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    So let's say.....

    Post  clioguy on Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:35 pm

    ..... that I am interested in building an AFV ... which is the best model to start with? An easy problem-free build?

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    Post  Ray on Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:06 pm

    A SHERMAN Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:34 pm

    Ray wrote:A SHERMAN Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


    Are you sure? They seem quite complicated, especially the machine guns Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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    Post  alexbb on Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:40 pm

    HALLUH BI KWIETU INTHOM MA TAGHMLUX AFV'S

    I WOULD SUGGEST A MODERN VEHICLE A TAMIYA T55 OR A TRUMPETER M1117 OR HOBBY BOSS V100, TAMIYA LECLERC. GO FOR A MODERN VEHICLE PLENTY OF INFO AND NOT A LOT OF COMPLICATE PE PARTS

    BUT IF YOU DECIDE ON A SHERMAN IM SURE DOTT COULD EASILY FILL YOU UP TO THE POINT OF BURSTING

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    Post  Dottore on Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:49 am

    I'll even sponsor you the kit :-) and decals...and goodies to dress it up!

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    Post  iCocker on Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:39 am

    That is news, so why not build something that compliments your aircrafts ... you can build great softskins and lightcars, thaugh not much 1/32 around still some 1/35 look good near those birds, see what Brian do ... also 1/48 if you are in that scale is increasing in offers.
    As for choice, depends if you like complications and lots of parts go for a German panzer, if you like streamline, simpler but still look aggresive and upgunned, go for a Russian beast, the T-34 series is a good start of.
    If you like to experiment in colour the best choice is a Sherman, you get easily toxicated with OD!
    As for brands shake and bake remain Tamiya, superdetailed and multpart Dragon and AFV club. Miniart, Italieri, HobbyBoss and Trumpeter are crossover between.
    Avoid the odd eastern european brands [Mirage, Eastern Express, Skif] if you do not like to swear!
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    Post  clioguy on Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:52 pm

    iCocker wrote:That is news, so why not build something that compliments your aircrafts ... you can build great softskins and lightcars, thaugh not much 1/32 around still some 1/35 look good near those birds, see what Brian do ... also 1/48 if you are in that scale is increasing in offers.
    As for choice, depends if you like complications and lots of parts go for a German panzer, if you like streamline, simpler but still look aggresive and upgunned, go for a Russian beast, the T-34 series is a good start of.
    If you like to experiment in colour the best choice is a Sherman, you get easily toxicated with OD!
    As for brands shake and bake remain Tamiya, superdetailed and multpart Dragon and AFV club. Miniart, Italieri, HobbyBoss and Trumpeter are crossover between.
    Avoid the odd eastern european brands [Mirage, Eastern Express, Skif] if you do not like to swear!
    Come on welcome to the DARK SIDE!
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    What sort of vehicle can I place (in a diarama) with a 1/48 C47A Skytrain?

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    Post  iCocker on Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:24 pm

    Depends the scene you are planning, I guess an airfield one, so safe bet is always a Jeep http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TA%2026531, you can create the black and yellow checkered 'follow me' airfield one to add colour, maybe a cargo trusk http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TA%2032548 or something fresh and not the usual - a staff car http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TA%2032559 maybe ...

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    Post  clioguy on Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:29 pm

    iCocker wrote:Depends the scene you are planning, I guess an airfield one, so safe bet is always a Jeep http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TA%2026531, you can create the black and yellow checkered 'follow me' airfield one to add colour, maybe a cargo trusk http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TA%2032548 or something fresh and not the usual - a staff car http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TA%2032559 maybe ...

    C47 will be with D-Day markings... will these still be suitable?

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    Post  iCocker on Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:28 am

    So I guess if D-day markings these were stationed in UK, american bases but I guess, so you have to do some couple of research were the bases were but I guess a jeep or staff car are the safe bet. If it's an RAF base you can also use the austin tilly in RAF markings, available by Tamiya aswell.

    So I guess best check from which base they left if american or RAF. This just remind me the opening scenes of Band of Brothers ... if not mistaken there was an english manned Bofors, so could have easily been a RAF base, austin and jeeps would be the best choice IMO.

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    seems like....

    Post  Dottore on Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:41 am

    it won be a sherman after all What a Face

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    Post  Tancred on Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:51 am

    Here's an idea but for a diorama you need figures too.



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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:58 am

    Bis sens...sabiha Tancred.....hafna figures u hafna ajruplani SmileSmileSmile
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    Post  alexbb on Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:01 pm

    clioguy wrote:
    iCocker wrote:Depends the scene you are planning, I guess an airfield one, so safe bet is always a Jeep http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TA%2026531, you can create the black and yellow checkered 'follow me' airfield one to add colour, maybe a cargo trusk http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TA%2032548 or something fresh and not the usual - a staff car http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TA%2032559 maybe ...

    C47 will be with D-Day markings... will these still be suitable?

    cargo trucks the gmc 2.5 tamiya u.s.
    british im afraid you will have to go for resin accurate aremour and wespe models

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    Post  alexbb on Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:03 pm

    these are just what you need all be it a bit expensive

    the david brown tractor would be ideal

    http://www.accurate-armour.com/showaaproducts.cfm?category=82&subcategory=251

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