.e.-"Big Cats GB anyone?". 

2) Let it run its typical course: questions, qualifying builds, start/finish dates, etc...

3) Once the host decides/determines it's a go, he should wrap up the probe thread and announce that it will be moving to Group Builds.  i.e.-"with all the interest in "Big Cats" I will be starting a new thread in GB's, please go over there and sign in"

4)  Knock yourself out with how to set-up the thread in GB's.  I used dupes' Winter Warriors GB as a guide, espins1 has a great set-up for more in-depth GB's...go check them out for more info.

5)  Build and get the Badge

6)  After the host assembles all the final builds pics', he should start a new thread, BACK HERE IN ARMOR, with all those builds...again, see what dupes just did for Winter Warriors. i.e.-"Big Cats GB-Gallery of Builds.  It's up to the moderator to decide to show only the badge builds, or all efforts. 

This procedure will let us know about all the armor GB's and alleviate the heavy posting during the "busy" GB times.  If you care to find other GB's, you'll need to go over there periodically.  By posting the final builds back here in armor we'll get to see what our comrades have done in a gallery format.

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 2:27 PM
I'm chompin' at the bit.......

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 2:42 PM
Too bad he did not start this back in September. I built my Dragon T-26 back then...Laugh [(-D] Not completed yet, but aside from tracks about 90% of construction is done... ah well...

 

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, November 5, 2009 5:44 PM
I also just finished one (Tamiya) for the "EndGame 46" GB, but it's a great build, I've got one in the stash and some friuls, and I like the tank. I'm thinking about doing a state-side test unit with Ordinance markings, or maybe Korean War.

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:41 AM
Bueller? Anyone?

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 1:32 PM
I picked up the Tamiya Pershing late last year but really did not take a good look at it until recently. In the box I gotta say wow! Especially the supension. But I had the Dragon one in my stash since they first came out back in the 90s so I built it first.

 

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 6:03 PM
I like building the Tamiya Pershing so much I'll probably end up doing a half-dozen or so. I still have one in the stash and two finished. I'm getting anxious to start another.....

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Posted by p38jl on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 9:03 PM

Beuller?? Beuller??.. I have a Pershing to..

So.. is this official yet ??..Whistling [:-^]

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 11:05 AM

Maybe we need a "tickler" on the "armor" forum.......

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, November 12, 2009 6:13 PM

The "tickler" didn't raise much interest......

How about a roll call, assuming a start date in the very near future, and running for 4 to 6 months. I'd be happy to keep track of things but I am a computer neanderthal, so someone else would have to do the badge and actually host it. So far interest has centered around late/post WWII American armor in any country's service. I think maybe use M26 through M60, and if there's a desire on anyone's part, HVSS Shermans.

Thoughts?

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Posted by p38jl on Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:42 PM
Count me in.. I gots a M-26 Pershing...Dinner [dinner]

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Posted by Konigwolf13 on Friday, November 13, 2009 12:12 AM

Count me in, Def a m60 with reactive armor, If I can locate a pair I might also do the sherman and tiger from battle of the bulge film (m-24 chaffee and m47 patton)

 

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, November 13, 2009 11:43 AM
 Konigwolf13 wrote:

Count me in, Def a m60 with reactive armor, If I can locate a pair I might also do the sherman and tiger from battle of the bulge film (m-24 chaffee and m47 patton)

 

Andrew

 

"Hollywood" tanks. Neat idea.

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Posted by SMJmodeler on Saturday, November 14, 2009 9:48 AM
RBaer: I'm on the fence on this one still...what's the interest level at this point?

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Posted by satch_ip on Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:07 PM
If it happens, I'm in.  Especially if Korean M4A3E8s are allowed.  Great artwork on those near the Han River in 1951.  M48s and E8s were painted with tiger faces.
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Posted by RBaer on Monday, November 16, 2009 5:29 PM

 SMJmodeler wrote:
RBaer: I'm on the fence on this one still...what's the interest level at this point?

 

Looks like a half-dozen or so, if HVSS Shermans are included. Still haven't heard from the chief instigator.

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Posted by p38jl on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9:56 AM

Burger [BG]Propeller [8-]

I'm still in.. in.. Beauller... Beauller....

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