What is the purpose of doing a shitty replica like this?

>Get a russian tank as a base
>Add a body kit
>Wheels aren't interlocked like the original

Wouldn't be far better to just build the entire hull using 4mm or even thinner steel plates?
This way the tank would weight less and would be less prone to break.
And would look like the original.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Which do you think is easier? A) Taking an already existing hull that works and just adding the cosmetic parts that get you most of the way or B) Building the thing from scratch?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Building the thing from scratch?

      A couple of geeks with a fat budget and a garage could probably throw together a higher quality Tiger over the weekend than the Germans could with their chronic shortage of resources.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Haha
        No

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If it's just meant to be a replica on the outside, 95% of that can be removed. Even the interleaved wheels could just be unnecessary pieces of cardboard.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well that's not what he said did he? He said a Tiger, not a tiger facade.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm tired.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          someone doesnt know about the Tiger replica that was supposed to be used for the Movie White Tiger

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >American moron can't grasp the sheer complexity and excellence of German Tank Design

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If I were very rich I could see it maybe being possible to make a replica FT or maybe even a stuart.
        But a tiger?
        Lol, lmao

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Wouldn't be far better to just build the entire hull using 4mm or even thinner steel plates
          No, it wouldn't. Because you have to fit engine and tracks in there, as well as moving turret with a cannon that can fire blanks,
          >What is the purpose of doing a shitty replica like this?
          Purpose is that most of the historical tanks were utilised and used as target practice, and until certain point of history (70s maybe) people never really bothered with historically accurate tanks. Few movies got them accurate, but most of them didn't - look at Guns of Navarone with M24s, Liberation with IS-2 repainted to resemble german tanks, Patton with Pattons.
          I guess, the process of making a white Tiger for "White Tiger" movie is kinda well-documented, but it was too late and not impressive enough to a director.

          I actually saw a replica of FT-17 during last historical festival in my city. They claimed it could move.

          The Russians had entire tank armies of German tanks for their WW2 movies in the 50s

          Except no. You cleacly don't watch enough of soviet cinema. Most of the movies feature mockups built on T-44 or T-54/55 hulls acting as german tanks, BTR-152 acting as the replacement for Sd.Kfz. 251. The lousiest movie tanks wouldn't even be mocked up (like BMP-2 in 1983 The Tank Crew).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >A couple of geeks with a fat budget and a garage could probably throw together a higher quality Tiger over the weekend than the Germans could with their chronic shortage of resources.
        if it's so easy to slap together a whole Tiger why hasn't anyone done it in almost 80 years?
        even the handful of just externally accurate replicas aren't exactly functional enough to be usable in a movie production for anything more than a background prop, which nowadays would probably just be green-screened in.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They used the one from Bovington in Fury but had to drive it on concrete with a carpet laid on top of it. Its immensely fragile and there is a problem with rotating the turret from the war damage it received that means even that has to be rationed. There is a whole thing about how the costs to the exhibit were worth it for the financial support they received for the museum but it remains kind of controversial.

          I think that kind of tells you how hard they are come to by.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      C)Restore any of the existing German tanks being used as police vehicles even to this day.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We'd all like to believe.
        But that's just a BMP in a Halloween costume costume

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        when was the last time you actually saw a real german ww2 tank you retard?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well, you sure can build a tank replica fom scratch, have a rather nicely done Type 95 for example:

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are you that autist that thinks building a tiger would be easy

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Movie-prop for normies.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean, can't they CG the non-tiger parts to look the part?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What is the purpose of doing a shitty replica like this?
    because Germans knew how to destroy equipment on retreat if it can't be evacuated, the allies only ever captured a single Tiger tank, the Tiger 131

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the allies only ever captured a single Tiger tank

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        in operational condition

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What is Tiger 712
          Likely many others

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Tiger 712’s engine cover is shown removed, but undamaged, while its neighbor was demolished, consistent with other German demolitions in Tunisia. Probably the Germans departed without verifying all demolition
            goddamnit hans

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Russians had entire tank armies of German tanks for their WW2 movies in the 50s

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You are just wrong. The Russians captured enough German tanks to sometimes form company level formations, not army level

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you are a reenactor and pay for everything from your group's little money box built on in-group donations, achieving the ownership of a working and real tank is a mindboggling achievement. Even if it doesn't look exactly like the original yet. Just transporting it from one event to the next is a expensive thing.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its close enough for reenacting or some low budget event/movie

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The war lasts another 10 years
      >Germans use captured Pattons to continue their second North African Campaign after establishing a bridgehead in Tunisia

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I will never not be upset over Spain selling their Panzer IV and StuG fleets to Syria only to get btfo by Israel. If they had kept them in storage all these 60s WW2 movies shot there could’ve had authentic tanks.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also Spain has scrapped the last Type VII submarine in service, the one that was used for Gunther Prien biopic.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These things happen.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They have this at IWM Duxford, its the one from Saving Private Ryan. Same construction method, T34 hull. In the context of the museum they have a T34 next to it.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When you're making a movie (especially in pre-internet times) you aren't concerned enough about the opinion of tank nerds to make it a 1:1 replica.

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