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  1. There is a very interesting book on the subject British Zimmerit: Anti-Magnetic Mine and Camouflage Coatings 1944 - 1947 by Andrew Hills https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Zimmerit-Anti-Magnetic-Camouflage-Coatings/dp/1660231485/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=British+Zimmerit&qid=1633871604&sr=8-1 P
  2. There is a NHS Wales website you can get your COVID Pass - https://gov.wales/nhs-covid-pass-prove-your-vaccination-status I assume this will be sufficient? More info here https://gov.wales/nhs-covid-pass-prove-your-vaccination-status#section-70614 Hope this helps. P
  3. Fact, evidence is on the kit box.
  4. Are you looking for kits or ready built/painted? if the latter this guy may be able to help https://www.facebook.com/anchorage.ships Hope this helps. P
  5. Definitely recommend the Infini sanding sticks, any of the ranges. You have to decide which one suits you best. Also recommend Flory Models range, their Skinny Sticks are invaluable and long lasting. You can use wet or dry! HTH P
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    RFM Panther G

    Looks like a M18 Hellcat.
  7. You could try something like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-Coated-Mould-Cutting-Scalpel-Handle-for-Swann-Morton-Blades-TC015A-/264679844056 This is a copy of a Swann Morton Handle that is highly recommended by many modellers. Can't quickly find a link to the Swann Morton version. Not sure if they are available in the UK. HTH. P Update - Found the Swann Morton version from a UK Stockist https://www.scalpelsandblades.co.uk/handle-detail_541_swann-morton-genuine-no-5-ergonomic-1003-sleeved-handle-.php
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    Best Sherman kits?

    Takom, to date, have not produced a 1/35th Sherman, only M3's. So John you are correct. P
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    New Start book

    £58-99 at https://www.panzerwrecks.com/product/jasta-14-die-geschichte-der-jagdstaffel-14-1916-1918/ with free shipping. P
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    Concrete armour

    Thanks John. I follow now! Stugs aren't my thing but I would have thought they would have painted the concrete otherwise it would have stood out too much. A bit like Allied Stars being overpaint - too good an aiming point. P
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    Concrete armour

    I assume we are talking about Zimmerit? Zimmerit itself was a chemical compound made up of pine crystals dissolved in benzene, zinc sulphide, barium sulphate, pine saw dust, PVA glue, pebble dust and ochre. When mixed correctly the result was a sticky soft putty. The ochre made up 15% of the compound and has been described as an earth tone colour. Zimmerit was applied over a red oxide base and because of the ochre in the compound it was 'pre-coloured' on application. Troops in the filled may/probably have added addition colours over the base ochre colour to effect a camouflage pattern. P
  12. These are now available from the Sovereign website - http://www.sovereign2000.uk.com/index.php Product Details are - S2KA025 Cromwell/Challenger road wheels w/ new tyres (for Tamiya, SKP and Airfix kits) R.R.P. £15.00 And these are the 'official' product photos (bit prettier than mine)!! P
  13. I have just received the very first production versions of some replacement wheels for the Airfix 1/35thCromwell from Marc at Sovereign2000. I am very impressed with them, they look like plastic though they are actually resin. Please see the photos below - I’ve shown in one photo (l to r) the Tamiya, Airfix, SKP and Sovereign2000 versions as a comparison and mounted the Sovereign2000 versions on a Tamiya Cromwell hull to give an idea of what a complete run looks like. I have not done any clean up on the Airfix/SKP/S2000 wheels and pinched the Tamiya one off a kit!! Available very shortly on the Sovereign2000 website and one added advantage you get 12 sets of wheels as they can also be used on the SKP Challenger.
  14. If you are on Facebook there is a lot of information/photos etc on the Group 'Canadian Kangaroo Regiment Archive" P
  15. Well our switch to So Energy is complete, fixed price for a year. Just had a look at Octopus Energy and got a quote for their prices - they want £12 a month more for the same estimated consumption. So shopping around helps. On the subject of smart meters. We had one installed here when we moved in - a new build - and we were signed up to E.ON. Worked fine, then we switched supplier and regularly the meter would switch off the gas supply, usually late a night, with the message "No Credit". A bit of faffing around got us connected again but then we had to sort out the boiler so it was extremely annoying. At the time we had switched to British Gas so we complained and they switched out the smart meter and gave us an old fashioned meter (which we are still using despite all the attempts get us to agree to a smart meter, we just say no!). We learnt that the British Gas computers couldn't reliably read the smart meter because they had been installed by E.ON and there was a compatibility problem. My recommendation to anyone wanting to get shot of/sort out sort meter problems is to go ahead and sort out a switch but before committing and changing suppliers talk to your chosen supplier and see what the best way of sorting out the problem is. If the supplier is any good they will arrange meter swap for you. The new smaller companies definitely seem better at customer relations than the like of the big established suppliers. Well my 2p worth, Hope it helps. P
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