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  • From: Asheville,NC
Haunted Tank
Posted by georgebluhm on Friday, December 10, 2021 9:31 AM

Hi, I am thinking of doing a kit like The Haunted Tank. I know it is a M3 Stuart. What would be a good kit to replicate it? I don't want all the resin and PE parts, just the basic parts. My skills are average at best. I would like to do it in 1/35 scale if possible.

Thanks, George

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 10, 2021 9:44 AM

Tamiya make a 1/35 M3 Stuart that should fit the bill. 

Thanks,

John

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:00 AM

I think there was a thread on this years and years ago. 

I looked and could only find the 'Jigsaw' tank thread and looks like most of the photos have been taken down.

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/145325.aspx?page=1

 

Perhaps someone else would know more? I'll admit my memory isn't what it used to be.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:44 AM

George,

GI Combat was my favorite comic book as a kid!  That little Stuart was always taking on the German Tigers and Panthers and WINNING!  I agree that either the old or newer Tamiya Stuart kit will do right for you.  Polar Lights, a few years ago, reissued the old Aurora kit of The Confederate Raider that mightr work for Jeb Stuart.

TJS

TJS

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  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Sunday, December 12, 2021 5:05 PM

OMG! Tom, I had forgotten the name of that comic 'til you mentioned the Jeb Stuart. Then it all came back to me. It was also one of my favorites as a kid along with Sgt. Rock. Wish I'd kept a couple of those issues. Thanks for the reminder!

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, December 12, 2021 7:15 PM

There might be some information here: https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Haunted_Tank

Remember, this was a comic book written by non-armor persons. Don't take the artwork as gospel on what the tank should look like.

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    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Monday, December 13, 2021 10:41 AM

I used to read that one among many others.  My Mother gave away all my comics while I was overseas.  WIth all the different types, Spiderman, Ironman, and all the others, she gave away what today would be worth tens of thousands of dollars.

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, December 13, 2021 11:52 AM

I've got most of my comic books from the late 70s and virtually all of them from the 80s-early 2000s. No way they are worth tens of thousands, and I've boxed most of the ones from the 80s and beyond including Secret Wars, Crisis on Infinite Worlds, Death of Robin, Death of Superman, and just about any major shake up in Marvel or DC.

Even in perfect shape, there might be a handful "worth" money but most aren't especially if they aren't in pristine condition.

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    December 2020
Posted by Thuntboss on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 10:10 AM

G.I. Combat was always a great read, as was Our Army at War which is where Sgt. Rock makes his first appearence. About 20 years ago, I got hit with a wave of nostalgia and used ebay to buy real nice versions of close to all of the GI Combats & Our Army at Wars and ALL the Sgt Rocks.

"Do it as well as your experience and skill allow. Practice and persistence increase skill"

 

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 10:57 AM

I think the haunted tank is a popular theme in military fiction and science fiction, too.  I remember reading one or two of David Drake's short stories, that dealt with that subject.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by jhawk on Thursday, December 16, 2021 9:18 PM

Wow!  That was one of my favorite  comics, too!

  • Member since
    October 2021
Posted by StuartJohn on Monday, December 20, 2021 2:27 PM

The Old 1970's M3 Stuart From Tamiya With the High Top Cupola 

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