Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Top 20 albums

I was thinking about this on the way home from work today. Since most of us are music lovers. Why not do a top 20 of your favorite albums. Now if your like me I could easly do a top 100. But for this blog lets just do a top 20 for the time being. Here is my list in no particular order.

1. Slayer: God hates us all 8. Dismember: Like an ever-flowing stream
2. Ride: nowhere 9. The gathering:Mandylion
3. Mira:mira 10. Elliot: False cathedral
4. Pixies:bossanova 11. Pink Floyd: pulse
5. Anathema: A fine day to exit 12. Neurosis: Souls at zero
6. Silent hill series soundtracks 13. Immolation: Here in after
7. Sick of it all:Blood,sweat and no tears 14. Incantation: Mortal throne of Nazarene 15. Concrete Blonde: Bloodlet,16. The Jin-Roh soundtrack,17. Disembowelment: Transcendence into the peripheral,18. Isis: Panopticon,19. Rodrige y Gabriela: Rodrige y Gbriela,20. The war a Ken Burns film: the soundtrack. So there you are here my list of 20.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Seven random and/or weird things about me.

1. I love playing with the silkie part on blankets. 2. Me and Larro share the same birthday a year apart(sept 29). 3. I carry a Zippo( the real deal not a cheap knack off). 4. Everytime my car hits something I make a pssssst sound(you know like a hole,old woman with a walker,lawyer,etc). 5. I hung myself on the playground when I was a kid. 6. I'm a dyslexic(not joking). 7. I always lay out my clothes for the next day. So there you go some odd things about me.

Monday, December 17, 2007



The Problem of recovering heavy tanks had become clear since the commitment of the Tiger in late 1942. In view of the large number of panthers it was intended to deploy in mid 1943,plans were made for a recovery vehicle based on the panther chassis. In June 1943,the first twelve were built by simply providing a turretless tank chassis from the MAN production. Normal production was then under-taken by Henschel from July 1943, and they built 70 before their Panther production ceased in November 1943. The need Berge-panther continued, and in February 1944,Demag converted their entire Panther production to Bergepanther. After an additional 150 Ausf A units,the Ausf G went into production in September 1944. In April 1944. Hitler ordered that Bergepanthers be built from Panthers sent rebuild, and the plan was for thirteen in April,eighteen in May,twenty in June and ten in July this programme did not materialze,and only eight conversions were made in August 1944.

Specific features:

The original twelve Bergepanther were turretless panther Ausf D , but those built by Henschel in 1943 were fully equipped with a 40 ton winch,spade and 1.5 ton derrick. Again the chassis was Ausf D. The Demag vehicles with the "letter-box" MG port in the hull front plate. 2cm KwK38 Mounting was eliminated from this series, and the spade was extended.

Combat sevice:

The panzer Regiment Lauchert had four of the first twelve,so-called Schlepper,at Kursk (the biggest tank battle of ww2) in July 1943, while the 51st and 52nd Panzerabteilungen each had four Bergepanther. The normal establishment of the workshop and recovery company of each tank detachment was from two to four Bergepanther. The workshop and company of the heavy tank detachments was two Bergepanther.

Final thoughts:

My source for information on this subject : Encyclopedia of GERMAN TANKS of world war two(my bible).

The picture: Is of my Bergepanther Ausf D. I used the Italeri kit straight from the box. The only thing not from the kit was a piece of wood I stole from sister doll house. Sorry it's not the greatest picture.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I've been tagged

