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  1. Hi and thanks for letting me join the group. i'm looking forward to using the forum as i have a keen interest in military items in particular flintlock weapons ,swords and especially motorcycles , i am just about to embark on a restoration of a triumph 5sw with my friend sean who i beleive has spoken to a few of your members Regards Robert
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  2. 1:35 Scale Tamiya Universal carrier Mk ll, first attempt at using photo etch ( eduard upgrade), as well as figures and simple diorama. Painted and finished with all Vallejo products . Completely Hand Painted. My uncle crewed one in Italy and NW Europe during WW2. All comments welcome as help improve my next build an Archer SPG.e, to help me improve for my next build an Archer SPG.
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  3. Good day folks, I am Dennis. Retired and starting to build military models after not modeling for 52 yrs. I have not created anything since i was 13 yrs. old , a quickly built simple kit. A 1;48 scale Spitfire with no reguard to accuracy or quality of finish. typical right of passage fro young teenagers at that time. Boy have things changed to a quality product!!!
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  4. I can remember years ago when that radar trailer was still complete..ish in a poor state then, and well vandellised,. it was then burnt out in a large fire, which burnt the tyres and reduced the body to the pile of twisted rusty scrap it is now ...below is a link to a complete rusty but Original identical radar trailer that has been saved and still had most of its radar equipment intact too so made it a feaseable proposition to restore http://www.anti-aircraft.co.uk/restoration_No3Mk2radar.html
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  5. I have a number of them too, but most of mine are still working as track pins 😀
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  6. Had the chance to view the old girl today, really impressed with Jerry's work and knowledge, top guy looking forward to the rest of the restoration.
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  7. top coated the frame yesterday and left the dry so today started to fit all the bits back next week i plan to rebuild the axles this will include resetting the crown wheel and pinion, new bearings and oil seals
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  8. A friend's late father in law (ex-RAF) left a pile of photos in a suit case and these were found during the clear out, when his wife died, years after him I think it is a Crossley IGA3, though this is the only photo I could find of one! It served in Aden, pre-war
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  9. I had thought valve problem so I’ve done a compression check and there holding 100 psi in all four hence why this has really got me scratching my head, the previous owner who I’ve known for sometime said that it had been running fine before being neglected along with his other 30+ tractors
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  10. In my early working days I worked for a Massey Ferguson dealership and we still had a lot of customers using TE20 tractors. I would say that you should do a compression check, noting the pressures and if you have two low ones on adjacent cylinders you have a blown headgasket. Or you might have some tight valve clearances. If it was running last in TVO mode (TED is a VO engine) then valves did suffer.
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  11. I have seen still photos of this landing but never a film version. Scroll forward about 1.00 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060019628 WD 29, 30, 32 and 33 shipped in July 45 for beach landing.
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  12. I was inspired to post these are seeing great work done by Cannuck on the old Tamiya Mk II Universal Carrier. These are the RIICH Models 1/35th scale Mk I, Ii and III, Airborne, .303 Vicker MG Carrier, 3" Mortar, Mk I and IIC WASP's as well as some Tamiya Carriers with RIICH Models track sets. Cheers Kevin
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  13. last video i took off the trip about 1 mile from jason's and the end of a fantastic 2 day trip. going to be running 2 Diamond's loaded to Capel military show in september with a sherman and a morris armoured car. also taking jason's diamond to goodwood this year with sherman so loads more vids and pics to come. WP_20210410_14_23_58_Pro.mp4
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  14. cheers john the old boy i bought the truck from is 95 and he was over the moon when we pulled into the yard, not sure you can get any better than putting a big smile on a old man's face and bringing back memories like that.
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  15. I think the old boys appreciate the effort you made making the video. Lovely exhaust note, slick gear changing. Thanks.
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  16. A friend pointed me in the direction of this website, some amazing photos. https://mashable.com/2015/08/15/wwii-surplus-vehicles/?europe=true
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  17. just a short (334 mile) drive from bristol to dartford and back with jason jeffries to collect another truck to go with the 4 other's i have!! WP_20210409_18_40_05_Pro.mp4
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  18. I am on that photo somewhere!!!!I stood on one of the trucks lining the Parade ground! I ran out of film just as the Royal Landrover passed me just 6' away!!!
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  19. Photos came in the post of Libya 1969. Keith
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  20. A bit of a distraction from the main rebuild perhaps, but after a long time doing the gutty bit cleaning and painting the chassis I fancied doing something a little more interesting and delicate. The civilian J types all the the axle weights and speed restriction sign-written on the chassis rails, so I fancied reproducing this on mine. After some research I decided to copy the styles shown in the following pictures. First was to try and replicate the scripts on paper, I only had photos of the same quality as above to work from which made it a little tricky, but I reckon I got them pretty close. Once on paper the designs are transferred to the work area using chalk on the rear of the paper and a thick pen to trace the design on. Before being drawn onto the chassis using a chinograph pencil Now it’s just the simple task of painting them on! I’m no professional signwriter, however I enjoy learning how to do things myself, and I’m pretty happy with how the lettering came out! They are actually painted in the same ‘off white’ colour, however my photos have managed to make them look very different colours! Another little detail complete, now on with more important bits!
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