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  1. Morning all. This will be my first build: An ebay purchase, still sealed in its shrink wrap. Think this is the right catalogue info for it: Airfix Catalogue information: Series: 2 First Issued: 1970 Catalogue Ref - 7th Edition (1969): A205V Catalogue Ref - 8th Edition (1970): A205V Catalogue Ref - 9th Edition (1971): A205V Catalogue Ref - 10th Edition (1973): 02305-8 I have the 1973 boxing judging by the box number and artwork. Contents This will be built as an early(ish) Mk2 as this is what the kit depicts. The chieftain went through many upgrades during it's service life but I'd really like an early one to go with several cromwell resin kits I have of later versions. This is my reference pile - can you tell I rather like chieftains? I'll be using these add ons. The matador set is to convert it to a Mk 3 which I won't be doing, but a couple of the bits will be needed. The wee friends running gear set replaces the horrible vinyl tracks and corrects (in my opinion) the one main failing of the kit - the strange multi-ridged roadwheels. I've built this kit before (as a later version), so have some idea of the challenges the build will throw up. The main issue is the fit of the roof top so I'll be paying special attention to that! Looking forward to making a start. Roll on the weekend! All the best Ben
  2. COMPETITION SPECIFICATIONS CATEGORY I Military Tracked Land Vehicles 1914-1945 World Wars (Code: 1K) This category covers all military tracked land vehicles served in any region of the world between 1914-1945. Model kits of any scale, out of the box, made from materials such as plastic, resin and metal, and with any type of detail set, can compete in this category. It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation. This category is divided into the “MASTER” and “HOBBY sub-categories. Participation in the "Master" or "Hobby" sub-categories is down to the participants’ own initiative. Unless the sub-category is explicitly stated by the contestant, all models will be evaluated in the "Hobby" sub-category. CATEGORY II Military Wheeled and Semi-Tracked Land Vehicles 1914-1945 World Wars (Code: 2K) This category covers all military wheeled and semi-tracked land vehicles served in any region of the world between 1914-1945. Model kits of any scale, out of the box, made from materials such as plastic, resin and metal, and with any type of detail set, can compete in this category. It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation. This category is divided into the “MASTER” and “HOBBY sub-categories. Participation in the "Master" or "Hobby" sub-categories is down to the participants’ own initiative. Unless the sub-category is explicitly stated by the contestant, all models will be evaluated in the "Hobby" sub-category. CATEGORY III Modern Military Land Vehicles from 1945 and Onwards (Code: 3K) This category covers all military land vehicles that have served in any region of the world since 1945. Model kits of any scale, out of the box, made from materials such as plastic, resin and metal, and with any type of detail set, can compete in this category. It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation. This category is divided into the “MASTER” and “HOBBY sub-categories. Participation in the "Master" or "Hobby" sub-categories is down to the participants’ own initiative. Unless the sub-category is explicitly stated by the contestant, all models will be evaluated in the "Hobby" sub-category. CATEGORY IV Military Figures (Code: 4K) 4.1 - Historical and/or Military Figures (Code: 4K-1): All figures of a scale of 1:35 or above, belonging to any historical period and nation, and made from basic materials such as plastic, resin and metal can be entered for the contest. 4.2 - Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Post-Apocalyptic Figures (Code: 4K-2): All figures in compliance with the description in the title, including figures of desktop games, can be entered for the contest, regardless of their scale. 4.3 - Busts (Code: 4K-3): All historical, military and/or fantasy busts of a scale of 1:9 and lower can be entered for the contest. Figure presentation should not include more than one figure, but complementary figures (such as children or animals) may be added. These will be considered during the evaluation as well. A base is not required for the presentation of the figures. However, bases enriching the figure presentation will be subject to evaluation providing that they are smaller than 6x6 cm.It is not compulsory to present the historical document, the construction or painting manual as a reference. Evaluation criteria will be based on the basis of construction, detailing, painting, finishing and presentation. CATEGORY V Diorama (Code: 5K) All dioramas produced from any type of material and sold with handmade or ready- made bases can participate in this category. All figures, equipment, weapons, buildings, plants, animals, surface details and geological structures used together with the military vehicle on the diorama will be considered in the evaluation. Dioramas with vehicles in which only a flat surface (less than 15x15 cm) has been used, which lacks either buildings, natural elements or surface shapes and that include two figures or fewer, will not