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The Haunted Tank (Jigsaw Tank)

After the original M3 Stuart tank is destroyed, Jeb Stuart and his crew build a jigsaw tank using scrap parts from the "tank graveyard". Built on a modified T-34/76 chassis, the Jigsaw Tank somewhat defies description.

 

Project

1:72
Ideas
1:72 Light Tank Stuart Mk.1 (Minicraft Hasegawa 703)1:32 ACW Confederate General Staff (Chintoys CHT014)1:72 M4A3 (76) W Tank (Trumpeter 07226)2+
 

Comments

5 | 24. January, 07:43
Spanjaard
i am in :)
24. January, 22:30
Greg Baker
I can always count on you!
25. January, 03:31
Greg Baker
One thing I'm trying to figure out how to handle is the fact that the Haunted Tanks all fly the Confederate Battle flag (being haunted by a Confederate cavalry general and all). It's certainly a bit controversial at the moment, but I'm likely to add it for 3 main reasons 1) people put nazi symbols on WWII era models all the time, 2) I hate revisionist history, even in comics. Tintin had some issues with racists (Tintin in the Congo), and trying to hide the past dooms us to repeat it... and the distant 3) is that, to me, as a child of the 70s/80s, the Confederate battle flag is more synonymous with the Dukes of Hazard General Lee Dodge Charger than anything else.

I wonder if anyone else has any thoughts?
25. January, 03:51
wilky
I actually don't like flags at all.
Being symbols of division but you have to put the flag on because you're making a model and that's what it had.
I love the Dukes of Hazzard.
One of my favourite slot cars is the General Lee and it wouldn't look right without the flag.
Neither would your model.
In Australia the Southern Cross flag has been appropriated by the racists too.
Racists suck, they wreck everything
25. January, 04:09
Spanjaard
indeed, they do
25. January, 07:07
Greg Baker
I added the "inspiration" for the Jigsaw tank. It mentions the chassis as being a modified T-34 but not where the turret is supposed to have come from.
28. January, 21:14

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