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  1. As it's a year almost to the day, since I added anything to this thread, you'll have to bear with me for a while as a few things have happened, not least of which is the cockup with Village Photos. Most of my build and RFI threads on here are now devoid of any photos, and to upload them again would take more years than I have left, so with that in mind, the next couple of photos have already been seen in this thread, (via Village Photos), but I'm now using Imgur, so apologies for the repetition. This was how I left it a year ago.......... .....although I have added the eight bolt heads that bolt the FDH to the lower hull. I've done some work on the VVSS units and glued the upper and lower halves together, so work is continuing, and I'll post some more photos in the next couple of days. John.
  2. Hi Wayne. Lovely job on the Vc. I've no experience at all of Ryefield kits. What's your opinion of it? John.
  3. Hi Matt. Just been catching up with this thread and I have to say, if you pull this one off, it'll be stunning (and different). So far, it's looking spot on. You've really captured the rusty hulk look. John.
  4. Just putting this down as a marker, as I don't want to keep having to do a search for it. I'll get some photos uploaded later on. I haven't built or posted any models on here for reasons that I won't go into. But after spending some quality time with family and getting some much needed outside work done, I decided that I needed to cut some plastic once again. Looking through the stash I realised that before opening any new boxes, there were some already started models that should be attended to first, so with that in mind, I selected this one. Back soon. John.
  5. That is a masterpiece Stix, and the setting is very atmospheric. Glad to see that you haven't lost your touch. John.
  6. Thanks a lot BF. You could well be right with regards to the turret bins for the F model, as they are included on one of the sprues. John.
  7. I shall carry on watching the news from Aunty Beeb, because otherwise, "'er indoors" will only scream and rant at me if she doesn't have the news to do it to. John.
  8. Thanks for all of your comments. I'm very pleased with those Ultracast bins. They're well moulded. But I have to say that I was puzzled by that rivet. I've not been able to work out yet as to why it's a separate item, unless, as I said, it's got something to do with a future issue. That said, I'll give a summary later of what is included in the kit that points to the possibility of new kits of other versions. Fingers crossed. John. PS. You're right Bertie, the rear light i tiny.
  9. Wayne, that is a cracker. You've managed to turn an ugly, ungainly vehicle into a very attractive model. Well done for sticking with it. It was worth it in the end. Nice one. John.
  10. Very nicely done. The weathering is first class. Just one little point. The tracks appear to be hovering in mid air. A drop of super glue on the top of each road wheel and then push the tracks down onto them. John.
  11. The Gods were kind Bertie. All is well. Just a quick update. First up, I forgot to post this one yesterday. It's the rear light. It's made up from a bracket from the Aber set, a piece if sprue for the light and some 5 amp wire. The sprue is drilled out at the back with a 0.3mm bit to take the super glued wire, and a hole drilled in the side of the hull to thread the wire through. Fortunately, the wind didn't blow from the wrong direction this afternoon, so I was able to get the primer coat onto the wheels, hull and turret. The unpainted point on the RHS of the turret is a rivet. I didn't even notice it until I'd primed it. For some reason Airfix decided to make that rivet a separate item. Why? I can only think that it is relevant to another future version that Airfix will possibly release. I'll leave this for a couple of days as I have to take my car for it's CT (MOT) tomorrow. Fingers crossed that that goes without a hitch. John.
  12. During lunch at work, I ate 3 plates of beans (which I know I shouldn't). When I got home, my husband seemed excited to see me and exclaimed delightedly, "Darling I have a surprise for dinner tonight." He then blindfolded me and led me to my chair at the dinner table. I took a seat and just as he was about to remove my blindfold, the telephone rang. He made me promise not to touch the blindfold until he returned and went to answer the call. The beans I had consumed were still affecting me and the pressure was becoming unbearable, so while my husband was out of the room I seized the opportunity, shifted my weight to one leg and let one go. It was not only loud, but it smelled like a fertilizer truck running over a skunk in front of a garbage dump! I took my napkin from my lap and fanned the air around me vigorously. Then, shifting to the other leg, I ripped off three more. The stink was worse than cooked cabbage. Keeping my ears carefully tuned to the conversation in the other room, I went on releasing atomic bombs like this for another few minutes. The pleasure was indescribable! Eventually the telephone farewells signaled the end of my freedom, so I quickly fanned the air a few more times with my napkin, placed it on my lap and folded my hands back on it feeling very relieved and pleased with myself. My face must have been the picture of innocence when my husband returned, apologizing for taking so long. He asked me if I had peaked through the blindfold, and I assured him I had not. At this point, he removed the blindfold, and twelve dinner guests seated around the table, with their hands to their noses, chorused, "Happy Birthday!"
  13. Thanks everyone for your comments. Much appreciated. If the wind is in the right direction this afternoon, I'll get the primer coat on (We have 65km winds forecast for this afternoon and if it's coming from the SW it'll blow right into the outlet from my spray booth. Not good!). John.
  14. Get well soon Frank, and take it easy. John.
  15. That's a nice looking Stug, Stew. I really like the Tamiya 1/48th kits. John.
  16. That's a great job that you've done on that camouflage scheme. It looks very convincing. Nice work. John.
  17. Thanks Vytautas. Once the primer has gone on, they behave a lot better. I then paint them with Humbrol Oily Steel, and then once a varnish coat is on, give them a dark wash. John.
  18. You certainly are, and it's only day 13!! But it is looking good. One bit that caught my eye is the central hinge on the bonnet. It looks very realistic. John.
  19. That's looking really good Nick. I like the exhaust and the figures. All excellent. Nice work. John.
  20. I honestly don't know, but if anyone does know, I'd be pleased to hear. John.
  21. The four boxes are now in place. On the LHS they are placed where the pioneer tools would have been stored, but I'm assuming that the large stowage box on the rear would have been used to store them. Tow ropes assembled and fixed in place. I used the kit's nylon ropes, and have never had any trouble with this material before, but this time, I just couldn't get the damned things to stick to the end pieces using super glue. I succeeded in the end, but not before turning the air in the room, a royal blue colour!! I didn't have any of the normal fittings which were used to secure the ends of tow ropes to the shackles, so I'll use some wire, bent to shape, later. At the other end, the ends will be covered by a piece of tarpaulin or something similar. On the front RH track guard, a fixed bracket for the tow rope, courtesy of Aber, and just in front of that, the bracket for the rear view mirror. I think that is about as far as it goes with the build. I don't think that I will bother with any stowage as I may depict it as it is in all of the photos that I have of it, ie; just prior to taking part in victory celebrations in Czechoslovakia in 1945. So next up will be a coat of Halfords primer, and at the same time, I'll prime the wheels. The ones that I'm using are from Sovereign 2000. As always, thanks for looking. John.
  22. Agreed. I sometimes think that some people upload too many photos. There are sometimes as many as thirty to forty photos in one post, and a lot of the photos are almost copies of ones already posted. There is another way to upload the photos from Imgur and that is to click on the second from the top "Direct Link". I'm new to Imgur, so maybe I'm doing it the wrong way around. It still works OK though. John.
  23. I think that you've hit the proverbial nail on the head there. Saturday night's schedule is a joke. ITV starts late afternoon with quizzes, game shows and goes right through to late evening, finishing with those two cheeky Geordie chappies, who should have been strangled at birth! BBC isn't much better. That show with the muppet out of Eastenders with the OTT Cockney accent really gets up my nose. But at least it gives me a chance to catch up on all of the programs which I've recorded during the week. John.
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