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  1. Not sure if this is the correct forum but I have been sent this photo of what is said to be a WW2 photo of a tow cable from a Challenger. I have not seen one of these before. Can anyone confirm or have a clear image? Thanks for any help. Cheers Kevin
  2. Hi, Thanks for the additional crew names, I will add them to the crew name list against this tank. I am still searching for where I got Sgt. Tibbles name. I thought I had found Achilles in a film on the IWM film collection but it was from 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry. I will check all the individual Cromwell photos but it think I have done that once already. I will try the British Pathe and Critical Past sites. If I find it I will let you know. The reason I chose Achilles from 1st Royal Tank Regiment is that I like to use names from my database and fancied something different f
  3. Hi Unfortunately I don't have a photo either, at least I haven't come across one yet. If I come across one I will post a link to it. The only other piece of info I can add is that one of the crew was a Sgt. W. Tibbles. Cheers Kevin
  4. Hi Dennis, The Tamiya Archer is a nice kit and goes together well with no real issues. Good choice. Not sure if there is any photo etch for the Archer or not. Like you I too hand paint all of my models, all British / Commonwealth WW II and all in 1/35th scale. Keep modelling now you have started back up again. Cheers Kevin
  5. 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
  6. Hi Cannuck, Really nice work. That is great work with the old Tamiya Universal Carrier. Have you tried any of the RIICH Models Carriers in the same 1/35th scale? They do a MK I, II and Airborne Mk III as well as a Vickers Machine Gun Carrier, a 3" Mortar Carrier and Mk I and IIC WASP's. They also do a set of tracks with running gear, drive sprockets that update the old Tamiya tracks and wheels. You have now inspired me to do the Mk I that I have had in the stash for a while. Cheers Kevin
  7. Thank you. A nice build despite its issues. Cheers Kevin
  8. Hi, Thank you. It was a fun build despite the various issues with details. Cheers Kevin
  9. This is T189511 ACHILLES A Sqn 5 Troop 1st Royal Tank Regiment, 22nd Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division. In the end I went with the Hobby Boss individual track links which although a pain to complete had little or no clean up required as the Airfix had sink marks on all of the individual links and regular sink marks on the length pieces. None of the stowage has been secured down as I am not sure of the layout as yet. Despite the issues with the wheels and the turret the rest of the kit was a nice build with little or no other issues. Cheers Kevin
  10. This is the new Airfix 1/35th scale Cromwell Mk IV kit no. A1373. The road wheels were replaced with Sovereign 2000 Cromwell/Challenger ( damaged tyres ) kit no. S2KA013 as these have the correct number of wheel nuts 8 as opposed to 6 on the Airfix kit. I also replaced the majority of the turret and side plates from a Tamiya Cromwell, kit no. 35221, as these had the 4 bolts on the pistol port as oppose to none on the kit part. I also added a turret bin from the spares box. The tracks are the rubber flexible tracks, the kit gives the option of a choice of link and length too. I am undecide
  11. This is the Gecko Models 1/35th scale kit of the Bedford MWD (closed cab). This follows on from the MWC water tanker and the MWD (Aeroscreen). All were a joy to build.Driver figures are the 2 MWD kits with the others tweaked from the Riich Models Universal Carrier crews.CheersKevin
  12. These are a couple of photos of a probably 30+ year old 1/35th scale model of what I think is an early Bedford OYD in a French (?) company called Phebus Models. The last time I checked their website they do not seem to have this in their range of resin and PE kits. It has been on a shelf untouched for years. It is need of a re-build and a bit of TLC as there are bits missing so I have a few questions if any of you guys who have restored the real thing. 1. How is the tilt supposed to be attached? 2. Should the cargo bed be sheet metal or wooden planks? 3. Mirrors, round or o
  13. Hi, The Para on the bike is from Bronco's 1/35th scale WWII British Paratroops in Action set A. I also have the Airborne 6 pdr and 75mm Pack but could not fit them on the dio. Currently working on the Gecko Models 1/35th scale Bedford MWD (closed cab). Cheers Kevin
  14. Attached are pics of 7 Airborne Jeeps and figures.5 of the Jeeps are 1/34th scale from Bronco, the Signals and Recce, Jeep and Trailer, 75mm pack and 6 ponder. The other 2 are from Tamiya one being the old desert SAS Jeep from the 70's(?) and their later 1/4 ton truck. All were a fun build and it was a bit of a challenge to convert the Tamiya Jeeps especially the SAS Jeep.The figures and bits and pieces are mixture of Bronco, Dragon, Tamiya and Tristar with lots from the spares box. The base is the Farmyard Wall and Gateway from MiniArt that managed to widened slightly.CheersKevin
  15. Hi Bob, Apologies for late reply I was away ( Local ) for Christmas and just got back. I have RODNEY but DESIREE is new to me but if the Ark I am thinking of is CHELMSFORD if the is the one park up against a sea wall with a Sherman going over the top. I had a quick look and there are a few more named Churchills on there too. I was not aware of Tank Chats so that will be something to pour over the next few days I am sure there must be the odd name from Matildas, Crusader, Cromwell, Comet, Stuart. Sherman etc. Thanks for remembering my name database all new additions will be
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