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Tank Terror M220 TOW, complete
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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 11:34 AM UTC
This is my entry, M220 TOW for the Tank Terror campaign. It was scratchbuilt using Evergreen Plastics and Tamiya's paints. This was a fun group build which i enjoyed much.






I would like to say thanks to SgtWilhite for this wonderful campaign and i'm looking forward to seeing everyone's entrys.
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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 11:45 AM UTC
Hey, are you sure you didn't take a picture of a real TOW and cut and paste it to a picture of a base?? Many that turned out great. That is a super addition to the campaign. And you are welcome. I hope everyone enjoyed building for it. Hopefully next week when the campaign is finished we can get the best picked out and award the medal for "best in show" and the ribbons awarded.
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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 12:21 PM UTC
Looks good Joe, Nice to see you up and around again, hope you are feeling better, and recovering well.
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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 12:57 PM UTC
it looks really nice! i cant even imagine scratchbuilding anything! good job.
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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 01:52 PM UTC
Joe, I salute you for a fantastic example of the TOW. If this was mine I would have to make a clear case cover for it, just to keep all the hands and fingers off it. Bravo and three cheers
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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 03:44 PM UTC
Very cool. I enjoyed watching this come alive. My only question/concern is regarding the tripod: you can see in the image below the cross looking bars on the upper part of the mount Unfortunately I don't have anything to back this up other than with another model. I can also understand how doing something like that would be very difficult.

Otherwise, you did an awesome job with great details and great accuracy.



Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 04:30 PM UTC
Here ya go Jeff, this is one of the pictures i went by. As i said before not perfect. but some what close. I had no dimensions ether to go by.
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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 07:11 PM UTC
Joe

You did a real fine job in scratch buildin the TOW. An spending over 18 years of my US Army career (20 yrs plus) as a TOW crewmember, that's a complament. The only thing that caught my eye was the launch tube. But, it could be the angle the photo was taken. It seems to be just a little to long. But, like I said, it could be just an optical distortion of the lens, etc.

Know what would set it off even better? Taht would be to build a BGM-71 series missile. Now that is only my opinion. If you are interested in that, PM me. I think I still got some photos and data on the BGM-71 series missile.

D.A.T
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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005 - 02:52 AM UTC
Very nice job Joe...Which the scale?

Cheers
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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005 - 03:05 AM UTC
Joe excellent build, very detailed!

Congrats!

Garry
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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005 - 04:15 AM UTC
Thanks for the back up so I am not totally loony. I noticed only on the fact that I knew different from what I saw. To an outsider (and even more than a few insiders), it is great.

Jeff