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You guys wanna help pick my next project?????

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 15, 2003 3:05 AM
Gregers.
you have a good point.
Thanks.
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Posted by gregers on Saturday, June 14, 2003 9:13 PM
Hi James. I know i voted or the Phantom but if it was my poll i would have gone for the LVT just for the devillry of it seeing as no one voted for it. anyway enjoy your kitbashing and good luck in the compo...Greg
Why torture yourself when life will do it for you?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 14, 2003 8:55 PM
AND THE WINNER IS !!!!!!!


Trumpeters K1A1


Heres why! (read this before you guys start cursing me)

During my model meeting with the local model heads I was reminded that their is a
IPMS regonal comming up in september.

So far I have only two kits to enter in this compo.
I am a slow builder (I average about one kit per year).
So getting a third kit to the show would be a real joy.
The phantom and the T 34/85 just have way to many aftermarket parts to get this done in a timely manner.
I was encoraged by my fellow modelers in the local group to do the K1A1 for its simplicity and Because its an odd ball.
Odd balls get noticed at shows.

So the build order will go something like this.
K1A1
T-34/85
Phantom

Because the LVT(a)1 got no votes it will be ritually burned .(just kidding)
It will go back on the shelf.

I hope I will not loose credibilty with you guys(espicially you phantom phans).
Thats just kinda how thinks go.

Thanks again for the votes and the help.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 13, 2003 5:03 AM
Heck with Florida! Let's make it a Louisiana election and I vote twice..Evil [}:)]Evil [}:)]Evil [}:)].. T-34
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 12, 2003 9:06 PM
If you add all the votes for the armor kits together you still only get 10 votes.
Thats assuming we we're in Florida the votes for all the armor kits would apply to the T-34/85.
How is this you ask?
Its the Florida voting system.

Now then,if we narrow down the field the T-34/85 and the RF-4
we will still only be tied at 10 votes each.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 12, 2003 11:01 AM
Watch out for that Phantom.. I built it some years ago. You can actually either build the regular G version. In fact, it starts out like that, until you have to slice the nose off.. It is woefully underdetailed though, unless they´ve changed molds or are reboxing somebody elses.. Just remember that the thing will need plenty of attention..

By the way, thanks a million for the M2 instructions. It seems you have the better version, as mine doesn't have an interiour, but does have that extra bolted on armour plating.. Funny thing was that I actually found my own sheet in one of the most obscure places ever.. Never the less, you´re a true gentleman..
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  • From: Sunny Florida
Posted by renarts on Thursday, June 12, 2003 9:05 AM
Wow, you're right Robert. Starting to look like a Florida Election. Since the T34 got the most of the three, why not drop the others James, and let it be a choice between the T34 and the collection of hardware flying in formation?

Mike
Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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Posted by J-Hulk on Thursday, June 12, 2003 12:45 AM
Hey, no matter what you choose, now you are gonna HAVE to post some pix of the finished model!
After all, we're all involved now!
~Brian
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Posted by shermanfreak on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 11:01 PM
It's not a fait voting system James. You have the treadheads splitting between 4 kits (well only 3 seem to count) and the wingy thingy people only had one choice.
I smell a conspiracy. Tongue [:P]
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 10:41 PM
O.k. guys heres the tally so far.

LVT(A)1 0 votes.(poor thing).

K1A1 2 votes.

M 60A3 2 votes.

T 34/85 6 votes.

RF-4 10 votes.

Theirs about three days left to vote.
You tread heads better get with it if ya' want to see some armor get done.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 8, 2003 11:04 PM
Looking forward to seeing the phinished phabulous phantom.

definitely go with the rhino!!!!
.......i.m.h.o.
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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Sunday, June 8, 2003 10:59 PM
Hi ya james larson ...

My vote for your next project would be ... (drum roll please .... Big Smile [:D]) ... #5)Revells RF-4 phantom (with after market parts) in 1/32 ... a first class choice. !!!

Just remember ... "kick the tires .... and light the fires ... lets go !" ... and ... "speed is life ... without it ... you just leave a big smoking hole in the ground"!