Ok so I have been tagged to tell about event that I can't explain away. A paranormal event if you will. Generally I don't buy into to that stuff. I think of you sit down and take a good look at it. You'll find that there is rational explanation. After I got out of the army I worked for a cleaning company called knight's cleaner. I worked for this company for about twelve years(give or take a year). The one building that I spent a good chunk of the time cleaning was a building named old kent(a six story office buidling). The 5th and the 3th floors were will known for having odd occurances. Most of the "odd occurances" that happen to me to. I can explain away as over active immagination. Working in a building by yourself where the most mundain noise become very sinister. There are four events that I'm still working on to explain. My first year at old kent I had going to the 5th floor to grab a can of pop. As I'm walking out of the suite The door closed byhide me(it was automatic closeing door)....I made sure it was locked. I got on the elevator and heard the door open and slam shut again. So I stuck my head out to see if there was someone there. There was not. Years later I had to do walkthroughs to make sure the work had been done( I was a suppervisor and this was part of my job). Once again this occurance happen on the 5th floor. As I walk around the corner and looked down the hall I could see someone walk around the corner at the far end of the hall. I thought nothing of it. This was an accounting firm and it was tax season. So it was not uncommon for people to work late. I did my walkthrough and found no one in the suite. I didn't hear them leave. I heard no doors open and close. That was a "what the fuck was that" moment. Not to long after that little event I was up on the same floor cleaning the bathroom. When I heard someone call my name. I thought it was the Art(my boss at the time). It wasn't uncommon for him to pop in at odd times to see how things were going or to tell that me about work that needed to be done. Nothing....So I checked the park lot(from the 5th floor you had a good view of both parking lots). His truck wasn't there,for that matter the only car in the parking lot was mine. Yet another "what the fuck was that" moment. The last event happen on the 3rd floor. I was cleaning the lawyer office on the 3rd floor. Lost in my thoughts. About half way through I got this over-whelming feeling like I was being watched. It creeped me out so bad that I had to go outside and have a smoke to calm down. In all the years that I had work there...this is the only time I have freaked out like that. I have never been so rattle before or since. I know it was just my mind working over time. But what got me it come out of the blue! So these are my stories. Take them for what you will. Parting thoughts about Old kent. Old Kent was built on the site of the old post tavern. A well know hotel and restaurant. Post Tavern was well know for being"haunted". Old kent has had two deaths. One guy died while the build was being built the other died in a suite(while I was working there..and no I didn't kill him) of natural causes.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Urban Exploration

We the crazy....the few ....dare to go where most people won't dream of exploring! Ok this blog was inspired by T&A night pictures(nice work). Since I was a kid I have love walking around in abandoned buildings. You have notice the picture on the top part of my page. That was taken in abandoned school. Some of the other building's that I have been in was a paper mill,asylum. The paper mill and the school are gone now. But I got a chance to get in there and look around before they tore down the buildings. One thing about walking around in old building you never know what you will find. Like in the paper mill there was old porn all over the place. In the asylum the was a lot of stuff in the old morgue. Lost America: Wheels You have to check out his site. I love his work! If I had the money I would travel around the country taking photos of old buildings,trains,planes,etc. To me that is freedom! I wanted to start a group of urban explores. But it won't no where. I still want to do this. Hopefully one day I will get a chance too. There is alot of history out there going waste. I would love to explore as much of it as I can before it gone. I just notice that photo say happy thanksgiving..Just like the shot.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Things that you will find in my room.

Ok so here are a few things that you will find in and around my room.
1. A bodybag(yes I have one.....and no it's has not been used).

2. A blow up love doll(ask me about it and I'll tell you the story behide it).

3. Books on german tanks of world war two(everything you ever want to know but were afraid to ask).

4. A skull(it's a fake).

5. Two or three boxes full of star blazers model kits.

6. My tape collection(lost count after 400).

7. All the panzer that I haven't built yet( they are stacked up to the ceiling).

8. My cd(once again I stopped counting after 300).

9. ss runes and two panzer badges and other german awards from ww2( I'm a history nut...not a nazi).

10. A flak jacket

11. a shit load of games and movies.

12. More Japanese anima kits.

13. A variety of books and comics(from when I was a kid).

14. Robotech and patlabor models and toys.

15. Voltron( I have both the loins and the cars).

16. The Dml figures(all world war two and very acturate).

17. A German helmet(the picture is not of my helmet).
This is just some of the stuff you will find in my room. Yes I have a lot of toys. Hell I'm not dating or married so I have to have something.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

vintage picture.

