Guinness Verifies World Record Set at The Museum

The largest gathering of 1/6th scale tanks.

13th May 2016

The Tank Museum was the setting for a new World Record for the largest gathering of 1/6 scale tanks, Guinness has confirmed.

Armortek Record81 tank scale models were drawn together at The Tank Museum’s TankMOD event in October 2015 in a record attempt arranged by Devon based 1/6 scale model manufacturer Armortek.   The model tanks lined up around their life sized counterparts, from First World War to Cold War tanks, breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest number of their kind assembled in one place.

Gill Watkins who, with her husband Mark, owns Armortek, the world’s leading manufacturer of 1/6th scale armour kits, said, “All of the tanks brought together was a real sight to see - we’re so pleased to have broken this World Record. It’s always incredible to witness the great enthusiasm and level of detail that goes in to making these vehicles the best they can be.”

The attempt took place as part of the Museum’s Annual Model Exhibition TankMOD, when numerous model exhibitors descend on the Museum to show off their creations and share their hints and tips for creating for the perfect models. TankMOD will return in 2016 on 8 October.