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A selection of tanks from the war in the desert, completed for the MTO GB in 2016.

 

Panzer III

Kit:  Plastic Soldier Company

Scale:  1/72

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Panzer IV

Kit:  Plastic Soldier Company

Scale:  1/72

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M3 Grant

Kit:  Mirage

Scale:  1/72

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Matilda

Kit:  Airfix

Scale:  1/76

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Chances are that I'll be repeating this subject for the current GB, albeit in 1/35 scale.

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Can I please share these three?

All little dioramas.

This one has an irregular flashing LED inside the 'burning' armoured car

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The 8.8cm gun is a 1/72 Zvezda kit, slightly converted from European to North Africa. All the gun shells were made out of hss

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More modern. Copied from a newspaper photo of Gulf War 2

An Airfix 1/72  MiG 21C converted to another version, home printed Iraqi markings and Revell Modern British soldiers

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Another from moi;

An Airfix 1/32 1912 Ford Model T converted to a 1917 car and into a desert patrol car

Apologies for the quality of the photo, its an old one

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A Matchbox M16 Halftrack slightly converted to an Israeli Defence Force version used in one of their wars in the 1970s (afair) Copied from a few photos

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Here's one that aint sandy coloured; a Syrian Panzer IV which was captured on the Golan Heights. Its in an Israeli museum

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The desert is more than just sand coloured

 

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As I'm building a Hurricane,  here's one that I prepared earlier.

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Airfix Spitfire,

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Airfix P-40B,

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Academy P-40E,

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Heller Messerschmitt Bf109F,

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Airfix Stuka,

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Italeri He111,

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Minicraft Liberator,

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Revell Wellington,

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Revell Havoc,

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Academy 1/72 T-6

 

44707657125_af19c5c252_c.jpgDSCF9895 by timothy jones, on Flickr

 

Airfix 1/72 Bf 109E

 

47080062244_a2776ee4d0_c.jpgDSCF0410 by timothy jones, on Flickr

 

Airfix 1/72 P-40B

 

50985293723_2151296026_c.jpgDSCF2051 by timothy jones, on Flickr

 

Airfix 1/72 P-40E

 

50909897721_359ab30647_c.jpgDSCF1962 by timothy jones, on Flickr

 

Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Vc

 

51546175036_04261d9f1c_c.jpgDSCF2614 by timothy jones, on Flickr

 

Airfix 1/72 Fiat G.50

 

52915382814_ee2304ff4d_c.jpgP1060523 by timothy jones, on Flickr

 

Revell 1/72 Bf 109E

 

51727137964_c79af1b968_c.jpgDSCF2844 by timothy jones, on Flickr

 

Revell 1/72 Hurricane IIc

 

50231957166_783b1d0aee_c.jpgDSCF1579 by timothy jones, on Flickr

 

Hasegawa Hughes 500 Egg Plane

 

51609115374_5d6eed3ce1_c.jpgDSCF2697 by timothy jones, on Flickr

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Desert schemes? 

 

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Monogram Messaschnitzel modified for a more "Messerschmitt-look"

 

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and the Spitsfire from Monogram

 

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1/72 CV33. A resin kit from DOC models.

 

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This L6/40 surely took a wrong turn somewhere. The desert scheme doesn't work very well here. A 1/72 resin kit from Ostmodel.

 

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Challenger 1. Revell 1/72

 

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Challenger 2. Dragpn 1/72

 

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M1A2SEP Abrams. Revell conversion 1/72

 

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Ansaldo M13/40. Italeri 1/35.

 

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Roden Rolls Royce 1/72

 

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Sd.Kfz.222, ICM 1/72

 

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Mk.I Male tank. ICM 1/72

 

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Revell Leclerc 1/72

 

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Later I decided to repaint it.

 

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Merkava 1. Esci 1/72.

 

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Merkava 3, Revell 1/72.

 

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Sherman II. Heavy Esci conversion 1/72.

 

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Matchbox 1/76 scale

 

 

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I've long been a bit keen on a desert scheme, some of my predecessors.

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The not very good PM model Spitfire with some Airfix Vb/c decals.

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A Hobby Boss Tomahawk in Clive Caldwells colours, a mixture of HB & Xtradecals.

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AZModels Spitfire Mk VI in the colours it operated in, in North Africa. Decals from a Rising decals sheet, Spitfires in the Med.

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F-16C in an experimental scheme tried during Operation Desert Storm

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French Jaguar Ia in its desert camo during Operation Daguet, the French name for Op Desert Storm

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Fw 190A-4Trop as operated by the Luftwaffe in Tunisia by as trials unit in early 1943.

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Late addition of this last one, hadn't thought of these as having desert camo per se but given the landscapes over which they fought, then, yes.

That's about it for now, On wards to the builds proper.

Steve.

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My jet engined deserts.

Academy Israeli F-15I Eagle.

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Hasegawa Israeli F-16B

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Hasegawa Israeli F-4E Phantom.

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Hasegawa Israeli Kfir.

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Academy OV-10D Bronco.

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Airfix Gulf War Tornado

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Airfix Gulf War Buccaneer.

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Airfix Red Flag Buccaneer.

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Airfix Canberra PR9.

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Hasegawa Gulf War Intruder.

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Hasegawa Skyhawk.

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Matchbox Lightning (this is  a What-if)

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A look through the collection revealed more desert schemes than I thought I had.  Some are quite old and I’m pleased at my improvement over the years.

 

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Bf-109G-4 trop, Franz Schiess 8.JG 52, Hasegawa

 

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P-40K-1, R J Overcash, 64th FS/57th FG, Sword

 

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Bf-109F-4 trop, Hans-Joachim Marseilles (who else?), 3.JG 27, Italeri

 

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Tomahawk IIB, Clive Caldwell, 250 Sqdn, Airfix

 

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Jaguar GR.1, Italeri

 

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Macchi C.202, Teresio Martinoli, 73 squadriglia/9 gruppo/4 Stormo, Hasegawa

 

AW

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Hi folk's with Alan building the 1/32 Hobbyboss Spitfire Vb I went looking for photo's of my attempt as it's safely boxed up now so heres a few desert related builds.

Airfix old tool Bf109 1/48 and it's opponent the old tool Spitfire VB in 1/48.

 

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Airfix new tool Hurricane Free French Air Force.

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Frog Martin Maryland.

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Hobbyboss 1/32 Vb.

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Matchbox F-86 Sabre.

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!/48 Tiger Hobbies F-5.

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Finally HB's easy kit Mig 15's.

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