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Well done.

Looks very good.

The cable choice is excellent.

Will it make Salute this year?

Page 6 of New Vanguard 218 has a tank labelled T26 model 1931 with museum recreations of the twin MG turrets. On the same page is an early 37mm PS1 turret without the additional mantlet armour.

On page 7 there is a twin MG turret picture but no identification.

Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther - Small Update 180119
« on: January 19, 2018, 04:43:15 PM »

Going to have to start looking for reference material.

PSC (at 0833Z) have the M4 (with box art) and both AT guns (no box art) on the New for January bit of the front page of their site.

The hybrid is not there yet. I suspect they are working on it, hence the missing box art.

Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: January 19, 2018, 04:33:19 PM »
Thanks Ripley.

The design of the mantlet does help as there is ample prongs to attach a breech and guard. I would probably cannibalise another spare PSC gun.

The problem is the intended commander has no legs.  I will post a photograph later.

Shermans, more usable ones....


Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:14:43 PM »

I am going to use the bonus turret with a Bad Squiddo Russian tank commander, the bonnet lid hatch on the T34/76 turret shows too much of the turret interior for the hip length figure.

I still have to finish the handrails on the T34/85.

Wish Lists / Re: Two fantastic kit ideas for Rubicon Models -
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:23:56 PM »
Does this mean the "Kit 2) American 57mm AT-Gun M1 / British QF 6-Pdr AT-Gun:" idea that was mentioned above is something that would greatly interest Rubicon Models? Maybe soon we will possibly see some of those fantastic digital scans? ;)

Kit #1 = US 57mm AT-Gun M1 (with Airborne version option).
Kit #2 = British QF 6-Pdr AT-Gun
...and of course, with all the nice features Rubicon Models is known for.
I would prefer:
Kit 1 = British QF 6 pounder AT gun with airborne option....


There are issues with existing models of the airborne version.

Good planning.

I hope the turret armour and the quad can be painted separately and then assembled later, even with the top section removed it would be difficult to paint the quad.

Wish Lists / Re: Two fantastic kit ideas for Rubicon Models -
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:05:13 PM »
As a number of contributors have mentioned, there is a scarcity of early war vehicles for all sides in plastic (from both manufacturers).

The T26 is Rubicon's first early war tank, I have mentioned previously that I think having opposing forces vehicles is the best way to kick start a period.

I am guessing that when the Panzer IV library is complete, that a Panzer III one will follow.

I hope that the Matilda will be included in their portfolio (YMMV).

For some reason Warlord did not follow up on their Blitzkrieg Germans with BEF plastics, even though they have done the campaign books for early war and Sea Lion. Theoretically they have access to the deaths of the early Cruisers released by PSC.

General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:50:47 PM »
Now what to do with extra Puma turret kits ?
Build paper (leicht) Panzers with them.

General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:46:09 PM »
Yes, the tyres were a serious letdown.

I filled them with Milliput and put the best four at the ends.

I also lost a steering link, but that was just incompetence on my part.

Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:42:02 AM »
It is the 4mm (20mm or 1/76 scale) one. I used 0.45mm brass rod for the hand rails (I cheated on the rear one and made it one piece).

I have the 7mm (40mm or 1/43 scale one) which I think I used on the T34/85. That used 0.7mm brass rod.

I got them at a local model railway show.

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