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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #450 on: May 08, 2020, 08:54:55 AM »
I am running out of ideas for RAF Battle of Britain Vehicles to model, sensible suggestions please.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #451 on: May 08, 2020, 09:08:25 AM »
That lets me out then !!!!!!

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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #452 on: May 08, 2020, 09:35:34 AM »
Would buses/coaches have been pressed into service??
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #453 on: May 08, 2020, 10:28:17 AM »
Any cranes?
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #454 on: May 08, 2020, 11:41:02 AM »
Any cranes?
I have two, one on an Albion chassis and one on an AEC chassis, but maybe a Thornycroft?
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #455 on: May 08, 2020, 12:08:55 PM »
How about a naafi wagon?
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #456 on: May 08, 2020, 01:36:05 PM »

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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #457 on: May 08, 2020, 01:40:56 PM »
How about a naafi wagon?
Already done, see earlier!
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #458 on: May 08, 2020, 02:27:09 PM »
Fire truck, ambulance? Running out of ideas.
Show a picture of all you have so far, if that's possible Dave.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #459 on: May 08, 2020, 03:50:04 PM »
Fire truck, ambulance? Running out of ideas.
Show a picture of all you have so far, if that's possible Dave.
Hi Chris, I have sent you 3 small videos.
Here are some photos of the same.
If anyone wants to see the videos than e mail me.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #460 on: May 08, 2020, 03:57:54 PM »
This might sound strange,
But did the RAF keep the grass mown?
What about some grass cutting paraphernalia??
just done mine, no roundels though....
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #461 on: May 08, 2020, 04:18:09 PM »
This might sound strange,
But did the RAF keep the grass mown?
What about some grass cutting paraphernalia??
just done mine, no roundels though....
Cheers,
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As far as I can make out, the grass was cut and rolled, particularly on grass airfields.
This was often done by contractors but sometimes the RAF had their own machinery.

I hope your lawn mower is a nice RAF blue though.
Have a look on page 23 of this theme.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #462 on: May 09, 2020, 02:48:02 AM »
This might sound strange,
But did the RAF keep the grass mown?
What about some grass cutting paraphernalia??
just done mine, no roundels though....
Cheers,
Bigkev
As far as I can make out, the grass was cut and rolled, particularly on grass airfields.
This was often done by contractors but sometimes the RAF had their own machinery.

I hope your lawn mower is a nice RAF blue though.
Have a look on page 23 of this theme.

Thanks Zak,
Missed that picture somehow.
Will you be replicating one?
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #463 on: May 09, 2020, 03:05:35 PM »
Anybody know how to do "Speechless" on here?

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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #464 on: May 09, 2020, 03:19:21 PM »
Well, some vehicles from the film perhaps?
Here is the MG under construction, driven by Christopher Plummer who was married to Bill's favourite actress in the film.
I have used a "Haddockism" and used Maskol to hold the wheels on temporarily while I try to fit the mudguards.
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