be included in this category. Instead, they will be transferred to another suitable category by the context committee, based on the type of vehicle on the base. The criteria below have been added to the evaluation criteria: - Theme and composition - Authenticity and realism according to the time frame - Creative use of materials - Fixing CATEGORY VI 1:48 Scale (Code: 6K) This category covers all military land vehicles that have served in any region of the world since 1914. Model kits, out of the box, of a scale of 1:48, made from materials such as plastic, resin or metal, and with any type of detail set, can participate in this category.It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation. This category is divided into the “MASTER” and “HOBBY sub-categories. Participation in the "Master" or "Hobby" sub-categories is down to the participants’ own initiative. Unless the sub-category is explicitly stated by the contestant, all models will be evaluated in the "Hobby" sub-category. CATEGORY VII 1:72 Scale (Code: 7K) This category covers all military land vehicles that have served in any region of the world since 1914. Model kits, out of the box, of a scale of 1:72, made from materials such as plastic, resin or metal, and with any type of detail set, can participate in this category.It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation. This category is divided into the “MASTER” and “HOBBY" sub-categories. Participation in the "Master" sub-category is down to the participants’ own initiative. Unless the sub-category is explicitly stated by the contestant, all models will be evaluated in the "Hobby" sub-category. CATEGORY VIII "What-if" Land Vehicles (Code: 8K) This category covers vehicles that are completely fictional and used in any time frame, and vehicles modified according to a reference or imagination, or any model imagined to be used on land. Model kits, out of the box, of any scale, made from basic materials such as plastic, resin or metal, detailed with any type of detail set or modified by using these types of materials can participate in this category. For example, this category covers all fictional land vehicles such as all civil vehicles based on scientific data and/or imagination, wheeled and/or military vehicles, robots, fantasy fiction, sci-fi and post-apocalyptic vehicle types. A base is not required for this category. However, bases enriching the presentation will have a positive effect on the evaluation. More than one figure should not be included, but complementary figures (such as children or animals) may be added. These will be considered during the evaluation as well. Compositions having more than one figure and vehicle will not be evaluated; and a new sub-category called "Scaled Diorama Category" will be opened as applicable to participation. It is not compulsory to present any documents or the construction or painting manual as a reference. The evaluation criteria will be based on the basis of construction, difficulty of construction, painting, appearance relevant to the era and presentation. CATEGORY IX Military Land Vehicles used by the Turkish Armed Forces (Code: 9K) - This category covers all military land vehicles used by the Turkish Armed Forces in any region of the world, from 1909 to the present. - Model kits of any scale, out of the box, made from materials such as plastic, resin and metal, and with any type of detail set, can compete in this category. - It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. - Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. - Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation. CATEGORY X Young Modelers (Code: 10K) - This category is open to all participants under the age of 18. It is not a mandatory category for participants under the age of 18, and participation is voluntary. - Model kits of any scale, out of the box, made from materials such as plastic, resin and metal, and with any type of detail set, can compete in this category. - It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. - Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. - Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation. RULES · Models that have previously won awards in Plastic Battle Armour Modelling Shows may not be entered into this contest. However, those models can be displayed in the event’s showroom area. · If necessary, modelers may be asked for references on their models by the jury. · If necessary, models may be moved into different or correct categories, and additional categories may be created or existing ones closed or merged by the jury. • Modelers may compete in multiple categories with multiple models. However, only the highest scoring model will be awarded for a modeler with more than one competing models in the same category. The modeler’s other models in that category will not be evaluated. In this way, other modelers may have the opportunity to be awarded if applicable. • Contestants hereby accept all of these rules, regulations and calls of the organizers. • In main categories with “Master” and “Hobby” sub-categories, a contestant with a model in the "Master" sub-category must compete in the "Master" sub-category in other categories as well. LOCATION FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. Oğulbey Mahallesi Kumludere Caddesi No: 11 06830 Gölbaşı – ANKARA MODEL SUBMISSION Submissions will be accepted on Saturday, 8 September 2018 between 09:00 and 13:30 local time. Modelers who do not wish to compete may display their models in the exhibition section. ONLINE REGISTRATION To speed up your registration process on the day of the competition, you may register your models at www.plasticbattle.com/kayit as of 21 June 2018. COMPETITION DATE The judging will begin on Saturday, 8 September 2018, after 13:30 local time. The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, 9 September 2018, at 13:00 local time. RETRIEVAL OF MODELS Modelers may retrieve their models on Sunday, 9 September 2018, after 15:00 local time. ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMPETITION RESULTS Results will be announced during the ceremony on 9 September 2018, and published online at www.plasticbattle.com and www.fnss.com.tr on the same day. For more information: bilgi@plasticbattle.com
  3. German WWII Clamps & Tie Downs and Straps (STEEL 36362 & 36369) 1:35 Eduard One of the shortcuts that many AFV model manufacturers take is to simplify the tie-downs and clamps that fix the pioneer tools and barrel cleaning rods etc. to the hull of your model. Often they're just blocks moulded to the tool, and that detracts somewhat from the realism that you can achieve with your model. Similarly, everything that is carried on the outside of a vehicle has to be lashed to it in order to stop it from bouncing off when you pass over the first shell-hole. This is the detail that is seldom depicted in a model, and unless you wanted to scratchbuild it all, it's hard to get hold of. Well – you're in luck. These new sets from Eduard will allow you to up the detail without needing to fork out for a complete set for your latest creation. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. German WWII Clamps (36362) This brass set contains fifteen clamps for shafts of tools, with the cam-lock that tightens them against the tool to prevent them working loose. The base is folded up and the cam is fitted to the rear, simulating the cam, while the last segment of the base goes to form the clamp that latches into the other end of the base. Twelve Lockable towing eye tie-downs are also included, and a further eight cable tidies with butterfly closures a supplied to keep the rest of the towing cables in place. Tie-Downs and Straps German STEEL (36369) In case you don't already know, these are Photo-Etch (PE) steel, and because of their strength they can be etched from thinner material, which improves realism and flexibility in one sitting. Coupled with the new painting method that adds perceived extra depth to the buckles and other furniture by shading, they are more realistic looking and will drape better than regular brass PE. You get fourteen belts of different styles, seven in black, five in red, and two in tan for a bit of variation. The buckles and clasps are all nickel plated, and you'll be pleased to hear that the belts have been printed on both sides, so if doesn't matter if you can see underneath. There are no instructions, as they're designed for you to lash everything down, and there's no decree issued about what goes where when it comes to personal equipment storage on a tank of armoured vehicle. Review sample courtesy of
  4. Hello Fellow modelers ... We have Four succesful Single type Builds for Armor. The M3/M4, Panzer IV, Tiger tank, And Patton. We also have two Soviet Armor proposal’s in the T 55 and now with the T 34. Let me ask you this question ? Would there be any interest in a Group Build of British Armored Fighting Vehicles ? This would most likely be in 2019-2020 plenty of time to gather everything together. This would cover From 1945 to present and each has countless variants and progeny to offer up as options. Im just curious as it seems we have interest in both German and US Armor. There are two build ideas showing good signs of some interest in Soviet Armor but no one has offered up British Armor ? I’m proposing this as a group build that will cover British Armored Fighting Vehicles. This would incorporate all British Armor proposed, designed, produced, and operated by any country from January 1st 1945 to the Present day. This of course would include both UK & Commonwealth units. To help Clarify the restrictions or rules for what is allowed. A.) The Vehicle of choice would need to be operated By the British military, Commonwealth, or others after January 1st. B.) The vehicle of choice would need to have been purchased by the British, Commonwealth, or Foreign State military (Army, navy, marines, or royal air force) after January 1st. C.) The vehicle would need to be designed by a British or Commonwealth based Company after January 1st 1945 (Centurion, Chieftain, & Crusader). D.) The vehicle had to be built in Britain or a Commonwealth after the date of January 1st 1945. This includes tanks like the Late Churchill’s that were built and used into the Korean war. Im sure there were plenty of types built in and used during World War Two were operated by the British and Commonwealth after the war for varying lengths of times. Again if you or anyone else is interested but are not sure please contact me. I would be glad to research and give you an answer. Im always looking for input