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General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: February 24, 2018, 10:25:56 PM »
Just seen the picture from the newsletter.
http://gmortschaotica.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/warlord-games-newsletter_24.html

From the Instagram photograph it has both exhausts but only one driver's vision option.

You can see the limitation of the flak version.

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General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: February 24, 2018, 06:41:26 PM »
Interesting.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BemtZwGAt-q/
The unpainted ones look bigger.

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General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: February 24, 2018, 06:08:28 PM »
The latest news letter shows a Hetzer Zug as a coming soon item . I hope Warlord  realize the Hetzer  road wheels are larger in diameter ( by 10 cm ) than the standard (t)38 tank wheels.  Judging the omissions on some of they're latest releases ,  probably not  ::)
Interesting, PSC only have OGH's Hetzer on their site and it is not in their pipeline (which is not saying much as they have forgotten to update it occasionally).

Does the newsletter have box art of models? Is it a joint Project with Italeri?

I suspect the Berge and flak options are trying to offer a reason to choose it over the Rubicon one.

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General Discussions / Re: Year in Review & Looking Forward... RM/UK 180223
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:25:46 PM »
Cool.

A pinned thread with shows being attended would be useful.

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General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:16:04 PM »
I have to ask: When will we see the US M4A1 and its' variants?
Probably not for a while, we have not seen any work on here yet:http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=395.0

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General Discussions / Re: Year in Review & Looking Forward... RM/UK 180223
« on: February 23, 2018, 07:22:57 PM »
Well done.

I know you said there would be further announcements, but will RM/UK have a presence at UK and the rest of Europe shows?

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Hey , have you seen this book ?
« on: February 23, 2018, 04:56:56 PM »
Thanks, useful to know.

In the UK there are only a few specialist shops (Ian Allan in Birmingham and London being my most regular haunts - a couple of times a year) which allows the browsing of books and quite often at shows the books  are shrink-wrapped. It is great to get recommendations on ranges.

Oh, and the Birmingham shop stocks some Rubicon models (as does Wayland's Forge in the Custard Factory).

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 22, 2018, 08:12:57 PM »
Nice.

On the subject of persons of reduced stature, I did find a use for the passengers included in the BA 251D kit as drivers for the half tracks. It still required Mechanicum level modifications to get them to fit.

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Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 222/223/260/261 - SdKfz 260/261 TS5 180221
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:59:23 PM »
A number of rules sets have command and radio vehicles as working parts of the unit, especially for early war forces as they are required for Off Table assets and to extend command ranges.

Possibly not for the generic BA reinforced platoon though.

And they are not as shiny as a tank ^__^.

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:53:40 PM »
Thanks guys.

The commander is behind the gunner, but is stepping up onto the raised part of the deck. His locating pin is the bottom left one. The loader is in front of the trestle bit.

I have used the arm with the map, not shown,  which as a DAK vehicle will be a gag one of a plain yellow sheet ^__^

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Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 222/223/260/261 - SdKfz 260/261 TS5 180221
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:50:47 PM »
Nice.

How are the mould changes going on the base kit?

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:44:59 PM »
Well yes. I have used two arms from the German infantry sprues for the commander.

This is a plea to Our Gracious Hosts to have optional holes in the deck of any open plan self propelled guns to take locating pins for crew.

This piece of Swiss cheese is the deck of the Marder, the three holes marked with arrows are those that will be used. Getting the loader in place was a nightmare. I finally got it in position and discovered there was no room for the commander...

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 20, 2018, 10:18:55 PM »
I did wonder if they were discontinued as they are not n the 28mm World War 2 link (Rubicon models only), but they are linked via World War 2 then Russian then 28mm.

Now, I would not buy any of the infantry, but I got mine way back when.
http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/plastic-soldier-company-28mm-russians.html

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I agree with Pinky, the guy on the left looks like he has been dropped from a considerable height. Have a go at getting someone to sit like that.

The rest looks great. Will there be enough heads for all helmets or all caps?

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