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Build Your Own Sherman Tank

Hemos posted more than 11 years ago | from the constructing-the-universe dept.

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absolut.evil writes "OK, so admittedly it is only 1/5th scale, but still pretty cool.. especially if you're a kid. The thing comes complete with working suspension, meticulously built wooden tank treads and X-Arcade controls. Check out the pics and construction timeline."

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Jesus Saves! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519110)

The ONLY Way, Truth and Life!

Ask Jesus into your heart today!

Build your own Bradley Fighting Vehicle (0, Flamebait)

Marijuana al-Shehi (609113) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519113)

and die like a sucker.

Re:Build your own Bradley Fighting Vehicle (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519234)

All I can say is awesome! And to all you wimps who keep complaining this is a bad idea!!!GET A LIFE!!!!! And to any one whining about people growing up to be soldiers all I can say is your freedom came at the price of the lives of little children who grew up became soldiers and gave up their rights and life for your freedom.

This is a dupe (0, Offtopic)

Crazieeman (610662) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519118)

I know its a dupe, I remember seeing it, I just can't find the damn article in the archives [yet].

Re:This is a dupe (0, Offtopic)

Crazieeman (610662) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519129)

Guess not. Maybe I should RTFA. I was thinking of another tank thingie. I didn't want that karma anyway.

Re:This is a dupe (1, Offtopic)

MrP- (45616) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519130)

Maybe you saw it when it was posted to Fark earlier today?

http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink =469182 [fark.com]

What server is this guy running? Surving a farking and slashdotting, damn.

Re:This is a dupe (1)

10Ghz (453478) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519245)

According tp Netcraft:

www.gizmology.net

Linux Apache/1.3.26 (Unix)

Linux Apache/1.3.19 (Unix)

Linux Apache/1.3.4 (Unix)

From userfriendly.org (1)

cheezycrust (138235) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519158)

It is todays UF [userfriendly.org] Link of the Day.

Heh (3, Funny)

w.p.richardson (218394) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519120)

I like the pictures of lil' Rambo rolling along there in the panzer. Reminds me of my youth.

I can hear the shrieks of the gun control activists now!

Uh, can you get me out, now? (3, Funny)

soloport (312487) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519121)

Anyone els think the kid in the tank looks like he's got to take a leak?

Re:Uh, can you get me out, now? (2, Funny)

pergamon (4359) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519203)

What is it you think the gun fires?

What they failed to mention.... (5, Funny)

telstar (236404) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519122)

What they failed to mention was that the Sherman tank was built AROUND the small child ...
Kindergarten is going to be rough for that little one.

Re:What they failed to mention.... (5, Funny)

Angry White Guy (521337) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519135)

Kindergarten won't be so bad. Have you ever picked on a guy in a tank?

Although 5th grade might be rough. Reminds me of Bonzai Kitty.

Re:What they failed to mention.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519136)

Who would bully someone in a sherman?

Re:What they failed to mention.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519159)

I used to bully a guy named Sherman, but the guy that was in him was a famous pop-star with his own amusement park, so I got sued.

Re:What they failed to mention.... (1)

SpectreGadget (465507) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519259)

Maybe, but I coulda used a tank in 7th grade!

Re:What they failed to mention.... (3, Funny)

JPriest (547211) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519336)

Yes, bet there is a kid who will never come up short on lunch money.

Cannon? (4, Funny)

ReidMaynard (161608) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519128)

Man it looks like a Estes(sp?) model rocket motor would fit right in the canon. Look out neighbourhood cats!

Re:Cannon? (2, Interesting)

jpsst34 (582349) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519142)

Yeah, that would be great, if only certain major shipping companies didn't refuse to ship model rocket engines! Link [slashdot.org]

Americans DO like war (5, Funny)

Cyb3r (224792) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519134)

No wonder Bush is looking for every last reason to attack Iraq...

Hey that big war budget HAS to be spent doing something "constructive" right?

this sucks (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519140)

That kid is going to outgrow that tank in 1 week. He shoulda made the tank slightly bigger. maybe a 1:3 model instead of 1:5.

Re:this sucks (1)

Slashdot Junky (265039) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519368)

We would then have to park it in the driveway!

-Slashdot Junky

planning for the american century ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519141)

I guess you have to train your cannon food
as soon as possible.

The american dream !

potential GWB jokes... (2, Funny)

buzban (227721) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519143)

  • every man, woman, and child against terrorism...
  • look, they make it into Iraq virtually undetected...
  • one for saddam, one for dubya, let 'em duke it out...
  • (okay, i'm lost, but this seems ripe for the picking to me... ;)

Re:potential GWB jokes... (1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519246)

Isn't GWB the greatest potential GWB joke?

