Sand Table Tanks

While I was on the road, I happened to have found a guy who had something that Freeze just loves, loves, loves. Sand table tanks!

The neat thing about sand table tanks, is most people don’t actually recognize them for what they are. It is not uncommon at all to find them tossed in with old toys or models at a flea market.

If you see something like this at your local swap meet, give it a second look. It might be a piece of military history, not a toy.

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  • Brennen Munro

    I haven’t seen any of those things in a while. I always sweated making a missed call on the friend or foe dyno’s… Why does everyones vehicles have to look the same in the half-light? They are still cool to look at, and makes you remember the day as a kid building and playing with model tanks and airplanes. I was never one to blow mine up, I spent too much time and effort in to making them look just right!


  • Mikial

    I built all sorts of military models as a kid . . . and still do sometimes. Tanks, ships, infantry position dioramas.

    But when i finally got my commission I went from Group to being an Armor officer, so I’ve seen a lot of sand tables and sand table tanks and other mech ‘toys.’

    • That is good to know. Frankly I don’t always recognize them for what they are. There have been numerous occasions when freeze has told me something is an actual sand table item as opposed to a toy. I’ll definatky keep your information on file if I have any questions.