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by IAN HINKS
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 1951 Model Engineer front cover, 25 pounder
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: 1951 Model Engineer front cover, 25 pounder

As promised here are a couple of scans of the 1951 model of the 25 pounder gun made by serving soldiers. They are low definition, but can be read with care.
1951 25 pounder.jpg
1951 25 pounder write up.jpg
Gunner.
by IAN HINKS
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 1951 Model Engineer front cover, 25 pounder
Replies: 1
Views: 991

1951 Model Engineer front cover, 25 pounder

Hi Everyone, Today a friend showed me a Model Engineer magazine from 1951, on the front cover was a photo of a scratch built 25 pounder field gun. He is going to scan and email me the details and I will post it here. I think it is 1/10th scale. Also while searching for this article I came across the...
by IAN HINKS
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Armorpax's Limber
Replies: 64
Views: 17096

Re: Armorpax's Limber

Hurray. Dave your last photos were posted just in time as I was about to fasten my towing arm in place which would have made fitting the new flange impossible. I guess it is just do a little on the rear plate and doors while waiting for the kits to be ready. Which items are going to be cast metal an...
by IAN HINKS
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Gunner's Limber
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Re: Gunner's Limber

Well going backwards to make progress. Stripped back my Limber in preparation for the inclusion of Dave's detail kit. No doubt some more of what has been done will still have to be undone as well, especially stripping back some of the paint to get a good bond for parts that will need gluing onto the...
by IAN HINKS
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Armorpax's Limber
Replies: 64
Views: 17096

Re: Armorpax's Limber

Dave, Could you answer a couple of questions if you have time. Is the gun towing hitch locking bar you made included in the detail set? How do you achieve the cast effect with your primer? Finally, the mod you have done to the door plate regarding the use of bolts. I see you have put plastic reinfor...
by IAN HINKS
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Armorpax's Limber
Replies: 64
Views: 17096

Re: Armorpax's Limber

I am starting to think it will take me as long to fit all the detail parts you are coming up with Dave as it has taken me to build the basic model. Looking really good though. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? :D
Gunner.
by IAN HINKS
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 35
Replies: 75
Views: 36448

Re: Mark IV No. 35

Blimey Daniel, are you getting any sleep. I still haven't had time to check my other three boxes contents yet. Looking good, hope you sort out the fitments issues. When you finish yours how do you fancy standing next to me whispering directions in my ear. :D
Gunner.
by IAN HINKS
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Gunner's Limber
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Re: Gunner's Limber

Hi All, Progress on the Limber has slowed due to work and waiting for the detail kit from Dave to become available. I have been preparing and painting some of the smaller parts but had hoped to have all the remaining parts to this stage by now, especially the doors. As soon as i can get these done I...
by IAN HINKS
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: List of Mk IV's being modelled
Replies: 19
Views: 6125

Re: List of Mk IV's being modelled

A great idea Adrian. When historic records cannot help, then why not use poetic licence, especially for such a noble reason. Here's to your Mam, and K for Kathleen.
Gunner.
by IAN HINKS
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: 1st (A) Btn Tank corps for me
Replies: 17
Views: 4835

Re: 1st (A) Btn Tank corps for me

Do you mean 2670 Walter? The first thing to check is whether it is a male. Initial look on the landships site suggests it is a female, however sometimes there are errors. Believe me or not, I almost suggested this one to you instead of the first number I gave you. The name was a great one, but as I ...
by IAN HINKS
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Gunner's Mk IV No.22 arrives
Replies: 8
Views: 3479

Re: Gunner's Mk IV No.22 arrives

Hi Les, Adrian is right, there is going to be all the bells and whistles, motion packs, recoil packs, sound and smoke effects, all to be squeezed in bringing the weight up to about 100 Kg. i have just started checking the contents, got through box one OK, the rest will have to wait to be done over t...
by IAN HINKS
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 35
Replies: 75
Views: 36448

Re: Mark IV No. 35

Wow, that is fast progress. Looking good. As far as the tracks why not just run them and let nature weather them just like the real thing. They should take on a polished rusty patina I should think, more so than aluminium track links would. Look forward to seeing more on your build.
Gunner.
Mk IV 22.
by IAN HINKS
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Gunner's Mk IV No.22 arrives
Replies: 8
Views: 3479

Gunner's Mk IV No.22 arrives

Hi All, After waiting in all day my Mk IV kit was finally delivered at 6-40 p.m. way to go UPS. It wouldn't be so bad if the tracker actually told you anything other than it left on the van at 5.40 a.m. Too late to even unpack and check the contents as I am up for day shift at 3.30 a.m. Still, the t...
by IAN HINKS
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: MK IV literature
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

Re: MK IV literature

I like your ideas on which tank to model, the post war ones would be unique I should think. I am trying to upload a photo of Sonja's Mk V showing the colourful scheme she used.
Here goes.
dscn8670.jpg
Hope you get yours soon.
gunner.
by IAN HINKS
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: MK IV literature
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

Re: MK IV literature

Hi Oliver, A good list of books that you have posted, especially the ones from the German perspective. My very good friend Sonja, from Bayreuth, scratch built a British Mk V in 1/8th scale and of course painted it to represent one operated by the German Army. Any way here are some more books people ...
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