Re:potential GWB jokes... (1)

Openadvocate (573093) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519456)

Hey he is just following up on GWB's state of the union speech:
http://www.asu.net/bsh/union.wmv [asu.net]

Hovercraft (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519148)

Kids! You can build your own hovercraft with our new easy-to-assemble kit. Just send us $60 and we'll rush you a plastic toy that looks nothing like the item pictured.

Why buy it?

It really works!*

It's Fun!

It's Educational!

It'll Make Your Child The Coolest On The Street!

*kids must have an imagination OR you must be very strong...

Re:Hovercraft (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519162)

>Just send us $60 and we'll rush you a plastic toy
>that looks nothing like the item pictured.

Note: S&H charge of $10000 required, as the items are locked up in Nigeria. We'll refund the money once the hovercraft and our money out...

Just what the world needs... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519151)

kids playing with model weapons of mass destruction. I bet that's how little osama and saddam got started...
baby osama: wheee! crush the infidels!

Re:Just what the world needs... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519476)

A tank is not a "weapon of mass destruction". A missile or drone with a payload of anthrax, smallpox, nerve gas, or other chemical or biological weapon, on the other hand, is.

WMD are not something to play with (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519164)

Stupid people, weapons of mass destruction are not cool. You should all go to jail.

I mean, making 5 year old kids play with miniature meapons of mass destruction? What is wrong with you people?

Re:WMD are not something to play with (3, Insightful)

Jeb3diah (659314) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519197)

A tank is not a weapon of mass destruction.

Re:WMD are not something to play with (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519273)

I see you need to pratice more young jedi.

Re:WMD are not something to play with (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519281)

Tell that to the people from Tieneman Square.
Fuck, if you had a slingshot and a pile of rocks, it would be a WOMD, but only if you were in Iraq.

Come on jerk-off, the whole fucking thing is relative. Why else would GW get his knickers in a knot over a 'Drone Plane' that was made out of balsa wood, weed whacker motors and duct tape, and controlled by a man on the ground at MOST 5 miles away? It's a fucking hobby plane that millions of americans have built for fun, but in Iraq, it's a restricted weapon!

Re:WMD are not something to play with (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519481)

Read this [slashdot.org] .

Re:WMD are not something to play with (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519574)

lol... so in other words, if we slap some duct tape on the Predator drone, it will magically become a nice friendly toy instead of an evil tool of assassination?

War machinery is great (0, Flamebait)

Einherjer (569603) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519166)


Oh yes.
That'll show friends that dad is supercool.
I got me own panzer.
When I grow old i wanna have a real panzer too.

Truly a heroic deed for someone who wants his son grow up a soldier.
It almost seems familiarization with war machinery in youth is common practice.
He should go climbing, diving, biking with him instead of letting him control a weapon.

Re:War machinery is great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519180)

And the irony is, that climbing, diving, and biking would actually prepare him more for being a soldier.

Re:War machinery is great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519260)

No, smashing little kids heads in with rifle butts would have prepared him to be a soldier. So wold have raping all the girls in his class, getting drunk and obnoxious, and stealing. And if he lied to his parents, he could grow up to be President!

I love this country!

Re:War machinery is great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519503)

By "this country", I take it you mean France?

Re:War machinery is great (0)

DanDwig (658279) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519355)

You know, when I was a kid I played with cap pistols, squirt guns (some of them suprisingly realistic) and the like. Yet suprisingle I have no plans to pick up a gun and shoot someone. I'm not quite sure where the connection is being drawn from.

Re:War machinery is great (3, Insightful)

Slashdot Junky (265039) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519392)

Dear World,

Yeah, I play "guns" all the time as a kid, and have never wanted to buy a real one, nor have I ever wanted to use one for anything. Man, those were the days!

Today's kids play with real guns, because their parents were to damn scared of hurting their feelings by saying no and setting real rules!

-Slashdot Junky

Re:War machinery is great (1)

Night War (544005) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519457)

Well, there's a little difference between a plastic toy gun and a tank, don't you think? But on the other hand, the kid probably won't ever come into the situation to actually buy a tank. But I really wonder what he'll do once the cannon's finished...

Re:War machinery is great (1)

Slashdot Junky (265039) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519532)

Both the plastic guns I had and this tank simulate actual real life devices, so they are the same in my mind. They are both intended for pretending in play.

