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by David Reasoner
06 Jul 2020, 18:19
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Defecting Junkers in WW2
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Defecting Junkers in WW2

It's good to see the USAF Museum's Ju.88 finally displayed indoors and in the correct paint and markings. During my childhood visits to the museum during the 1960's and 70's it was displayed outdoors on a former taxiway adjacent to the museum, along with several other aircraft including a former Spa...
by David Reasoner
06 Jul 2020, 03:02
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: oddments that I finished this week
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: oddments that I finished this week

Being intended as a model railroad accessory, it may be some sort of sand tower. I've never seen one quite like yours, but railroad sand houses and sand towers come in all manner of forms. Their purpose was to dispense sand to locomotives, which could be used to improve traction when needed.

David
by David Reasoner
05 Jul 2020, 18:39
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Defecting Junkers in WW2
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Defecting Junkers in WW2

Another Ju.88 defector is currently on display in the USAF Museum at Dayton, Ohio. This one a Ju.88D-1/Trop flown to Cyprus by a defecting Romanian pilot, and later supplied to the USAAF by the RAF for testing and evaluation. https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Displa...
by David Reasoner
04 Jun 2020, 19:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who still do 1/76
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: For those who still do 1/76

Thanks for posting. Lots of very useful drawings there.

David
by David Reasoner
16 May 2020, 22:57
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: More scratch terrain
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: More scratch terrain

Thanks David, I`ve lost count of how many M16s became either transports, SP variants or Beute German captures :D At a show (many moons ago) I bought 8 kits for £20 :o :o :o Hard to imagine now, but back in the late 1980's or early 1990's the Airfix M3 halftrack kit was temporarily OOP, as was my pr...
by David Reasoner
15 May 2020, 23:20
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: More scratch terrain
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: More scratch terrain

Another ingenious use for leftover bits. I've probably built enough Matchbox M16 kits over the years, most of them converted to other M3 variants, to do something similar.

David
by David Reasoner
14 May 2020, 23:19
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mirror of Bob Mackenzie’s Website
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Mirror of Bob Mackenzie’s Website

Thanks to all involved.

David
by David Reasoner
08 May 2020, 19:19
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: Strelets announce French Foreign Legion Artillery set
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Strelets announce French Foreign Legion Artillery set

David Your sharp recognition and concise history is two beautiful talents. Most helpful. I was getting fanciful in my conversion ideas with some photos, especially when the US mountain gun is available readily in metal and plastic (if fiddly)! CarlL Glad to be of help. I assume the U.S. mountain gu...
by David Reasoner
07 May 2020, 23:00
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: Strelets announce French Foreign Legion Artillery set
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Strelets announce French Foreign Legion Artillery set

"Wants"? .. for Algeria and Tunisia or Morocco? Or use guns with other later / European dress gunners for a number of nationalities who used this type of mountain gun in WW1 and WW2 which appears to be representation of Schneider but looks similar to those used by USA, Italy and others? CarlL The g...
by David Reasoner
24 Apr 2020, 19:01
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: Cheap terrain
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Cheap terrain

Lovely work and very imaginative use of found objects.

David