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  1. One other thing is that tank crews in the desert often wore long corderoy trousers to protect the legs from burns on the tank's metal surfaces - The sun heated the tank's hull enough to fry an egg on it.
  2. Could I suggest an alternate method of making the deckhouses with windows/portholes. Cut ther part in 20thou(0.5mm) card and stick this to the same thickness of sheet(use clear sheet if you want the windows transparent - probably not worth it in 1/350th scale. I used this techeque on a freelance design small coaster in 1/300th scale as a wargame model. 100_0448 by
  3. If anyone has access to a 3D printer, there are a lot of free .stl files on this web site(not only for The Expanse) - www.thingiverse.com
  4. In relation to my previous post, I've only seen the abbreviation "MGS" refer to the American Stryker with the 105mm gun.
  5. A comment on Vaastav's post - The MGS is a direct fire weapon not a self propelled artillery weapon like the Ceasar and Archer.
  6. How much of a gap did you use between the parts in the joints? I suggest at least 0.1mm as a starting point
  7. The desert scheme(called "chocolate chip" by GI's) could be done. The newer multicam in the 2nd photo has the new helmet, so would need some conversion.
  8. In the shipcraft book on the Flower class it says that HMS Burdock and HMS Alisma had similar yellow and blue-white camouflage schemes for use in the South Atlantic in late 1941. One other point HMS Burdock has the round radar lantern, I think the Revell 1/144th scale kit of Snowberry only has the octagaonal version. I've done 1 of these on my Shapeways shop - https://www.shapeways.com/product/XB7YZZ8S8/144-round-radar-lantern?optionId=65003290
  9. I've designed several things and had them printed by Shapeways. I would have designed the mounting legs on their side with the turntable platform as a separate part. This would speed printing and use far less filament and reduce the steppy surface of angled faces on the finished model.
  10. How about this - https://uk.banggood.com/Heng-Long-6_0-116-2_4G-3888-1-German-King-Tiger-RC-Battle-Tank-p-1061808.html?akmClientCountry=GB&gmcCountry=GB&currency=GBP&createTmp=1&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=cpc_bgcs&utm_content=garman&utm_campaign=ssc-gbg-all-newcustom-0822&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwoyOzfCl5QIVmLPtCh0tYQyMEAQYBCABEgKyzPD_BwE&cur_warehouse=CN Note that the 2.4gig RC system in this model would cost £70-80 alone.
  11. Milicast usually have stocks of 1/76th scale decals(oftain called transfers in the UK). They usually have a stand at Telford, I've not checked for this year. Link to their webpage - http://www.milicast.com/shop/home.php?cat=85
  12. The image I remember had oars straddling the mast and used about half the oars on the ship. The top of the oars were much lower than the boom, so would not foul it. The practice would only have been used on the large ocean going ships which had a very flat hull form, which would only have been able to sail with the wind. The drag would be ofset by the increase in speed that is obtained by sailing across the wind.
  13. I remember seeing it in a picture or TV program many years ago when I was at school(in the 60's). As to the appearance - The oars were mounted like this ||||||| along the side of the ship starting further forward than the mast to a point equally far aft of the mast, with the blades in the water, on the lee side of the ship. the blades ends would be lower than the ship's keel.
  14. Oars were used when sailing. They were mounted vertically on the side of the vessel with the blades in the water like the lee boards on Thames barges to act like a modern centreboard, so the vessel could sail slightly into the wind. One other point, Vikings never had horns on their helmets, this myth comes from the misinterpetation of a painting by one of Wagner's costume designers!
  15. I think the "number of paints" refers to the paint's colour reference number in the "star and block" symbol and not to the number of different colours needed for the model.
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