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#426 10-09-2018 02:28:50

msteve21
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

Thx Rich, far more action happening in the early model box
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#427 11-09-2018 12:19:56

Markus
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

Thanks Rich smile

Is the lower one the motorised 1/35th version or is it the 1/25th scale static?  I had one of the 1/25th scale kits back in the early 80's but I sadly never finished it.

Regards Markus.

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#428 11-09-2018 15:13:41

RRA227
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_panther01.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_panther02.jpg
It is my 1/35th. scale box. Here are the instructions. Mine was the remote contromed type.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#429 11-09-2018 23:57:04

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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

Thanks for the information and photos Rich smile

Regards Markus

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#430 12-09-2018 00:20:26

RRA227
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

I do not remember Tamiya doing a 1/25 Panther. They did a Tiger. I have one.  Rich  A. in Pa.


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#431 12-09-2018 07:15:23

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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

I have a partially built 1/25th Tamiya Tiger I myself. Lots of interior detail and individual track links which were unheard of in the 70's. Markings for one of the Tunisian Tigers included in kit also!  Barron

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#432 13-09-2018 18:23:27

RRA227
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_tigerpaint.jpg
Paint sheet.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#433 14-09-2018 07:16:49

Markus
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

Hey, that reminds me I've got several partially made 1/35 scale kits.  What got me frustrated was the extreme detail
that is now available with aftermarket etched metal sets and the lack of fun trying to bend and glue that
stuff in place sad

Regards Markus

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#434 14-09-2018 18:23:09

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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

You got that one right! The new stuff requires so much hand-eye coordination especially on the tracks that I can't handle today! i still buy a few that didn't exist in the 1970s such as Rommel's Command vehicle and the
amphibious vehicles but probably will not ever build them. Nice to get the information and artwork from them though!    Barron smile

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#435 14-09-2018 18:26:31

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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

You got that one right! The new stuff requires so much hand-eye coordination especially on the tracks that I can't handle today! I still buy a few that didn't exist in the 1970s such as Rommel's Command vehicle and the
amphibious vehicles but probably will not ever build them. Nice to get the information and artwork from them though!    Barron smile

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#436 15-09-2018 00:22:53

RRA227
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_akfrmmdls.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_akfrmmdls00.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_akfrmmdls01.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_akfrmmdls02.jpg
Here are my boxes of unbuilt kits. The metal scale is 18 inches long as a reference.  I will post the others then.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#437 15-09-2018 01:44:20

Markus
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

Thanks Rich and Barron smile  I have a large built in wardrobe full of unmade kits and I'm continually being asked what am I going to do
with all this stuff roll

I agree with you Barron on the pain of having to cut, file and glue all of those separate track links.  I reminisce of the good old days when you could possibly
build and paint a 1/35 scale model in a day..

Regards Markus

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#438 17-09-2018 22:42:50

msteve21
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

I inherited a large collection of Balsa model aeroplane kits, I'm guessing late 50's early 60's era

This Flying Fortress kit has a wing span of 45inches, 1/28 scale. You can build it to fly as well

Looks like a nightmare in a box when it comes to building one, I guess when complete they would look spectacular

Has anyone every tried to build a balsa kit?

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/75_balsa-kit-2dak.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/75_balsa-kit-3dak.jpg

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#439 18-09-2018 00:21:39

RRA227
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

That is a nice kit. Are the wings paper covered?I do not thing they make the fuel resistant paint like they did. Build it and get the electronics and make it radio controlled.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#440 18-09-2018 04:22:31

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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

I've only made a couple of really basic balsa ones when I was a teenager. 

I recall one met it's demise containing a mixture of condy's crystals and glycerine, which the chemist reluctantly sold me...

You're right, a kit like the B-17 would be quite a challenge to build neutral

Regards Markus

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#441 18-09-2018 12:48:56

msteve21
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

Unfortunately I don't have the time, patience or skills to make these models, there about 15 boxes of them

I should sell them to someone who can do them justice, no point having them sitting around in my shed

Msteve


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#442 18-09-2018 13:14:06

Markus
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

I reckon you might get a few bucks for them msteve21 given their age and condition...

Markus

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#443 18-09-2018 13:59:53

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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

It sure is fun to compare our experiences concerning modeling these subjects in whatever medium we decide. I know that personally I tried a Guillows balsa Hawker Hurricane in the late 60's and never succeeded in building it. big_smile. I probably still have the cut out pieces and box as I can't believe I would throw it away!  I did build a lot of plastic models of all types otherwise though. Only problem then was moving the built models every year or two as my dad was civilian contractor for the Air Force and constantly moved! At least armor is fairly rectangular except for the weapons and antennae. Aircraft can drive you crazy trying to protect the landing gear, antennae etc. roll So, needless to say, this "pack rat" has hundreds of boxes of built, partially built and never really touched models all over the garage and house. Biggest problem now with doing anything is time and ability to assemble and paint them as well as to protect the finished product. Whew!  cool  Barron

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#444 20-10-2018 03:20:26

RRA227
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_david274.jpg
Have not posted stuff for a bit.  Rich a. in Pa.


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#445 21-10-2018 07:05:10

Markus
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

Some more nice pick ups Rich, especially the grenades. 

I was wondering what had happened at the market and thought surely that your supply of goodies hadn't run out!

Regards Markus

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#446 21-10-2018 10:32:53

msteve21
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

Good to see your back buying again Rich, any idea who would have worn those boots?
Msteve


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#447 23-10-2018 00:12:14

RRA227
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_david275.jpg
Thanks guys. Here it rained on the wrong days for a while. It sucked. But I did not put a extra 300 miles on the car each week.  I have a pic or 2 to do yet. No idea about the boots. But for $90 I do not care. They are a good size also.  Italian bayonet and collar flames. Rich A. in Pa.


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#448 23-10-2018 01:29:49

Markus
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

Hi Rich, interesting items thanks for posting smile

I must admit that my knowledge of Italian militaria is very limited and I hadn't seen one of these folding bayonets before.  From what I've read
very quickly this morning they were for mounting on the Italian Carcano M1938 short rifle. 

Apparently the bayonet was designed so that it could be permanently fixed to the barrel and could fold back on itself like a pocket knife so that
it would be out of the way when not required for use.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_carcano_folding_bayonet_2.jpg

The other thing I refreshed my memory with is that the Carcano M1938 was the weapon used to assassinate Pres. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963.
Interestingly I was in Dallas earlier this year and saw the usual tourist displays regarding this.

Apparently these folding bayonets are pretty eagerly sought by collectors, do you mind me asking what you paid?

Regards Markus.

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#449 23-10-2018 14:13:32

RRA227
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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

Markus,Thanks. You are close. My bayonet does not have a muzzle ring. It has a T. It is for the MAB machine pistol. It fits great. It was $250.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#450 25-10-2018 00:08:33

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Re: Awards and Cleaning Kit

I just love popping in and catching up on the up-dates on this thread. It never fails to impress and the variety of items you have, Rich!
The models, well...I'm the same. The 'modeller stash', eh?!
Keep it coming!
Regards,
Mark


Student & Collector of WWII German Tropical Militaria

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