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  1. There is a video build here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9pBEfv7YTY
  2. They don't feed reliably and don't go as far if they do feed.
  3. I don't think anyone makes biodegradable 0.12g BB. The lightest type I've seen are 0.2g and these don't work well with the Heng Long mechanism as it only has a muzzle energy of about 0.3j - 0.2g BB's are for 0.8J+ air soft guns.
  4. Try - www.Thingverse.com - I've not looked for Napoleonic figures but there are some medievel knights there. One thing though, I would look at the cost of printing. I think you might find that commercial plastic figures would be cheaper.
  5. I though all Heng Long 1/16th scale gearboxes had metal gears, I've only seen the Sherman and Tiger 1 though.
  6. As far as I know its not steel gears but metal drive sprockets that are needed for metal tracks.
  7. Niall

    1:72 M8 Greyhound

    SHQ models are designed for the wargamer, so are made quite simply. That's not to say they can't be made into good models. There is also this 1/76th option in resin - http://www.milicast.com/shop/product.php?productid=666&cat=0&page=1
  8. I thought the name "Tears" was on a fire support M113 with the Saladin turret. There was 1 unit's 3 fire support vehicles were named "Blood" "Sweat" & "Tears"
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  10. I don't know why that is such a small photo. I have not got any others, so I'll have to take the model out of the display case and take a couple of new photos. So it will be a day or 2. I forgot to mention the figures are converted Airfix Multipose Africa Korps and 8th Army figures, The Ballista is scratch built.
  11. I found a quicker way to do chain mail. I have not tried this with greenstuff but it works with Milliput. Rather than using a pin or wire, tap the filler with a cheap toothbrush. I use one that has bristles all the same length, not one of the modern ones with differing length bristles. I used this method on the Roman centurion in this vignette -
  12. I have a couple of recomendations - First I would screw or bolt the hull to a board to prevent warping as cement dries. Second when skinning a hull in plastic card I would use several layers of 20thou(0.5mm) card rather than a single thicker sheet. This is beacuse it is easier to fold over the ribs and produces a stronger hull as the plastic is less stressed. In addition webs between different deck levels and top deck bulwarks can be cut into the outermost layer before applying it to the hull.
  13. One other thing - Vikings never had horns on their helmets. This error stems from a misinterpretation of an illustration by one of Wanger's costume designers!
  14. For a British Firefly conversion check out my conversion in this thread - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235039820-116th-sherman-vc-firefly/&tab=comments#comment-3066203
  15. The American 76mm gun is the equivalent to the Firefly but with a modified version of the 3" gun on the M10 tank destroyer in a new turret, not a modified 75mm one. Here is a link to 1 of the 76mm turret conversions(I have seen cheaper ones) - https://www.hayaltd.co.uk/Torro_116_RC_Sherman_M4A3_Metal_Turret_76mm_360_Rotation_BB/p191100_18840848.aspx This video is a good description of the 76mm sherman and its weapons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmMynoZxVKA&t=2375s
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