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Wish Lists / Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
« on: Today at 07:36:35 AM »
And there are a few good web sites out there . Even found one LRDG fan  site out of Germany , with lots of info and war time photos . Some sites also list reference sources and books that would be of interest to those wanting to expand their knowledge of the various LRDG squadrons

General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:58:19 PM »
I have to agree with Pinky ,  your going to turn off some people . I notice on your schedule some of the figure kits I was excited about and was hoping to get a few sets of , are coming out in pewter . Where as a plastic figure of  a guy tying his boot for example  can be easily changed  , pewter , not so much . Oh well , just have to get one set and hopefully wait for other seated plastics by you or someone else .  I can see releases personalities in resin / pewter ( Patton / Rommel ) but I would have thought  the regular rank and file troops , which we usually want various sets  of , would be best in plastic . I hope it all works out for you guys

Showcase & Gallery / Re: Showcasing my work - models used for gaming.
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:07:14 AM »
They look great , nice paint job . And Rubicon decals are great , I use them on most of those " un named " kits  ;D

Showcase & Gallery / Re: Rubicon 15 Cwt. CMP truck completed
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:04:39 AM »
Fantastic looking model .

It might look like some kind of hammer , but it's supposed to be a jack . Who ever designed the kit got it partly right , its got the base ( foot ) towards the front of the tank , and the crown ( the ] shaped piece ) towards the rear , its the stuff in the middle both Rubicon and Warlord messed up

All Panzer IVs have a jack installed in this spot , hopefully there is still  time to add one to the kit , I'm tired of having to make my own .  ::)  Here are some variations of the German AFV jack , IRC the 20 ton long jack , for the Tiger II , weights in at around 65 kilos , so these things had some heft , and the kit part should reflect that

On Warlord's Panzer IV , the jack looks like yours as  its molded on the fender  ( limitations of the molding I guess ) ,on their Panzer III , its a individual  part which looks correct . You've got all the other fender mounted tools looking great , pity to have a crap looking jack , a separate piece might be the way to go ?

Looking really nice , lots of crisp detail on the bolts , rivets and tools . Still need to fix ( if possible ) the loader's and gunner's side vision ports on the turret ,gunner's no slit , loaders , slit and 4 not 3 bolts . Also fix the jack , it is  not a flat piece gear as molded on the fender

Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:41:27 AM »
Tha'ts looking better . I use Vallejo 70.988 Khaki , its great for the Brit's webbing as well . Two armie's kit - 1 color , cause I'm cheap  ;D  Really  it's whatever looks good to you , I base my color choices on WW2 webbing and kit that I had collected as a teen in the 70s , and some kit box art that looks " right " to me . If  you  have 2 or 3 of the same figure giving them   lighter or darker kit , plain or a camo helmet makes them look a little more  iduvidual ( and I can't spell  :-[ )

Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - US Forward Observers 180318
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:56:54 PM »
True , but the observation team looks to be multi part resin or plastic , so I was hoping . I really can't see picking up more than one set if metal , if plastic , I'ld get 3 or 4 because of the kit bashing posabilties .

Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - US Forward Observers 180318
« on: March 19, 2018, 08:44:12 PM »
Metal huh ?  There goes any easy kit bashing potential then   :'(

Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: March 19, 2018, 06:37:29 AM »
Wow real difference in color between the two , has one got a wash or been dry brushed ?  Does your BS figure have a brown / leather painted side bag or is it a canvas bag with a heavy wash . The only leather gear ( or ersatz leather )  the Russians had were the belt , rifle pouches , pistol holster , map case  & binnoc  case . Everything else was of some form of canvas / fabric , like 2nd rate Brit webbing

Just to give you a heads up before you paint the lot

Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: March 19, 2018, 12:21:50 AM »
They seem more "scale " than BA heroic , probably fit well with Rubicon's forthcoming Russians, I hope  . How are the tank riders ? Do they look good , fit well on the tank hull and in more than one position ? I really like the tank crew , wish BS would do a another set of full figures sitting / standing   on the outside of the tank ( for diorama purposes )

Showcase & Gallery / Re: Various WIP
« on: March 18, 2018, 10:34:49 PM »
Only at the start , then they got the sand colored gear .

1/35 scale boxes for reference . IRC they also used a lot of captured British clothing , lot of pics of Germans bundled up in Brit greatcoats ,etc . For being so effin' hot during the day the desert can get very cold at night

Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: March 18, 2018, 10:16:14 PM »
The trucks looking great , I think you've got the wheels done as best as possible with the limitations of the molded parts . How do you find the Bad Squiddo figures , and what sets do you have ? I picked up the tank crew set , and once I get another  T-34 or 2 ( maybe 4  ::) ) I'll get another

Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - US Forward Observers 180318
« on: March 18, 2018, 10:10:29 PM »
These look nice . Again great potential for kit bashing . Hoping to see more sets like this for the Russians and Germans as well . Is that radio pack WW2 or post war ? I had one like it for my GI Joe back in the early 60s , but then lots of WW2 equip did last through the 60s....

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