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Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:53 PM UTC

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OK, where did you get the Storm trooper?



Mal, it's one of the beautiful Bandai kits 1/12 scale, you need too import them as Bandai only have a Japanese license. However I found you can get them on Amazon although they come from Japan not from Amazon themselves and watch the prices they do fluctuate. They go together so well that you don't even need glue or paint!
I have a First order Stormtrooper on the way and know another Bulldog with a couple

Still need to apply the decals on the one above.
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 11:33 AM UTC
OK, where did you get the Storm trooper?
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:30 AM UTC
I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

P2D2
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:24 AM UTC
I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

P2D2 .
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:24 AM UTC
I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

P2D2
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:22 AM UTC
I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

P2D2
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

P2D2
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 02:47 AM UTC
Ok the marines and Stuart have had there first coat of paint, forest green for the tank and herringbone for the marines.






Oh and an interloper found his way onto the bench.


Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 12:34 AM UTC
Mal, Ultracast also do some 1/32 RAF pilots but no erk's. The Masterbox figures are very nice only a little bit of clean up and they're good too go.
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Posted: Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 08:36 PM UTC
Thanks Paul, they could be useful
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Posted: Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 04:13 PM UTC
If your spitfire is 1/32nd Mal
Try the Masterbox set from Creative models

http://www.creativemodels.co.uk/masterbox_132_raf_pilots_ww_ii_era-p-32692.html

Hope this helps

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 12:45 PM UTC
The Sherman is looking great

I built the M3 (Tamiya?) a long time ago, when I first got back into modelling, it was on a nice little diorama and I was very pleased with it, until the missus dusted it, an broke off the antenna!

Who makes the marine figures? I am looking for 3 figures for my Spitfire Diorama, so RAF or I need to convert?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 10:58 PM UTC
Sensible Marines if you ask me !

Happy new kits !

Have a great evening Luckym

Paul.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 09:14 PM UTC
Little bit more progress on the M3 now close to primer. Two more marines put together and you may notice that the turret hatches are closed, well I tried to put the tank crew in but they just don't fit even trying to come up from inside, the openings are just to small. Being that this tank is on patrol I didn't think that it would be right for the crew to be sitting on the outside so it's closed up with the marines following behide keeping their eyes peeled.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 08:27 PM UTC
While the Sherman has received a Matt coat and dries I made a start on my Guadacanal campaign entry. The M3A1 is an easy build and goes together very quickly, bare in mind that I have not installed the interior as it will not be seen once finished. One of the marines and two tankers have also been started although the tankers may not be fitted due to how tight the hatches are but we'll see.

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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 - 07:24 PM UTC
This is looking fine lucky.

Paul
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 - 07:15 PM UTC
Bit more done on the Sherman, tools all painted and fitted, .50Cal painted and the .30Cal barrels done. Decal applied (still wet in the photos) next is the tracks then we get all dirty.



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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 07:38 PM UTC
Little more progress on the Sherman.
I've misted over a slightly different shade of olive drab and painted the tires, started painting the tools and cleaned up / filled the ejector pin marks on the spare track links.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:59 PM UTC

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Also Mouse House are still selling decals, only resin type stuff not being sold for the 6 months.



Welcome Ultra to my bumpy build blog, I now have the Mouse House dozer decals but I'm still trying to locate some water cans to go on the engine deck, these are resin items from Mouse House.

Well still waiting for the LionMarc turret to arrive for the Cent so once I finish the night shift I'll get the Sherman finished. I'm going to attempt to do some painting techniques on the Sherman so we'll see how it goes, nothing major though.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 02:42 PM UTC
Also Mouse House are still selling decals, only resin type stuff not being sold for the 6 months.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 02:35 PM UTC
Watching your Aussie Cent build mate. FYI on the AFV kits they just started to show up again here in Oz in the shops. Maybe they will hit the stores again there? Or if you want me to sort some out for you from here let me know.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 03:09 AM UTC
It's all looking good Lucky !

So you are working on 'the dark side' of Christmas after going to the movies eh?

I hope you have a quiet time at work.
all the best.

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:43 PM UTC
The new Star Wars film is GREAT

Any way on to the Sherman, a coat of US Olive Drab primer has been applied all over and once I've finished the set of night shifts over Christmas I give it a Olive drab top coat and start on the details.





Merry Christmas all
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 03:18 PM UTC
Ok the decals have arrived from Oz via kiwi land? Work that one out.
I also picked up another book on the Cent with loads of photos.



Once the Sherman is clear this little M3A1 will hit the bench for my Guadalcanal campaign with a few marines in tow.



I may get an hour or two in later today but right now just getting ready to go and see Star Wars
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 03:44 PM UTC
Help, any one looking on here know where I can get a set of Aussie 'Nam era water cans?

Mouse House did a set but now they are closed so that option is out.