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  1. Hello, is there a post somewhere that list GB's that automatically made it into 2020? I believe there are two (BoB and VE to VJ Day due to being anniversaries), but are there any others? regards, Jack
  2. Sure, no problem. I've scanned the image and did the measuring in a vector program for more accuracy (hence a slightly more precise number for the outermost diameter). Just to note, like the previous graphic post, the measuring is done to the center of the line art, as opposed to an edge. regards, jack
  3. They do, but I don't have it. I do have Wydawnictwo publication on the Jagdpanzer IV. Their 1/35 scale line drawing appears to have the proper sprocket with open faced spokes, and the outermost diameter is @ 19.6mm regards, Jack
  4. Took a scan of 1/35 scale drawing from the TROJCA Vol. 1 book on the Panther. Providing two measurements, red being diameter to inner lip, while green is the outer edge. regards, Jack
  5. If you consider the BoB official start date as July 10, then at best, you are looking at just one day as possibly witnessing b/w undersides still flying operationally. On July 11th, an 'incident' occurred wherein an RCAF Hurricane was waved down for flying with improperly painted undersides. This resulted in the whole squadron being grounded until the paint colour situation was rectified. http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/cf-aerospace-warfare-centre/elibrary/journal/2015-vol4-iss2-08-a-very-swift-death-to-the-enemy.page?=undefined&wbdisable=false Actually, the unit was still training at this time, and not until August 16th were they considered fully operational. So if the strictness of rules applied to them while still working up, I can imagine the same went for the front line RAF squadrons. regards, Jack
  6. Similar to Luka's idea with slide-fit brass or aluminum tubing. The antenna section would be 0.1mm and fit into 0.3mm sleeve. The base would have to be made of 0.5mm followed by 0.7mm. You would have to add some liquid putty to eliminate the step created by the different diameter, and finish off with a sanding stick to get the streamlined tapered look. Not drawn to scale, but in the diagram below, yellow represents putty, while red lines show angle of sanding; regards, Jack
  7. Just image google some Hetzer b/w war period photos, and you can find some good references. It seems there were two sizes of loops, and besides foliage, have seen helmets slung and even a tarp tied down on the forward half. regards, Jack
  8. Those loops on the sides of the Hetzer are not grab handles, but are designed to hold foilage like you have intended. They are smaller than the actual handles located on the rear. They would be to fragile to be represent in scaled plastic - probably break just trying to remove them form the sprue. Am guessing any variation in sizes is probably due to field repairs/modifications? Sherman kits have the same problem, though these are called footman loops and are intended for strapping things down or suspending items. In plastic form they too are just emulated as raised bumps of plastic. regards, Jack
  9. Probably anything 4 wheeled, including captured equipment. The right fender has a barely visible scorpion on a white shield. Better graphic of the emblem, plus a list of possible vehicles can be found in this link: http://www.desert-vehicles.org/index.php?article_id=199 regards, Jack
  10. JackG

    Pennants on Radio Antenna

    Don't have a definite answer, but the pennant was utilized as a national recognition feature. Usually the colour reflected the regiment's placement within the larger unit. 42nd RTR was the second senior regiment within 1st Army Tank Brigade, so it's colour should have been yellow. One or two pennants were generally used, and their position too, could vary depending on orders of the day. I don't know of any photo's that can prove yellow, but there is good set of photo's of the junior regiment here: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205207179 regards, Jack
  11. Dragon boxing of the same subject has it painted identical as helmets, so maybe Feldgrau – field grey? Some other options listed here: http://www.repuestossam.com/en/kubelwagen/paints.html Since it was towed, it possibly was treated like the larger artillery, and painted following guidelines for vehicles, grey up until February 1943, and a shade of Dunkelgleb after said date. regards, Jack
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    Resin turnbuckles ?

    I've only tried the metal ones (as that was all they had at the time). Resin is a bit cheaper, plus you get 50 instead of 30 pieces per set. Being resin, should hold paint better, but wonder how fragile they are when removing them from the stub and cleaning up - their diameter might be slightly thicker to compensate for that? regards, Jack
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    Sherman Mk II .

    The El Alamein Sherman boxing would be nice because the sand shields are provided as PE pieces - nice and thin. Unfortunately, you won't find any 7th Armoured decals among the nine options. According to Osprey, during El Alamein the 7th Armoured Division (composed of 4th Light Armd. Bde. and 22 Armd. Bde.) had no Shermans. In their inventory were Grants, Stuarts, and Crusaders with either the 2 or 6 pdr. guns. It may not have been until early December 1942, that Shermans came on board, and that only because 8th Armd. arrived to relieve 22nd Brigade. When the 22nd returned, it would have the Sherman III, and this unit in turn replaced 4th Light Armoured. .... see page 19 here; https://issuu.com/marioalfonso79/docs/vanguard_01._british_7th_armoured_d regards, Jack
  14. I've that one in the stash, though it's the Eastern Express boxing. Not familiar with the brand, but yeah flash throughout the parts. Quick search netted a well informed summary of someone's build over at the Aerodrome: "The building of the kit was not too bad. Fit was quite fine, the Part interior went in well after some thinning of fuselage walls. The struts were of the proper length except for the lower inner rear legs that required lengthening by some 1.5 mm. Their tips might have been better formed but after all they would do. There are however some missing important elements like the rear legs of cabane, all six stabilizer struts and a rear radiator pipe." http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39131 regards, Jack
  15. Oh my bad, evilbay search fail even though 1/48 scale was specified in the search option - should have looked over the box contents. regards, Jack
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