Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tank Bling!

"QUANTUM SHOT" #239


Hummer owners should shudder - either with envy or disgust

You remember our popular series about VW Beetle modifications, or truck mods? Today we go to the extreme: if you happen to own (or have access to a tank), there is no limit to what you can do with it. Not that you SHOULD do anything to it, but...

Here is a tank (or rather, armored personnel carrier) limo, courtesy TankLimo.com - available for hire for only $3,200, and for a special price ($760 USD) you can even drive a 56ton Chieftain Main Battle Tank... over a family sedan car! Like they say on the site: "Life will never be the same again!"



















Release your angst crushing Japanese family car imports:








Hello Kitty... Aim.. Fire!

You might remember this Casio ad campaign for Baby-G watches:



"Tank-A-Lot" UK company got similar inspiration for their modified artillery armored vehicle - this time for the "Amnesty International" event.








(images credit: indymedia.org.uk)


The Coolest Shoot on the Internet

Gothic Image had a great idea of combining this pink-blinged tank vehicle with a similarly pink-clad gorgeous female model for a shoot. Here are the results... wow.




(images credit: Gothic Image)

There is another "Pink Tank" in London:
(by Alexandra Mir)


(image credit: Cubitt Artists)

and yet another one:




I suspect these tanks come with "Hello Kitty" weapons included, like this one:


(image credit: KittyHell)

Russian T34 in South London, painted by Cubitt Artists; (more info)


(image credit: Dave Sag)

It has been repainted several times, all pretty groovy:


(image credit: StefZ)

Pink Tank at Rock Werchter Festival 2007:


(image credit: Elliott Solomon)


KNIT TANK: Speaking of pink tanks, Marianne Joergensen covers the fearsome military machines with cute knitted blankets, making an unusual art statement:


(image credit: MakeZine)


"Peace" installation by artists Ulrike Rosenbach and Michael Fischer-Art at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin:


(image credit: AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski)


You can bling some heavy construction machinery in this way, as well:








Russian BTR for $105,000 USD

Courtesy Russian "Za Rulem" this modification has significantly more comforts than the Soviet Army spartan original (BTR-40P-2 which is widely known as BRDM-2). The final product appears to be quite road-worthy and may even fit in your garage.














(images credit: Za Rulem)

The plaque above even reads "Dear sir, please take notice" instead of usual "Attention, Beware!"

Here is the least expensive, but maybe not so convincing modification:



Finally, an idea with a great potential:




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Tank Bling!

"QUANTUM SHOT" #239


Hummer owners should shudder - either with envy or disgust

You remember our popular series about VW Beetle modifications, or truck mods? Today we go to the extreme: if you happen to own (or have access to a tank), there is no limit to what you can do with it. Not that you SHOULD do anything to it, but...

Here is a tank (or rather, armored personnel carrier) limo, courtesy TankLimo.com - available for hire for only $3,200, and for a special price ($760 USD) you can even drive a 56ton Chieftain Main Battle Tank... over a family sedan car! Like they say on the site: "Life will never be the same again!"



















Release your angst crushing Japanese family car imports:








Hello Kitty... Aim.. Fire!

You might remember this Casio ad campaign for Baby-G watches:



"Tank-A-Lot" UK company got similar inspiration for their modified artillery armored vehicle - this time for the "Amnesty International" event.








(images credit: indymedia.org.uk)


The Coolest Shoot on the Internet

Gothic Image had a great idea of combining this pink-blinged tank vehicle with a similarly pink-clad gorgeous female model for a shoot. Here are the results... wow.




(images credit: Gothic Image)

There is another "Pink Tank" in London:
(by Alexandra Mir)


(image credit: Cubitt Artists)

and yet another one:




I suspect these tanks come with "Hello Kitty" weapons included, like this one:


(image credit: KittyHell)

Russian T34 in South London, painted by Cubitt Artists; (more info)


(image credit: Dave Sag)

It has been repainted several times, all pretty groovy:


(image credit: StefZ)

Pink Tank at Rock Werchter Festival 2007:


(image credit: Elliott Solomon)


KNIT TANK: Speaking of pink tanks, Marianne Joergensen covers the fearsome military machines with cute knitted blankets, making an unusual art statement:


(image credit: MakeZine)


"Peace" installation by artists Ulrike Rosenbach and Michael Fischer-Art at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin:


(image credit: AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski)


You can bling some heavy construction machinery in this way, as well:








Russian BTR for $105,000 USD

Courtesy Russian "Za Rulem" this modification has significantly more comforts than the Soviet Army spartan original (BTR-40P-2 which is widely known as BRDM-2). The final product appears to be quite road-worthy and may even fit in your garage.














(images credit: Za Rulem)

The plaque above even reads "Dear sir, please take notice" instead of usual "Attention, Beware!"

Here is the least expensive, but maybe not so convincing modification:



Finally, an idea with a great potential:




"StumbleUpon" this page

Permanent Link...
Category: Technology,Auto
Related Posts:
Tank Accidents!, Scary Trucks, Strange Tanks

Dark Roasted Blend's Photography Gear Picks: