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My new tank friendly garden
« on: September 28, 2016, 03:50:26 PM »
I posted a quick pic in another thread of one aspect of this garden project which I am having done by AdLav and his Dad who have there own gardening business.

There is a run of about 15m x 0.75m at the side of the house, and there is also a large area of roughly 11m x 6m at the back of the house which will be laid with real turf and has a great slope across 50% of it and a flat area too

here is where we started.

This is the side of the house


and the back after its initial clean up



The whole Garden has had new fencing put up now.



The run at the side of the house has been laid with artificial grass which is great for tanks to run on, and the path between the grass and the house will be laid with black limestone paving.

I am thinking that for "tank days" I will make or get hold hold of some buildings which can be staggered back and front of the run to add more interest to driving on it. 

There is an area of decking at the back of the house which will make a great viewing/control platform, and I will also be clearing my garage so that all the garden "tank stuff" can be stored in there too. 
This is the frame for the decking going in.


And we got the decking boards on  the main decking area yesterday.


This area of decking at the back of the house will make a great viewing/control platform.

There will be steps down to a lower level of decking in front of the garage.  The garage will also provide a maintenance area with Light and power when tanks are running.

The rest of the garden at the rear will be further cleared, built up with topsoil and laid to turf.


This area should hopefully give a contoured battlefield comparable in size to those we have at most shows here in the UK,  the tank run at the side will be joined to the main area so that tanks can move from one to the other.
I will be looking for ideas on buildings to populate this area for "tank days".

Plans are coming together. '8

I will post more pics as things progress.

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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 04:06:37 PM »
Fantastic setup you'll end up with Paul, looking forward to watching to the end....... 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 04:29:24 PM »
This is going to be awesome Paul, thanks for sharing and please keep us posted...

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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 04:48:47 PM »
Looking fw to see this shape up ScaleW.

great job on the garden, the folks you hired seems to know how to tighten up the Space you have

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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 07:51:39 PM »
Great pics , looks like it will be a brilliant battlefield when finished.
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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 04:55:39 AM »
Todays update,

More done on the decking.




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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 07:49:33 AM »
Awesome my wife watches these home improvement show's relentlessly and they drive me to despair but this my friend this I can relate too, top job mate you've been busy and I look forward to updates  8)
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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2016, 08:41:42 AM »
What a fine, sturdy home, Paul!  The deck and garden/tank run area will be top-of-the-line.  Since you have such a promising outdoor future, I wonder if you have any problems with mosquitoes in the UK?  They are a constant summertime harassment here >:( and impossible to hit with a 6 mm. BB. ;D
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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2016, 11:51:34 AM »
Hey Prof
You're using the wrong tank - http://www.popsci.com/robotic-tank-laser-kill-mosquitoes -

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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2016, 05:22:01 AM »
I love it!  I love it!  I love it!
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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2016, 07:19:16 AM »
Geez, you are putting us all under pressure ...

Great job mate ... looking forward to seeing more ( no pressure :) )
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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2016, 02:09:56 AM »
Todays update,

The decking is now finished except for the balustrade rail at the far left of the pics which has been left out for access for when we bring in the topsoil for the grassed area in front of the decking.  This area is now almost cleared ready for the topsoil on Monday.





More to follow next week

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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2016, 06:07:28 PM »
Decking is now in and finished.  Lawn area has had topsoil added ready for turfing, and the paving has begun to be laid along the side of the house.  All looking great.







More pics to follow soon.

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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2016, 07:29:20 AM »
I see a four-footed beastie who is going to enjoy the lawn area a great deal.  My somewhat smaller Schnauzer is a bit wary of the running tank, but enjoys chasing the BBs across the floor to "process" them.  I am curious about the shallow pan-like sheet-metal (?) square fitted in among the paving blocks.  What might that be?
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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2016, 08:54:09 AM »
Hi Ed,

That is AdLavs dog in the pics (he is the chap in the pics too), she comes with him to work on the garden.  I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is already enjoying the new garden.

The silver square is actually a drain cover, and will eventually have the same stone laid in the recess in its lid so that it matches the path.

Glad you like it all

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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2016, 05:33:48 AM »
Ah, yes!  My colleague has three Cavs, each a professional lap dog.  I am glad to see the photo of AdLav and associated canine "working dog." ;)   I hope, Paul, that the King Charles is a BB-chaser.
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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2016, 08:15:14 AM »
Yeah my dog Chloe is draped across my lap as I type this Ed. She is far more likely to be searching out a treat than chasing anything though. I don't have any bb tanks to know how she would respond to bbs rolling around. She is generally too much of a princess to chase anything though  ;D
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« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2016, 06:15:01 PM »
The garden is now completed, and I could not be happier with how it looks.  I think it will be perfect for tanking too.  A very big Thanks to AdLav and his Dad who have worked so hard on this and made it all come to life.

Here are a few pics of the finished article.





And we also decided to run the new paving to the front of the house and rebuild the steps too.



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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2016, 07:45:57 AM »
Cool very nice and I see its raining that's the Old Dart we all no, looks good mate couple deck chairs and tanks and away you go enjoy!
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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2016, 02:30:00 PM »
Cheers wobbly,

Yeah we are heading into winter here so plenty of wet weather now, and deck chairs will have to wait for next summer.  Adam and I spent some time on Monday building houses for when I have "tank Days" in the garden.  The idea is to populate the garden with a few houses and bunkers etc...
I will hopefully be clearing the garage today, so that I have a nice dry indoor place to work on stuff over the winter.

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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2016, 05:32:48 PM »
Looks fantastic Paul, well done mate. I look forward to seeing some pics from your tank meets next summer...

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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2016, 08:01:32 AM »
It is remarkable to see "grass" suddenly appear.  And that grass will be so friendly to miniature tank treads!  Congratulations to Ad Lav and Ad Lav Sr. for work well done.  And here's to you--and your budget--Paul: hoping you will have many hours of fun (and photos for us).
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Re: My new tank friendly garden
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2017, 12:55:27 PM »
 That's a cracker of job on your backyard Paul,should be a lot of fun running your tanks.
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