As a kid, I learned that real guns were not for play and when used can result in serious injury and death. With this, I CHOOSE to not use them in a hazardous way. It's all about the choices we make in life.

-Slashdot Junky

Re:War machinery is great (5, Insightful)

mt_nixnut (626002) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519405)

It's actally far more likely that the kid will grow up to be a model making nutlike his Dad. Since he will remember the project as much as the finished product that allowed him to actually climb inside and drive around the yard.

Who knows he may even grow up to be an engineer.

I worked in prisons for quite a few years and believe me, kids with dads that spend this kind of time with them don't typically grow up to be dangerous and violent.

The best part (2, Funny)

photonrider (571060) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519175)

is that the kid will outgrow it in a year and dad will have to think up a new project, maybe a bigger tank or an airplane. "But honey, it's for the kid!"

hey look (5, Funny)

Spicy Bisquit (100885) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519178)

its elian gonzalez. see what the little punk has gotten into in cuba? it is only a matter of time until he invades again.

Completely Stupid (0, Troll)

wiZd0m (192990) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519183)

If all you can teach your kid is to destroy things/people in your tank when he is this young, your as stupid as they they come.

Oops. (0, Flamebait)

Jerky McNaughty (1391) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519267)

"Your as stupid as they they come." Two problems with that sentence, jackass. That should be "you're" (a contraction for "you are"), not your. Also, you said "they they".

Re:Completely Stupid (1)

Night War (544005) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519463)

yeah, and how about new year's firework? The various things you can use baseball bats for? and ice hockey? He'll probably destroy a lot more people by playing ice hockey than by driving around in a wooden tank his dad built him. There is no devil, it's just God when He's drunk.

Builld your own Tank (5, Funny)

rodney dill (631059) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519192)

Cool.

Now I want to sell the instructions to Build your own mine field to this guy's neigbors.

Where was cool stuff like this when I was a kid, or at least when I was small enough to fit inside one of these. I was impressed that the treads were make out of wood, I would've guessed that you would've need an expensive trip too the hardware store to do treads.

Re:Builld your own Tank (1)

GlassUser (190787) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519258)

He's still concerned about their strength. And it's a PITA even making the ones in wood. But they look cool.

Give it a rest you anti-war hippies (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519196)

Studies have proven that it's NATURAL for kids to play with toy guns and the like. Children who do are not any more prone to shooting someone later in life than kids who merely play with dolls. I'm tired of pop psychologists/Oprah Winfrey telling us how to raise children/live our lives. I'm so pissed I'm going outside to shoot something!!!

Re:Give it a rest you anti-war hippies (4, Interesting)

cyberlotnet (182742) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519255)

No kidding, Children are a lot like computer programs, Input affects output, but in the end its the programmer ( parents ) that direct the nature out the output,

Just as a programmer can filter out certain inputs, a parents raising of a child filters there inputs,

You want a program to ignore a certain command you program it to, You want a child to not smoke you talk to them about it, now just like programming, there may be some bugs and it may not work but the parent has to try.

Im tired of listening to parents complain, when its a fact that parents spend less and less time with there children.

Before a parent can even begin to open there mouth they should look at themselves and answer some very simple questions.
1. Do I spend at least a hour of quality time a day with my child.
2. Do I know the names of my childs friends? Where does his best friend live?
3. Has my child every had sex? Do I know this for sure?
4. What is my kids favorite color

Some of the questions may seem stupid but come on, its your child.

Lets stop spending all our time blaming others and spend more time with our children, that is the only sure way to improve things.

Re:Give it a rest you anti-war hippies (4, Funny)

xanadu-xtroot.com (450073) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519646)

No kidding, Children are a lot like computer programs, Input affects output, but in the end its the programmer ( parents ) that direct the nature out the output

Oh, you don't need to tell me about that stuff, man. My son is still in diapers.

Bowling for Columbine (1, Insightful)

dalibor (241079) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519199)

Visit clips [bowlingforcolumbine.com] , click on "A brief history of America". THINK!

Re: Jesus Saves! (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519201)

>The ONLY Way, Truth and Life!

>Ask Jesus into your heart today!


Statements like this shouldn't be made without factual backup. If you want to persuade people: 1. don't post flamebaits - this will make people NOT want to believe what you say. 2. Evidence! 3. get your readers' attention - don't just jump into radical-sounding statements.

Re: Jesus Saves! (0, Offtopic)

Drago451 (655535) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519518)

acually it dont matter

the word will not go with out touching someone, says in the bible

and tabacco companys get people to smoke by putting lame signs up .