Ok here some pictures. Can you guess who they are? I'll tell you this much about them ..They are my family member.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Have a drink on me!

I got to thinking about Tex comment on my last post. I to use to drink...Alot. It wasn't uncommon for me to kill off a 12-pack by myself in a sitting. It start with a six-pack in the morning after work then it became a 12-pack after a while. On the weekend when I would go over to Larro to hang out. I could easly drink my way through a 12-pack and be working on a second 12-pack by myself. Making a complete ass of myself. I was one of four drunks. Happy drunk,arguementive drunk,loving drunk or ultra depressed drunk. The last one being the worst of the bunch. When I became ultra depressed drunk, I would cut myself(no I don't do this anymore). Of cause when I sober up...I would feel like a real big ass. I still have the scars to remind me what a dumb ass I was. This went on for a couple years. One morning after a real big binder. I wake up and thought to myself, this is getting old real quick. So I stop drinking. Cold turkey. I think it was a month or two went by...not a drop. Then I thought what the hell I feel like having a beer. After killing of seven beers ....I knew then I was done with drinking. I haven't had a drop since I have no desire to drink..every again. Now I can sit back and watch other people drink them selves in to a stupor. That use to be me,but not anymore. I have been sober for the last 3 or 4 years. I sober up on my own. How did I do this you ask? Well lets start with the taste the it leaves in your month. I don't care how many time you brush your teeth...that does not go away. The number it did on my stomach. I love waking up with pain in my gut. Lets not forget the nauseous feel that stay with you all day. I'm not knock anyone who want to have a drink,it just not for me anymore. As for my last post. Sometimes I just need to bitch and then I feel better. But thanks for all the support!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A fine day to exit.

The other day I was thinking about my life. I'm 36 and my hair is graying. I have no children or a girlfriend. Most of the people I grow up with...I no longer talk too. I can only remember once in my life being happy. I mean really happy. That was when I was married. So out of 36 years that would be about 3 of 4 years. She divorced me and went on with her life. I went back to the life I had before I met her. To being a nobody..once again. I have been really depressed lately. I get up go to work and come home. Check some of my sites and my blogs. Outside of playing video games. I don't have a life. I'm having a hard time with building my model tanks. My eye sight is getting worse. I find no joy in life. Thats not a life it's just existing. If the first 36 years are indication of whats to come. I don't want it. I Find myself becoming more of a recluse. There is nothing in life for me...maybe this sound melodramatic. But it's the way I feel. Maybe I just need to some sleep. I can hope for brighter days. But I'm not holding my breath on that one. Generally I'm just tired of being.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Post my earliest memory that is:#1 Clear enough to include three details.#2 Give my age.#3 Pass it along to some other folks. Well my easliest Would be that of my grandmother taking me and my sisters for walks around the apt we lived in at the time. I had to be 3 or 4. We had A red wagon that she would put me and my younger sister shane in. My older sister Julie would help push and or pull the wagon. Jackie (our dog at that time would go too). Sometimes she would take a lunch for all of us. We sit under a tree and eat it. We would take a lot of walk as a family. So there you go my earliest memory. My Grand mother did alot for us...and I really miss her. As for my next five victims...I think everyone has been tegged. If you haven't been tegged. You just got tegged.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

America.....Land of the lemming.

When did we as a country become a bunch of whine-babys! What happen to freedom of expression? Why do we let evangelist run amock? Why can't the fundies in this country read? Why do let people run this country who can't dress them selves without a paramedic team standing by? Why do we bitch a about small stuff? such as the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction. Oh my god I just saw her world has come to end. Come on is this what we have to worry about! More important why is killing other people alright...but sex is EVIL! I remember after 9-11 having this lady tell me how "god" was looking out for us. Which I responded You mean much like he did for the German during world war two. I hate when morons try to use god as a justification for killing other. I love how they can sit there with a straight face and tell me how it's alright. You know the same people who scream about being moral right in this country. I see nothing moral in them or their god. I see them for what they are....horrible people. You want to tell why it's a bad thing to look out for the people in this country who really need help? What has the moral right done for this country of late? Outside of dragging us into a war, Leaving this country in finanicial ruin. Don't even get me start on the state of our health care,justice system,education(feeling a rage induced coma coming on). If anyone has morally bankrupt this country it has been the moral right.

