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Rumblestripe

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  1. This. I can only see pictures 2 and 4. Nice clean build though.
  2. Love it! Studio Miniatures do a lovely range called "Medieval Mayhem" in 28mm of the Python characters. They're on my to do list though they are quite pricey ar £12 for each character and his squire. Google them, I can't do links on this tablet thingy.
  3. Just genius I love the way you can create your own narrative from the model Well done indeed, the model is art.
  4. So this is where "Juke Girl II" fits into the organisation of 62nd Anti-tank Regiment Royal Artillery. One of the four M10s making up J troop of 248 Battery. Tweaked the photograph again to try to see the way in which the name has been applied to the side of "Juke Girl II" ] Juke Girl II would appear to be vehicle "J1" of J troop, the markings otherwise match those provided with the kit. The name "Juke Girl II" looks to me like it has been hand painted in a script at a slope ascending from rear to front, I guess as this was issued as a replacement vehicle, the script would have been hand painted by some in theatre dauber? The spear symbol of 1st Corps is visible to the vehicle left in the full image. There is no visible identification star in the photograph at this time the star was generally applied to the rear of the turret but there is nowhere on an M10 to do this. Was it simply omitted? I'm in two minds whether to hand paint the name...
  5. Series 1 Episode 1 Obi Wan arrives on Tatooine Series 1 Episode 2 Obi Wan builds a sand castle Series 1 Episode 3 Obi Wan builds a better sand castle... Seriously, how long is the gap between ROTS and ANH supposed to be? He's a lot younger in ROTS so I'm guessing a good few years so time for a few adventures before he hides away on Tatooine I'd have thought? Could be good (Rogue One) or... not so good (The Last Jedi)... I hope the force is strong with this one.
  6. It appears to be part of a range which includes these ladies Not really my kind of thing but I rather like some other stuff listed like this Seller on Ebay is called "sun9myl" based in China, no links other than as a customer (this once)
  7. This chap I stumbled across it on Ebay and I don't know why you would call it a "Prussian God of War" other than to avoid any problems with "Nazi" associations? It reminds me of the computer game "Caste Wolfenstein" and the "Nazi Super Soldiers" that you fight within that game. Genetically modified super-soldiers/zombies armed with preposterously bulky weaponry. It was delivered from China only this morning. It is made of resin so that will be a first for me. If the moulding is as fine as the illustration suggests it should look very nice. Nominally 1/35th or 50mm scale. It is pencilled in for the "Film, Fictional and Speculative GB" and I won't open it until I start the GB. Edit: Just noticed it is from a series of "German women's soldiers"? Is that a grocer's apostrophe? Is it supposed to be a "lady" super soldier? Doesn't look very feminine and I noticed some of the other models were more of the "spotty teenager's fantasy" type and definitely female! So many questions! Watch the GB in September!
  8. This is a new arrival in my stash and I may do it instead of the Star Wars model or as well as. Stumbled across it on Ebay and I don't know why you would call it a "Prussian God of War" other than to avoid any problems with "Nazi" associations? It reminds me of the computer game "Caste Wolfenstein" and the "Nazi Super Soldiers" that you fight within that game. Genetically modified super-soldiers/zombies armed with preposterously bulky weaponry. It was delivered from China only this morning and I won't open it until I start the GB. It is made of resin so that will be a first for me, if the moulding is as fine as the illustration suggests it should look very nice. Nominally 1/35th or 50mm scale.
  9. Oh I don't know, I fancy that Death Star would look pretty cool lit with LEDs from below. Bright bluish white.
  10. Progress has slowed by a dastardly combination of fine weather and cricket. Will the gods give me no peace? So... The improvements to the .50 cal. Rather a cruel enlargement, looks better as it now is painted black and dry brushed gunmetal. To make the model a better representation of Juke Girl II I have added the two spare wheel mounts and a single spare wheel as shown in the photograph of the actual vehicle. Also note the securing bar that can be seen in some photographs of M10s (but cannot be discerned in the photograph of JG2) A bit over scale but once painted looks more acceptable. Also added the spare track links mounted on the hull front. Just the radio antennae and perhaps a tow cable before chucking some paint at it. (Oh and some clutter like tarpaulins and ration boxes, helmets and other gubbins involved in living in a fighting vehicle in war time) More soon.
