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Niall

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  1. Niall

    HMS violet

    I've just looked at some photos of HMS Violet, on the Flower class forum(link below) and it had the oresposa minesweeping gear; Buttercup had the magnetic and acoustic minsweeping gear. Link to the forum - https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theflowerclasscorvetteforums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=659&p=316&hilit=violet#p316 I have designed 3D prints of the minesweeping gear and the extra Oerlikon tubs on the RN flowers, these are available from my Shapeways shop - link - www.shapeways.com/shops/nmp.
  2. Wash the parts in soapy water and use acrylic paints.
  3. There is this 1 in 28mm(1/56th scale) - https://store.warlordgames.com/products/napoleon-s-berlin-carriage Also a small correction Historex are 1/30th not 1/32nd.
  4. I found out earlier today that the Swedish company Star-Decals will be doing 1/16th scale WW2 and modern ammo box later this year. Link to the company's site - http://www.star-decals.net/
  5. I would recommend using 2.4gig RC as this has a Bluetooth like digital signal which means there is no interferance with other users. The forum Model Boat Mayhem has many RC conversions on the Revell kit, I think you need to sign up to see pictures - link - https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php
  6. There is also this source for info on flowers - https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theflowerclasscorvetteforums/
  7. Niall

    What is this?

    Its an Italian built Palmyria 155mm self propelled gun. I think it is only used by Lybia, based on the QF40 MBT hull.
  8. Search for "Hold and Fold Tool" there are many different sizes and prices. I've got one similar to this and have used it on 1/700th - 1/72nd scale ship parts - https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/product/photo-etch-bending-tool-4-mk-iv-rth-hold-and-fold-the-small-shop-sms003
  9. Could you fit the body together with rare earth magnets, rather than glue, that way you could gain access to the interior if needed. I did this with the 1/16th scale Firefly conversion I've been working on - Link - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235039820-116th-sherman-vc-firefly/
  10. The Tamiya crew figures are probably the worst thing the company has produced, they look more like gingerbreadmen than real figures!
  11. I was told it was because of toy safety regulations by an Airfix rep in a model shop in the early 70's.
  12. I think it was only the USMC that used infantry telephones on the M48.
  13. Its not about tax but child safety as Airfix sold them as "Toy Soldiers".
  14. My mate is going to paint it. Thanks for the spot of the panzerschrek box lable, I only had photos to go on when I made the transfers for the markings. It a simple fix to redo that.
  15. This will be the final update on this build from me, I will add some photos when the owner gets it painted. I've tried several times to design a correct mantlet for a Firefly but it would need a new mounting part for the turret and it would be too small to fit the metal barrel. As this barrel is too long to fit my lathe I can't modify it as required. So the model will be completed using the Heng Long mantlet. I've also designed a 3D printed set of track links and a pair of British Jerrycans, 1 with water markings. I hoped to make the track links flexible but I've got the tollerances too tight. Photos of these parts - I'm looking at making moulds from these parts so I can resin cast them.
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