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Modelling Projects / Collections
« on: October 26, 2020, 11:24:33 AM »
Hi all, as requested here is the Panzer Army so far.
I was not sure if this is what Andy wanted or an individual photo of each tank?

General Discussion / Glues and Solvents
« on: October 15, 2020, 07:24:30 AM »
Browsing I came across something about EMA Plastic Weld and thought it might be a good idea if we had an item on the glues and solvents we use.
You could even include filler as well.

EMA Plastic Weld is a plastic solvent with very fast grab properties and evaporates very quickly. I deal for a fast joint where parts are correctly aligned. As it is a liquid, then capillary action allows it to flow in the joint.
Beware always replace the cap securely all it all evaporates.

Modelling Projects / Panzerkampfwagen III and variants
« on: October 10, 2020, 03:57:00 PM »
I will change the title when you get it.

This is a different kettle of fish to the Tamiya kits.
In this kit all the suspension is made up of many parts, unlike Tamiya where it is all moulded on the chassis.
So here are some pictures, the spring is made from 3 parts and the bit above is also 3 parts.
the bottom picture shows the assembled spring.
So lots of bits to stick together.

It is a tank, but what sort, it is German, if that helps.

Modelling Projects / 1/35 Panzerkampfwagen 35(t) and 38(t) and variants
« on: October 04, 2020, 10:40:15 AM »
I acquired this CMK kit for 13.50, I was not sure what was in the box, but this is the Skoda Panzerbefehlswagen and has etched brass and resin parts in the kit.
The Jerry cans are resin.
This is the 35(t) fitted with a Fu 8 radio and a large frame aerial.
First impressions - it looks ok, but time will tell.
I should have just posted a picture of the jerry cans and asked you what it was.
I have the Tamiya kit to build into a 38(t).

Modelling Projects / 1/35 German Panzer 1 and variants.
« on: September 20, 2020, 09:08:46 AM »
This is the first of these, I am still looking for more variants, at a price I like. Yes, a Yorkshire man, so cheap is best.
This is from HobbyBoss and is a Pz.Kpfw.1 Ausf.A ohne Aufbau.

The overcome treaty restrictions 15 of these were produced without superstructures or turrets and with no armament.

Official title "Landwirtschaftlicher Schlepper". (Agricultural Tractor), to disguise the fact that they were tanks.
These were used to train the new Panzer regiments.
Five companies were selected to produce these.

Modelling Projects / 1/35 Panzer II and variants
« on: September 17, 2020, 10:24:21 AM »
Another small panzer, the backbone of the Wehrmacht in the 1930's.

General Discussion / Which are the hardest models to make?
« on: September 08, 2020, 05:52:47 PM »
As you know, I jump from subject to subject.
It crossed my mind to ask "Just which are the hardest and most demanding to make?"

I think I know, but what do you lot think?

Each type requires a slightly different approach, although all require some degree of skill in many of the same areas.

So Aircraft, well I would have to sub-divide and say rigged biplanes are harder than unrigged.
Airliners are harder than fighter, because of the windows, and livery, and so on.
Let me know your thoughts.

I find soft skin vehicles harder than tanks.
But are Tanks easier than aircraft?

Modelling Projects / 1:35 Hobbyboss German Pzkpfw.II Ausf.J (VK1601)
« on: September 08, 2020, 12:48:57 PM »
I bought this from Mighty Lancer today.
As you know, I model whatever takes my fancy.
I have always liked the smaller German tanks and have modelled a few in the past.
I could not find a Panzer 1 and so decided on this.
This is an up-armoured version of the reconnaissance tank.
It had heavier armour and weighed 18 tons.
22 were produced by MAN between April and December 1942.
7 were issued to the 12th Panzer Division on the Eastern Front.
The tank had a crew of 3.
One was found converted to a recovery vehicle.
First impressions are good, a small etched fret and the parts seem nicely moulded.

General Discussion / ScaleModelWorld 2020
« on: August 26, 2020, 08:46:27 AM »
Hi all,
I have just had an e mail, to say that due to the present situation re Covid 19, it has been cancelled for this year. See the IPMS website for more details.

General Discussion / The Archives - or the junk box in my case
« on: August 24, 2020, 02:07:21 PM »
I came across this article in my files.
It was in Seventy Second Scale Modeller and it was written for Neil.
He got some real stick from his readers as they wanted aircraft, not control towers.

Modelling Projects / 1:35 Buildings
« on: August 24, 2020, 01:36:38 PM »
I still have to decide on a particular structure for this as yet, but it will be connected to the coal lorry I hope.

Modelling Projects / 1:35 MiniArt British Lorry 3t LGOC B-TYPE
« on: August 24, 2020, 01:34:16 PM »
Here is the box and the engine under construction.

General Discussion / Virtual Model Show for September 2020.
« on: August 06, 2020, 03:54:05 PM »
This is to replace our show that would take place early in September.

Please post here any models that you would have put on display at our model show.

It may be best to have just one or two pictures of each model - taken from it's best side.

Include details such as scale and make please.

I thought that I might be able to Anglicise this, time will tell.
Here is a picture of the box artwork and the contents of the box.
Lots of sprues and bits and pieces.

Modelling Projects / 1:35 MiniArt Cabriolet B ( German car type 170V)
« on: July 13, 2020, 10:51:38 AM »
Here are photos of the box art and the contents before and after unpacking.
The moulding looks good and the parts are well packed and presented.
This is essentially a Mercedes.
I thought it would fit on Coble Landing as some posh person visiting the seaside, or the works manager perhaps.

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