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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2017, 11:21:14 am »
the Sherman was capable of semi indirect fire, if what ive read and been told is true,  so it  dosnt entirely ring true,  but its close enough.
I take it that was wile you were in the cadets during your school years Kit?
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #61 on: January 15, 2017, 11:35:28 am »

I take it that was wile you were in the cadets during your school years Kit?


Dead right, I was a BQMS and later a BSM in our RA section, and we even had our own 25 pdr.  ;D

I've got an ace pic of our gun crew in action somewhere. I should scan it and post it.  ;D
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2017, 01:35:22 am »
http://acemodel.com.ua/pages/ace_2017_catalogue.pdf

Ace's new 2017 new tools catalogue is rather tasty

Stalwart Mk1 & Mk2
Saladin APC
Saracen AFV
Salamander Fire Engine  :thumbsup:

Israeli Centurions including the APC

Russian BTR 70/80

Cadillac Gage V-100 and V-150 AFVs

A new tool Ka 25 Hormone

A new tool Douglas Destroyer - Big Tricycle geared USN Gull Wing Dive bomber akin to the Skyraider - lots of Whiff potential  :mellow:

Chrisnord is going to go potty at the potential for his Central American Drug Lord wars gone hot stuff with that lot  ;D
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2017, 01:47:15 am »
At last, a kit of the Stalwart I can afford!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2017, 01:56:09 am »
Mmmmmmmm, Stalwart.   :wub:

I had one of those 1/32 Airfix ones when I was a kid.  No idea what happened to it.  Probably destroyed.
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2017, 06:18:42 am »
Nice list there, especially the FV600 family. :wub:

Good to see a Deystroyer, looks like a Cylon from the front! :o
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2017, 06:20:00 am »
Some interesting offerings - I like the Salamander a lot. The Ka-25 is interesting, too.

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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2017, 06:37:54 am »

I had one of those 1/32 Airfix ones when I was a kid. 


I had a real 1:1 scale one.....

Well, not exactly 'had', but I worked on one, which is why I'd love to model the weird thingie.

We strain gauged the drive shafts and steering track rods on an early Stalwart when they were deciding how many wheels to steer on it, and I spent some time trucking around various bits of the MIRA test track in and on the Stalwart. Not the smoothest riding vehicle I've ever travelled it but it could go ANYwhere!
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2017, 07:02:39 am »

A new tool Douglas Destroyer - Big Tricycle geared USN Gull Wing Dive bomber akin to the Skyraider - lots of Whiff potential  :mellow:



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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2017, 10:27:03 am »
http://acemodel.com.ua/pages/ace_2017_catalogue.pdf

Ace's new 2017 new tools catalogue is rather tasty

Stalwart Mk1 & Mk2
Saladin APC
Saracen AFV
Salamander Fire Engine  :thumbsup:

Israeli Centurions including the APC

Russian BTR 70/80

Cadillac Gage V-100 and V-150 AFVs

A new tool Ka 25 Hormone

A new tool Douglas Destroyer - Big Tricycle geared USN Gull Wing Dive bomber akin to the Skyraider - lots of Whiff potential  :mellow:

Chrisnord is going to go potty at the potential for his Central American Drug Lord wars gone hot stuff with that lot  ;D
You are absolutely right there Geoff, especially the V-100 and V-150's, I do hope they have got their act together with the moulding of the kits though, as the old ones caused a few headaches.
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2017, 01:32:54 am »

I had one of those 1/32 Airfix ones when I was a kid. 


I had a real 1:1 scale one.....

Well, not exactly 'had', but I worked on one, which is why I'd love to model the weird thingie.

We strain gauged the drive shafts and steering track rods on an early Stalwart when they were deciding how many wheels to steer on it, and I spent some time trucking around various bits of the MIRA test track in and on the Stalwart. Not the smoothest riding vehicle I've ever travelled it but it could go ANYwhere!

I'd love one of the Kit Form Services 1/24 resin kits but at about 215 quid it's well out of my price range.
http://www.kitformservices.com/standard.html
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2017, 01:40:34 am »
Go for the Accurate Armour 1/35 kit, a bargain at only 100!!!  ;D
https://accurate-armour.com/search?terms=stalwart
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2017, 02:08:28 am »
Tempting, but does it this level of detail?

Kit is now fighting the temptation to go into rivet counting mode... :mellow:
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2017, 10:01:48 am »
Tempting, but does it this level of detail?

Kit is now fighting the temptation to go into rivet counting mode... :mellow:

I never saw that view, we had all the instrumentation in the cargo bed on top of the engine hatch covers, apart from the various readouts in the cab.

I DID have far too close a view of the underneath of the darn thing, absolutely stuffed with drive shafts, suspension struts, steering racks and stuff.  :banghead:

Modelling that lot wouldn't be easy in any scale, but it'd be good to see in one of the larger scales.
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2017, 12:47:42 pm »
Is this the vehicle that you could "wind up" the transmission because of the odd drive system?
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