Monday, November 5, 2007

What famous car company made panzer for the germans

Did you say Porsche? Thats right folks the porsche made several panzer(tanks) for the german army. Who design the vw bug(or the people cars as it was knew in germany)...once again that would be Dr.Porsche. One of the first design he submitted was for the tiger heavy tank contract. The other firm that was involved in the process was Henschel. The porsche tiger...or as it was later know as the Tiger p lost to the Henschel prototype. The reason being that the tiger p complex electric drive world be a maintiance nightmare. Five such vechicle being built at this point. The tiger p did see combat with the 653 heavy tank battalion. The next vechicle was the Ferdinand (named after it's designer). This tank was based on the tiger p chasis. The problems with the ferdinand were many. One was the power to weight ratio. Those tanks were always under powered. The lost of a road wheel ment the lost of a vechicle. They never had anything to recover these monster with. So they turned some of them into recovery vechicle. I wonder who brainfart that was. Yes, lets use a tank thats already under powered for it's weight to recover another monster of a same size. Let's not forget to lack of a machine gun for protection. Next in the line was the elephant. Really it just update version of the ferdinand. They add a machine gun and a commander cupola,and a gun shield. At this point zimmerit(anti-magenetic paste) was add to most tanks in the germany army. The last elephant being phased out in Italy do to combat attrition. only 90 of this vechicle were built. Next was the king tiger with the porsche turret. 50 of this vechicle being built before the wars end. The problem with porche king tiger. Was once again the weight of the vechicle,the round front of the turret(if you hit it right would send the shell down into the drive compartment). most were lost to engine break down and not in combat. The last was the jagdtiger with porche suspension. Only 77 of those were built. The weight of the vechicle proving to much for the suspenion. What did those vechicle have on there side. They're guns could kill most(if not all) allies armor at great distance with easy. The other plus for these tanks was their armor. The armor proving adequate for the protecting of the crews. Of the 77 jagdtiger built only ten of them had the Porsche suspension. With the exception of the elephant most of them were replaced by a superior design from the Henschel firm. When they did run they did give a good accounting of themselves. Not many of these tanks survived the war. To my knowledge there is only one king tiger with a porche turret left and it's not a runner. Last but not least was the Maus. This thing was big...I mean really big. Weight come in at 188 tons. The main guns 128 mm with a coaxial 75mm gun. Only two ever been built. Both were thrown into combat in the last hours(literally)war. One was blown up by it's crew the other was capture by the Russians. The drawing is of tiger p. The top picture is of the Maus. It was built by Krzysztof Sinczuk. Next is the Jagdtiger that was built by Bill Goodrich. The king tiger with the Porsche was built by Ying Li. The Elefant was built by Joe Lo. The Ferdinand was built by Mark ford. I used the models So you could have an idea of what each tank looked like. Since I didn't built them. I'm not one of those jerks who try to take other people glory. I give credit to those who did built them.

Stuff I have found on photobucket.

Ok I'm being lazy with this blog. I'm posting some of the stuff I have found on photobucket.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Are you patriotic?

