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I'm an old hand at letting "simple" builds get complicated :ha: It will look good with the doors open, Alan - those great looking little vehicles have given you an opportunity too good to be missed really!

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:oops: Think that the collective committee here has helped and decided that one for you .... open doors it is ...

However, you detailed that 1/600 scale ships walrus ages back, so you know you can work etc with this small stuff. There are small scale etch flat figures available from assorted sources eg: gold medal models for one - that would be suitable for something like this too...


What have I suggested and talked you into now ... :oops: :oops:


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chrism wrote:
:oops: Think that the collective committee here has helped and decided that one for you .... open doors it is ...

However, you detailed that 1/600 scale ships walrus ages back, so you know you can work etc with this small stuff. There are small scale etch flat figures available from assorted sources eg: gold medal models for one - that would be suitable for something like this too...


What have I suggested and talked you into now ... :oops: :oops:

Cheers Chris, I think you have made my mind up for me :-D

I’m having to convince my self that it’s not a crap kit just the best available for the task :lol: I’m now going to have to hunt down figures, this then raises the issue of weathering the ship as my original plan was to build it clean on a stand but if it’s going to be on a beach or water base it has to be weathered :evil:

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We need to find you some photos of the scene that won a gold medal in class at Telford last year. it was an enormous piece of work in 1/35 scale. The main winners page only gives one image of it - class 85 - but it will give you an idea of what this chap Ian did. with a load of 1/35 vehicles and figures etc ....


the overall champions and category winners for 2017 - half way down there are a few images of this piece for starters - this link came from that page

http://ipmsuk.org/gallery-2/gallery/sca ... world-2015

I will look through mine, but a glance through images others took will and I know did, feature it, as it was such an amzing piece of work which took years to build


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Thanks guys and girls I have now finished up with an angry looking LST :-D

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I had a look at my Churchill Gun Carriage and noticed the track covers on both sides were wrong, on the turret version it had a semicircle in the raised ribs but not on the GC version, so a quick trim with the blade and replace with four strips each side has sorted the problem.

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Loving the LST :razz:

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The Churchill Gun Carrier is now complete

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Churchill has come together well. If you are collecting kits for future project... the Hasegawa one is a useful one to find too, as it is an early type and makes a 1 or 2 OOB


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What a beast that Churchill is. Nice work, Alan.

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Wonderful work on the Churchill. Great modifications.

Great LST ship as well. The little vehicles really make it pop.

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I have been playing over on the Blitz GB again building AFV’s this time a Plastic Soldier Sherman Firefly converted to a Tulip and the Airfix Sherman Crab, I finished the Firefly but gave up on the Crab due to the terrible flail chains supplied with the kit.

Here is the Tulip I will now add weathering in slow time.

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As for the Crab I looked at PE chains but thought they looked a bit flat so I’m trying an old small scale ship building trick of platting three fine pieces of copper wire to give a chain effect (it’s not accurate but close enough for government work)

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I think the platted wire is going to work.

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Great Firefly conversion, Alan and excellent work with making those flail chains. The OOB flails are indeed quite dreadful and the plaited wire looks infinitely better!

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Great work with the replacement chains!

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