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Everything posted by Sgt.Squarehead

  1. Airfix 1:32 QF 17-pounder Anti Tank Gun

    Awesome project, loving it.....But I'm not a fan of that flag (at all, even slightly). Toilet paper was scarce during the war and flags are soft.....Plus it's what that particular design is most fit for, IMHO. Just don't see British troops draping their position so.....Plus it strikes me as a fairly good way of attracting 500lbs of 'serious trouble' from above.
  2. Placemarker.....Just the one this time & only if the M4A1s are well advanced.
  3. 1/35 M4A2 76mm "Wet" Sherman

    Magnificent work Nige.....Hope you are back on track with the main features of the build, Italeri did you absolutely no favours whatsoever on that front. The detail you are adding looks superb and the tracks are massive improvement.....If you can get the model sitting just right on its tracks the rest of the build tends to follow naturally, they are the 'make or break' part of an AFV build IMHO.
  4. Hasagawa 1/72 British Armoured Cars - LINKS FIXED

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo.....Where on earth did you read that? The early eight wheeled armoured cars were the Sd.Kfz.231 series, these had a ladder chassis with an armoured body mounted on it.....Quite a few of these vehicles survived right until the end and were seen in the fighting for Berlin. The Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma was a late war design with a monocoque chassis. Either are OK for Normandy, but they are not the same creatures at all. FWIW PS - Great site for all things armoured car: http://www.warwheels.net/
  5. 1917 'self-propelled gun' photo

    Now that's what I love about BM.
  6. Elon Musk For President Of The World!

    Title says it all really, the world needs a leader.....With newly revealed (to me at least) information, I have become convinced that Elon Musk is that person: https://www.space.com/39690-elon-musk-explains-falcon-heavy-core-booster-crash.html Need I say more?
  7. Elon Musk For President Of The World!

    Turns out he didn't invent electric cars either.
  8. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB Chat

    Dates: 30 Dec 2017 to 1 April 2018 Host: Sgt. Squarehead CoHosts: Ozzy & Threadbear Title says it all.....Pretty sure there must be more than a few unbuilt Shemans in stashes out there, why not build them in the company of like minded fellows here on BM? Any vehicle based on any variant of the M3 or M4 Medium Tank chassis is eligible, the wider the variety the better! 1 - Sgt.Squarehead 2 - Arniec 3 - Bonhoff 4 - fatfingers 5 - SleeperService 6 - TrojanThunder 7 - Dazzio 8 - Shermaniac 9 - Ozzy 10 - PlaStix 11 - Joss 12 - Antoine 13 - DaveyGair 14 - badger 15 - Hockeyboy76 16 - TeeELL 17 - AndrewE 18 - JackG 19 - Panzer Vor!!! 20 - AgentG 21 - TonyTiger66 22 - Paul Giles 23 - AndyRM 24 - Bullbasket 25 - DaveJL 26 - 06/24 27 - beefy66 28 - vindicareassassin 29 - softscience 30 - stevej60 31 - Foghorn Leghorn 32 - TEMPESTMK5 33 - Doug Rogers 34 - Dads203 35 - FrancisGL 36 - Badder 37 - Plasto 38 - HL-10 39 - The_Lancaster 40 - Blitz23 41 - Sabre_days 42 - Ade H 43 - bull-nut 44 - Corsairfoxfouruncle 45 - BerndM 46 - Gary 1960 47 - Nigel Heath 48 - Jb65rams 49 - Threadbear 50 - MadNurseGaz 51 - Gav G 52 - Meteors
  9. Elon Musk For President Of The World!

    You have to be ******* kidding! This one has been popular over the years, I think you'll find it has a few users hereabouts, probably including yourself: https://www.paypal.com/uk/home I'd love one of these: And then there's this: I mean c'mon.....Don't you just want to hum the Thunderbirds theme tune when you see that? Have you seen Banksy's 'Dismal Land'? Compared to Musk's efforts that's pretty much what I'm seeing elsewhere, period. Yeah, but he wouldn't get a 'Culture' reference if you slapped him around the face with it.....Apparently he's not alone in that.
  10. I got a metal hull too.....Not too convinced about those, but we'll see how it goes. Don't think they have released their T-62 range yet.....But they should be pretty popular as, to date, the ESCI/Italeri POS is the only offering in Braille.
  11. Elon Musk For President Of The World!

