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by Robert Reid
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Haynes RR Workshop book
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Haynes RR Workshop book

The Haynes book is a gem! Lots of great pictures and details for the model builder. There are actually a number of small errors in the text, but if you did not work on the 1:1 versions every day, you would not notice, nor would it matter. The author from the Tank Museum did a phenomenal job on it. A...
by Robert Reid
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

Not hijacking at all! Artillery is artillery!

I didn't get anything done on the 25 pdr this weekend and won't get back to it before Mid-August. But I did almost finish the Armstrong. Just needs assembly.

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

HI Marcus: Was doing a bit more looking... and these (from Traditions) are available in 1:6th scale! the 14.5" barrel would translate to roughly a 7 foot long Napoleon cannon https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/product/product_id/3030/category_id/541/product_name/MC0615+Traditions+Napoleon+Cann...
by Robert Reid
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

HI Marcus: Thanks for the kind note! Restoring live artillery is the hobby that modeling goes along with! And it's really the same skill set, only the tools and forces involved are larger. And I'd argue that making a 1/6th scale 25 pounder is a heck of a lot harder than a 1:1 Napoleon! Except for th...
by Robert Reid
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

I have a 17 pdr, too. It has been very tempting to build a Pheasant. May have to do that eventually. I collect 'live' (aka full-sized firing) antique artillery and so love these amazing models!

Your build is definitely inspirational! I just ordered 1,000 small head rivets, too!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

So last weekend, I started my 25 pounder that will go with the Limber I did in an earlier thread. I am trying to do it up as 'the Mirbat Gun' but will likely do it in field colors, not in its current guise as a trophy piece. Up to this point, nothing especially different or difficult in the built, i...
by Robert Reid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Marcus's 25 pounder
Replies: 68
Views: 15980

Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

Marcus: Remarkable work, again! I am just starting on my 25 PDR and between Dave Dibb's, Jeff's and yours, I have a ton of amazing ideas and parts in mind. Magnificent soldering work, too. The difficulty of soldering multiple parts at the same time makes some of your small assemblies amazing! Well d...
by Robert Reid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Casemate Publishers Summer 2019 Catalogue -- Modeling Edition
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Casemate Publishers Summer 2019 Catalogue -- Modeling Edition

For anyone who is interested... Casemate Publishers has their catalogue out and they are featuring tons of books designed for (and helpful for) modelers. There are some really good prices on books on armour, aviation, battles, insignia... you name it. 19 pages of books for modelers. Lots of good tan...
by Robert Reid
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Czech Hedgehog (anti-tank obstacle)
Topic: John’s Czech Hedgehog
Replies: 17
Views: 1201

Re: John’s Czech Hedgehog

And when are these little gems going to be orderable?

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Wed May 29, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: 17 Pounder
Topic: 17PDR / 25 PDR "Pheasant"
Replies: 9
Views: 3343

Re: 17PDR / 25 PDR "Pheasant"

When I was recently at the conflict archaeology trip to San Pietro/Monte Cassino, we came upon a small military museum near the memorial at Mt. Longo... and there is a Sherman Firefly turret in the museum. Could note get closer than about 100 yards, but the bulbous brake from the Pheasant/17 PDR was...
by Robert Reid
Tue May 28, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 25
Views: 2272

Re: Mick's Grant

That's the spirit!

Can't wait to see the build!

Cheers,

Sirhr
by Robert Reid
Tue May 28, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 222
Topic: Old 222 in the garden !!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 10250

Re: Old 222 in the garden !!!!

Any updates on this great restoration?

Cheers,

Sirhr
by Robert Reid
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: M3 Production Validation Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2171

Re: M3 Production Validation Build

One can do amazing things with a ball-nose end mill and the right programming!

Cheers and beautiful job right there!

RPR
by Robert Reid
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: RR Armoured car at the TEL symposium
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: RR Armoured car at the TEL symposium

With some amazing reviews worldwide and a lot of reader support, Jim's book received the Silver Award for military history book of the year by MHM magazine! He got the word today and is pretty excited! He beat out Mark Bodwen's "Hue" and Chernow's bestselling book on Grant to win the silver medal! J...
by Robert Reid
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge in the Central African Republic
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Bailey Bridge in the Central African Republic

Curious about the context of this? Was it just a nicely-sized and accessible model of a bridge for the display? Are they going to put the full-size Bailey back into production for use in developing nations (a good idea, actually!) Was there some significance to the model or Armortek? Just interested...