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#41 DougRichards

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 2253 PM

I just find it interesting that toy guns are that controlled in Oz. Thanks Doug.

 

You can still buy toy guns, but you cannot buy replicas that may be used in an offence. 


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 0823 AM

Sooo.... where are the pictures? films? complaints from run-into innocent bystanders?


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 2047 PM

It can look like a real gun here in Canada and not be a replica if it fires a projectile like a bb, airsoft or paintball


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Posted 07 March 2015 - 0714 AM

Sooo.... where are the pictures? films? complaints from run-into innocent bystanders?


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Shipping was delayed because it couldn't fit in the usual box with some other items. It's supposed to arrive this month or April in its own box.
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Posted 26 April 2015 - 2211 PM

I HAS TANK! ^_^

 

Actually it arrived last week and have been having lots of fun with it lately. ^_^

 

I upgraded the plastic tracks with metal ones (which had rubber pads!). Each track segment is connected by two pins. It's almost like the real thing. ^_^

 

I also upgraded the idler and sprocket with metal ones, as well as the gearbox with metal gears instead of the stock one with plastic gearing.

 

Did some "track maintenance" yesterday and it was HARD :lol: spent ours trying to pry out pins, and hours trying to insert pins as well hahahaha!

 

I can't wait to get the 360-degree modification kit so turret can do 360 turns (currently limited to 320), updated electronics, and other stuff. :lol:


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 0632 AM

I HAS TANK! ^_^

 

Actually it arrived last week and have been having lots of fun with it lately. ^_^

 

I upgraded the plastic tracks with metal ones (which had rubber pads!). Each track segment is connected by two pins. It's almost like the real thing. ^_^

 

I also upgraded the idler and sprocket with metal ones, as well as the gearbox with metal gears instead of the stock one with plastic gearing.

 

Did some "track maintenance" yesterday and it was HARD :lol: spent ours trying to pry out pins, and hours trying to insert pins as well hahahaha!

 

I can't wait to get the 360-degree modification kit so turret can do 360 turns (currently limited to 320), updated electronics, and other stuff. :lol:

 

Some pics or vid would be nice...share the fun :D


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 1904 PM

The inspired-by-Syrian-tanks-with-GoPro vid will have to wait because I'm too lazy to upload it to the computer hahahaha! But below are some pix including stills taken by my celphone's cam of the monitor showing the action cam footage. :D

 

 

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Bun Bun (as I have affectionately named it) fresh from its box. Some stuff not yet installed when pic was taken. Van's wheel behind for scale. IT IS BIGGER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. :blink: :D

 

 

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Two kittehs on teh bed, much adorbz hehehehe

 

 

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Bun Bun TC'd by Totoro. Later on, I'll have the TC replaced with an appropriate Reichtangle hehehehe!

 

 

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Dad pushing out Bun Bun hehehehe

 

 

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At the Lalaland Training Area hihihihi! Note action cam SJC4000 attached on bustle for that "Syrian tanks" vibe hehehehe

 

 

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The Heights of Silliness. This is actually a mountain bike trail.

 

 

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*vomit* hehehehe

 

 

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Gunner-sabot-pots hehehehe

 

 

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Gunner-sabot-jeep hehehehe

 

 

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Gunner-sabot-OMG A GIANT! hehehehehe


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 1618 PM

Doug, here in the UK the individual is licenced to purchase airsoft guns from retaliers (not sure if there is any restriction on public sales). To get licenced you have to prove that you attend an airsoft ground with its own insurance a certain number of times a year (I think it's three). As with Australia, various massacres loom large over the British psyche. I don't see any pressure to remove restrictions and more are coming - for example a pretty punitive airgun licencing scheme here in Scotland against which not a single MSP voted on its first passage through the Scottish Parliament.


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 2147 PM

Stuart: It's basically assembled already. The fragile parts (grenade launchers, brackets, handles) and other stuff that doesn't make it fit in the box are left out and found in sprue trees. No painting required unless one is very anal about it. :D Since the purpose is one of fun rather than accuracy-for-display, I didn't bother cleaning up the parts or making stuff accurate. Just install battery and it'll run.

