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Made in China: Celestial engineers create radio-controlled replicas of WWII tanks


The team consists of a little more than ten people, led by former advertiser Jason. It was he who discovered that the market for exact replicas tanks quite small and offers mainly large sizes.

They decided to create smaller models entirely of metal. According to the team, only this material can give the machines that warlike look. The technique differs from the original only in size. When creating combat vehicles, the team does not use welding, all parts are connected to each other just like in real tanks. Nobody else produces anything like this in the world.

The hardest part was getting started. None of the team had any idea how complex machines are built. Drawings and manufacturing of the hull of the debut Pz.Kpfw. III took three months, but the first tests ended unsuccessfully. Outside the tank, everything was perfect, but as soon as it started moving, the internal mechanisms immediately failed. It took a whole day to fix the model. However, five minutes after the start, the technique stopped working again. After each test, engineers had to repair and modernize something. In the end, it took three years to bring the tank to mind.

Even before the start of work on the first project, the team faced a huge problem - the purchased machines turned out to be faulty. A familiar master helped to find new equipment. From that moment on, the employees moved to a kind of tank manufacturing plant and, despite the lack of heating, worked day and night on their brainchild.

Each copy of the company is a work of art. Everything is done by hand. Each module is checked several times, because in case of an error in the calculations, it will no longer be possible to modify it. Some parts cannot be processed due to lack of equipment. Therefore, it is not uncommon for a team to seek help from a higher-level organization.

For more information on the production process of radio-controlled tanks, the atmosphere in the team, and the big dream of the head of the company, see the documentary "Made in China" from the creators of the famous game World of Tanks.

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  1. Aerodrome
    Aerodrome 23 January 2021 06: 28
    awesome job, hat off ...
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 23 January 2021 06: 43
      Gorgeous !!! I wonder if you use it on the set of films about the war, will it be more realistic than computer graphics? Khanzhonkov also coped with scaling on the set with models.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 23 January 2021 07: 38
        Quote: NDR-791
        Khanzhonkov still coped with scaling on the set with models.

        A native of Donbass, in fact, the founder of cinema in Russia, of which we are rightfully proud.

        Khanzhonkovo ​​- part of the territory of the Soviet district of the city of Makeevka, Donetsk People's Republic.

        Not far from him in the village of Khanzhonkovka (Verkhne Khanzhenkovsky Petrovsky), now the village of Verkhnyaya Krynka, was born Alexander Alekseevich Khanzhonkov (1877-1945) - the founder of national cinema. Since 2002, a unique cultural event “Khanzhonkov's Days in the Homeland” has been annually held in his honor in Makeyevka. Famous filmmakers and actors from Russia visit Makeyevka, the action is supported by the Khanzhonkov House in Moscow.
    2. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 24 January 2021 22: 35
      I agree with you. About ten years ago, when the son was 11-12 years old. Also thought about creating a model. The choice fell on the "yagpanther". I found the drawings, began to rescale, then think over how to make those and other mechanisms ... Then I figured out the cost and started scratching my turnips.
      In general, I forgot safely.
  2. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx 23 January 2021 07: 10
    Pts cool! No words!
  3. Ros 56
    Ros 56 23 January 2021 08: 11
    I didn't understand, and what could be out of order there, if all the parts and assemblies are properly designed and made. Most likely a Chinese disease, clumsy people are accustomed to doing everything in a Western manner, beautiful outside, but essentially junk. This is especially true for Chinese machines, and, accordingly, the models are the same.
    1. Vanyusha
      Vanyusha 10 March 2021 10: 58
      Something I have not seen similar from Russian left-handers. We criticize only the Chinese.
    BISMARCK94 23 January 2021 08: 45
    The answer to British armortek? Which is a Shaw Rolls-Royce among the modelers. You watch on YouTube how pensioners in Europe have fun with similar models envy takes
    1. Petr Vladimirovich
      Petr Vladimirovich 23 January 2021 13: 55
      And who prevents yourself from getting involved? And not in tank cars, but in aircraft modeling. This is really something! laughing
      1. BISMARCK94
        BISMARCK94 23 January 2021 16: 39
        Was drawn into the bench and railway) railway is already expensive, did not take out))
  5. Petr Vladimirovich
    Petr Vladimirovich 23 January 2021 12: 35
    Several years ago I took a Big Foot typewriter of the Taiwanese company Tiger, format 1x8 for $ 700. Weight 7,5 kg. These tanks are similar, maybe even 1x6. Handmade, completely duralumin, copies. The price tag must be a horse, otherwise the guys just won't beat back ... sad
  6. serezhasoldatow
    serezhasoldatow 23 January 2021 23: 08
    "When creating combat vehicles, the team does not use welding, all parts are connected to each other just like in real tanks." What is it like?
    1. serezhasoldatow
      serezhasoldatow 23 January 2021 23: 21
      Block again. Do you support Bandera?
    EVGENY CHORUS 24 January 2021 00: 32
    the information is already out of date - the guys are no longer engaged in models, for about 2 years already, I myself work at a scale of 1: 6 - I constantly look at serial manufacturers at this scale.
    I must say their models are flawless! There are also Englishmen -https: //
  8. Maks1995
    Maks1995 22 March 2021 19: 41
    I saw a video about 5 years ago about a similar creation in Russia. The size is just a bit larger.
    There was even maneuvering, and imitation of shots ...

    But for some reason there is little of this in the Russian Federation. Apparently not for everyone