Re: Jesus Saves! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519551)

Yes, I agree. However, if you post a flamebait, people won't even listen. You can't spread the word if people don't listen.

Grass, gas, ass or WAR... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519204)

...nobody rides for free :))))

Hmmm... (2, Funny)

WegianWarrior (649800) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519209)

...would a 1/3rd scale model be large enought for a grown man? Or should I try for a 1/2 scale?


I mean, this would be one hell of a toy to scare the neightbours with... *smiles*

News Flash: (4, Funny)

Sayten241 (592677) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519217)

7 year old child with 1/5th scale tank conquers Iraqi military through sheer cuteness.

How are you Gentlemen!! (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519221)

In pre-WW2 Germany, dressing kids like soldiers and playing with army toys was very popular, too.

Americans: All your cannon fodder are belong to us. You are on the way to destruction.

Re:How are you Gentlemen!! (4, Insightful)

The AtomicPunk (450829) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519379)

Which countries was this not popular in?

I submitted this story 2-3 months ago (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519224)


And it was rejected. That's the last time I'll
ever submit a story here - it's a waste of time.

-Chris

Re:I submitted this story 2-3 months ago (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519230)

Thanks.

I submitted an "Ask Slashdot" a few weeks ago. If it had been accepted, we'd all be looking at hot chicks now. Damn editors.

RE-SUBMITT HOT CHICK STORY IN REPLY TO ME (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519441)


Re:I submitted this story 2-3 months ago (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519235)

2-3 months ago, it was Christmas time.

Now we are preparing for war and media must post such cute stories to gain public support for war with Iraq.

you'll put your eye out with that thing! (2, Interesting)

ethanms (319039) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519228)

Any one else think of that Christmas Story movie where they keep telling the kid "You'll put your eye out with that thing!" referring to the Red Ryder BB gun?

Forget equipping the cannon w/ live fire action... all he needs is for some kid to put his eye up real close to that barrel to look inside; then have the driver accidentally hit forward and jam the barrel into his skull.

I'd also be a bit leery about having those tank treds last very long... wood isn't designed to do that sort of thing... and certainly not after a few seasons of hot/cold-wet/dry...

And how about fire control? Motor's get hot and wood burns... small fire could start inside the tank and the kid might not even know...

Plus my mom never even let me have a power wheels!

Re:you'll put your eye out with that thing! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519236)

Does it really matter if the fucking kid burns down in his wooden tank, in some pathetic desert war or in the next fucking skyscraper that's getting blowed up?

tasteless! (-1, Flamebait)

SegaVegas (653741) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519229)

considering the current political events, i find this story quite tasteless, to say the least

Re:tasteless! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519344)

Then ignore the fact that it was a tank, and focus on the fact that a dad spent a lot of time, effort, and money on a very unique toy for his son. I wish my dad had spent that kind of time with me.

The article wasn't tasteless, but your comment was.

Tasteless? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519397)

maybe you're just a big smelly pussy.

The little tank is cool.

ok, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519242)

I think we've reached the point where 'geek' turns into 'sad'

SWEEEEEET (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519244)

All I can say is awesome! And to all you wimps who keep complaining this is a bad idea!!!GET A LIFE!!!!! And to any one whining about people growing up to be soldiers all I can say is your freedom came at the price of the lives of little children who grew up became soldiers and gave up their rights and life for your freedom.

Re:SWEEEEEET (0, Offtopic)

Night War (544005) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519502)

Whose freedom? The Blacks, too? If I remember my history classes correctly there was this thing about the British banning slavery a couple years before the Americans. yep, those kids fought for freedom, but not everyone's freedom.

Re:SWEEEEEET (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519524)

What? A little off topic and not a very good example at that.

Re:SWEEEEEET (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519622)

If I remember my history classes correctly there was this thing about the British banning slavery a couple years before the Americans.

If you had better history classes you would remember that the British contined dealing in the slave trade long after they had "banned" slavery in Britain.

Next thing we'll here (2, Funny)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519247)

Is that it was made for 300 million dollars as a part of some Homeland Security/NSF grant. Tom Ridge: "We need to arm and armor our children. Otherwise the terrorists have won!"

Re:Next thing we'll here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519256)

You know, every time I hear this sentence, my sympathy for the terrorists grows.

Kid Stuck in Tank (1)

pHsHsTK (251616) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519252)

As with all presents for children, he's probably been in the tank for a total of 5 mins,,, spending more time in some cardboard boxes that were in the garage.