 

The metal tracks, idler wheels, and sprockets are aftermarket parts, and while the tracks are assembled, there are extra links that you can add if the fit is too tight. Also, the rubber pads are separate (comes with the metal tracks) and you have to glue each pad to the track otherwise you end up losing pads. I've lost quite a number already but have replaced these by making my own from bicycle interior tubes and contact cement. Pads are glued to track with superglue. Decals are rub-on dry transfers which are very easy to apply.

 

More pix from a recent vacation:

 

 

Anschluss II -

 

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The little boy asked "Why are there no footprints on the sand?" And Jesus replied "TANK!" -

 

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Bun Bun cares not for little ineffective signs -

 

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Bun Bun having a moment on the beach, contemplating about vicissitudes of life, the mystery of the universe, and how best to do Operation Sealion II -

 

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Planning to get the HL 1/16 M1A2 Abrams by the end of the month. That one I will modify to a SEP v2 so will need to build new turret APU, extended bustle rack, CROWS II, loader's TUSK stuff, and some minor hull modifications, and repainting it entirely in NATO 3-colour so Bun Bun can have a stablemate. It'll be named Nub Nub. :lol:

 

 

And here's wishing that Heng Long will finally release a 1/16 Challenger 2. I've only seen videos of a prototype.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 2046 PM

Ok. I have succumbed. :lol: I told my friend to order for me a set of 1/16 metal tracks for the HL M1A2 Abrams. ^_^

 

I'll be getting the Abrams hopefully next week or sometime later this month. :D


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 1955 PM

That setup would look better with a Tunguska or Gepard... (leave off Search Radar, replace with GoPro).


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 2020 PM

Looking for some of those HD security cams, the little ones. I might fit them in the gunner's sights hehehehe

 

OBTW, Heng Long will be releasing a 1/16 T-90.

 

OMG....

 

http://www.rcunivers...02&d=1430327279

 

Also...

 

Did I say I'm getting that 1/16 M1A2 sometime later in the month?

I meant tomorrow.

 

^_^

 

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 1749 PM

Here're the videos of Bun Bun on patrol hehehehe

 

 


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 2149 PM

ACK! No M1A2 today!

 

The seller tried to pull a fast one on me. The deal was for the plastic version (i.e., with plastic tracks and nylon geared transmission).

 

Just hours before delivery, I was informed the plastic tank they had for me was damaged and it was the only plastic version left, and that instead I should buy the more expensive metal version (i.e., metal tracks and zinc alloy geared transmission).

 

I told them that I had already ordered from eBay the proper metal tracks for the M1 (the metal tracks that come with the metal version makes use of Leopard 2A6 tracks), and a steel geared transmission, so I only need the cheaper plastic version.

 

They'll inform me next week if they'll have a new shipment of plastic version. If not, it's online purchase again for the M1 this time.

 

Bun Bun will have to wait for a little while longer....


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 0422 AM

Heng Long 1/16 RC T-90 tank pictures can be seen here. It is BEAUTIFUL.

 

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I. Must. Get. One. (so my Leo2 and incoming M1 have a target hihihihihihi!)


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 1507 PM

Take the big plunge Stuart and get a 1/6 scale.

 

Centurion and Comet, http://www.armortek....k/kits-archive/


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 1856 PM

And then there's this all-metal 1/8 Chieftain Mk 5:

 

http://www.chunwai-m...sp?ProductID=44

 

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 2206 PM

1/8th Chally

 

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 1829 PM

Looking for some of those HD security cams, the little ones. I might fit them in the gunner's sights hehehehe

 

 

Why not get 3 cameras, driver, gunner, commander and 'drive' the tank from a screen?


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 2242 PM

Expensive? :lol:

Found a FPV camera system and the whole thing will cost more than the tank itself. :D

That's one HD camera, transmitter, receiver and screen.
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