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Nick C

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  1. Slow progress of late but a small update; Grab handles on the turret; Commanders cupola has had some cables added to the lamp and what i assume is a closed up firing cable for the GPMG; Track test fitted; The Chieftain's been put away ready for painting when the 432's ready as well. Intention was to almost completely close up the 432 and not do the interior. I did want a commander figure in the hatch though an ideally a driver figure. After thinking about it I decided to do the interior and open it all up. If anyone ever releases
  2. Great result, and thanks for the WIP, enjoyed following and learning. Cheers Nick
  3. Good luck! Be interested to know how you get on.
  4. Hi John, I’m afraid I couldn’t find anything specific. Best bet is as Kev says, science museum or Greenwich. I did wonder about the Royal Navy Museum at Portsmouth as well? Sorry I can’t be more help. Cheers Nick
  5. I’m not sure to be honest, I’ll check to see if there’s any mention of one in my reference stuff when I’m home this weekend. Cheers Nick
  6. Looks similar to the one below, on HMS Hood, caption says aviation fuel tank, 1931; Only thing I could thing of other than the ships boats was a 'local' store of fuel for turning aircraft around quickly. Would they usually be taken below for refueling? If not. would you want pumped aviation fuel in pipes from the storage tanks below decks up to the flight deck - a smaller local tank might make sense. Don't know if it helps but interesting picture anyway. Cheers Nick
  7. Cheers Erk, yes it help, thanks for posting it. Seems they were offset. Cheers Nick
  8. Thanks all for the likes and comments. Cheers Ivan-o, that was my thinking re the smoke discharger, but I haven't been able to find any head on shot of a Mk11 in real life to compare.
  9. Slow progress of late but a bit more on the turret; The Voyager set has some straps for the thermal sleeve which add a bit of texture. Carved the moulded straps away with a micro chisel; Added the PE straps with extra for the ends of the straps and small offcuts to represent where the strap goes through the buckle; Quite a lot of work but worth it in the end I think. More bits on the turret, TOGS; Weird curved things on either side of the rear of the turret - does anyone know what they are? And
  10. Cheers Beefy, got to have some bling...........!
  11. Catch up pics from progress over Xmas, mostly etch detail on the turret; Hopefully the etch wipers will stay in place for painting and the periscope will slot in behind And now to a problem (of my own making). The builds been stalled for a while and in the interim the room's been decorated, tidied etc.................and I've lost the gun mask! Made a 'stop' for the barrel Tissue paper and diluted PVA for the canvas cover with 1mm tube for the coax barrel shroud Looks a bit rough close up b
  12. Thanks Wayne, I’ll give that a try. Cheers Nick
  13. Beautiful job Keith, especially on that sea base. Cheers Nick
  14. Hi Wayne, hope you don't mind me asking, but how you cut the small 0.7mm lengths mentioned above without crushing the tube? CHeers Nick
  15. Hi Wayne, It does add to those areas, especially the engine covers. The kit supplied etch looks a bit heavy. Nice to have you along Roger, BAOR black and green I think. Cheers Nick
  16. Thanks Ivan, I'll try that. Cheers Nick
  17. Thought I'd post some pics of a build that's been going on some time, meant to be relatively quick but life has very definitely got in the way this year! Started back in April, very slow progress; The plan is a Mk11 Chieftain with a 432, on a simple base, extras are Voyager models etch for the Chieftain and Tetra model works etch for the 432 with Master Club tracks for both, which I haven't used before. Accurate Armour figures with Hornet heads when we get that far. Started with the Chieftain building up the hull and replacing various bits with
  18. Hi Beefy, looking nice mate. I think the float in the cage is a form of life buoy. cheers Nick
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