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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:08 PM

I'll get cracking on the Sioux.  I was curious about the Atkins reference in the Kipling poem.   A quick google answered my question and more.   Now I know where tommy came from!

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The Tommy of the poem is Tommy Atkins, a generic slang name for a common British soldier. A term of uncertain origin, the name "Thomas Atkins" was used in nineteenth century War Office manuals as a placeholder name to demonstrate how forms should be filled out.[4][5] In popular use, "Thomas" became the more familiar "Tommy".

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:22 PM

Happy New Year Bish!  I've got a British Saladin somewhere waiting to be built. 

Chad

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:41 PM

Happy New Year Everyone!

Bish, I would like to join in on the fun. I would like to build the Revell 1/72 scale De Havilland D.H. 2.

 

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:16 AM

Welcome aboard Ziggy, got you on the roster.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 3:32 PM

Happy New Year guys!!!

 

After looking at the kit I didn't do THAT much. It's up to you Bish if it's kosher or not:

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 3:57 PM

That look fine to me G, go for it.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:59 PM

Thanks Bish! Will do!!!

BTW: I did order this from HLJ, I'm just waiting for them to get it in stock. Who knows, I might add it as a second build. But first considering my lack of getting GBs done I want to concentrate on the Comet.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:01 PM

Now that would be a nice addition. I do like AM kits and would make a change to see a British one.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:44 PM

Bish, I'm making a go at the Saladin.  Parts are washed and I'm ready to cut sprue.

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:23 PM

Looking forward to seeing that Chad.

I made a start on the Snatch yesterday and have just wrapped up the chassis. Will get some pics at the weekend.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:18 PM

Chad: Hmm, are those resin tyres? Looks cool!

Bish: Sounds neat, looking forward to seeing photos.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:03 PM

G, those are actually plastic tires in Dragons DS plastic. 

Chad

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Posted by Real G on Friday, January 3, 2020 5:29 AM

Gamera

BTW: I did order this from HLJ, I'm just waiting for them to get it in stock. Who knows, I might add it as a second build. But first considering my lack of getting GBs done I want to concentrate on the Comet.

Gamera,

Cool!  The Conqueror is one of those “mystery tanks” that casual armor builders don’t know about, including myself.  I saw one at Bovington and was awestruck by its size.

Of course ask any 10 year old kid that plays “World of Tanks”, and he/she would be able to rattle off the specs! 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:48 AM

Real G

 

 
Gamera

BTW: I did order this from HLJ, I'm just waiting for them to get it in stock. Who knows, I might add it as a second build. But first considering my lack of getting GBs done I want to concentrate on the Comet.

 

 

Gamera,

Cool!  The Conqueror is one of those “mystery tanks” that casual armor builders don’t know about, including myself.  I saw one at Bovington and was awestruck by its size.

Of course ask any 10 year old kid that plays “World of Tanks”, and he/she would be able to rattle off the specs! 

 

Yeah, my hat's off to WoT for getting kits of these 'paper panzers' to the market. Even if a few versions like the Super Conqueror, FV215B (183) tank destroyer, and FV217 'Badger' assault gun are... well... more fictional though even if based loosly on real blueprints.  

I picked up the Conqueror Mk II since it was a real tank. I like the looks of the FV217 though, I may pick up one in the future.  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:49 AM

Mopar Madness

G, those are actually plastic tires in Dragons DS plastic. 

 

Cool, not surprised. Interested on how it goes with them. I haven't had any issues with the DS tracks but some people hate them. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:54 AM

Well, rats, I finished this one on December 25th 2019, not knowing it was a legal entry here.  An Airlines/Frog Hotspur in 1/72.  So I guess it's the dreaded Italeri Airspeed Horsa, for me.  Crying.  I've already build the Me-321 and "Hadrian" by Italeri.

Airlines Hotspur

John

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:04 AM

Now that would have been nice John, thats not a glider i have seen built before. I will put you down the Horsa. I once built italeri's WACO and didn't find that to bad, is the Horsa really a paint to build?

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:28 PM

Ohhh that's cool looking John, nice work!

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:38 PM

For some reason my experience with Italeri kits is on about a par with Special Hobby.  Both the Me-321 and the CG-4A had big flat surfaces with seams in the middle on the fuselages that took a lot of work to invisibilize.  I know, just whining...

John

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:04 AM

For a number of years, Accurate Armour have produced a range of 35th resin kits of British vehicles that no one else did in this scale in plastic. And while a few have not been released in plastic, the AS-90 and Fv 432 for example, many are still only done by AA and i can't imagine them ever being done by the main stream companies. So, if you want these subjects, your only option is to go for the more expensive resin kits.

