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The Categorization Of Model Tanks

Sep 10, 2008
Model tanks can be very fun and interesting to assemble. The can be very educational as well. There are many different manufacturers that create model tank kits. Some of the most highly sought after ones include those made by Tamiya, Revell, Dragon, Trumpeter and Academy. Manufacturers today have upped the ante on producing top notch models by seeing who it is that can create the model with the greatest amount of detail as well as ensuring the integrity of the accuracy.

Many have begun using alternative building materials including metal barrels as well as different metal parts. Many such parts were once considered aftermarket and were avoided by some model aficionados. Now they have become standard issue for some manufacturers. Aftermarket kits or detail sets are still in use for model builders to create a much rarer version of the original model. Some of the aftermarket parts available include tools, turrets, decals or even metal links can help to make the model look a great deal more accurate as well as providing the opportunity to create a model that is accurate but also is a one and only.

There are several ways that model tanks can be categorized. One way is by the manufacturer who created the model. The next method could be the scale. In other words you would group all 1/32 scale models together. There are models that are made for static display only. This means that they can be displayed with or without a base. They may also be used in a diorama with other vehicles and scenery. Much of this is dependent on the model builder himself.

Some models may be made part of a dynamic display in which the tank is pulled along a set route by artificial means in order to illustrate a historic scene. Another categorization for model tanks is the era in which they were developed, manufactured and used. The first tanks as we know them were developed around the time of WWI. Their heyday came during WWII when the largest tank units saw the most action.

You can also categorize your tanks according to the units to which they were attached. When tanks were first introduced they were integrated into infantry units. Before long it was determined that they would be better served by relabeling them as armored cavalry units. Many new cavalry units and battalions were created. By researching the number of tanks that were assigned to these particular units you could soon rebuild the unit of your choice.
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