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Alex van de Wetering

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  1. Excellent progress again Pete! Good to see you are working on both the Retriever as well as the D15. On 9/25/2021 at 1:27 PM, Pete Ashby said: finding a company who will do this sort of one of work is not easy. I fully agree. Not all campanies are willing to do these one-off jobs. I think it's just too much of a hassle to spend the time that can also be used to do a large, more economic, production run. regards, Alex
  2. Paul, Good to hear you have found the motivation again to work on the rare Albion. And thanks again for the info you sent! regards, Alex
  3. Lovely work Lex. I like you dedication to find the correct and original parts, even if it takes a couple of years.
  4. Haha....I wanted to clean some engine stuff in the kitchen a while ago....and my girlfriend gave me a pan from the thrift store and suggested I'd use the camping gaz burner OUTSIDE! Lovely work, Pete. The parts look so much better after a good clean, service and a new paint layer. Well done. Alex
  5. Excellent Lex, I will certainly be following this thread. I have always liked these....and the pictures with the tree trunk shows that every MV collectors needs at least one. Out of curiousity....how much does one of these weigh? I remember seeing a Clark 2 or 3 years ago during the Race to the Bridge, shown outside the Airborne museum....was it yours? Alex
  6. David, nice find! As Richard and Duson mentioned above, if you look closely a lot of these Dennis tippers appear on pictures and movies from Normandy onwards. I think nowadays they are pretty rare. There is/was one in Belgium in tan colour. It can also be found on the forum here somewhere. THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944. © IWM (B 5396) IWM Non Commercial License
  7. The e6160 cradle seems to be pretty common on period pictures of British Shermans. I want to make one for a Sherman crab model, but I have trouble finding measurements and detailed info on the components. Does anyone know of any drawings available, or even overall measurements and detailed pictures?
  8. Alex, Je kent ons waarschijnlijk nog: Frituur Zorro fotoboeken over re-use en restorations. (ons nieuwe boek , deel 2 komt in het najaar).Op www.frituurzorro.nl vind je alle info.

    We zoek daarvoor nog een resto van een Dodge D15 of T110. Kun jij ons verder helpen? Alle stages in foto.


    Graag bericht naar inf@narwal.eu

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    Cover restorations 1.jpg

  9. Hi Robin, Good to see you here! Thanks for your offer, but I am afraid I am after a different type of pontoons......the more square-ish ones. I think the more rounded ones you have in your set are a later type(?) Alex
  10. Gents, Thanks for your replies. There are many pictures of these pontoons around, so I should be able to make a reasonable close scale model just from pictures, but if possible I always try to base models on first hand info.....measurements of the real thing or original scale plans. I did indeed look at available scale models. My scale is 1/35 and as far as I know no British/Canadian pontoon models exist in that scale. There is a small scale option in resin, but the problem is they don't seem very detailed and you never know if they based the model on accurate measurements or just pictures. Tim, It's funny that you mention the instruction kits....I also had a look at those, but at least the ones I saw did not include pontoons, or had US style or postwar pontoons in the kit. However.....I did look at these training kits as they seem pretty accurate....so if anyone knows if there are kits that do include the MkV or MkIV pontoons, please let me know.
  11. It seems these Bailey pontoons were widely used in WW2, but I guess the fact that they were made of wood means that most of them haven't stood the test of time. I would love to say that I am after a set for my pontoon truck.....but that's not the case. I am looking at making a few for a scale model. Does anyone know of any surviving examples? So far, I only know of a set in Petawawa Canada, but I would love to find one in Europe, so I can maybe measure it. Does anyone know if plans of these pontoons are available? Alex all pictures attached; source:https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search
  12. I am afraid the schedule for the weekend has changed, much to my dislike! So, I won't be there and the visit to the event has to wait another year. Have fun guys and stay safe....the Inters look great! Alex
  13. Thanks for your reply. No I haven't been at the event before....I only know it from magazine articles, so I thought I should have a look myself this year. That's why I am looking for any info on the Sunday run, so I can find some nice spots to take some pictures. Alex
  14. Still about one and a half week to go to the annual "Winter Rally" of the Belgian Military Vehicle Trust around Houffalize, Belgium Any Brits coming over this year? Does anyone know of a time schedule available online for the Saterday and Sunday? I am hoping to have a look at the event on Sunday. Alex
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