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  1. Front ring looks familiar. Gisborne NZ Lodestar engine. GAPS 2_zpsf7srxhgo by tankienz, on Flickr
  2. This drawing supports your estimate of the propeller position. IMG_3015_1024x1024 by tankienz, on Flickr
  3. Or crushed coral. A quick Google identified an article where US Army and Aussie airfield construction engineers had difficulty finding suitable airfield surface materiel on Morotai so it could be any of the three. I use matt gel medium to give a slight texture to the surface. In NZ I used tubes of gel by Reeves.
  4. Bugger. Your so far down the track you will not be 'after market', you can offer market leading conversions.
  5. Static grass should not clump in basket. It does have a loose wire in the basket? You can also try standing up the applied static grass with gentle use of a vacuum cleaner.
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    Airfix 2021...

    The data below the photo states it is 1/72 as is the Beach Buggy. Surely data errors
  7. Problem solved just keep it on the back of the truck always on the road for all to see. No more crowded museums. What the roads are already too crowded .... hmmmm
  8. I'm doing a Pacific super diorama (aka a model railway layout) in 1/48th. Coconut trees are simple to make. See first few pages of this thread. https://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/26916/wwii-airfield-diorama-south-pacific I have not got around to my jungle end of the diorama. Edit. I just did a search on Australian War Memorial site photo collection. Quite a few hits on 'morotai sptifire'. This one is a very nice Spitfire dispersal photo. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C237167 Note not a coconut tree in sight on any photos - all jungle trees.
  9. We are simple folks - same colour inside and outside
  10. I was thinking surely the cab of a Dorchester is a relatively dark place like the interior of an AFV only having two front windows when the flaps were open and having the cab curtained off from the rear making it dark so using a dark exterior camouflage colour would make it a difficult place to operate in. So I went in search of interior photos finding these http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1058 As it is an unrestored example it is difficult to say definitively what colours they are I will defer to Mr Stammer as they do look dark. Perhaps Dorchester
  11. dcrfan

    1/35 Theodolite

    Photos as requested. fullsizeoutput_1ac0 by tankienz, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_1ac4 by tankienz, on Flickr Base still in stowage location fullsizeoutput_1ac3 by tankienz, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_1ac2 by tankienz, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_1ab8 by tankienz, on Flickr Before base screwed to director IMG_4287 by tankienz, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_1ab9 by tankienz, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_1abc by tankienz, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_1abb by tankienz, on Flickr ful
  12. dcrfan

    1/35 Theodolite

    kk I happen to have a Director No 7 dated 1941 which is just an artillery name for a theodolite. Still in its box with tripod head and screw driver it was recovered from bottom of a lake used as an NZ Army dumping site. Never know could have been used by the Kiwi LRDG fullsizeoutput_1ab6 by tankienz, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_1ab7 by tankienz, on Flickr The box is L 20.5 cm x W 13.5 cm x H 14.5 cm. The director was originally painted grey/green. I can provide more detailed measurements of the director if required.
  13. I finally applied one of the yellow Kingfisher phone numbers but a total failure. Can't see a darned thing as the yellow is completely translucent. IMG_4278 by tankienz, on Flickr
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