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Old 04-16-2012, 08:25 PM
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I agree with you Roman in general paper looks for like metal. This going to be a great build. I would like to do this model down the road but I don't know... Man that looks tough! You are most definitely do it justice. I will not complain about my Wespe tracks anymore, they 6 parts per tread
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:38 PM
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Why don't you guys make a master out of paper, make a plaster cast and cast the treads out of resin-enriched paper mache? It would be SOOOO fast and accurate.
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resin does not agre with me Charles and the jig i made meins thay are not to bad to put to gether.
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Not much to show progress wise except some pots getting fuller.

But I will have quite a lot of one mill rivets. From all the holes i have being cutting out. have used a Japanese book Punch to do the holes and I've made up a set of punches to go with it

on Saturday I went and looked through the Wiltshire Yeomanry archive looking at pictures from the Second World War to see what names they used on their tanks they were usually named after Wiltshire towns and pubs. There was not one named after my local town devizes but there was one named Moonrakers,named after some smugglers who fooled excise men by claiming that they were raking out a cheese from a local pond which was in fact the reflection of the full moon, the excise men went away believing in the legend that the locals were a bit dim. Once they were gone and the coast was clear they raked out the barrels of contraband from the pond. So this is what I will put on the side of my tank, the following pictures are of a standard 75 mil Sherman, from when the regiment was re-equipped after Alamein and they were posted to Syria and cleared the Vichy French out from Syria and Iran joining the Russians in Tehran. Before moving on to Italy before returning back to England understrength as half the regiment had served the four and half years.




Wiltshire Yeomanry first went out to North Africa as a fully mounted cavalry Regiment, they then got mechanised with lorries as Searchlight units before getting their tanks, they formed a principal role as past the ninth armoured Brigade in punching a hole through the German anti-tank lines and helping to hold off a German tank counter-attack, that then led to the German rout. The Wiltshire Yeomanry were left with four working tanks.here's another tank named after village near me.

I took a photo of these two pictures out of interest.

not sure what this second one is of some German tank destroyer?

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:09 PM
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here is a link to a Canadian site that shows markings for different tank units and periods
Untitled Document
this website shows the restoration of the non-firefly M4A4 Sherman taken off Salisbury plain training area just by me. To its original glory also shows the multi-bank engine which I think is an incredible piece of engineering in itself.
Restoration M4A4 restoration
the next link is to a website that shows all the Sherman types and differences between manufacturers
Sherman minutia homepage
there is another site but I can't find it on this computer that showed the unit markings so have to add it to another post.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:54 PM
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The German SPG in your image collection (bottom image) is probably a
15cm sFH 13/1(Sf) auf Gw Lorraine Schlepper(f) Sd.Kfz.135/1

The gun was a WW1 15cm sFH 13 captured from the Belgians - the vehicle
was a French Lorraine tractor.

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Old 05-08-2012, 11:15 AM
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Looks great! Those track links are insane!
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This truly is one epic build. As if the model isnt impressive enough then you go and make all those custom bits for your screw punch! Unbelievable!!!!
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Thanks Charliec it did look a bit like a pick and mixs
Alfadoc and KCStephens not to insane but i have a padded room on holed.
I have foned the link for the site that has the unit markings for the italan campain it has a lot of yousfull stuff but it is hard to fined stuff. my sherman will be part of the 9th armored braigade wiltshire yeomanry. still cutting out tracks parts but nereing the end.

http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.a...110&art_id=325
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:50 AM
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Just checked the start date for this thread. Over two months of work, and still working on track links. Yep, an armor build would send me over the deep end.
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