and help so please feel free to offer ideas and/or constructive criticism. I realize this might upset some of the original joiners of this group build. That isnt my intention. I asked for input and votes earlier towards this idea. The results are in and of those who voted this was how the votes tallied out. Final count was 4 votes in favor of inclusion of all AFV/APC. And 2 votes of inclusion of all “C” Type tanks. This is 6 of 13 members. Less than 50%, however it seems no one else voted. So I will incorporate both post 1945. “ALL SCALES ALLOWED” Now some quick ideas for the qualifying variants. Heres an Airfix 1/72 centurion kit. Another one is this Centurion in Australian service. Then heres a quick look at a couple of kits of the Chieftains. First up is this Chieftain Mk.2 from Takom. And an interesting option with the Berlin Camouflage is Takom’s Mk.10. Next up is a Tamiya Challenger Mk.1. and a Tamiya Challenger 2 As there are a substantial number of Variants, Versions, and Prototypes just in British service I cant write down all of them. If anyone knows of a type they would like to build. That or an offshoot that they are not sure about please ask ? I will investigate and let you know. -Standard build rules apply such as the 25% rule. If you are using individual track links talk to me as i consider those to be a kit in there own right. I will hold the same absolute here as I did with my Patton build. NO WHIF’S - there are so many versions and sub-types of these that we dont imaginary tanks. I will consider working prototypes so long as they aren't paper projects. A paper project is just another form of whif to me. please ask i will research and advise. I am of course looking for any interested members to be co-host’s INTERESTED MEMBERS 1. Corsairfoxfouruncle 2. DAG058 3. Patman 4. Dads203 5. Arniec 6. PlaStix 7. Plasto 8. SleeperService 9. Bullbasket 10. Etienne 11. sampanzer 12. Blitz23 12a. Giorgio N. 14. Sgt.Squarehead 15. Badger 16. Julien 17. MarkSH - Churchill 18. AndrewE 19. bull-nut - Warrior/Charioteer 20. Sabre_days - Challenger 1 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. ️30. Dennis * any photographs used are strictly information use. All rights belong to original owners.
  5. Somebody found a very interesting add in some magazine Link to the source of original news By the way, artwork of Vauxhall is simply stunning, isn't it?
  6. Hello all. This is my first GB entry. I'm a bit late, but at least I made it on time. This model have some small story behind it. Usually such vehicle would not be in my field of interest, but a few years ago I was playing a World of Tanks, around five I think, and I had so much fun with this vehicle. Around this time a new model shop opened in my city. It was mostly a RC one, but it had a set of models from Mirage Hobby, so I decided to pick up this one. Unfortunately it was closed soon after that. Then I had noticed a GB proposition, I looked through my stash and and decided to join with it. There is a story of tank taken from instruction. Other sources also mentions, that designers were caught into Stalin purge, and incomplete hulls were left. Model have vinyl tracks, and surprisingly, a complete interior with possibility to open hatches. However, I'm not a fun of opening models, also it would demand more work with for example thinning armour plates and so on, so I have decided to make a it simple, relaxing built it by making it fully closed. I'm not planning to add any sets (do any exist anyway?), but I will try improve some details like ventilation net over engine compartment. Surprisingly, in comparison to newer Mirage Hobby models, I haven't noticed any sink holes so far. I have jest started and glued hull and front drive wheels. My English still isn't perfect to say it lightly, feel free to correct me. I will improve quality of photos too.
  7. I don't think there is need to make a separate thread for each new plastic model in 1/72, because it is not that popular like aircraft, so I will run one thread to aforementioned company. First of all, catalogue for 2016: http://www.ibgmodels.com/2016_IBG_cat.pdf New models for 2016. Otter Light Reconnaissance Car Chevrolet C60S with Holmes breakdown Stridsvagn m/38 Swedish light tank Stridsvagn m/39 Swedish light tank Stridsvagn m/40 K Swedish light tank Stridsvagn m/40 L Swedish light tank TYPE89 Japanese Tank, Early TYPE89 Japanese Tank, Mid-production TYPE89 Japanese Tank, Hybrid-production TYPE89 Japanese Tank, Late TYPE89 Japanese Tank, Diesel KTO Rosomal should be released in 2017 - confirmed in Facebook comment: https://www.facebook.com/ibgmodels/posts/925698510885127?comment_id=925742320880746&comment_tracking={%22tn%22%3A%22R%22}
  8. cybershed

    What does AFV stand for?

    Been modelling for a few years now. Usually aircraft, although I did build a T34/85 early on - nothing to write home about I'm afraid. But I've always wondered what the acronym 'AFV' stands for? My guess is 'Armoured Fighting Vehicle'. But please enlighten me? I love the weathering work you armour boys do BTW, fantastic. I rekon the armour boys show off some amazing skills in their work. I like to look at it. But personally, I've always been fascinated by aircraft. In the main, military, but I do love a Constellation. Anyway - what does AFV mean?
