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  • Birthday 26/06/1971

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  1. And on to the upper hull. And the sponson's have been fitted as have the supports for the schurzen. DSC_1249_9643 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr And making notes for those who may build this kit in the future (I'll definitely be building more!) DSC_1248_9642 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
  2. Fujimi 1/72 Phantom FG.1 892 Sqn

    Very nice Duncan.
  3. Made some small progress over the weekend, by getting the swing arms installed on the vehicle. There are three types of swing arms, so its wise to study the instructions carefully. DSC_1244_9639 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr DSC_1245_9640 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
  4. Right some more progress on the Panther while bits for the King Tiger are being prepared. Bump stops added the lower hull, and hull prepared for the application Zimmerit decals. Said decals applied and trimmed. The beauty of these is that they apply like normal decals, but can be set in place with either modelling glue or super glue. Once the hull has been painted and weathered, and with the running gear in place the zimmerit will hardly be seen. DSC_1237_9632 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr DSC_1238_9633 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr DSC_1239_9634 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr DSC_1240_9635 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr While the Zimmerit was settling down I worked on the upper hull. The side and front glacis plate are all seperate and all butt up nicely together. DSC_1241_9636 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr DSC_1242_9637 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr There is also a discrepancy in the instructions (first one I've noticed so far), these two domes which go on the engine compartment access hatch are actually parts F18, not F19 as marked. DSC_1243_9638 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
  5. Part One assembly of lower hull and fitting of final drive's, escape hatch and hull rear plate. So while waiting for paint to dry and glue to set on other projects, I began assembly of the lower hull. Lower hull assembled by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Escape hatch by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Lower hull.1 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr On the other side of the lower hull is a reinforced swing arm housing. Lower hull.2 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Rear hull plate by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr I'll leave this overnight, and next time I'll add the bump stops and swing arms for the Idler wheels.
  6. Mosquito 2 stage cooling system

    Does this help? merlin-comparison by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
  7. Well wasn't going to start this yet, but receiving the Zimmerit decals today I thought oh go on then. The usual designation for the Panther was the SdKfz.171 Panzerkampfwagen V Panther, but in February 1944 Herr Hitler ordered the Roman numeral V to be removed, so from February, 1944 it was known as the PzKpfw.Panther. The Sd.Kfz.182 is the designation for the Panzerbefehlswagen or Command tank. The Ausf.A was the second version of the Panther, of which 2,000 were built, following on from the Ausf.D (the initial production version). The Ausf.A was in production from August, 1943 to May, 1944, and were produced by MAN, Daimler-Benz, Demag and MNH. There were 319 SdKfz.171's converted to SdKfz.182 Panzerbefehlswagen which featured extra radio's and reduced ammunition. The above information come Jentz and Doyle Box art by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Colour profiles by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Instruction book by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Lower hull by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Metal barrel and clear pieces by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr PE pieces by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Polycaps by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr The frame shown below is one of a pair Roadwheels, drive wheels, Idlers and other bits and pieces by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Sponsons, jigs for tracks and upper hull fittings by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr tow cable, decals and other PE pieces by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr There are three frames of tracks and guide horns tracks and guide horns by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Turret and fittings by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Upper hull attachments and accessories by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Upper hull by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr Zimmerit decals by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
  8. New Tooled 1/48 Tamiya Bf109G-6

    Mmmm that does look nice. Great progress so far Brian
  9. A Sea Fury (which is to be an RCN operated airframe) and my Zimmerit decals for my Panther. DSC_1213_9608 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
  10. So got bored working on ammunition for the fighting compartment, so yesterday saw me starting to fit out the turret. DSC_1209_9606 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr DSC_1212_9607 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
  11. ICM 1/35 SdKfz.251/1 Ausf.A

    Most welcome and thank you!
  12. Various military vehicles

    This are all I have in the archive, as most have been lost or given away sadly.
  13. Armed Forces Day Medway 2016

    It was a great day out, a bit hot though. And yes the Gazelle's are always immaculate.
  14. Airfix Sea Fury quality problems?

    My Sea Fury is on the way (strictly RCN of course), and we will see if mine is short shot.
  15. Biggin Hill FoF 2016

    Thanks Migger's but I'm no photographer (which has been proven) But glad you like them
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