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  1. Sorry but if you want quality (as in your original post) they are very unlikely to be available cheap on ebay! I guess you could always make your own out of Plasticard and commercially available wheels, occasionally places like Home Bargains have suitable (toy) 1/76 vehicles that could be converted. Oxford Diecast do some modern Transits so you could use those?
  2. Also in addition to the above suggestions (from which I can recommend the AB and DTM figures) I understand Modelu will shortly be releasing some scanned and 3d printed British WW2 figures, a little more expensive but very good.
  3. No but I'm sure Xtradecal will be preparing one, hmmm wonder if the 'Fat Slags' will be included on the Zvezda decal sheet.
  4. Mine was an Airfix 1/72 Lightning F1, around the mid 60s
  5. Model Bus Federation, a group for bus/coach modellers
  6. Looks good, a few WiP pictures would be useful as well, are you an MBF member?
  7. Yes a war museum first, aviation museum second which is why Duxford are removing the Land Warfare Hall and concentrating on aeroplanes!
  8. Apparently they are also looking at Manston https://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/new-sites-earmarked-for-brexit-lorry-parks-231008/
  9. Except it will be full of lorries waiting to cross the channel next year!
  10. Hmmm does that mean 1/72 is a possibility as well?
  11. If you contact Luis (Holden8702) directly, he is on facebook, he has some more recent Royal Navy and RAF figures which he can print at any scale, and also cheaper than going through Shapeways, sadly at the moment he is unable to dispatch them to the UK (or anywhere else) as he is located in Spain but he is very helpful and will presumably be able to supply when things start opening up again after this current mess!
  12. I've built the Ole Bill version and that goes together really well but you need to be careful with getting the small parts off the sprue, front mudguard stays/starting handle and others, other than that it builds up really well I found!
  13. Well that's just saved me making one, which I was intending doing!
  14. Terrific, shame you didn't want it as a 1/76 version as there is a resin kit about to be released!
  15. Mike You may find a suitable plan among this list http://www.terryblois-busdrawings.co.uk/ Best Regards Anthony
  16. Thanks, I know, but I'm looking forward to it! It will be 1/72 scale with a KeilKraft Green Line coach (demoted to bus work just before WW2), an ACE Austin Forlite 'staff' car (although it might be a civilian one) and a Military Wheels Gaz AA, masquerading as a Ford AA. They, along with the many figures (from at least 12 different manufacturers so far). are the easy bit!
  17. The boat I intend to model is the Breda, although then it was the Dab II, which has just undergone a thorough restoration. http://www.adls.org.uk/t1/content/dab-ii-now-breda-0 Anthony
  18. Hi Everyone My first foray into building a diorama on Britmodeller, in fact my first building anything on Britmodeller!! This year (2019) I won the 144 Diorama competition at the Model Bus Federation National Show with a dio called Passchendaele. The rules of the competition are quite simple it has to be 144 sq inches (though not necessarily 12x12) and it has to contain at least one 'bus', so my entry this year involved an 'Ole Bill' bus (the 1/72 Roden kit) on a muddy road picking up some weary British soldiers and I used several photos to create little vignettes with
  19. Thanks, the photo doesn't quite do the mud justice, think the last boats I built were an Airfix Leander class frigate and a cardboard LCA from the plan in Almark Modelworld, both of which would have been back in the 70s, anyway we have digressed too far from your build so I'll leave mine there and start a new topic.
  20. It is indeed, yes I shall have to create my own topic, it is intended for the 144 diorama competition at the 2020 Model Bus Federation National Show next October (which gives me plenty of time having never build a model boat from scratch before!), basically there are just two rules, it has to be 144 square inches (although not necessarily 12x12) and it has to have at least one bus on it, other than that you can do what you like really, I won the category this year with a WW1 dio called Passchendaele which featured the Roden Ole Bill bus and lots of Vallejo mud!
  21. Fantastic little model! Don't suppose they do a 1/72 Model T Hucks Starter as well do they? Trying to get one out of Matador Models is worse than trying to get blood out of a stone!!
  22. I shall follow this with interest as I am attempting to build a model of the Breda to go with a 'Dunkirk' themed diorama for a competition next year! Have a bit of a family connection with Operation Dynamo as my grandmothers brother, who was with 1st bn Hertfordshire Regiment (and is mentioned a few times in their history from this time) was one of the last away from the beaches, having to eventually swim out to a boat!
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