  9. I've started this topic as a place to post any current works in progress. Tamiya's venerable PzII. This one's nearly done and should be finished soon. Filters, pastels, some extra stowage and crew then I'll call it done. Thanks for looking!
  10. So what Revell prepared for tanks in gentlemen scale? Source: http://www.kitreviewsonline.de/revell-neuheiten-fuer-das-jahr-2017/ My German is even worse then my English, but if I'm correct, we are getting those: Reissues with new camouflages: 1) LKW gmil 5t in May 2017* 2) TPz Fuchs in July 2017 3) Leopard 1A1 in July 2017 New variant: T-55 AM/AM2B in October 2017 * And the most interesting, a new tool: M109G howitzer in September 2017 (cat. no. 03305) * Update: according to official informations, posted on Britmodeller here: Link All above mentioned AFV, except a M109G, are in in 1/35 scale
  11. SleeperService

    1/48 - ICM German Armoured Cars

    According to the 2017 Catalogue HERE the following are planned for 2017; 48192 SdKfz 223 German Radio Communication Vehicle 48193 SdKfz 260 German Radio Communication Vehicle 48194 SdKfz 261 German Radio Communication Vehicle Catalogue shows only photographs of the real things but I hope ICM have brought the PanzerTracts volume!
  12. A Happy New Year greetings from FtF According to a company comment under Polish greetings, C4P will probably come as next. Oh, and more about what C$P is can be found there: Polish artillery tractor C4P / halftrack car wz. 34.
  13. Hi there! Just photographed my new model) I didn't work a lot on it, made only mantlet and searchlight covers and machine-gun shield. Hope you'll like it!
  14. Ok this was something I originally suggested way back in 2013 but then it was just for the airforce, this was a bit restrictive. It got into this years vote and I had completely forgotten about it and didnt remove the earlier restrictions. But it seems like there is still a lot of interest in this so its now opened up completely. So if it was made in Italy or wore the Italian colours then bring it along. I have always liked the flare and passion the Italians put into their designs and if that wasnt enough then add a few more cylinders or even an extra engine!! Which would you rather listen to a Ferrari 250GTO a Lamborghini Miura or a 60s Renault or 2CV!! So lets go for a drive around Tuscany, a cruse over Lake Como, sail the Tyrrhenian Sea, or a flight along the Amafi Coast. Lets live the good life in 2016! ok the list..... 1, trickyrich - Host 2, Mitch K 3, vppelt68 4, JOCKNEY 5, Lex77 6, CliffB 7, Giorgio N 8, Prenton 9, milktrip 10, Arniec - Co-Host 11, Bonhoff 12, Caerbannog 13, Paul J 14, swat11 15, TallPaul 16, Chimpion 17, Doug Rogers 18, hgbn 19, feoffee2 20, Ettore 21, SleeperService 22, iJones 23, Shermaniac 24, Mitch K 25, maltadefender 26, JackG 27, RobG 28, 06/24 29, Enzo Matrix 30, pinetree_fella 31, Hardtarget 32, SAU 33, Blitz23 34, usetherudders 35, wellzy 36, wimbledon99
  15. Hello Britmodellers, here is the newest roll out from my "production line", which is in the "finish something" modus, currently. Normally i don t do paper projects but this was fun. This build was intended as a birthday present for a good friend, he is playing the World of Tanks game and added a E 25 for his tank garage. The kit itself is a really good one, the modeller can choose between, rubber band style tracks or plastic single links, different hull tops, mudguards from plastic or PE parts and there are also a lot of tools for the so called Entwicklungsfahrzeug, or development vehicle. At the end of WWII, there were two hulls for production at Allkett in Berlin, so my build is just fantasy. There are many parts shared with the Panther and Tiger Ausf.B tanks, like the suspension, road wheels, tracks and the gun from the Panther and Jagdpanzer IV, of the later production. I added also towing cables, mountings for them ( came from a retired StuG III ) and the tube, which includes the cleaning rods for the main gun ( from an also retired Panther ) After nearly twenty years, the soft plastic tracks, simply dissolve. The build was straight forward, no problems at all. To speed up “production” my girlfriend cut out and cleaned all the single tracks. Wasn t the last modelling project for her. The camo scheme was sprayed free hand on, using my Badger 150 airbrush, weathering was done with acrylics. Ot was the first 1/35 tank in years for me, it was fun, so there will be more stuff in this scale, land on my bench, incl. projects like this one. Hope you like it. Best Regards Bernd
  16. Gorgeous kit oozes quality and the detail is excellent. Tempted to fork out for their Gato class or do a Guppy build. Still not very good with photo etch but getting there slowly
  17. trickyrich

