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Started by Geoff, March 21, 2012, 11:56:14 AM

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Long talk today - one idea was an anti-flash white Canberra of the Rhodesian AF.

Martin H

Quote from: Geoff on June 24, 2012, 08:30:02 AM
Long talk today - one idea was an anti-flash white Canberra of the Rhodesian AF.

You know it makes sense ;D
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.

IPMS (UK) What if? SIG Leader.
IPMS (UK) Project Cancelled SIG Member.

Geoff

Quote from: Martin H on June 24, 2012, 01:01:31 PM
Quote from: Geoff on June 24, 2012, 08:30:02 AM
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.

Geoff

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.

NARSES2

Quote from: Geoff on August 11, 2012, 08:19:14 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:
Decals my @r$e!

Geoff

#20
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?
GeoffP

NARSES2

Decals my @r$e!

Martin H

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.
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.

IPMS (UK) What if? SIG Leader.
IPMS (UK) Project Cancelled SIG Member.

Geoff

#23
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:

Geoff

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.

Radish

Good idea.....try small squares of toilet paper....adds some texture and works the same. I usually dilute the white glue with 50% water.
:wacko:
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Geoff


Geoff

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".

NARSES2

Quote from: Geoff 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".

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
Decals my @r$e!

Radish

Just cut up a few bits of thin sprue, stuff them in...for gods sake it's Soviet designed so no finesse needed. :o
Once you've visited the land of the Loonies, a return is never far away.....

Still His (or Her) Majesty, Queen Caroline of the Midlands, Resident Drag Queen