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  1. NEW

    M18 Hellcat pics added today. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235023270-m18-hellcat-76-mm-gun-motor-carriage-m18/ Julien
  2. The M18 Hellcat or officially the 76mm Gun Motor Carriage M18. Pics thanks to Dave Haskell.
  3. It looks like a couple of lowlifes broke into East Midlands Aero Park 25th June and did £5000 worth of damage to the museum shop and hanger. Now the guys up there run a good museum and were very helpful to me when I went up there to shoot some walkaround pictures. They are crowdfunding to get the money to repair everything; https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/eastmidlands-aeropark?utm_source=facebook Julien
  4. Box art up from Takom Cracking box art, especially the Grant.
  5. Slybirds A Photographic Odyssey of the 353rd Fighter Group During the Second World War Fighting High Publishing - Via Casemate UK With their black and yellow chequered markings the 353rd Fighter Group was one of the Eighth's more colourful groups. They were assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs; as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe, and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical missions included strafing and dive-bombing targets during the Allied invasion of Normandy, and also during the airborne assault of Holland. For these latter missions, between 17 and 23 September 1944, the Group was awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation .They were based first at Goxhill, then Metfield and finally Raydon. The group consisted of; 350th Fighter Squadron 351st Fighter Squadron 352nd Fighter Squadron Headquarters (353rd Fighter Group) 2125th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon The book features over 450 photographs, many unpublished, and some in colour. It features not only the Aircraft, pilots and ground crew, but how they lived, spent their free time, and even pets they had. The book shows aerial victories, aces, and those pilots who were shot down. There is a list of POWs and a roll of honour for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The book has been written by renowned Eighth Air Force Historian Graham Cross and is A4 Landscape in format with a quality printed feel. . Conclusion. The book gives a comprehensive look at the 353rd Group, and a unique look at the men and machines which made up this formidable fighting force, Highly recommended Review sample courtesy of
  6. now it takes 6 weeks and £780,000 to clean up after all those save the environment types! https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3883718/glastonbury-2017-clean-up-pictures-rubbish-after-festival/
  7. Git !!! at half the prices I paid for one the other week, still sealed as well Today picked up the new Airfix Swordfish, a sheet of P-51 Decals and a couple of bases.
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    FV432 fitted with a Peak Engineering turret pics added today. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235023181-gkn-sankey-fv432-armoured-personnel-carrier-peak-engineering-turret/ Julien
  9. FV432 fitted with a Peak Engineering turret with the L37A1 variant of the 7.62mm GPMG, replacing the roof hatch. Pics thanks to Dave Haskell.
  10. ICM

    ICM kits now come in a fully closing cardbox with a hinged lid, a flimsy outer covering goes on top of this. The new boxes are really sturdy. As said with kits, boxes, decals, instructions they are well ahead of where they were. Julien
  11. ICM

    There is nothing wrong with ethier the decals, or instructions from ICM. As for price point they come in £5 to £7 less than the Eduard kits at a full price online retailer. A good package all round I think. Julien
  12. Some pictures on google if you look. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=uh-1+dustoff&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi49fO0ttLUAhUsKcAKHfa8DTQQsAQIIw&biw=1920&bih=950#q=uh-1+dustoff&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CWOfLu7kbYpKIjjWrYEjkLl5zQOeKj6tYZFdY2ZfiNiUV8EnlIjGNvYUTNFo2-swMHKeQlBtmKGBxkM4Klk-ECb_1WioSCdatgSOQuXnNEfgopkHNrctCKhIJA54qPq1hkV0RM_1YRNRqdMx8qEgljZl-I2JRXwRHF_1HSH2aDnmyoSCSeUiMY29hRMEapKAHa0EQ-jKhIJ0Wjb6zAwcp4RlkCwR5WiQPEqEglCUG2YoYHGQxG69lwIKQmsTSoSCTgqWT4QJv9aEaQTVFUnp0_16 Julien
  13. The thing with the BL755 I am told was that it was a sealed unit until it needed to be loaded which is why you dont see many pictures. TBH there are not even many pictures of the drill rounds for loding, and I have only ever seen one picture of an inert training round designed to be dropped filled with inert bomblets. Julien
  14. The 100 Hour War The conflict between Honduras & El Salvador 1969 Helion & Company - Via Casemate UK In July of 1969 while most of the world was looking to the upcoming moon landings the Central American States of Honduras and El Salvador would go to war in what the media would coin "The Soccer War" due to hostilities coinciding with rioting at a World Cup qualifying match between the two countries. On the 14th of July 1969 El Salvador invaded its neighbour Honduras. This was the culmination of long standing land reform in Honduras effecting immigration and demographic issues with El Salvador; there being some 300,00 Salvadorans living in Honduras by this time. Neither side had what could be called a "modern" military at the time with civilian aircraft being used to carry explosives and an assortment of ex US military aircraft being used by both sides such as F4U Corsairs and P-51 Mustangs. After only 100 hours the Organisation of American States negotiated a ceasefire between the two sides. In the 100 hours El Salvador lost over 900 dead most of which were civilians, and Honduras would loose 250 combat troops and over 2000 civilians. The 300,000 Salvadorans living in Honduras would be displaced. Despite peace treaty in 1980 the dispute continues on with further sabre rattling as late as 2013. This book is the culmination of 20 years of research into this little know conflict. As well as the complicated background the book explores the military actions in the air, and on the ground taken by both sides. This was the last time the world would see dog fights between WWII era piston aircraft. As well as an impressive collection of photographs the book features colour profiles and markings of the aircraft used along with maps of the region to show how the fighting progressed. Conclusion. The book does concentrate on the air war, however the ground operations are covered along with the build up, and reasons for the conflict. Recommended if you like researching & modelling the smaller conflicts of the world. Review sample courtesy of