    Latin American GB

    Ok while having a long boring nightshift I have come up with an idea for a GB which could include almost everyone! A South Latin American GB Ok after lots of requests by everyone.....well Steve anyway, I had a think about this and decided to open it up to the rest of Latin America. This GB will now cover anything and everything South American "of the border", as long as it was used there or built there it’s ok. There should be a bit of something for everybody here with all forms of transport covered, both military and civilian, even the automotive crowd with Dakar bikes/cars/trucks So countries eligible; Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Gaudeloupe Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Suriname Uruguay Venezuela Plus French Guiana Falkland Islands Martinique ​Saint Barthelemy Saint Martin The are some amazing and interesting subjects available which you wouldn't normally see or think about.....so what do you think? A Lista (the list) 1, trickyrich - host 2, Threadbear 3, MAD STEVE 4, Arniec 5, wyverns4 - co-host 6, Max Headroom 7, Jörgen Stendahl 8, nimrod54 9, Moggy 10, Mish 11, CliffB 12, Col 13, hgbn 14, feoffee2 15, Radleigh 16, Old Man 17, Centollaman 18, somtec 19, modelling minion 20, SleeperService
  18. This is my first entry for my very first Britmodeller AFV build which will be built OOB with maybe some scratch refinements. As I have said in the build up I have only ever built two AFV's and one of these (1/76 Airfix King Tiger) is languishing in it's box awaiting completion, when I can decide how best to tackle the vinyl tracks. Here are the box and sprue shots This is the only reference I have so I am looking for any advice from the expert Russian heavy tank builders out there amongst you, along with any hints and tips that I can try plus anything else I can find on t'internet. I'll see how I get on with this before deciding on the second build I would like to do for this GB. Just as an aside and to go off topic a little, here are a few photos of my only completed tank build to date - the Revell 1/72 T-72 in DDR colours fresh off the parade ground. Thanks for looking
  19. Hello, here is another build from my 1/72 tank collection, was my second (new) one. Right after the Revell T-72. Done before new years eve 2013/14. This is an older kit, released under the Matchbox and Monogram label as well, its more on the crude side by todays standart, but fun to build. The parts needed some clean up, especially the snorkel and the small stuff, some sinkholes had to be filled. Made some additions to the otherwise oob build. The headlights got "guards" over, done by stretched sprue The front skirt, seen on these tanks were made by thin plastic card The turret was improved with an additional smoke grenade launcher, some "wires" seen on pics and the small handlight looking aft at the back of the turret were added. The fuel drums were altered to remove the big seam running through them. The holes at the back plate/engine deck were closed and the "log" was added using a sprue. Painted with Revell colors and weathered with acrylics and some drybrushing. the sand color was sprayed on, the green was brushed on. Maybe i am able to replace the "8,8 flak gun" with a more true to scale replica of the anti aircraft mgs seen on russian or soviet tanks. Not much time for modelling right now, but this was a beautiful day with good light conditions outside. Hope you like it Bernd
  20. Mad_Larkin

    dragon wagon

    Building and creating a loaded dragon wagon, what colour is best for the tyres, prefer tamiya paint for this. Also building oob and in parts I will be able to post to Bahrain, to meet me at my next ship, to continue building and painting in an attempt to finish in 2 months
  21. Painting Guide For AFV of WWII and Modern Era Jose Luis Lopez Ruiz - Casemate UK It has been a while since this reviewer switched from AFV modelling to aircraft. I found I could never really achieve the results I wanted, and this was in those pre-internet days of long ago. I do wish there had been books like this then. The book is what I would describe as medium/large format in an A-4 portrait sized book with a soft cover. There are 82 high quality pages. The printing is excellent through out, with clear text and great photographs illustrating the various techniques. Jose Luis Lopez Ruiz is a world renowned Spanish modeller who is a major contributor to The Steelmaster Magazine. He is a very talented modeller who has spent years developing his own techniques. In this publication we are introduced to his "Black & White" technique which has to be seen to be believed. As well as explaining the "Black & White" technique the book covers; Primers Layering Paints (Enamel & Acrylic) Washes Varnishes Pigments Primers The second half of the book then show cases five builds from WWII and the modern era to demonstrate the techniques discussed earlier. The photographs are clear and the text is concise. A gallery of completed models completes the book. Conclusion This is a great learning guide from a top class modeller. While you might not stick to one specific technique as shown, the book provokes thought as to how the individual modeller might make use of the techniques on show to finish their own model. Highly recommended, it might even spark the reviewer into making AFVs again! Review sample courtesy of
