Detroit Tank Command
Recap for July 2009 DTC Times #003
Tuesday August 4, 2009
July was another great month for our club. We
displayed at the Yankee Air Force show “Thunder over Michigan” which featured
the US Air Force Blue Angles and many more great planes. We were set up with
the re-enactor group again. This is a great alliance for us, they understand
and know what the equipment is that we have modeled, and have encouraged us to
demonstrate our tanks. We had Jimmy Miller from Jackson Michigan come and help
on Saturday at the show. We gathered many name of potential new members, and
even had one sign up on the spot, welcome Nate. As a result of being at the Air
show we were invited to be at the Re-enactors show the next weekend in St.
Clair Shores. This was a two day show, but we could only be there for one day,
due to the short notice. But next years we’ll be there in force for both days!
This again was a great time with several members running their tanks and
demonstrating battling, in the grass! We’ve posted several pictures of these
events on our web site for your viewing, take a few moments and see what we
saw. We are looking forward to doing these events again next year!
We again held our meeting on July 11, 2009 at the
home of one of our members. We had 5 members in attendance. We covered a range
of topics for the club. The results/recap of this meeting can be viewed on the
Club Forum. We intend to meet once per month for the operations meeting, then
at lease once per month to run the tanks in some type of event. We ran our tank
in Marks front yard prior to the meeting and had a good time. We did see which
tanks worked and which ones did not. Mark put on a demonstration of Air
Brushing and finishing techniques that was just outstanding. We look forward to
learning more from Mark in the art of fine scale modeling. We will post on the
web site and forum dates and times. Our general meetings are open to guests as
well, just contact us to let us know you want to attend, we’ll provide the
location and directions.
We have grown to 10 members as of the first of the
month. We continue to look for interested people to enlist them in the club. We
are getting many people joining the forum and hope to see more people come out
and join the club as we make our presence known by doing shows and displays. Remember:
ownership of a tank is not required and membership is FREE, just sign up on the website/forum! We are developing this
organization/group “To Promote all facets
of R/C Armor Modeling”. Being an R/C modeler is not required either, all
facets of the armor modeling community are welcome to join. Give us a try,
together we can do great things, and grow the hobby.
All new recruits need to go to Roll Call and post
something about you.
The club’s web site continues to grow and expand. We
need your help in growing it even more. Post your questions/concerns/builds/
etc. and tell us what you’d like to see on the forum and website. Our hope is
that the DTC Website/forum will become the website and forum for R/C Armor
Modeling information exchange and growth. We’ve had several comments about the
site and are looking to hearing from each of you with your comments to improve
the site. We are off to a great start, we need your input to keep the ball
rolling and growing the R/C Armor Hobby. Please review the web site; send us
your comments, articles, and ideas. We need everyone to contribute to the
forum. Please posts articles or submit them to me and I’ll add them to the
Tamiya’s KV-1 unit and the Heng-long are now
available at hobby shops and via on-line stores. There are even upgrades
available for these new releases from impact and other sources. Impact has new
electronic devices that are going to available yet this year. These devices
will be additional units to expand their line of IR components to aid in IR
battling. As more details are released we will post the information on the
- Club meeting scheduled for
Tuesday August Details on location and map will follow.
- We have tentatively scheduled
another tank run date for mid to late August, with the location, time,
confirmation date, to be announced in the meeting notice.
- September’s meeting will be
at Great Lakes hobby with a tank run/demo scheduled their on a Saturday, The
dates and time will be announced in the meeting minutes.