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    Light Stone or Sand Yellow? (Challenger)

    You could be right on the Matildas scheme, but my answer is for the Challenger colour. Darren

    Light Stone or Sand Yellow? (Challenger)

    Defo Light Stone, Xtracrylics at Hannants is a good match. Darren

    AFV Club RAAC Centurion Mk 5.1

    Another Great looking Early War Centurion Darren
  4. Nice Early War Centurion. When you get your AFV mantlet cover, try making the Barrel hole bigger at the top or bottom, enough so it will slide down the barrel past the fume extracter, then you can attach and backfill the hole with filler or use a section of PVA soaked tissue as a patch. Darren

    British Army green

    Mike I've checked my builds and its Tamiya XF-65 Field Grey for the base coat close enough match for me without having to mix paints but bear in mind subsequent washes and weathering change the colour.. Won't be to everyone's taste but its easily available and I'm happy with the results. Darren

    British Army green

    Hi Mike It sounds daft but NATO Green is too Green, I,'ll climb up into the man cave tomorrow night and let you know the colour I normally use for modern British AFVs. For 50s/60s AFVs I use xtracrylics Deep Bronze Green and Mid Bronze Green it sprays well and is glossy as like AFVs from that period tended to be. Darren

    British Army green

    Having painted several vehicles in the Army(Challengers, 432s, Landrovers)and its not NATO Green or NATO Black, the tins came as Green IRR and Black IRR, depending on how they were thinned down it gave different results, some even from glossy to matt from the same tin on the same vehicle. I work just around the corner from DSA depot and they have various vehicles sitting around waiting on re-furbs and i can tell you that there is some vast difference in the shades of Green. Darren

    MTO B-25J Colour question

    Gents just been following this subject carefully, as I've a Monogram 48th B-25 with extras in the stash, I remembered I bought a book too, so i dug it out. SMI Library,, B-25 "Mitchell" in combat over Europe (MTO) Page 71 a colour photo simply says 458th B-25j 43-35928 large white 32 on cobalt blue tail. It's not as sharp colour wise as Bedders photo, it's more green. It's definitely not the same colour as the fuselage colour, but could be due to printing old colour photos?. Really good book lots of photos B&W and colour, bonus decals too, 3 a/c 3 scales. Just thought might help

    British AFV Group Build

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  10. Very nice , just put the wings together on one of mine and found that one wing has a bad upward curve Darren

    A Welded Cromwell with Big Boots.

    Very nice indeed Darren

    Suez Centurions, looking for answers

    I agree, but being able to spot the difference between 7.92mm and 7.62mm co-ax good luck, some people claim if it has an escape hatch at the rear of the turret then it's a Mk3, not so, Mid production turrets started appearing on Mk3s in 1951 Raised top plate Rear hatch deleted Loaders hatch relocated to parallel with the die of the top plate Combined 2inch bomb thrower and loaders periscope replaced by a single bomb thrower Over pressure valve continued Loaders periscope relocated to armoured housing on forward face of turret body Late production Turrets Appearing from 1954 Over pressure valve was replaced by a plain blanking plate 2inch bomb thrower deleted Hard edge turret rear started appearing but there is variations Many Mk3s where brought up to Mk5 standards except for reshaping of the turret roof. The Mk7 started appearing from 1953 and Mk8 from 1955. Tanks illustrated No5 British Battle Tanks 1945 to present by Simon Dunstan Has pictures of C Sqn 6 RTR in the Suez and is described as a Mk5 but has none of the above noted attributes? Darren

    Stalwart & Saracen: Firing Line vs Accurate Armour?

    I've had a few Firing line kits - not bad, not the greatest detail, some had dubious shape issues. I've had Accurate Armour kits - nice kits highly detailled, the resin can be brittle, but pricey. I'd prefer the AA kits but its a personal chioce. We still had Stollies in the late 80's no radio's fitted either. Darren

    1/48 Eduard Bf 109F4

    Great Work, bet it would sell now Darren
  15. Tony Very nice indeed,looks good,so much so I bought one, can't afford the Tamiya Spit. Darren