FreedomEagle1953

Chicago, IL area

"keep on building 'em ... but don't glue your fingers together"

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Posted by J-Hulk on Sunday, June 8, 2003 10:00 PM
T-34/85
~Brian
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Posted by Butz on Sunday, June 8, 2003 7:49 PM
Whaz up James,
Go w/ ol smokey...... than maybe a target I mean tank.
Love to see the finished product.
Flaps up,Mike

Phantoms Phorever.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

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Posted by renarts on Sunday, June 8, 2003 7:36 PM
K1A1

Mike
Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 7, 2003 10:06 PM
I'd go with the Phantom!
As for the K1A1, at least Hyundai makes vehicles! The South Korean's firearms manufacturer is Daewoo(yes, I believe they are the same Daewoo as the guys that make cars!)!
That or the K1A1, just for obscurity reasons!
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Posted by gregers on Saturday, June 7, 2003 5:43 PM
PHIX THAT PHANTASTIC FANTOM I'TLL LOOK PHAB....Gregers
Why torture yourself when life will do it for you?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 7, 2003 5:14 PM
Follow the Smoke Luke!

Phantom every time!
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Posted by RAF120 on Saturday, June 7, 2003 4:43 PM
Gotta go with the M-60 w/ mine plow. Only because I like U.S. Armor
Trevor Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?
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Posted by paulnchamp on Saturday, June 7, 2003 11:05 AM
The Phantom, James. Unquestionably. Don't let those treadheads sway you!
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 7, 2003 7:26 AM
I was going to vote for the K1A1 (based on subject matter only), but I had it confused with the KV Soviet WWII Heavy Tanks. Before I posted, I had to check -- boy was I off by a few decades. Blush [:I]

Anyways, in case you're going to do the K1A1, here are some links. Honestly, I didn't even know the S. Koreans had this thing. Black Eye [B)]

K1A1 Tank - Korea's Agency for Defense Development
http://www.add.re.kr/eng/weapon/2.asp



K1/A1 MAIN BATTLE TANK, SOUTH KOREA
http://www.army-technology.com/projects/k1/index.html#k13

Type 88 K1 Main Battle Tank @ http://www.fas.org/
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/row/type-88-mbt.htm

K1A1 Main Battle Tank @ http://www.globalsecurity.com/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/rok/k1a1.htm

I wonder if Hyundai gives them the same warranty as their cars? Wink [;)]

So...back to the original intent of this topic, I would vote for the T-34. My second choice would be the Phantom.

BTW -- I was showing my kids what the different choices looked like (they helped in the vote) and came across this cool page for the T-34:
http://www.plasticwarfare.com/gallerypages/t34/main.asp
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Saturday, June 7, 2003 6:46 AM
James,
I'd love to see pictures of your Phantom when it's finished - choose that one and get started.
Cheers,
LeeTree

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Saturday, June 7, 2003 5:05 AM
I'll go with option #6, the Laerton 1/16 B-36 Peacemaker. When it's finished, you can store all those unfinished kits in it.

Okay, okay; build one for the Motherland! T-34


Fade to Black...
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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, June 7, 2003 4:48 AM
My 11/2 cents, the Phantom. I love aircraft!
Lee

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 7, 2003 4:31 AM
M-60 with the mine plow,definately!
so long as it's not the israli version?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 7, 2003 2:59 AM
Vote #3 for the T-34! My all-time favorite!
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Saturday, June 7, 2003 2:33 AM
Go for something different. Be original. The K1A1 sounds good to me!
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Posted by kaleu on Saturday, June 7, 2003 12:55 AM
I second the vote on the T-34. So many variants, paint schemes and ways to beat it up. Someday I hope to get started on an Iraqi T-34/85.
Erik "Don't fruit the beer." Newest model buys: More than I care to think about. It's time for a support group.
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Posted by shermanfreak on Friday, June 6, 2003 11:57 PM
I'd go with the T34. It's just a pleasure to build.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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