Whats doe it mean to be patriotic. No, I'm not talking about waving a flag,thumping a bible..and tell everyone around you(much to our annoyance) how great this country is. This is what it mean to be patriotic to me. Pointing out we have problems. Real problems that are not going away by praying to your "god". Problem that we the people have to fix. Everyone in this country has a right to voice their concern. Because you are gay does not mean you have less civil liberties then me. Because you don't believe in a "god" that you don't have a right to criticze organized religion. One of the founding principles of this country is "we the people". Not the we the corporate conglomerate, Special interest group,etc. As American I feel that NO one should have to go with out. Be it heatlh care,higher education,food and housing. Giving big tax breaks to the up one percent,while expecting the rest of us to pick up the slack. Cutting social programs so we can waste billions on military hardware that doesn't really work(I drove a Bradley in the army..just ask me about it). I feel as American it is your duty to vote. It's our voice and a birth right. Something they haven't taking away from us yet. We as the people should be mad...I mean really mad. Of the course this country is taking. It's not for the benefit of all of us....just for the few. It's time to stop this madness while we still have a country,world to save. The similarities between Bush and Hitler are numerous. That it scares me. We have problem...that we can fix.

Tigers,Panthers and stugs ...oh my!

I have Been working on a late production Panther g with chin mantlet. A nightfighter ....or as the german called them werewolfs. These were tanks,self-propelled gun,half-tracks equip with infar-red. I want to do something differnt. A subject that most people don't do. So I did a night fighter panther G. I have been working on this kit for the last 3 or 4 years on and off. All I have to do now is paint the tracks and finish painting the panther. I'm really happy with the end results so far. I used the dml Panther kit. I took parts from some of my tamiya panthers kits and the rest I found in my junk box. A box I put the left overs from other kits that I have done. Here what I use on the kit. Tamiya panther tracks (individual have to put each track together). Parts from the Tamiya Panther g "steel wheel"kit. I used the infar-red scopes from this kit. It has a metal barrel. Metal schuzen mounts (side skirts) which I bent up. They were damge very easily in combat. I "wired" up all the scopes. I scratch built the rear battery pack on the rear of the tank. I used various photo-etched parts on the kits. Metal parts that gives it a more realistic look. I will post the pictures of the panther that inspier me to build this model. So you know what the hell I'm talking about when I say I wired up the scopes. Along with some of the other kits that I have built. Such as my prize winning sturmtiger(stormtiger) and my mid production tiger with interior. As soon as I have picture of the panther I will post them too.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

words can not express who much I hate my job.

I work in a group home. One day we had sensitivity traning. What we should do if a client is dying (this does happen in my line of work). Like telling them to go towards the light. Which I piped up....No, I'm not going to lie to them. This went over like a lead ballon. The god bullshit runs amuck in this field. Which I want to point out if there was a god ...why are these people born with so many health problems. So asking if I can have they're radio. Because they're not going to need it where they're going. Would that be in bad form? The point here being. That most of the clients I work with are non-verble. they Have no voice(litterally). So they can't say if they want to go to church...or out to eat. God is shoved down their throat. The power to be have unreal expectation for those people. What do I mean by that. Well one example Would be "james". James is a 45 year old male who look like a ten year old child. James day consist of making chicken noises(I'm not joking..he really does this)eating,punching the clown,sleeping. Thats pretty much is he world. They act like one day he going to stand up and want to take flying lessons. This is not going to happen....ever! I have seen his caseworker come in and carry on a conversacion like he going to respond. He does with chicken noise. All I can do for him is to make sure that he is clean,well feed, and get he meds when he needs them. Don't get me wrong I do talk to them....but I know that their not going to respond. The other big joke is clients rights. A class I have to take every year. Funny how our rights as employees never come up in these classes. It's a joke! I can't tell you how many times I haved watch them walk all over their rights. All in the name of their bottom line. I could report them. Nothing will be done about it and I'll lose my job for doing the right thing. I have seen this scenerio play out again and again with the same end results. I really really really hate my job.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

my tattoo's

My Sister Kara got my first tattoo for me as a b-day gift. I was hooked, now I have ten in all. On my left forarm I have pyramidhead(from the game and the movie silent hill). On my right forarm I have "bob hates us all". Hell I'll just post pictures of the rest. I do not have a picture of my cuff title tattoo. Tell me what you think of them. Yes I want to get more.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Yamato and her sister ship the Musashi.

