Thursday, 14 July 2011

14th of July Challenge

Some time ago I saw mentioned on Paul's Bods a plan on the Gloranthan Army Blog to post photos of large numbers of toys on 14 July.  As this was a completely pointless exercise it was clearly a good idea.  Needless to say I forgot all about it until I noticed Paul's post today!  Hopefully the photos below will redeem my reputation for excess.  I plundered several (but by no means all) of my Russian Megablitz boxes to gather the toys shown.  All are 20mm scale, from a variety of makers including Airfix, Matchbox, Fujimi, Armourfast, Red Star, Hinchcliffe, Esci, Italeri, Britannia, Frontline and at least one scratchbuild.
Forward to the west!
I am prepared to offer a (very) modest prize to the first reader to provide (in a comment) the correct types and numbers of the various tanks in the photo.  I'll settle for general designations, such as 'T-34, KV-1' and not worry about whether it's a model 41 or whatever.  My decision will be final, and in the event of a tie the prize will go to whoever offers the best bribe.

20 comments:

Don M said...

Ok check my blog in a few!

Very nice Ruskies Tim!

"URRRRRRRRRRAW!! "

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Thanks. Your approval indicates that I've got the Dangerous Megalomaniac market sewn up.

Paul´s Bods said...

Bloody hell!!! Ive never seen so many russian tanks in one photo!!!
I like your comment...seeing as it´s a pintless excercise it has to be a good idea :-D Made me laugh after a c**p day at work..
I shan´t even start to guess which tanks are what and how many..so it will have to be a bribe :-D
Cheers
paul

Don M said...

LOL,well it does take one to know one as they say...)

Tim Gow said...

Paul's Bods
You can never have too many Soviet tanks. As I'm sure Zhukov would say if he was in a position to comment today.

Tim Gow said...

Don M
I'm just glad your across the pond - I'm not sure your collection would fit on this little island!

Grégory Privat said...

And I thought I had a big russian army with a lot of tanks... very nice !

Don M said...

I don't know Tim, although it was a tight squeeze we yanks fit last time we were there...)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Cool!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Love those BT5's, BT7's and T26's

Bill said...

Think you and Don have allot in common Tim! Great collection of Soviet tanks you have there!

Tim Gow said...

Gregory Privat
They're WW2 Russians - only available in one quantity - lots!

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Thanks, but there's plenty more to identify!

Tim Gow said...

Bill
Don is clearly a scary man - even by my standards!

Paul said...

Cripes, you do have a problem Tim.

Most impressed.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Just be thankful I'm not supplying Al's North Koreans!

west1871 said...

Bloody hell Tim that is a big army!Loads of steel.

Cheers Rich.

Tim Gow said...

West1871
That's about 75% of my Soviet tanks - as many as I could be bothered getting out of boxes.

Chris Kemp said...

"We can't quite see, but they're still opening boxes". You have to love Soviet tank armies :O)

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
I knew you'd understand - but all that proves is that you need locking up just as much as I do!