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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by The Big Gimper on September 17, 2018, 06:15:50 PM »
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Land / Re: Antipodean Armourfest!
« Last post by Rickshaw on September 17, 2018, 02:24:34 PM »

As I suggested though, neither could not be used against the Germans for obvious reasons.


Not necessarily - remember that use of captured enemy tanks was actually quite common so if you were worried about appearance it may not be as big of an issue as you would think.


They invariably had to be marked with over-size markings, usually in white to make sure they weren't shot at by the side operating them.













This reduces their ability to hide and use camouflage effectively.  Then you have problems with a lack of spares (which is what ended up stopping the use of "Cuckoo" by the Coldstream Guards).

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Land / Re: Antipodean Armourfest!
« Last post by GTX_Admin on September 17, 2018, 08:11:13 AM »

As I suggested though, neither could not be used against the Germans for obvious reasons.

Not necessarily - remember that use of captured enemy tanks was actually quite common so if you were worried about appearance it may not be as big of an issue as you would think. 
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Aero-space / Re: A Slightly Different D.VII in 1/72 Scale
« Last post by finsrin on September 17, 2018, 06:33:53 AM »
Lack of outer struts says improved structure mid 1920s version to me.
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Land / Re: Sherman from 1984 "Tank" movie - 1/35 - WIP
« Last post by Brian da Basher on September 17, 2018, 03:48:47 AM »
You're off to a great start, Artoor!

This one will be a lot of fun to watch!

Brian da Basher
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Aero-space / Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Last post by ericr on September 17, 2018, 03:41:22 AM »

the tailless Bear is a great beginning !


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New Model Kit News/Reviews / Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Last post by kitnut617 on September 17, 2018, 02:28:49 AM »
Hmm! I thought I had left a reply to this yesterday ----   ???   D'oh!  I had --- on another forum   :-X

Anyway, it was announced sometime ago on their website, along with a bunch of other projects (DH Drover in both scales for instance). But all the announcements have been removed ---

I'm messing with you Robert.  ;D

I've already got an Argus in 1/72, a vacuform kit produced by a guy who goes by the name Santos. Herryll's Execuform also produced one and an outfit called Cooper's Models made some 3D undercarriage and props for it. I've got a couple of those sets too. I've got a Airways Britannia and a line on another, but I may get one of the Mach II kits too.
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New Model Kit News/Reviews / Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Last post by The Big Gimper on September 17, 2018, 12:06:28 AM »
Hmm! I thought I had left a reply to this yesterday ----   ???   D'oh!  I had --- on another forum   :-X

Anyway, it was announced sometime ago on their website, along with a bunch of other projects (DH Drover in both scales for instance). But all the announcements have been removed ---

I'm messing with you Robert.  ;D
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Land / Sherman from 1984 "Tank" movie - 1/35 - WIP
« Last post by Artoor_K on September 16, 2018, 11:50:53 PM »
 Hello,

 

I'd like to start my second tank model in my modelling history. I want to make a miniature of Sherman from "Tank" movie from 1984 with James Garner.  I've planned to get Asuka Sherman but guys on Britmodeller persuaded me not to. I've started with early M4 and converted it with spare M4A3 parts which I get from my friend.
"Tank" was one of the first movies that my parents allowed me to watch from start to begining (next was "Top Gun" and "Final Countdown"). I have a big sentiment to this particular movie. I'm going to make a small dio depicting Sherman on road, based on this shoot from movie:
i153558 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr

So after few surgeries early M4 looks like below. What I've done already:

-new wire handles

-horn above gun

-M4A3 engine deck and rear engine doors

-correct cast surface on divverential cover

-additional sockets for fuel cans on turret

-new rear plate with corrected angle of it

-torsion bar/counterbalanced hinges for engine doors

-late commander cuppola with single hatch

DSCN4919 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN4920 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN4921 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN4922 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
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Land / Re: Norsu Heavy APC (M113 / Centurion kitbash)
« Last post by Twiddle on September 16, 2018, 10:55:12 PM »
A thought on the interior layout



Above is not to scale

10 pax + Driver + Gunner + Commander.

Enough interior storage for the gear and equipment for the 10 troops

Not that I am doing the interior but however I still need to apply a bit of realism ?
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