David Taylor Got this one in the loft somewhere built lovely kit to build as is the scimitar.Wish I could afford the whole family from AA they seem to have the lot.
21. November, 17:15
playtime 222 Nice result. Actually tinkering with mine as I write. I found the plastic very soft when cleaning up the wheels but nice kit apart from that. Was thinking of a set of tracks to replace the crappy vinyl but looking at the drama you went through... I'd never finish.
21. November, 23:16
David Wallace Thank you Lads. Yes it was a lovely kit to build. The tracks were a little tricky but worth it. I have the AFV Scimitar to do. I got the Eduard PE set for it as well as the Scorpion Miniatures Ropes, Antenna & Stowage box.
I currently on Academy's Warrior.
22. November, 14:49
David Taylor There is a disturbance in the force,I feel a purchase coming on,(Again).LOL
David Wallace Thank you Gorby & Gary. I enjoyed these builds and I am starting a 3rd FV432 this weekend, I hope. I have an upgrade set from Accurate Armour to display a FV432 Mk1
19. November, 10:49
Gary Howard Cool, I have one for Christmas from my daughter, I was going to do a build centred around my military history but I am just going to build it OOB now I think. Hope it comes to a similar standard to yours (or anywhere near) not that I am using any aftermarket kits either, I have just completed an AA Ferret and am doing a Challenger ARRV from AA as well
19. November, 11:15
David Wallace Great Gary. They are getting very hard to get at the moment. They don't seem to be available anywhere in the UK, Ireland or western Europe. The new one I have I purchased in the Ukraine through this site. I do intend to build one OOB also but this is a little project i'm on. My dad is in his late 70's and still with us. He was in the British Army during the 60's & 70's and attached to 6th Armour. He commanded several of these "Wagons" as he calls them. I am trying to make the ones he has told me about. What regiment were you in? Are you Builds on here to have a look at?
19. November, 11:25
Gary Howard Yes I only started again in lockdown 1 and I was originally in Grenadiers Guards then the Royal Military Police. But the stress fo the dioramas is pushing me to just build oob and enjoy instead
19. November, 12:16
David Wallace Yes, Dioramas can be a pain and it is easy to get bored and leave it aside for a while.
I have build a few aircraft for competitions and that can also be stressful. My wife says its a hobby and should be enjoyable!
Karel Doležal Damn, so I'd rather not wash anything, I'll spray paint right on the tracks.
5. October, 11:01
Rui S Nicely done work on the model and base, the rocks look Great. Very good
5. October, 12:37
Patrick Hagelstein Hi David, on Michael Shackleton's Leopard website (Leopardclub.ca) are a couple of reviews and they mention harsh washes eating into the tracks. When I build mine, I will go with Flory's water based washes instead. Those rags in the front are intended to break up the harsh shadows under the glacis that could give away a tank's position in a hideout. Hope that helped.
5. October, 13:56
David Wallace Cheers Karel, Rui & Patrick.
Karel, I did prime them and painted them Tamiya Dark Earth 1st them glossed the them prior to using the AK Track Wash. It could be something I did mixing media.
Patrick, I used AK Enamel Track Wash. 1st time it acted like that (if indeed it was the wash). I have the Meng 2a7 I will not take the chance when I build it. I will check out the website and thank you for the clarification on the rags.
David Wallace Thank you lads, yes it is Franziskaner. I love Weißier, especially Erdinger but my local store had none during the Covid lockdown. LOL
6. October, 09:01
Treehugger I have the Aires resin cockpit for an F-14A model, and I thought the ejection chairs looks really, really nice. Will buy again, despite the work involved in working the resing cockpit into the models.
6. October, 11:55
Treehugger Btw, afaik there is also a second ladder for the second seat, which might be of interest.
Treehugger Unsure. I don't remember anymore (and I am no expert on the F-4 to be fair). Entirely possible that it wasn't always used. Btw, I vaguely remember it being used in the first Star Wars movie, as a ladder for the X-wing, or maybe it was the Y-wing ladder.
Found a link that at least give an impression of the second ladder, without me having a proper reference for this:[img1]?v=1555641334