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About louiex2

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    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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    WW2 Allied aircraft & soft skin vehs;1/24-25 cars

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  1. Be sure to use the correct primer before applying the automotive paint, otherwise the paint may destroy the styrene. Lou in Utah
  2. Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4

    Sorry I’m a bit late to the party but I just found your thread. Excellent work, especially all the detail. I’m not certain how UK/European fire appliances (aka “apparatus’ here in the USA) but here most of the equipment in the storage bays sit on trays that slide out or, if they are too high, they slide out and drop down. Keep up the great work. Lou in Utah
  3. Mirror Models Diamond T Wrecker

    Excellent job on a challenging kit. Lou in Utah
  4. 1-72 Heinkel He-280 V2

    Ditto from across the pond. Happy Christmas. Lou in Utah
  5. 2-40 Robert

    Fireball Models http://www.fireballmodels.info/ should have the tyres and wheels you need. Lou in Utah
  6. Silver/metal paint for a DeLorean

    You might try Vallejo Metalic Steel 77.712 Lou in Utah
  7. Which compressor to choose ??

    You'll get more response if you move this topic to the Tools & Tips- Compessors section- http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/17-compressors/
  8. One Mystery Solved... I got curious about the two mystery apparatus (apparati?) at the front on each side of the hood and by searching the web, I've found our answer: Trailer Brake Couplers. These units were located on both the front and rear, apparently so two trucks could be hooked together. The manual has all the details and photos on pages 318-320. Thank you Will (aka Killingholme) for the link. Here's a link with some close-up photos of a restored T981: http://www.primeportal.net/transports/jon_arnold/diamond_t_model_t981/ The photo comment says they are post war additions which evidently is not the case. My best guess is, since all the post-war trucks photos I found show the left one painted red and the right painted yellow (probably a modern safety regulation) that may be source of the owner’s confusion. However, that still does not address Bonkin's comment that the photos of his father's rig do not have them. Perhaps they were removed by the 1950s. On a side note, fire extinguishers on the T981 were standard one quart hand pumped carbon- tetrachloride type. From all accounts, they were primarily there for decoration and so the safety officers could say each vehicle had a fire extinguisher. I couldn't find anything specific about the other mystery item, but I think Will is correct that they are davits. The manual recommends putting lifting rings on cement ballast blocks and using the winch to get them in and out, but, in typical government fashion does not say how. I hope this helps a bit- I'm not expert on the T-381, so if someone has better information, I'm not offended by being corrected. Lou in Utah
  9. Zero Paint.

    Here's a BM link from cmatthewbacon with just about everything you need to know about Zero and Tamiya paints. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234956647-matts-tips-for-painting-cars/ Lou in Utah
  10. WW 1 concrete cargo vessels

    McCloskey built 24 concrete Liberty ships in Tampa, Florida starting in 1943. Here's a link to ConcreteShips.org http://www.concreteships.org/ships/ww2/ that should help with your research. Lou in Utah
  11. 1/24 1970 TVR Vixen or Tuscan?

    I'm not aware of any TVR kits in 1/24th scale- there are a few in 1/43rd.
  12. 1/72 Bristol Sycamore

    You've come up with another fantastic build once again. For anyone who missed the WIP- it's a must read. I know what ever your next build is, it will be just as amazing if not better (if that is possible, but even with your outstanding modelling skills, each new build is even more amazing than the last.) However, many of us hope it will have a fire extingusher. 🤔 Lou in Utah
  13. 1/72 Bristol Sycamore

    Or, perhaps they caught on fire and burned so quickly, a fire extinguisher was pretty much useless. 🤔 Lou in Utah
  14. 1/72 Bristol Sycamore

    Martian, I agree, with one caveat- Best chopper yet- without a fire extinguisher... 😀 Lou in Utah
  15. 1/72 Bristol Sycamore

    Excellent work and you're approaching the end of the home strech. Great save on the rotorhead. Lou in Utah