    You are making the classic capitalist error of equating profit with progress.....Once people stop doing that, we might actually get somewhere as a species.
  12. So we going to open a T-72 thread then? Mine arrived safely this morning.....Cheers. PS - Any news on Modelcollect's T-62.....That's one I really want to get hold of, the ESCI/Italeri kit is utter
  13. First To Deir ez Zor

    Zedval bits arrived.....The word 'exquisite' would be the first to spring to mind! Also a Modelcollect T-72 'Syria' from Black Mike Models.....Recommended, on both fronts.
  14. First To Deir ez Zor

    Certain recent events have put me in a very good mood, so good in fact that I'm determined to commemorate them with a model: I've already got the Revell 1/72 T-55 and I'm about to order I've just ordered the Trumpeter T-55 with KMT-5 mine-roller.....Looking at pictures of the Trumpeter kit suggests I'm going to have to scratch some replacement rollers that are more to scale, fortunately I believe that I know a fella who did that very thing not so long ago, hopefully he'll spot this and can advise. PS - Just remembered I have a turned barrel and full OKB running gear for a T-55 too, so I reckon I've got the main bits well covered, now to get all the references I need.....For that, only this place will do (highly political & at times graphic content, if that's a problem for you, don't go there): http://sturgeonshouse.ipbhost.com/topic/754-syrian-tanks-at-war-some-pictures-and-words-between-them/ http://sturgeonshouse.ipbhost.com/topic/786-syrian-conflict/ And on the move (with onboard in-action footage): I'm going to have to scratch-build some of the smaller Syrian details, but that should make for a fun project in itself (if perhaps a bit fiddly given the current state of my eyesight).
  15. Sponsors & Prizes

    Just a quick post to let you know that we now have sponsorship in the form of a prize for the gallery vote winner from BM's own @Shar2.....Cheers Dave! I'll be adding a runners up prize from my own stash: Finally there will be a special prize from me for the most popular small scale Sherman (don't worry it won't be the rest of my UM kits)! A Final Piccy Shortly
  16. Barkmann Panther A Zimmerit

    Weird I always thought it was an early Ausf G, but you are right it was an Ausf A.....Here's a profile (make of it what you will): No photos of 424 that I can find, this may be of interest: http://www.achtungpanzer.com/gen5.htm
  17. Altered Carbon on your telly!

    Well that sounds promising!
  18. M4A3, CALLIOPE, 1/35

    Absolutely top notch modelling fella.....I'm onto my third notebook here!
  19. 1/7nd AFV's, what's the attraction

    Pretty much what the lads have said, but mainly because I can build anything from an Apollo Rocket to the Zombie Apocalypse, all in the same scale.....Do that in 1/35 or 1/285!
  20. M31 Recovery Vehicle

    Oh yeah.....She's starting to take shape now! Was a bit concerned the camo was 'too much cream and not enough honey' at first, but I reckon you'll soon warm it up with a few filters & so forth.....Looking forward to the next installment.
  21. 1/35 M4A2 76mm "Wet" Sherman

    So basically the kit doesn't include all the parts for the model on the box-front or the instructions, you have to adapt one of the kit rear hull plates (or scratchbuild your own) and source a proper exhaust.
  22. They look a lot like Dragon's DS-100, so allegedly they will glue with poly-cement.....I tried it, didn't like what I was seeing so I used CA, which nailed them solid. Keep in mind though that I don't paint or undercoat anything before assembly, I build the lot and then prime & paint it as a whole or as a series of subassemblies. If you get the choice of hard plastic L&L track, use it! Individual track links aren't flexible and band tracks always wind up with distorted links around the idler & sprocket, L&L will always look better if it is fitted with care. What sort of tank is that? PS - Maybe open a thread for your T-72 in Armour WIP, I'll join you when my Syrian example arrives & we can compare notes? I'll be building the Revell T-72M too, so it's an opportunity to compare the bits, which I suspect won't hurt Modelcollect's popularity hereabouts too badly at all.
  23. M31 Recovery Vehicle

    Love the way you've applied the colour, is it my imagination or are you experimenting with smaller 'clouds'?
  24. Arlo's first build.

    No worries, ping me a PM and I'll put one in the post to you.