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  1. Matchbox II GB Chat

    I'll miss this Group Build. So many childhood memories stirred by seeing Matchbox kits again. I'd forgotten how simple some of the kits were and what unusual subjects. The diorama base included with the armoured kits added so much and the moveable stand with the aircraft kits. Happy days revisited. Thank you Matchbox and Thank you all the Contributors.
  2. Respect the comment about the power pack spending it's life in a REME workshop. Interesting thought about painting, I have nearly always painted everything before assembly as I don't see how I could paint fiddly bits after assembly, like the rubber tyres on the wheels and suspension components.... Build looks great, I can't wait to see the Berlin Brigade paint finish.
  3. Boeing 737 Reference Thread

    If anyone is near Gloucestershire there are some 737's being "recycled" at Kemble (formerly home of the Red Arrows and now Cotswold Airport)
  4. 1:72 Willys British Airborne Jeep

    Post war mod PASSENGER SEAT for radio op. The drivers seat was original to ensure the steering wheel still rubbed the tummy!
  5. 1:72 Willys British Airborne Jeep

    Mine had a little rubber cushion fillet toward the back and was slightly higher on the front "legs" by about 1" (2.54cm)
  6. 1:72 Willys British Airborne Jeep

    I've just sold my Jeep but will dig some pics - often passenger seats were reset back to allow more room. People so often forget that there were many many field mods carried out to all sorts of equipment from Lancaster gun turrets (remove plexiglass) to Jeeps (bumper mounted wire cutters). It's your jeep - make it to suit.
  7. 1/25 AMT Escort XR3i Question

    Ah - the M201 Jeep was fully fitted for radio - 24 volt, two 12 volt batteries - the starter virtually threw the engine through the bonnet when it started :-)
  8. 1/25 AMT Escort XR3i Question

    Mexico long gone. My third car! 1st - blue Austin 1300 with a Riley Kestrel (MG) twin carb engine 2nd - yellow Skoda S110R (very under rated) 3rd - orange MkI Mexico with black vinyl roof (mid- 80's in the days it was just a quick twitchy Escort without all the kudos cos everyone wanted an XR3 / 3i. Happy days when you could tinker with a car :-)
  9. 1/25 AMT Escort XR3i Question

    Please don't get me started on all the oloves of my life (Escort Mexico, Skoda S110R), MkI MX5. I certainly had a Jeep. A Willys Hotchkiss M201 until last year. 1943 chassis and engine, Hotchkiss body built in 1956, refurbished by the French army in 1972, in French army war reserve until 2000 when I bought it and brought it to Wiltshire. Many people immediately paint them in WWII markings. Although mine had provenance with the numbers on the chassis and engine, I kept it in un-restored French markings. Unusually it was upgraded with current markings and roll bar (which I removed) it never had indicators fitted which many had (big orange things!). It was on the cover of Classic Military Vehicles many years ago. Great fun but .....only so much one can do and I now have a VW T4 camper. In the late 80's I had a Mk III escort hatch, really nice with sunroof etc. Couldn't afford an XR3i but I put spot lights on the Escort and enjoyed it for what it was. Really nice car, two door hatchback in jade green. Oh happy days.
  10. 1/25 AMT Escort XR3i Question

    Hi Just a thought - have you looked at the metal cars by Burago? I used to have XR3i, Golf GTi MK2, BMW 3 series (probably in attic) still have Audi Quattro on desk - I've not looked on the net but they were quite accurate and decent. Maybe an option to American kits with different lights etc ???
  11. "Nothing to see...... Move on !"

    ...that shell is being inspected under reasonably controlled conditions, not just laying on the ground. I'm not going into semantics, your modelling skills are to be envied however there was a huge problem with booby traps and I can almost quote the MP's turn of phrase if told to take up position next to a shell that size laying undisturbed on the ground.
  12. Words fail me. As for being "volunteered" to be the hooker on......!!!!! And all that was in a calm sea! Very complicated routines to remember and lots of room for error. Very brave men and that was without being under fire. Thanks for posting that video.
  13. "Nothing to see...... Move on !"

    Brilliant however, possibly the shell is not needed.....from my limited experience an MP would not be near a live shell.....(bobby straps, instability etc etc...) the Sturmtiger, MP and white tape would be all you need for a wonderful diorama that I am already envious of.