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Everything posted by Sgt.Squarehead

  1. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    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
  2. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    I reckon a case by case basis is the way forward.....But if your model clearly meets the 25% requirement (taking into account the comments above and keeping @Threadbear's suggestions in mind) you should be OK to continue with it without needing to ask the hosts.
  3. Know Your Soviet Tanks?

    How well do you know your Soviet era MBTs? Check out this useful, if not entirely unbiased, guide: http://sturgeonshouse.ipbhost.com/index.php?/topic/961-communist-tracked-boxes-with-pancake-turrets-dont-you-dare-to-confuse-glorious-t-80-battle-tank-with-kharkovite-t-64-tractor-that-doesnt-work/
  4. M5 Allied Halftrack – PSC 1/72

    Cool project! My Mojo's long missing presumed dead, hopefully the Sherman GB might do a Herbert West on it. Try spraying a sheet of plastic card with your basecoat (possibly with a few random misted highlights) then work your filters over this to see how they change the appearance of the base.....Strongly recommend taking a look at some of @AndyRM101's AFV threads, he describes the process in some detail.
  5. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    I believe the usual 25% rule applies, hopefully @Enzo Matrix can confirm.
  6. tank 2

    Are you by any chance using Tamiya paints?
  7. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    Welcome aboard. We're almost up to a battalion!
  8. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    What are the options? I'll have a poke about and forward you anything pertinent.
  9. TANDEM PROJECT - Sturminfanteriegeschutz 33

    IIRC there were actually two batches of SIG-33, half went to Stalingrad (area) the other half went to the relief of Stalingrad.....Might be able to help with some references, I'll have a look.
  10. MACO Models closed down

    That sounds promising as (AFAIK) the SWS was one of MaCo's own tools, not a collaborative effort.
  11. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    My apologies #36. Welcome aboard Gaz & Gav. Now that is an interesting (but quirky) kit.....See the review here: http://www.172shermans.com/kitreviews/ESCI/M4A1prev.htm If you want a M3 the Mirage Hobby kits are the way forward in 1/72. It's a decent kit, the weakest link being the running gear.....As it happens I might know a chap with quite a few 1/72 Sherman spares.
  12. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    It's a nice little kit, if you want to upgrade it I believe there's aftermarket out there and I may have a few items that could be of use in my spares box.
  13. 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).
  14. Panzer VI Tiger STGB, 18 May 2019 to 18 Aug 2019

    I have a reasonable amount of the latter, spoilt for choice with former, I could actually do a full company of Tiger Is or IIs! PS - IMHO VK.45-02 should be added to the list of eligible subjects.
  15. Panzer VI Tiger STGB, 18 May 2019 to 18 Aug 2019

    Hello all.....Have Tiger, will build.
  16. Vosper MTB 234 -1/72

  17. Panzer VI Tiger STGB, 18 May 2019 to 18 Aug 2019

    Yup, but preferably not before 2019!
  18. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    That's the plan.....As for duties & responsibilities, can you say "Herding Cats"? Nah, it'll be fine, a little nearer the date Enzo will create a subforum for the GB and give the hosting team access to a private section where all will become clear.....Mostly our job is to help with references, maintain morale and so on. On the subject of references, this website: http://www.theshermantank.com/ & the related thread at Sturgeon's House will prove invaluable: http://sturgeonshouse.ipbhost.com/topic/266-the-m4-sherman-tank-epic-information-thread-work-in-progress/ 'Jeeps', the author, is a top fella and certainly knows his Shermans.....I'd imagine he would probably be willing to help out if you need to ask specific questions.
  19. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    Cheers Grahame, I've added you as joint co-host.....I think we're all set.
  20. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    Welcoma aboard fella, now we're fifty strong.....By my estimation we need about three more participants to field a full (US) battalion.
  21. M3/M4 Medium Tank STGB

    Welcome aboard fellas. One more & we're at fifty!
  22. What miniatures did you purchase lately?

    Most recently, probably these: https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=1393&osCsid=b7d63bge60thm05ikcgdl1pr87 https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=1394&osCsid=b7d63bge60thm05ikcgdl1pr87 https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=3015&osCsid=b7d63bge60thm05ikcgdl1pr87 https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=2804&osCsid=b7d63bge60thm05ikcgdl1pr87 https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=2503&osCsid=b7d63bge60thm05ikcgdl1pr87 As a result of making this post I just discovered these: https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=3548&osCsid=b7d63bge60thm05ikcgdl1pr87 https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=3553&osCsid=b7d63bge60thm05ikcgdl1pr87 That'll be another £40 up the spout!
  23. What a great post.....I'm grinning from ear to ear!
  24. First To Deir ez Zor

    I've looked high & low for the bloody thing. I don't understand why companies don't just take PayPal.....There's no way I'm trusting my credit card details to some random server in the Ukraine or Russia, I don't give a monkey's what little logos you use, if it's not PayPal, I'm not interested!