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Crusader to Gazala Campaign
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 09:55 PM GMT+7
Something a little different - Captured SdKfz 222 used by No2 Armoured Car Company RAF in the western desert... not exactly sure of the time line, but Libya sometime 1941-1942
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 09:32 PM GMT+7
Hi Rory, nice work.

In addition to Robin's advice, there might be some flash on the armoured exhaust pipe covers.

I should also mention the flap on the rear Notek is back to front as the hole for the red light to shine through in daytime should be on the right side



and it is actually attached via a rectangular a metal bracket higher on the fender, as is the smaller round light when it was actually fitted. A mixed bag of pics of vehicles to give you the idea





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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 09:15 PM GMT+7

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I think I am about done with the build of this kit. Now its time to throw on some paint. Of course it's the painting where I tend to let myself down since painting and weathering are not my strong suits. I far prefer building kits than painting them.

This has been a real kit bash. I have used scrap PE fret as well as scavenged parts off a King Tiger, Panther, PZIII, a Sherman M4A3 and even an Israeli Sho't Kal. Additional stowage will be added once the paint work is done.









Before you start painting:
1. Check that the right hand side "engine room" hatch is positioned correctly. In the photo it seems as if there is a gap between the hinge ad the vehicle side.
2. The rear lights are shining slightly upwards. The "lense" side where the light comes out shall be vertical. Shining a beacon up towards the sky is usually not a good idea

There seems to be some molding flash on the edges of the hinges for those hatches but it could be the photos tricking my eyes.
/ Robin
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 05:55 PM GMT+7
I like it!
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 04:37 PM GMT+7
I think I am about done with the build of this kit. Now its time to throw on some paint. Of course it's the painting where I tend to let myself down since painting and weathering are not my strong suits. I far prefer building kits than painting them.

This has been a real kit bash. I have used scrap PE fret as well as scavenged parts off a King Tiger, Panther, PZIII, a Sherman M4A3 and even an Israeli Sho't Kal. Additional stowage will be added once the paint work is done.






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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 09:52 AM GMT+7
I kept two pair of boots, too. But once the ball of the toe area got gouged or smashed, I chucked them. Now, it takes a very special occasion for me to break open the tin of Kiwi polish.

Glad to see some new enlistments over the past few days! I've updated the status page on the first post to reflect current activity.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 04:25 AM GMT+7

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Nice find, Peter.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of shining leather boots too a high sheen, it needed not take too long is the leather it's in good nick and you build up a good base.

Gaz



The trick is to keep them shiny and never let them deteriorate.
/ Robin

Absolutely right.
I always had at least two pairs of boots. My parade boots and field boots.

I still have a pair of jungle boots I was issued back in the '80's. I have had them re-soled twice and they need it again They have been striped down to almost bare leather and brought back to a good shine so many times the feel like suede moccasins now.
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 08:02 PM GMT+7

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Nice find, Peter.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of shining leather boots too a high sheen, it needed not take too long is the leather it's in good nick and you build up a good base.

Gaz



The trick is to keep them shiny and never let them deteriorate.
/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 03:04 PM GMT+7
Nice find, Peter.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of shining leather boots too a high sheen, it needed not take too long is the leather it's in good nick and you build up a good base.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 02:45 PM GMT+7
If they need to be that shiny, then this poor bloke is going to be on his knees for hours
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 08:47 AM GMT+7
Robin and Mike,

Thank you both and the pics are excellent!! Haha.... those are some boots he has on

Another item added to the black Friday list.

JohnA
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
Great pics Robin!

JohnA, You might consider ‘UTC Ultra Wire’ for the job. I think the ‘Brassie’ gauge could work well, as it holds a coil/bend very nicely. I’ve also included an image of the ‘Medium’ gauge — takes paint well too.


Available sizes:
Large (26 gauge) (0.0180")
Medium (28 gauge) (0.0126")
Brassie (32 gauge) (0.0080")
Small (34 gauge) (0.0063")
Extra-small (38 gauge) (0.0040")

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Sizes of cables, old textile covered type.
Assume somewhere between 7 and 12 millimetres in real life.
Divide by 35 (or 72 if that is the case) => 0.2 to 0.35 mm
Deduct some margin for paint, unless you find something of suitable colour.
Power cables and maybe antenna cables were larger, cables to headphones and microphones probably closer to 5 mm.

