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ultravanillasmurf

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« Reply #255 on: June 29, 2017, 12:50:02 AM »
Nice shot of the combined lamps and brush guard.

This one has lots of boxes on the track guards, and a snorkel (which I failed to identify at the time).

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« Reply #256 on: June 29, 2017, 02:28:18 AM »
I didn't see either of them. 

Back on the model, I like the pots and pans.  The suitcases seem a bit oversized, but are in scale with 28mm figures.  Maybe just one suitcase, however. 

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« Reply #257 on: June 29, 2017, 01:40:05 PM »
I have to admit if I was a 28mm figure, I would pay extra for porterage.


And a Perry Miniatures Eighth Army figure.

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« Reply #258 on: June 29, 2017, 08:21:36 PM »
That suitcase sure isn't going to fit in the overhead or under seat racks on the plane . Knowing my luck the airline would probably loose it anyway  ;D

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« Reply #259 on: June 30, 2017, 01:19:05 AM »
You might fit the 'plane in the suitcase.

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« Reply #260 on: June 30, 2017, 03:13:44 AM »
Okay, since we're on the subject of the suitcases, weren't they more squared-off in that period?  They weren't made of plastic, so curved edges seem wrong - at least for such a large one.  Reinforced square corners seem more appropriate. Just wondering.
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« Reply #261 on: June 30, 2017, 04:53:18 AM »
My mum has some old , old suitcases ( her Grand mothers's ) , some are leather with square brass corner fittings and locks  , some more like a cover of a hardcover book , with wood trim around the edges , and another that looks like it would mush all up if you got it wet , some kind of paste board covered in patterned  paper . Might be a class thing , leather for the gentry , paste board for the lower classes?  She's got a dozen or so Steamer Trunks with the same kind of variations , again maybe a class thing .

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« Reply #262 on: June 30, 2017, 03:42:42 PM »
True, most film, television and preserved railways have the corner reinforced type suitcases.

Saying that I had a very old resin clam shell case (with split hinges which horrified my hosts who thought my case had broken), it might have been post war.

I should have photographed them when I was clearing out my parents house. One of many regrets.

Halliburton had aluminium cases for personal use in 1938.

There was a cost element in material, the cardboard ones being cheapest.

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« Reply #263 on: July 01, 2017, 09:18:35 PM »
The things we end up discussing...

I must try and make some suitcases for my T-34s.

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« Reply #264 on: July 01, 2017, 11:28:33 PM »
 Nice work on the extra detailing :)

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« Reply #265 on: July 06, 2017, 05:28:42 AM »
Thanks.

I have finished the hand rails on the left side (and added two on the other side).

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« Reply #266 on: July 11, 2017, 04:40:33 PM »
Having broken my 0.7mm drill bit, so no hand rail updates for a while, I present two flame fougasse markers for Operation Sea Lion.



They do not accurately represent what one would look like.



Rubicon fuel drum cut diagonally and glued to a Renedra base.

The large numbers are identifiers.
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« Reply #267 on: October 20, 2017, 03:59:57 PM »
Not much progress recently. This is something I was working on back in June but had not realised I had not added here (I think I was waiting for more progress).

This is the Hercules Firefly project (I had bought another Warlord Sherman VC cheap at Salute).

They are the links from the Rubicon Tiger on the turret.



I need some more track links so will get another German stowage set at Warfare.

I have wondered about replacing the moulded gun cradle with the unused one from my Rubicon Sherman IV.

A lot more hard stowage needs to be added before I start on the soft stowage (I wondered about the socks from that famous photograph?).
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« Reply #268 on: October 20, 2017, 08:01:59 PM »
That's looking good . I got the same idea but I'm going to use the Panther track pieces from the stowage set , I've seen some Canadian Fireflys with it mounted tooth side in , curved around the turret . ( also seen on Churchills ) . The BA plastic Churchill dosen't need the upper track run as its covered for the most part by the fenders , so there's a supply of Churchill track if you have that kit , lots of Fireflys , at least Canadian ones used Churchill track as well

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« Reply #269 on: October 20, 2017, 09:00:05 PM »
Thanks.

For the turret the Tiger turret track was easier to curve to fit.

As an aside, we do need some spare Sherman track links to add to turrets, and some spares for the HVSS versions.

I think the recent British Shermans book had a Sherman with Churchill track links, I will look when I get a chance.

I do have a second Churchill (same offer as the Sherman VC) that Iwill have the hidden track used elsewhere.

I look forward to seeing your model (are you waiting for Rubicon Sherman IC?).