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  1. Thank you Boston and wow, just wow! What a life, he defused hundreds at a time. I cannot comprehend what he must have gone through. Thank you for this. Andrew
  2. Excellent rendering and a great excuse to go to town on the rust. Andrew
  3. It's a big flat slab of plastic. Just think about hobnail boots and dragged boxes and barrels and get scrubbing What could possibly go wrong Andrew
  4. Very nice work Derek. As for the weathering of the boards I use a mix of pigments and dry brushing using very light greys, white and blacks with some version of buff and a wash of burnt umber type colours. Although the burnt umber not in this case. Add some oily dirty marks and your away. If the moulded grain is not very realistic I sand it almost flat then use very coarse sanding blocks and a cheap diamond file to add finer grain and a few gauges in a plank or two with a quick sand back just to take the edge off. Andrew
  5. Thanks Das yes those sizes sound about right. I'll base some on that. I will give W&J Knox a call next week. Tcoat I agree and I suppose I have enough info from those pics to do something close enough. I think I'll do one of these as the main covering with some plain as additional. Cheers all Andrew
  6. Brilliant effort. Really nice job all round. Especially the internal detail like the radio. No fancy airbrush either Andrew
  7. Wow that escalated quickly! I wasn't expecting so many responses so thank you all. Just to narrow things down a bit. This is specifically for my Tortoise A39 so some time around the mid to late 40's. From what @Bullbasket is saying they were still using, as to be expected, WW2 kit up to the 60's. When I asked about size I was referring to the overall size of the net . Annoyingly I did some searches a while ago and I'm sure I found some specifics on patterns but can't for the life of me find them again!! From my research there seems to be 6 main types of netting (My de
  8. Hi all I've had a look on line but cannot find any definitive patterns for british ww2 and post war camo netting. I'm sure there was some variation but there must have been some specifications and guidelines. Net size, scrim colours, spiral size, spacings etc. Reason being I'm planning some netting which is spread out rather than rolled or scrunched up. I've found some pics where you can glimpse the principle but nothing definite. Cheers in advance. Andrew
  9. Thanks both. Nice to have a bit of freedom with a what if. I'm interested to see how it comes together to Andrew
  10. Not a great deal to show but quite a bit of work done over the last couple of days. 90% of the kit parts are either assembled or fettled. In addition a few dents and dings in the storage at the rear, the fenders have been bent a bit, the prototype triangle removed (Post this pic) and the side skirts have had the central inspection covers removed. This is to emulate what they did on Churchills. Yes the knife did slip when cutting the cover out The skirts have been thinned down to a suitable thickness as well. Next is all the replacement
  11. Looks really good to me. If anything it's subtle Andrew
  12. No worries, you'll probably finish it before me Andrew
  13. Funny you should post this because I was going to quote your build as an inspiration. I've used a few of your ideas, particularly the lack of track covers. I was pondering the shell hatch and might have to attempt a scratch. I'll keep the gun and will be doing a hunter How did you do the camo net? Andrew
  14. We'll I do have a crusader which would be the classic choice. Andrew
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