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Made in Britain II (The Sequel) Chat

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I'll probably be doing a Dingo from the Calgary tank regiment, as  next year August will be the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid.

 

regards,

Jack

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Since in the last MiB GB I did the Bandai Showmans Engine (which won silver at Telford!) I was thinking of doing this for the next one...

 

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Quite unsuitable dates as I co-host three other GBs that overlap

I will nevertheless try to come up with something sweet and British, Mk.1 male maybe :)

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On 29/11/2016 at 19:30, Col. said:

So, time to plan what we're entering, who's got what planned? :D 

 

For me, a Fairey Baccaruda and a Centurion tank.

 

I'm also toying with the idea of a selection of British Railways 21T mineral wagons...

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I am thinking of doing the 1/48 Airfix Javelin. I have done a few things on it, but far below the 25% rule.

 

Cheers,

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On 29/11/2016 at 7:42 PM, JackG said:

I'll probably be doing a Dingo from the Calgary tank regiment, as  next year August will be the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid.

regards,

Jack

Cool anniversary choice Jack :thumbsup: 

 

On 29/11/2016 at 8:16 PM, Kallisti said:

Since in the last MiB GB I did the Bandai Showmans Engine (which won silver at Telford!) I was thinking of doing this for the next one...

 

DSC_6973.JPG

 

 

After seeing how well your Showman's Engine turned out I'd love to watch you tackle this one :popcorn: 

 

On 30/11/2016 at 9:26 AM, Pin said:

Quite unsuitable dates as I co-host three other GBs that overlap

I will nevertheless try to come up with something sweet and British, Mk.1 male maybe :)

Sorry to hear that Alexey but know how you feel. It seems we are gluttons for punishment with our desire to moderate many GB's at the same time :rolleyes:

 

On 30/11/2016 at 8:02 PM, Enzo Matrix said:

 

For me, a Fairey Baccaruda and a Centurion tank.

I'm also toying with the idea of a selection of British Railways 21T mineral wagons...

Only the Brits could have come up with a machine so odd as the Barracuda :lol: The BR wagons would be an excellent subject as well.

 

1 hour ago, Arniec said:

I am thinking of doing the 1/48 Airfix Javelin. I have done a few things on it, but far below the 25% rule.

 

Cheers,

Another subject so odd it could only be Made In Britain. Nice one Arnold.

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What would be better - an Airfix BAC 1-11, perhaps in Virgin or British Airways colors, or an F-RSIN Bristol Britannia?

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If I may join, I was thinking of doing something different and try sourcing a valentine tank for this one. 

Any recommendations for the kit in 1:35th??

Regards

Joss

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7 hours ago, Joss said:

If I may join, I was thinking of doing something different and try sourcing a valentine tank for this one. 

Any recommendations for the kit in 1:35th??

Regards

Joss

I am not a expert, but there are three modern kits. One is from AFV the second from bronco and the other from Miniart.

The rest is older and not very easy to build. There is also a kit from Dragon, but that is the VM kit and it's a ehhhhhh bad kit to build.

For a comparison between the ATV and Miniart then take a look here : http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/valentine/valentine2.html

For a review of the Bronco one here.http://www.track-link.com/reviews/3069

For all Valentine kits you can strole thrue here.https://www.scalemates.com/search-solr.php?fkSECTION[]=Kits&q=Valentine

 

I hope it helps.

 

Cheers,

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4 hours ago, Arniec said:

I am not a expert, but there are three modern kits. One is from AFV the second from bronco and the other from Miniart.

The rest is older and not very easy to build. There is also a kit from Dragon, but that is the VM kit and it's a ehhhhhh bad kit to build.

For a comparison between the ATV and Miniart then take a look here : http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/valentine/valentine2.html

For a review of the Bronco one here.http://www.track-link.com/reviews/3069

For all Valentine kits you can strole thrue here.https://www.scalemates.com/search-solr.php?fkSECTION[]=Kits&q=Valentine

 

I hope it helps.

 

Cheers,

Cheers arniec, seems I've got three choices.

I'll give the old web for a browse and see how much they are!

Cheers

Joss

 

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About the Valentine, I do recall the one hiccup with the second release from AFV, that is the desert boxed version.  The road wheels are of the earlier spoked pattern, which don't match the kit decal markings.  You can obtain the proper dished style from Accurate Armour.

 

https://accurate-armour.com/our-products/135th-accessories/a069

 

regards,

Jack

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4 hours ago, JackG said:

About the Valentine, I do recall the one hiccup with the second release from AFV, that is the desert boxed version.  The road wheels are of the earlier spoked pattern, which don't match the kit decal markings.  You can obtain the proper dished style from Accurate Armour.

 

https://accurate-armour.com/our-products/135th-accessories/a069

 

regards,

Jack

Cheers jack that's good to know will bear that in mind (:

Joss

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Hi,

 

Does a 'Bentley Blower' qualify? Would like to join in if so :)

 

Cheers

 

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On 13/12/2016 at 11:21 PM, wimbledon99 said:

Hi,

 

Does a 'Bentley Blower' qualify? Would like to join in if so :)

 

Cheers

 

It most certainly would :) 

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1 hour ago, Col. said:

It most certainly would :) 

 

Brilliant - Thank you - Please count me in :D

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Hi Col. I am getting the urge to do another Hunter (this time the Academy 1/48) or throwing down the gauntlet and going to town on my other favourite, the Airfix 1/72 Vulcan .... hmmm decisions, decisions ... :hmmm:

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On 24/12/2016 at 5:48 PM, Mach82 said:

Hi Col. I am getting the urge to do another Hunter (this time the Academy 1/48) or throwing down the gauntlet and going to town on my other favourite, the Airfix 1/72 Vulcan .... hmmm decisions, decisions ... :hmmm:

Either sound lovely to me Mark. Enzo should be along shortly to say "Do both!" ;) 

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I've been doing some research and Messers Gasoline have released their Churchill Mk.III. So my planned Churchill with Snake stands...

...well not exactly. The vehicle we all know as Churchill with Snake is actually a Churchill Wurlitzer. The 25 tubes on each side were launch tubes for 'Flying Bangalore' a rocket propelled bangalore fused to explode in mid-air ahead of the vehicle to detonate mines by concussion.

 

Churchill Tank power Vol I has photos of Banner showing the arrangement at the rear. When you look at the photo of the crew loading a bangalore the collar that acts as a gas seal is clearly visible. I always wondered how they were removed when required now the Scales have been struck from my eyes.

 

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Now this is what we need in the GB. A goodly measure of British ingenuity and eccentricity all rolled into one wild package and strapped to a tank. Nice find @SleeperService:D 

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17 minutes ago, Col. said:

Now this is what we need in the GB. A goodly measure of British ingenuity and eccentricity all rolled into one wild package and strapped to a tank. Nice find @SleeperService:D 

And more than a dash of insanity!

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On 27/12/2016 at 19:17, Col. said:

Enzo should be along shortly to say "Do both!" ;) 

 

Do both! :D 

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1 hour ago, SleeperService said:

latest?cb=20160410095707

 

 

 

:thumbsup: 

 

Wasn't that vehicle originally a Churchill 3 Inch Gun Carrier?    There is an article about building one in Airfix Magazine Annual No 4 from 1974.

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