Radio equipment, photo from 1948 but cable technology had probably not made any large leaps in those few years.


A radio used by the Abwehr (military espionage & counter espionage)


Portable radio:


Some kind of larger radiostation


Headphones, compare cable diameter with the points on the connector:



Just look at the shine of those boots ...


/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 06:24 AM GMT+7

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JohnA,
Greif did indeed take part in the campaign at least at Gazala, so please feel free to build it.

Gaz



Thank you Gaz!!

about the pic..


I want to add some cables to the radio and headset for some extra details. What size wire I need to complete the details?

JohnA
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:11 PM GMT+7

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With rolling eyes, I'm often hit with: yet another parcel, dear?



The trick is to get home before the wife and squirrel away the package downstairs into your lair



Well, if honesty is not the easy way (above a big number of packages per month) it is easier to order to the office. Unpack. And smuggle things home in smaller, "unseen" packages
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:04 PM GMT+7
JohnA,
Greif did indeed take part in the campaign at least at Gazala, so please feel free to build it.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 03:51 PM GMT+7

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With rolling eyes, I'm often hit with: yet another parcel, dear?



The trick is to get home before the wife and squirrel away the package downstairs into your lair


That would never work for me. My wife is very interested in what I get for the hobby. She even likes watch me work from time to time. She would get upset if I didn't show her.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 03:21 PM GMT+7
Hello Everyone,

Was Rommel's Greif involved in both Campaigns? I have the AK Interactive DAK profile guide and it stats, it was in the Tobruk area, Libya 1942. Its partially build and some parts have been primed as you can see in the pic.



Gaz,

If Greif doesn't make the cut. I have a cyber-hobby 6263 Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. F?

JohnA
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 03:05 PM GMT+7
and not mention every chippers best friend:
Hair Spray


I even remember using some of that earthy coloured eye makeup for colouring plaster mud, making dust powder (a disaster that turned out ), eye liner pencils were great for scraping material for soot deposits on exhausts

I even tried the stuff that they fill in behind false nails as a form of resin for casting small items - used Bathroom sealing silicone to make the moulds.

Ahh, the good old days.........
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 02:55 PM GMT+7

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With rolling eyes, I'm often hit with: yet another parcel, dear?



The trick is to get home before the wife and squirrel away the package downstairs into your lair
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 02:03 PM GMT+7
I am also guilty of shopping the cosmetics department and the hardware stores for modeling supplies.

My wife is often amazed at what I've looted from the kitchen or other places previously reserved for her stuff. But mostly I shop on-line.

With rolling eyes, I'm often hit with: yet another parcel, dear?
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:56 AM GMT+7

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If you want an assortment of sizes heres a source...

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/lead-wire-assortment





Bass Pro. Not the place I would have imagined shopping for modeling supplied



We can start talking when you start browsing the shelves of the cosmetics department ....



I get some of my best tweezers from the cosmetics departments, also nail buffing blocks are brilliant for cleaning PE and shining it up . Mind you I always make sure my wife is in attendance when browsing the manicure sections.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:34 AM GMT+7

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If you want an assortment of sizes heres a source...

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/lead-wire-assortment





Bass Pro. Not the place I would have imagined shopping for modeling supplied



We can start talking when you start browsing the shelves of the cosmetics department ....




One of my qietest secrets acetone (nail polish remover), sponges, and the hard pointed Q-tips, buffers, and sanding boards :-)


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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:13 AM GMT+7
Rory, I found a wide selection of different wire at my local fly fishing shop. Apparently wire of different weight, size, and material is an important part of tying your own flies. Good luck.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:32 AM GMT+7

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If you want an assortment of sizes heres a source...

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/lead-wire-assortment





Bass Pro. Not the place I would have imagined shopping for modeling supplied



We can start talking when you start browsing the shelves of the cosmetics department ....