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by David Reasoner
23 Jun 2018, 00:48
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Up armoured Shermans
Replies: 18
Views: 2600

Re: Up armoured Shermans

This up-armour thread reminds me of the British tank commander who was dismayed to find a manufacturers plate on his tank stating ' training purposes only- mild steel'. This meant that he had landed at Normandy, crossed France and Belgium in an in an unarmoured vehicle......... (From memory a Cromw...
by David Reasoner
25 May 2018, 00:37
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Scrap Heap Challenge - Revisted - KampfGruppe Mullhalde -Transport added
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Scrap Heap Challenge - Revisted - KampfGruppe Mullhalde -Transport added

Nice work on the Bedford Umbauwagen gun tractor. The Germans rebodied a fairly large number captured Bedford and Morris 15cwt trucks as 3.7cm PAK gun tractors, including Krupp Kfz.69 Protze style ammo lockers in the rear body sides.

David
by David Reasoner
22 May 2018, 00:43
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: OMG!! They've gone and done it!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2905

Re: OMG!! They've gone and done it!!!

cartfc wrote:
21 May 2018, 19:26
Has no one done a B52 in 1/72 before? Seems an obvious choice although would be a big kit.
Monogram did a 1/72 B-52 kit back in the 1960's and '70's. I used to have one, and yes, it was huge.

https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?f ... %2F72+b-52

David
by David Reasoner
21 May 2018, 11:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What`s everyone doing?
Replies: 13
Views: 2469

Re: What`s everyone doing?

Richard B. wrote:
21 May 2018, 06:21
Don`t be shy Dave lets see some pics :D
Not much to see really. Also, I still haven't found the time to set up a replacement for Photobucket yet.

David
by David Reasoner
20 May 2018, 19:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What`s everyone doing?
Replies: 13
Views: 2469

Re: What`s everyone doing?

Finally finishing basing and painting the Free French 2e Bataillon de Marche for Bir Hakeim that I first started about 10 years ago. Been over a year since I last did anything 20mm WW2 related and well over 2 years since I last painted any 20mm figures. Progress is still glacially slow, as its taken...
by David Reasoner
01 Apr 2018, 15:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scrap Heap Challenge - first vehicles painted and more added
Replies: 16
Views: 2271

Re: Scrap Heap Challenge - first vehicles added

Nice work, Alan! Your version of the Bedford 15cwt with Polsten looks fine to me.

David
by David Reasoner
23 Feb 2018, 23:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I have a problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: Do I have a problem?

A quick inventory of my own assorted halftracks: U.S. M3/M3A1 personnel carrier 17 M2 scout halftrack with 37mm 1 M3 75mm GMC 3 M4 81mm HTMC 1 M21 81mm HTMC 1 T19 105mm HMC 1 T28 37mm AA MGMC 1 M15 37mm AA MGMC 1 M16 MGMC 3 British M5 personnel carrier 2 M3 75mm GMC 1 Soviet M5 personnel carrier 1 F...
by David Reasoner
19 Feb 2018, 12:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: naval wargaming
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: naval wargaming

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 10:32
"battleship actions on classroom floors " wargamers are definitely mad mental creatures :D :D
We did get some strange looks from the custodial staff and the odd graduate student working late. :lol: :lol: :lol:

David
by David Reasoner
19 Feb 2018, 02:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: naval wargaming
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: naval wargaming

Thanks David ,what size table do you play your 1/700 scale kit ,and what is your largest ship ,if you don't mind me asking ,cheers John Currently, I'm limited to a 8' x 4' table, barely adequate for 1/2400 scale. I've played a few 1/700 coastal actions on it, using ships up to destroyer size. Gener...
by David Reasoner
18 Feb 2018, 18:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: naval wargaming
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: naval wargaming

1/2400th - there is a reasonable and expanding range of modern stuff from QRF, but WWII and WWI seem to be lacking, although there may well be some German specialist manufactures. On my side of the pond 1/2400 is considered "normal", rather than 1/3000, and is well served by a variety of manufactur...