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  1. ejboyd5

    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    In a more modern style: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-rolls-royce-silver-spur-2/
  2. Great job. If you would flatten the bottoms of the wheels a bit by rubbing them back and forth on some abrasive paper you couldn't tell it from the full sized version.
  3. Interesting. Never heard of the right vs. left distinction before. For what it's worth, here in the US we always "flake" our fire hoses outside for easy deployment before entering the fire building.
  4. ejboyd5

    Iconic Planes of Vietnam War - need some ideas...

    "Planes" are one thing, but the airframe that had the greatest effect upon the legions of ground troops and the one that will be forever associated with Viet Nam is the UH-1 Huey.
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    Elco 80 Motor Torpedo Boat

    So the deck was made from sheets of plywood butted together? Makes sense, but I've never seen the issue addressed before.
  6. ejboyd5

    Hobby room upgrade

    Neatness as depicted in those photographs is both unsettling and threatening. I could not work in such surroundings as I would not be able to find anything without several layers of debris to guide me in the correct direction..
  7. Great work. I had no idea USS MISSOURI was still operational in 1991.
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    Typhoon gear door zig zags?

    Let's remember that as early as 1942 the Typhoon was decorated with four 1' black stripes under each wing to aid in friend/foe identification for what was then a new type. In late 1942/early 1943 this special identification was amplified by adding white paint between the black stripes.
  9. ejboyd5

    RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch

    Wait for the tide to rise and the spiles will appear shorter.
  10. ejboyd5

    RMASG Centaur.

    Every one of you reading this thread knows more about tanks than I do so I ask what is the purpose of the vertical lines and numbers appearing on the turrets depicted by the box art and the post immediately above. I'm assuming they represent degrees of angle for the main gun with 180* being straight ahead, but how were the markings used?
  11. ejboyd5

    Making antenna for Afghan vehicles

    I've used the cat's whiskers several times - work perfectly.
  12. The two IWM pictures certainly do not depict a black interior.
  13. ejboyd5

    Sea King HAR3

    Here's a conversion I did well into the last Century following an Alan Hall article to replicate one of the first Sea King deliveries to the RAF (prior even to the introduction of the engine intake shield). The picture is included to show what was required to be added back then by the model maker compared with what is now standard equipment in the kit. If I remember, the domed observation windows were made from an Airfix clear plastic stand. I'm so impressed with the parts in today's issue I might have to try again some 40 years later.
  14. Fantastic video. I'll bet you are looking forward to Autumn when you will be removing leaves the size of elephants from the tracks to avert derailments.
  15. ejboyd5

    Seafire 47 on HMS Triumph Korean War overall sea gray

    If we are all looking at the same picture, all the Seafire 47s (folding wings) appear to have lighter color undersurfaces, the only differences between the two on the port side and the others seeming to be the position of the demarcation line. I don't see any sporting the overall darker color.