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For now simply moving a couple piles to see what is behind them is going to be less time consuming and labor intensive than writing/typing out a bunch of things (lots of kits, lots of writing/typing) so I'm just going to let it ride until the day my collection is so obese that I once again can't even get to parts of.  I'll move to a higher plane of model inventory once I "get my numbers up."   ;D ;D ;D

This  much smaller sheer size was one nice feature of the re-organization. The way it was before I couldn't even get to piles of things because of other piles of things. That way it is now, I can easily reach and snag a pile and they are all within arms reach so the whole mystery of wondering where things are at and having to move 100 kits is gone.

The exception to this, for now, are all my bagged kits. I definitely do already have all of that stuff written down. No way in hell I'm trying to fight that beast.  ;D  I know when to choose my battles and that ain't gonna be it.  :wacko:
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Armour / Re: 1/35 T-62 mod
« Last post by Old Wombat on Today at 09:21:56 am »
VERY clever, both the rotation of the cupola and the posting of the video.  :thumbsup:



Yup  :thumbsup: I'm old enough to remember that's how you dialed a telephone number  :angel:

It wasn't that long ago, surely, because I remember that well into adulthood ... Was it? :unsure:
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That does look very tidy, but how will you ever know what the kits on the bottom row up against the wall are?  :o

You keep notes. Yes I know it's sad, but that's what 40 years of office work teaches you  :mellow:

I was taught "If you didn't write it down it never happened"  A cheap notebook and pencil can get you out of a great many elephant traps if you use them sensibly!

Yup.  Same thing applies in EMS.  If you did it, but didn't document it, it didn't happen.
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Most of the "standard" self propelled conversions were mounted on German, French, Czech chassis where the factories had been overrun early in the war so spares (and development) were reasonably easy to obtain.  The ones on captured (as opposed to conquered) chassis appear to mount complete weapons and seem to be rare field conversions. 

So the KG will get the RSO version.  The model is made of a very brittle resin so I think the load deck sides will need replaced with card for wargame purposes.

Apparently only about 60 of them were actually made. 

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Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by Old Wombat on Today at 09:09:11 am »
There is no Mk.V, there never was a Mk.V, zenrat industries™ refuses to acknowledge any possibility that a Mk.V was ever contemplated, let alone exists, & refuses to respond to any questions regarding the existence or otherwise of a Mk.V, thank you very much!
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I like this  :thumbsup:

I'd go with the PAK 40 on the RSO

That was my original thought too.  Then, oddly  enough, on another forum it was suggested that the RSO/PaK40 combination was too ordinary because it existed and that I should go for the Sherman which apparently did not. 

Mind you there almost a whole Airfix T-34 hull and enough bits to make 2 or 3 of the 76mm turrets without guns and another 10.5cm leFH18 gun and shield so another SP Gun might be on the way.

I'd stick with stuff they have a fair chance of getting spares for to keep them in service beyond the first breakdown for the important vehicles/equipment. Things like the Sherman could be used as tractors for hauling consumables, like fuel or food, that can be re-distributed when it dies.
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Plane Spotting / Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Last post by Old Wombat on Today at 08:40:36 am »
I have just found out the identity of the two UH-60s that I reported yesterday.
They did land at Prestwick for a quick refuelling stop and departed, no idea where they were from or to.
However they were MH-60s of the Royal Australian Navy.

Could be here with the Aussie P.M. for the Commonwealth Leaders bash ? Either that or they are very lost

Probably the latter ... That or they're based in the Persian Gulf & ran out of Scotch in the Ward Room. ;D
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That does look very tidy, but how will you ever know what the kits on the bottom row up against the wall are?  :o

You keep notes. Yes I know it's sad, but that's what 40 years of office work teaches you  :mellow:

I was taught "If you didn't write it down it never happened"  A cheap notebook and pencil can get you out of a great many elephant traps if you use them sensibly!
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General Modeling topics / Re: 2018/2019 GB Season call for suggestions
« Last post by tigercat on Today at 07:56:44 am »
REMF or the guys in the rear with the gear, or support functions  .

so engineers , REME , logistics  , cooks , ENSA, dispatch riders , station hacks , ordnance corps , tankers , Royal Fleet Auxikary , photographic interpretation , RAF signals, ack emmas, ground crew , intelligence , bomb disposal , AA gunners and flak towers, RAF regiment and the Home Guard .
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Sticky notes become "unsticky" very quickly.

Jot it down on a bit of A4 and put that inside a clear plastic folder. Or simply get a cheap note book/pad from a $ Store or whatever. Don't trust the sticky, believe me I speak from experience  :banghead:
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