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About dcrfan

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  1. Has Airfix gone Hollywood?

    Well they're sending convicts to New Zealand at the moment so don't joke to much
  2. The Percival P.56 Provost 1/48

    Yeah thank you
  3. The Percival P.56 Provost 1/48

    Another month passed. I think I better stop holding my breath

    Any of these Peter Whimshire scenes http://www.titfield.co.uk/Barnfield/PBM_page1.htm
  5. Electronics help

    If its all a bit daunting find out where your closest model railway club is and pop along to their club night. There will be someone there who can advise on just the sort of thing your after.
  6. AML-90 French Light Armoured Car - 1:35 Takom

    Your response reminded me I had Bradford Collection 1/35th plan of Eland Mk 5. IMG_0587 by tankienz, on Flickr The Dunlop tyre definitely matches the size shown in the plan for both diameter and cross-section mind you I have no way of verifying the accuracy of the plan. I say this as placing the Takom hull and turret shells on the plan identified numerous descrpancies. Which is right?
  7. AML-90 French Light Armoured Car - 1:35 Takom

    I've just received this kitset that I plan to convert to a Rhodesian Eland 90 configuration. The new engine decks require a little work but the rest are just minor detail changes. The only thing I'm not sure how to do is to change the tyres from the supplied Michelins to the Dunlop Trak Grip tyres used on Eland. I purchased Mirror Models Dunlop 9 x 16 wheels which have the correct tread and should be the right size but they are significantly smaller both in diameter and cross-section. IMG_0584 by tankienz, on Flickr IMG_0583 by tankienz, on Flickr Anyone have any ideas?
  8. Scammell Pioneers in civvies.

    Mine will be one of the two used by the New Zealand Railways Road Services branch for bus and heavy vehicle recovery. One had (a modified) recovery body while the other had an artillery body. 1327 by tankienz, on Flickr
  9. I have only just found this topic and it will become a must watch as I have two of these kits out in the garage ready to become Med boats along with most of the same reference books. In the Med it was common for the boat crews to wear Army battle dress as they couldn't get access to replacement Navy uniforms. Are you aware of the great info source http://cfv.org.uk There is lots of info on Med boats in the Forum
  10. Man 5t 4x4 Truck.

    For the Unimog a set of DEF Models replacement wheels are well worth the cost.
  11. Rolls-Royce armoured car. 'There are just two complete original survivors, one being the Tank Museum model, which has led an adventurous life. The car was issued in 1921 to the British No. 5 Armored Car Squadron and served during the Irish Civil War. In 1927 it shipped out with the company to Shanghai as part of a British League of Nations contingent to protect European nationals after conflict broke out between nationalist and communist forces. From 1929 to 1938 it served in Egypt. It returned to England the following year to participate in anti-invasion patrols along the northeast coast'.
  12. The original announcement was 1/32 so finger crossed. This is not the first time the Roden website has announcements with errors. I just hope it does arrive next month. I'm still waiting for their Rolls-Royce car to complete the 1/35 armoured car range - announced but never produced Paul.
  13. I used Micro Kristal Klear (or try PVA) on may Alouette II.
  14. Long term diorama: RAF station camp site

    Lost one elderly pillbox. It has a history of disappearing so may be in a confused state. Should answer to the name of 'number 3'. If found please return to the Royal Air Force. But seriously I recall my father who was ground crew based at RAF Detling telling me about the disappearing turrets which everyone thought were a joke but he did acknowledge they would have liked them back in 1940 when the Luftwaffe attacked the station several times as an sort of cover was greatly appreciated.
  15. I have four in different states of unfinish. This build will stir me to get them finished. Thanks.