The yamato and the Musashi where the biggest Battleships ever built. The Yamato was completed in 1941 with the Musashi being finish in 42. Both had a speed of 27 knots,Displacement coming in at 71,659 tons. Main guns where ,three 46 cm L/45 triple barreled guns. Secondary guns ,four 15.5 cm triple barreled gun. High angle guns ,six 12.7 double guns. machine guns four 13mm double guns. The only difference between the ships Where the caliber of the machine guns...The musashi Had 130.25 mm machine guns. Both ship had a crew of 2,500 men. Those ships were design for a knock down fight. I don't know why those two ships have always been my favorites. I have allways liked the way that Japanese ship bridges looked. I would have loved to watch those main guns in action(who need porn this is better). The Imperial Japanese navy main battle plan was to draw the American navy into one final gun battle. Dueling Battleship to decide the outcome of the war. This was not to be. The battleship at this stage of the century had become a dinosaur. Now most of the battles in the Pacific were being decide by aircraft carries. The battleship be allocated to secondary rules. Such as fire support for the landing force. The Yamato never get a chance (lucky for us) to use her main guns to affect. How BIG was the Yamato you ask? She weighted more then all of the U.S.Fleet combind, she was sent to attack. Most of the U.S. fleet was destroyers,destroyers escorts,carries escorst. Thats still a big ship, one of her main turret weighted more then one of the U.S. destroyers alone. On April 7 1945 early in the morning the Yamato was spotted by one of our planes. By noon on that same day over 300 of our planes pounced on her. Take no less then ten torpedoes,eight bombs to sink her. With a loss 2,498 of her crew.The musashi met her end on the 24 October 1944. She was attacked by several U.S. aircraft from four aircraft carries. Sustained 20 aerial torpedo and 17 bomb hits plus 16 damaging near missies. Four and half hours after this last attack she sank. I always wonder why the Yamato went on to such notoriety and the Musashi slipped into obsurity. The death of the Yamato was the swansong for the Imperial Japanese navy. If they had survived the war they would have been cut up for scrap or use for the atomic testing that went on in the pacific after the war. To me they were beautiful ships. The picture on the bottom is the Yamato. The picture in the middle is The Musashi. The last picture is of the Yamato as she lay today.....broken.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Meme: Your Daily Principles

To Ponder, To Think: Interactions with other people and the world around me help me to define who I am. To make me better interact with people around me. Every time I think we've hit a new low some chuckle heads take us lower.

Solitude: It doesn't really bother me to be alone. It gives my time to reflect on the world around me.

History: To observe our past and see how it reflects on our daily lives and its affects.

Hate: As in I really hate the fucking human race.

Monday, October 15, 2007

I'm on the atheist blogRoll

I have been add to the atheist roll. So now like the rest of I can deal with the nut jobs who read my blogs and don't care for I write about. I will continue to annoy the right,the brain dead fundies. From now on I will refer to god as the cosmic mcmuffin. I will continue pants the pope at every chance I get. Soooo on that note I'm off to do battle with the great monkey god....he take my last pack of smokes. Bastard!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Glen Beck....who give this moron a show!

Ever want a good laugh. Watch Glen Beck. He is an ass in every sense of the word. This corproate stooge wants to go into Iran. Never mind the fact that our military is all ready over stretched. You know in place like Iraq and Afganistan. Where the fight not going so well. Anyone who has studied history know what happen when you over stretch your military power. Just ask the German and The Japanese,the Romes about their attempts at world conquest. Of cause This ass is not going to go and fight. Thats left to the poor and the working class. Of late he has had "good godfearing idiots" on his show. You know the funides who are all for kill in the name of god. The same clowns who think if you not one of "us" you shouldn't have right. The same people who will tell you the war in the middle east is justified. Glen is so fucking clueless is not funny. Glen is like so many christains ...he a good christain when he think it makes him look like redeeming human being. For me it just show what an ass he really is. I love his take on health care in this country and how socialize medicine is a "bad thing". I know it's a bad thing when you take care of your citizens and not put all the money in to the pockets of military -industrial complex. We don't need another jet fighter that can take a fly out at 3,000 miles. We need more jobs(I mean real jobs not mcdee's), better eduction,health care for all. I say we take people like Glen and make him work at a dead job.....make him go and fight the war he sooo badly wants in Iran. We don't need more glen in this world.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I'm atheist.....thats my right.