Not so fast buddy (5, Funny)

scotay (195240) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519264)

Just imagine the looks on your neighbors faces when you rumble into the midst of their barbecue in a Panzer, and paste the beer cooler with your 37mm potato cannon. That'll teach 'em to drink imported beer on the 4th of July.

The response from my Guinness keg launcher promises to teach your 5-year-old a valuable lesson on the perils of unilateralism.

Re:Not so fast buddy (1)

Night War (544005) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519523)

Is there any good American Beer? Drink real beer! Drink Imported beer!

Hobby? (4, Interesting)

dnoyeb (547705) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519282)

At first it looked interesting. Then he starts running into problem after problem and I'm thinking, Does he want a job at General Dynamics? Because he is doing a ton of engineering. He put some real thought into that thing. I can't blame him at all for the $10-$25 fee for instructions.

Of course he will soon find that the instructions are equally as hard to make as the tank...

Just what I've always wanted to see. . . (4, Funny)

fr2asbury (462941) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519303)

Pictures from the childhood of Davros.
"Father" of the Daleks.

Cheers,
Jonathan

Great for kids? (-1, Troll)

release7 (545012) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519304)

Giving a model of a vehicle designed to inflict death and mayhem on people isn't my idea of a great toy for a kid.

Why not give them a mock up of a chemical warfare agent? "Hey, kids, it looks and smells like real sarin gas! Instantly say goodbye to all your friends and enemies in those worthless mock tanks. And because it's colorless and odorless, Mom will never know!"

Re:Great for kids? (4, Funny)

timeOday (582209) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519343)

Why not give them a mock up of a chemical warfare agent? "Hey, kids, it looks and smells like real sarin gas!
Gimme a break! Look, if you ever become dad enough to pull something like this off you can make a VW bus, ok?

Re:Great for kids? (0)

IICV (652597) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519439)

"Hey, kids, it looks and smells like real sarin gas! ... And because it's colorless and odorless, Mom will never know!" So... how will the kids tell?

Re:Great for kids? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519488)

Maybe if you give him dolls to play with instead he can grow up to be a shitlicking faggot just like you!

Re:Great for kids? (4, Interesting)

iggymanz (596061) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519565)

Giving a kid a model of a vehicle that inflicted death and mayhem on the Nazis is a Good Thing. Teaching that freedom comes at a great price is a Good Thing.

Cisco (1)

azav (469988) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519342)

What's super cool (or super crazy) is that the guy who started Cisco has a real one that he runs around the woods near his house. Read this in an angel investor article somewhere. Heard he even knocked one of his teeth out, trying to run over trees.

Trees one, Cisco nothing.

Re:Cisco (1)

B0mbtruck (658912) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519478)

Just wait until I get my ammo for my german engineered Königstiger tank.

Like a Sherman will hold up to that.

Oh Boy!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519374)

i want Santa Clause to bring me one for Christmas...

Coolest Dad (2, Insightful)

sysadmn (29788) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519375)

Well, he's got my vote for coolest dad of the year!

Awsome model.. (1)

Hans Lehmann (571625) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519399)

and it looks like an awful lot of hours went into it. Unfortunately, in less than one year the boy will have grown too big to fit inside anymore.

Bah! Who needs a tank (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519416)

.. when you can have your own BattleMech! [slashdot.org]

What I don't get is... (1)

EvilFrog (559066) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519530)

...why use X-Arcade controls? The only part used was the Joystick, which can be bought directly from Happ [happcontrols.com] (the manufacturer) for much cheaper.

This guy does not like import beer (0, Troll)

DJ FirBee (611681) | more than 11 years ago | (#5519579)

//Just imagine the looks on your neighbors faces when you rumble into the midst of their barbecue in a Panzer, and paste the beer cooler with your 37mm potato cannon. That'll teach 'em to drink imported beer on the 4th of July. //

That's where I stopped reading. If that guy trys to in any way separate me from my heinekens on the fourth of July, I will put a serious beat down upon him.

Some of us have more firepower than a potato cannon. Regardless, this type of intrusion into my festivities would warrant a beat down with a stick or just a manual beatdown.

As if I am less American because I drink better beer ...

That guy deserves a bitchslap ...*BAP*!

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Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519612)

Without too many exceptions, this guy did a fairly good job. The suspension and hull shape are spot on. But I have to point out that the original Shermans used 1/8" plywood on the hull, not 1/4".

Easy as 1-2-3 ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5519614)

1. Design and build 1/5 scale tank for your child.

2. Child uses tank to collect underwear from weaker children that don't have a personal tank.

3. Profit!

(the guy should charge more for the instructions)
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