  11. Not usually very good at delivering stuff on time but the model is coming together nicely! I'm grateful for the input of "bigfoot" in particular in helping me make sense of the complexities of these tanks. I have painted the interior of the turret quite carefully there is much detail present in the standard kit and it is worth making sure all is presented as well as possible If like me you wish to fill the gap presented by the sponsons, do it after you have assembled the tracks! The top track "length" is the very divvil to get on with the plasticard in place, right track went on after a bitter battle and the left popped off. Grrrrr... Notice that the rounded lump between the seats is a (very) basic representation of the transmission. Better than an empty space - if only just! Let's see what we have got... As you can see I have added the front running lights which are not mentioned in the instructions (to be fair, they are absent from the example depicted by the kit "Chelsea"). From memory they are parts A2 and A22. What you may notice are the indents on the side panels where the bolts for mounting appliqué armour were to be found on early production examples of the M10. I'm not sure whether to remove them completely? Certainly in the photo of JG II I cannot see a trace of them so I think they'll have to be removed. I decided against using the 17pdr aluminium barrel as fitting it was quite difficult due to the design of the kit and the fact that the mantlet is completely different from the Firefly for which the product was intended. As I will be building a Firefly in due course it will come in useful. The plastic barrel had a very minimal molding line which was easily removed. Still some bits to clag on, notably the aerials and the .50 cal which I intend to leave to last as they otherwise are likely to meet a fate involving my sausage fingers and the carpet monster. So, plan is to get the last few additions added and then mask up to get a basic coat of green on proceedings.
  12. The trailer for the new "Picard" has just dropped. Apparently quite a few of the STTNG stars are "on board", plus Jeri Ryan will reprise "7 of 9" from Star Trek: Voyager Looks pretty good to me. "Engage!"
  13. My word, thanks you're right! Sometimes you need a second pair of eyes on something to see the obvious. Do you think the mounts for the spare wheels are simply welded rods? Looking at US M10s there is no such mount. It must be fairly substantial piece of ironmongery to support a pretty heavy wheel, and in the picture the weight of the crewman. It looks to be the same diameter as the wheel axle (which would make sense I suppose) Thanks again, saved me from a horrible mistake!
  14. Some more research findings/observations Chelsea, the M10 upon which the Tamiya kit is based has the additional appliqué armour plate on the front glacis. Here Chelsea is examined shortly after bing knocked because in later photographs the spare wheels and track links have been "liberated". What it doesn't have is front running lights. Juke Girl II does... I have found a non-watermarked copy of the photo in my post above and enhanced and enlarged it using Photoshop to examine as much detail as I can. At 1 you can see the front running lights fitted to Juke Girl II. In the Tamiya kit the mounting points and lights are there but are not mentioned in the instructions and indeed if you were representing "Chelsea" you should fill in the mounting points for the light guards. Also the piece of appliqué armour provided partially covers the light guard mounts. Now, look at arrow 2. That line looks to me like there is an appliqué plate BUT it has been cut to fit around the left front running light. However, looking back at the right front running light at 1 I cannot see the plate. Now look at the appliqué mounting bolt inboard of the right front running light and note the length of the exposed bolt thread. Now look back at the appliqué mounting bolt inboard of the running light at 2. Look at the thread length. Shorter isn't it, suggesting that the armour plate is there but not at 1? I suspect that the armour was fitted by the British Army as it seems to have the mounting points for spare bogie wheels. Note Juke Girl II has only one spare wheel in the photo but there is an upright piece of metal to mount a second that one of the crew members has his foot on and this is a very similar pattern to the arrangement on Chelsea. Perhaps Chelsea was supplied without front running lights or might the British have removed them for D-day? So, in summary, Juke Girl II needs to have the front running lights fitted and I think it should have a reshaped piece of appliqué also. Progress photos of the model to follow later today (possibly).
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