  22. My latest one, AFV club's quarter scale RF-5E Tigereye in RoC AF livery. Built mostly OOB with only a bang seat replacement from QB. Pianted with MM LGG, with patches in Tamiya XF-66 which were subsequnetly covered with a mist of MM LGG to get that - there not there effect of the camo. OOB decals, which were a bit on the thick side , but boiling water and micro set / sol took care of them. Well enough rambling, here we go [/url Thanks for looking and Holiday Greetings,
  23. Just seen these 1:144 tanks on the HLJ site and they are due this out this month. Nice little tanks in resin. There's also some Dutch/Belgian, Romanian and Italian sets; plus a motor torpedo boat Mike
  24. While trying to pass the time on shift I just happened to think about another possible group build, which is bound to have some interesting and very colourful subject matter, an Italian Air force Group Build. The Italians have produced some wonderful and very colourful aircraft over the years, from the early flying boats of WW I and the 20s, the interesting and varied aircraft of WW II. Plus the modern stuff is well catered for as well. There are a good range of Italian aircraft and aircraft operated by the Italian air force so subject matter should be too hard to find. Though if numbers dictate it could be expanded to all military equipment, civilian, or only to WW I to WW II aircraft, just depends on number and interest. Even have something already in mind, have a Flashback (Classic Airframes) 1/48th Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Im just dying to build. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ok Ive started a list so we can get an idea whos interested and the numbers so far. Here we go; 1/ trickyrich (me guess Ill be the host with the most!) 2/ Giorgio N co-host 3/ Lex77 4/ Enzo Matrix 5/ Paul J 6/ John W 7/ usetherudders 8/ Alpha Delta 210 9/ PaulR 10/ Radleigh 11/ Wez 12/ Paolo6691 13/ Jockney 14/ wellzy 15/ vppelt68 16/ Arniec 17/ SimonR 18/ Sgt. Squarehead 19/ Jinxman 20/ Prenton 21/ CliffB 22/ Tornado 23/ Misterfriend 24/ paganpete 25/ nimrod54 26/ wyverns4 27/ Mottlemaster 28/ Doug Rogers 29/ bobster 30/ swat11 This could....will be lots of fun so try and drag a few more bodies, preferably alive, a long for the fun. Fingers and toes crossed this gets up!
  25. ok this is something a bit different and could be cherry buster for some! I know there are quite a few twisted soles out there who like to dabble in resin, or just like to sniff it! So how about a 100% (ok not counting PE and white metal bit) resin build? These lots of choice available out there plus plenty can be had quite cheaply on EvilBay. There are probably heaps of members out there sitting on resin just waiting for the right time, plus probably lots of curious members wanting to know what the fuss is all about. So why not have an open build for whatever you have stashed away or whatever you can get your sticky mitts on to show the world we're not really crazy cellar dwellers that crave filling and sanding, no more bubbles and more filling and more sanding and sanding and more filling and lots resin dust........opps thats me! Have my eye on a super cool 1/48th Ju-388J Nightfighter......of cause! and yes i'm a resin fiend! -------------------------------------------- Ok Ive started a list so we can get an idea whos interested and the numbers so far. Here we go; 1/ trickyrich (me guess I'll be the host with the most!) 2/ Enzo Matrix 3/ Procopius 4/ Jörgen Stendahl 5/ Arniec 6/ Mish 7/ woody37 8/ CliffB 9/ Paul J 10/ Giorgio N 11/ Antony Robertson 12/ heloman1 13/ PanzerPaulo 14/ Pin 15/ Kallisti 16/ Will Vale 17/ Jockney 18/ English Electric 19/ Alex 20/ Navy Bird - Co-Host 21/ Dazzio 22/ wkennerley 23/ noeyedears 24/ AndyC 25/ SleeperService 26/ georgeusa 27/ Scruffy 28/ -Neu- 29/ Jessica 30/ BigReg 31/ Graham77 32/ Richard G 33/ woody37 34/ Mottlemaster 35/ ozz 36/ modelglue - Minion This could....will be lots of fun so try and drag a few more bodies, preferably alive, a long for the fun. Fingers and toes crossed this gets up!
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