I'm atheist and I say this with pride. I just want to know when my civil liberties went out the window because I don't believe in the cosmic mcmuffin. According to fundies this country's was founded on christain morality(I use this term loosely). Now, I could go off on a rant about life under christain rule in this country. But I don't think most people reading this blog have the week or two it would take to read it. When was the last time you saw a show geared to the atheist point of view. We don't have a voice in this country...or the running of it. Never mind this country was founded freedom. Freemdom of speech,freemdom of religion or the lack of it. Hell if the fundies had they're way we all be shipped off to camps. Just doing the lord work by killing the non-believers. They go out of the way to silence us. Because they know the can't use god to keep us inline with. Because we see them for what they are. Small mind greedy hypocrites. I don't know about you. But I will fight them at ever turn. I will give them hell every chance I get! I'm not going away...and I can't be silenced. Because that is my right!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hollywood Tiger

We all have seen saving Private Ryan. Remember the tank that Tom Hanks character was shooting at? That was a Tiger or should I say a Hollywood Tiger. Anyone who saw Kelly hero's with Clint Eastwood saw another Hollywood tiger. How did I know there not the real deal you ask? One there is only one tiger tank left in the world thats still a "runner". That would be early production that the english capture in Tunsia. Out of 1,354 there is only one left that still runs. Kinda blows the mind! Here the dead give away that not real tiger(outside of the info I all ready give you). One the turret sits to far forward on the chasis. The drive sprocket and idel wheel are to small. Those vechicles do not have the trade mark interluiving road wheels which was a prominent feature on the tiger. The tanks tracks are way to small and flat to be tiger tracks. Both of the Hollywood tigers have a drum cupola of early production tiger. The saving private Ryan tiger has drum cupola and Zimmerit. A paste that German's put on most of they're tanks at the time so magentic mines could not be attached to the vechicles. Zimmerit as in the case of the tiger was found on the mid and late production models. The was only three early production tigers with zimmerit and all them were on the Russian front. No one in their right mind is going to damage the one and only surviving tiger tank that still moves on it's own power. It's a piece of history that can't be replaced. The Hollywood tiger is a russia T-34 or in some case a T-55 mocked up to look like a tiger. The picture on the bottom is the Hollywood tiger. The picture on the top are of two real tigers.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Tomb Raider...banging my head against the wall!

I'm a gamer(and yes I have had sex with a real woman). Of late I have been pretty burnt out with most of my games. Silent hill series being one of my favorite .....But you can only play it for so long. Mid-night club,Naval ops,sims 2,Medal of honor series,killzone all games that I have played to no end. I thought Tomb raider I haven't played that in a while ...why not. Tomb raider is like a car wreck. Your horrified but you can't look away! This installment of tomb raider is called the angel of darkness. I have been stick at the same part for the last two years! You think I swear alot on some of my post. You should hear me playing this! I could use a cheat to get past this part. But whats the point of playing the game. Right now in the game I'm stick in a room with a red ghost. That can kill you with easy just by flying through you. In order to got out of the room I have grab a painting from the hands one of five statue. Sounds's not. The painting is a blue light that keeps moving from the hands of the statue. You have to shoot the ghost with a shotgun and this buy you a small amount of time(and I do mean a small amount of time...try like 3secs). which should let you grab the painting,unlocking the door to get out of this nightmare! In all the walkthroughs I have read they make it sound easy. Yet, I'm still stick in this part. Which takes all the fun out of the game. There's hard and then there is tomb raider annoying. So I'm going back to yell the tv and see if I can finaly get pass this part of the game. AAAggggghhhhhhhh!