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Re: Geoff
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 08:30:02 am »
Long talk today - one idea was an anti-flash white Canberra of the Rhodesian AF.

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2012, 01:01:31 pm »
Long talk today - one idea was an anti-flash white Canberra of the Rhodesian AF.

You know it makes sense ;D
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Re: Geoff
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2012, 01:35:13 pm »
Long talk today - one idea was an anti-flash white Canberra of the Rhodesian AF.

You know it makes sense ;D

It will go on the "to do" list. But I am still working on the cockpit/fuselage of the MB 326. I need to scratch up a sight and add a couple of gubbins in t' back bit. Then work out if the liquid cement will melt the plastic card and/or stick it to the fuselage. Mind you if it does I'll just scab it up a bit and call it battle damage. Then there's the dispensers and brake chute. This will take a bit longer than I first thought.

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2012, 08:19:14 am »
Completely lost my mojo at present. The rear cockpit for the Macci is done and the wings. I have all the bits to complete it in the box and even 3 options for colours. But every time I pick it up I look at it and put it down. Same with the A-10.
Anyway i have a couple of weeks leave so maybe I will just chill and see what inspiration brings.

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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2012, 02:51:09 am »
Anyway i have a couple of weeks leave so maybe I will just chill and see what inspiration brings.

Best thing to do mate  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2012, 04:52:06 am »
During one of my "avoiding the Olymics exercises" I was staring at the stash as you do - Anyway picked up an old Tamia T-62 and started knocking it out as an RAF Field Regt vehicle for the Commie UK. I was going to put RAF roundels on the turret like other Warpac tanks but I think I have decided to put them on the glasis and rear mudguard like Real World stuff.
I was thinking of it as part of an Airfield Defence Unit in Ulster under the command of the Limited Contingent of Soviet Forces in Ulster. With a secondary role of patroling the Anti-infiltration Barrier, aka "The Wall" along the border with the NATO south.
NATO green/black cammo and the too low hull doesn't matter as Brit built T-62s had different suspension unit to other models.
Laser range finder
Thermal barrel cover
Side skirts
Might work?
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Re: Geoff
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2012, 07:46:20 am »
It would work  :thumbsup:
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Re: Geoff
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2012, 12:34:56 pm »
If you have a Chieftain in the same scale, Id nick its 120mm and replace the T-62's tube. Im sure the Rock apes would love to get ahold of some heavy armor, even if it is Russian built.
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2012, 01:04:03 pm »
I don't have one I'm afraid. But the thermal wrap is to give the idea of an upgraded vehicle. It's based around the mid 1980's, but I don't have the bits, or the heart to try reactive armour on it. I doubt the Guarda have much in the way of ATGM's or recoiless rifles anyway.

I remember a news item about the Berlin Brigade escorting a young girl to school on her pushbike because the Grepo's used to intimidate her. So we sent an armoured car and a landrover full of squadies to take her to school each day.

Anyway I have the lower hull done. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2012, 03:28:14 am »
Sorted the side skirts - they are from a Panther that will be Finnish and the Schursen never survived the woods for long.
I am planning on using some tissur paper and pva glue for the thermal wrap, then some strips of masking tape for the retaining bands. Not sure if this will work in 1/35th, I've used it on 1/72nd before though.

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2012, 05:20:08 am »
Good idea.....try small squares of toilet paper....adds some texture and works the same. I usually dilute the white glue with 50% water.
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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2012, 08:44:25 am »
Cheers Rad

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2012, 12:46:39 pm »
Getting the upper hull done. It's going to need some bits adding like fuel lines to the external tanks and wires for the lights. That might be going a bit far though for a "quicky".

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2012, 12:58:10 am »
Getting the upper hull done. It's going to need some bits adding like fuel lines to the external tanks and wires for the lights. That might be going a bit far though for a "quicky".

Depends if it's a joy or a chore Geoff. Sometimes adding these small bits is fun, other times it's  :banghead:. See how you feel when the time comes - you can always go back and add detail
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Re: Geoff
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2012, 04:14:20 am »
Just cut up a few bits of thin sprue, stuff them in...for gods sake it's Soviet designed so no finesse needed. :o
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