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About mjstubley

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  1. Hi Tank Maker So its you and your mates who are responsible for my interest in Tanks! I spent most of my breaktime at Austhorpe Primary School watching you lot driving Chieftains and the like around the test track (when I wasn't crawling through the fields at the back of Barrowby Woods to get a closer look :-D) Oh and the fun of hanging off the back of an Antar on my bike as it trundled down Selby Road - only to let go and overtake it!!! Gutted when they closed it :-(
  2. Looks like another cracker - I've got to get my ar$e in gear and buy the Ferret, and the Stally, and the Bedford, and the...... Quite a range you're building there Howard
  3. A friend of mine pulled the records - apparently she entered service 01/06/81. According to another friend in the know, she started life as prototype 06 SP 38 and was then re-turreted and passed to SEME as with the other prototypes, which were shared between SEME Bordon and Bovington. Finally disposed of 18/06/04. No doubt they will be along to confirm this so sorry of I stole their thunder Life events - SEME Bordon, Ludgershall, Malvern, RAC Centre Ashchurch and finally RMCS Shrivenham. His theory is that she was painted in gulf colours purely for gate guard duty but no one at Shri
  4. As requested on the Accurate Armour thread, a quick 'how to' on making your own decals.... What I tend to do is create a new picture file in Photoshop using the dimensions of another set of decals - this ensures the decals will be in scale with the model. If you are using Windows, you can have a play around in 'Paint' which has many of the basic tools, albeit with more basic means of manipulating shapes text and images Another cheat (for things like VRN's etc.) is to scan a set of decals then tweak them by replacing letters, or making a whole new VRN using the paintbrush and text tool
  5. I'll do a separate thread when I'm back home tonight
  6. 5 Skins But I'm biased. Just made a MK2 X/Y from the Tamiya kit with lots of modifications (upgraded NBC pack, drinks bins on the turret bustle etc.) for the guy who commanded 00EB57 (Afghan Rebel) in A Sqn in 1980 and they have all sorts of lovely Call Signs and Tac Markings. It's my first attempt at making my own decals in Photoshop and I'm pretty happy with the results For my MK11, I did 4RTR with Chinese Eyes
  7. I took this video about 6 weeks ago at Bovvy where they were doing the QDG Instructor course Looks a doozy bit of kit and I reckon the height will help for looking over the compounds (and give a bot of added oomph to the locals) Something went wrong...
  8. The Conq, Chieftain and FV4211 parked next to each other are my favorites. I spent ages pawing over them when I was down there a few weeks ago
  9. Here's a couple of pics of a fully restored Vampire (This is forum member Peterb110's truck) complete with mast and internals I had the pleasure of crawling all over this vehicle at Halifax Piece Hall a couple of years ago. Heck of a restoration. The 'back door' is more of a fold up access panel Oh to have the time space and money to do it justice
  10. Inspirational stuff - I'll have to invest in one of these KFS kits soon. Quality looks amazing. Looking forward to the Pig Pics
  11. Coming along very nicely. Has it been an easy-ish conversion to do? I'd love to see one of these in plastic or resin..
  12. It means 'a bit' of a rebuild for sure but at least I'll really get my moneys worth out of the kit :-D
  13. As recovery from my recent operation, I had plenty of time for model making, so here are the latest additions to the Brigade Foden EKA Wrecker Scammell Commander Commander and Antar for comparison The Scammell is going to need a complete strip and re-spray. I used Humbrol spray cans for the first time (and last!) as 3 days after I completed the model, I noticed the paint was peeling away and lifting from various parts of the body work and trailer as if the primer was off Not sure what has happened to Humbrol paints the last couple of years bu
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