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Trooper15

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  1. Hi Ian Thanks for your reply, It confirms what I thought best regards Brian
  2. Can anyone help me work out what radio set would be fitted to this Argyles LandRover in Aden in 67, I thought Larkspur but not sure ? thank you Brian
  3. Hi Howard Many thanks for the offer, I have sent you an email. Much appreciated. regards Brian
  4. Many thanks for your help and information , as you say photos of the Suez champs are very thin on the ground , I found a decentish one of a Champ with 2 Para in Joprdan in 68 and a couple of other not so clear ones.It is for a model (until Howard's is released) so all help is appreciated. Thanks again Brian
  5. Had not spotted that one david , many thanks regards Brian
  6. Hi Peter , that is the photo I found on the net ! , you dont happer to have any of the rear or interior by any chance ? thanks for the reply Brian
  7. I recently found a photo of a restored Paras Austin Champ fitted with the 106mm recoilless rifle ,unfortunatly It was only one frontal photo , can anyone suggest where I could find more photos that show how the 106 is installed and what other modifications were made to accomodate it ? regards Brian
  8. Many thanks again Ross It is all very helpfull especially the photos , I will post some photos again on the Model making section soon. Once again your help is very much appreciated. regards Brian
  9. Hi Ross Thanks for your reply and input , The vehicles were supporting B and C squadron Scots DG in Kuwait then Iraq , I have two photos taken by Tony Nicoletti, I'm not sure what set up they have but have been told elsewhere that a Twin VRC353 or a 353 and a 321 would be likely. I am in the process of sculpting the piper figure ( Jim Johnston from Dundee ) , here are the two photos . I have the chassis finisdhed with the 28v alternator built and added. cheers Brian
  10. Does anyone know or have a photo of what the radio fit looks like around this time in the back of a FFR Hardtop ? , Would it have been Clansman ? regards Brian
  11. Hi all , I have recently joined the forum , I hope to aquire an Ex MoD Landie towards the end of this year ( once my garage is built) , I also build models and have just started a Gulf war vehicle , If anyone can help provide me with some info or assistance with details I would be most grateful , i have started a thread in the model kit section - http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?28905-RSDG-Land-Rover-Kuwait-2003 best regards Brian Murdoch
  12. This is my latest project , Inspired by the two photos below , The Photos were taken in 2003 with the RSDG battlegroup in Kuwait and then Iraq , the piper is Jim Johnstone and he regularly got up on the bonnet at sunrise and sunset .I am not too familier with the details of this vehicle so any help would be great.I will sculpt and convert a figure of the piper. The kit I have states it is a Defender 110 hardtop but I think it is more like a Wolf , to compound matters my model is RHD but the on in the photo is LHD ( RSDG were based in Germany) . I have reversed all the front end steering rods etc and moved the cylinder on the chassis leg to the other side to make it LHD , I will convert the dashboard later. I have a set of FFR boxes etc but I'm not sure of the radio equipment and how it would be mounted circa 2003 ( Clansman ?) any info would be much appreciated, Looking at the model engine I seem to be missing a military alternator on the upper LHS of the engine , would this be correct ? anyway , here is where i am so far as I said , any help , comments or opinions very much appreciated. cheers Brian
  13. Hi Tim , I will know where to come when I'm looking for information cheers Brian
  14. Serious model engineering sir , my respect ! , looks fantastic . regards Brian
  15. I just enjoy building vehicles but I'd be happy to answer any weathering questions anyone has , I use mostly acrylic paints for the detail work and oil paints for most of the weathering ,I like to try to do models of factual vehicles from photos that have some history behind them.Do you think anyone would be intertested in a step by step view of the Land rover I'm currently working on ?, I could certainly use the advice on radio fit, interior and engine detail etc. Here are a couple of photos of more heavily weathered vehicles Jpz L70/V 114, 1st SS Pz division Ardennes December 1944, "disc camoflage" Ferdinand tank destroyer 234 , Heavy tank Destroyer unit 653 ,serial number 150100 , Nikopol Bridgehead,Russia ,December 1943 regards Brian
  16. Hi Tim , As yet I have not done a CVRT but I have several kits and lots of parts for a few different versions ,Falklands , Sabre etc , one day soon hopefully , It isn't a shortage of kits that is my problem , it is a shortage of time ! I have kits of a Ridgeback , Panther TES ,, Challenger CR2 TES, Saladin , Ferret and several Landies (and thats only the post war UK stuff) , if only i could buy time to do them I would be happy I will post some more photos shortly cheers Brian
  17. Hi Barrie , how is the Champ coming ? I will do a KFS vehicle soon , I would like to do a Ferret I think , maybe Queens Dragoon Guards in Aden ,Ive built a few of the KFS 1/24 Commercial trucks before , fantastic castings. Thanks again to everyone for their comments regards Brian
  18. Hi Neil Yes , sorry , they are all 1/35, mostly resin kits with the exception of the Panther and the Tilly. I am now working on a Wolf Hardtop with a bagpiper standing on the bonnet taken from a photo in Kuwait in 2003 thank you all for your kind comments :blush: regards Brian
  19. I have just joined the forum , a long time fan of Military vehicles I build mainly post WW2 UK vehicles and WW2 German. Here are a few photos of recently completed models,any comments welcome . I hope they may be of interest to some of you. cheers Brian Stalwart Mk1 Aden Bulldog Mk3 Basra 2008 NPA Mastiff 2 Afghanistan 2010 Austin Tilly - Royal Navy WW2 Panther G Ardennes Dec 19th 1944 Morris CS8 in italian service
  20. Hi all My name is Brian and I live in Central Scotland , I have been an avid Military vehicle fan for many years and hope to finally own an ex MOD Land Rover at some point later this year ( garage just starting construction) , I have also been a model maker since I was a kid and now write articles for various model magazines in my spare time,My primary areas of interest are post war UK vehicles and WW2 German . I will be attending Duxford in June and whatever other shows I can make it too . regards Brian Murdoch
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