There are a few kits they produce, especially those from the Troubles, that i have wanted to do for a while, and so this is my first 35th resin vehicle. The Snatch is actually 2 conversion sets. LRA013 is the SNATCH conversion designed to be used with the Hobby Boss kit, from which you only need the chassis. But AA also sells a seperate Land Rover chassis which can be used with the HB kit as wel as with the Snatch and other Land Rover kits Accurate Armour sells. So it made sense to me to just get the chassis conversion. Its cheaper than buying the HB kit, most of which would have been waisted.

I am also adding a checkpoint sign and a figure, though i don't have a pic of the latter yet.

I started out by building the chassis. I have learnt my lesson from building resin kits in the past and am being careful to check everything before gluing. AA instructions are not the best, a set of photo's with parts already in place which don't always show the presice location.

The metal springs are a little tricky, the front mounts snapped under the pressure so i had to trim the springs so they were not putting tension on the resin.

The rear axel is from the Snatch conversion, everything else is from the chassis set.

I started this Wed afternoon and it was done by Thurs night, so quicker than i expected. I then made a small start on the Snatch set, so far just getting the front together.

Again, more careful checking was needed. The image for the above was frontal only but the sills include the floor for the stowage bins on either side, so you have to be careful not to trim to much away.

Thats it for now. Going to work on the engine and rest of the front before moving onto the rear compartment.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 5, 2020 1:42 PM

I've never worked with a resin kit but maybe someday I'll tackle that challenge. I'm afraid I'll snap small pieces with my fumbling fingers. You've made some pretty good headway in a short amount of time!

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 5, 2020 1:43 PM

Made a little headway on the Saladin. The suspension was very complicated. Assembling it was like trying to balance a basketball on a bowling ball! 

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 5, 2020 3:06 PM

You deffinetly have to be more careful removing the thinner resin piece, more fragile than plastic.

Nice progress, i imagine making sure al the wheels touch the ground was tricky.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:25 PM

Opened the box and will clean the parts.  The Lewis Gun and engine were not good and I ordered a Small Stuff Models 1/72 Gnome 100 hp engine and a two pack of Fine Molds 1/72 Lewis Guns.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by waynec on Monday, January 6, 2020 11:21 AM

Bish

So, we have had the Brylcream Boys and the Senior service, now its time for the real work force in the UK's armed forces. 2020 is the time for the British Army Group build.

Привет Bish

Maybe this year will actually join and finish a GB even with preoaring and teaching 4 classes over the next 15 months.

But I digress. I would like to do the MENG ROLLS-ROYCE ARMOURED CAR. I would really like to do one for the RNAS in Romania/Bessarabia in 1917 after the Romanians where attacked for joining the Allies. If not, I can do one for Dunsterforce in Persia and Baku 1918. Or down the road the MK-V Composite commanded by Major Ewen Cameron Bruce of the British Army who helped capture Tsaritsyn in 1919.  Спасибо.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 6, 2020 11:41 AM

Bish & Chad: Those look great guys! 

Ziggy: That's a machine gun and an engine!?! I think I could mold something out of clay that looks better than that... Tongue Tied

Wayne: Sounds cool! 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 6, 2020 2:38 PM

Good call there Ziggy.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 6, 2020 2:56 PM

waynec

 

 
Bish

So, we have had the Brylcream Boys and the Senior service, now its time for the real work force in the UK's armed forces. 2020 is the time for the British Army Group build.

 

 

Привет Bish

Maybe this year will actually join and finish a GB even with preoaring and teaching 4 classes over the next 15 months.

But I digress. I would like to do the MENG ROLLS-ROYCE ARMOURED CAR. I would really like to do one for the RNAS in Romania/Bessarabia in 1917 after the Romanians where attacked for joining the Allies. If not, I can do one for Dunsterforce in Persia and Baku 1918. Or down the road the MK-V Composite commanded by Major Ewen Cameron Bruce of the British Army who helped capture Tsaritsyn in 1919.  Спасибо.

 

 

 

Afraid the RNAS one would not work but the others are fine. Glad to have you on board wayne.

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Posted by waynec on Monday, January 6, 2020 5:55 PM

Bish

Afraid the RNAS one would not work but the others are fine. Glad to have you on board wayne.

Привет Bish  Didn't think so. I have 3 of these kits and an AM storage for the ww2 one. just not sure if i want to mess with the camo.

I willdo a Dunster Force one. I assume it will be single desert sand type color as they came out of Baghdad, thru Persia to the Caspian Sea and into Baku.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:46 AM

Nice one wayne, i will get it on the list.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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