I just can't keep it in anymore. A while back, I had the opportunity to acquire this slightly used Tamiya 2A6. It is apart, but 100% complete and operable with the addition of a radio and battery.
We MUST get together for some tank running and shooting one day next year
Somewhere down the line, it will prove to be a very suitable base for a 2A6M(Can) conversion. It will be made into a model of one of the Canadian Army Leopards that was attached to and served with the USMC through the Afghan War.
I was truly blessed to receive this model, and once my Sherman is done, this will be a fairly simple build. The goofy camo gotta go, that's for sure!
The rubber band tracks, idlers, and swing arms will be replaced with Impact metal parts, and the road wheels will be replaced with those with sealed ball bearings. Other than that, add the distinctive Canadian turret additions, engine armor, slat armor, and antenna mounts, and we'll have a winnah!
Your Abrams will have a foe, my friend
Main gun's all there, complete with recoil unit. It needs the barrel stabilizer though. Enough room for a BB gun... Hmmmmmm......
Multifunction unit is present and accounted for
Sound unit and the Duplex drive system is all there. Turret rotator motor and elevation mechanism are all there, as are pretty much all the missing parts from the pictures. This is an AWESOME starting point for a Canuck 2A6M.
Tom, I don't mean to hijack, so I'll end it, but this is far enough out where I won't start a thread yet.
Just know that you, Paul, and others have me getting gung-ho on this tank thing...
This needs plenty more work than your Abrams, my friend
Edited by Clunkmeister, 28 December 2015 - 05:21 AM.
Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker
In progress: T-28C, T-28D from a C, MuG-23MF, Felixstowe F2a early, PBJ-1H, PZL P-11C
Completed: RCAF F-51D Mustang, ZM A-1H Skyraider, Tamiya A6M2, Felixstowe F2a early, Junkers J.l, Gotha G.lV, Pfalz D.Xll, Albatros D.V, Bf-109F4, Ta-152H-1