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TimDarrah

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    Late War figures needed for a 251/1D

    Hey guys, I'm looking for 3-5 German dudes to fit in the back of a 1/35th Tamiya Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. D in late WW2 uniforms in a relaxed pose. Any ideas? I did find on Military Miniatures Warehouse, First Legion figures 35037, 35038 & 35039, but they are in mi-War (Stalingrad) uniforms. They could work, but what I'm looking for. Thanks, Tim
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    M60A3 DUALTEX camo info ?

    Well, that Tankograd book arrived today. Definitely get "Tankograd American Special #3022 - M60A2, M60A3 & AVLB" if you want to build the AVLB. It doesn't really help if you're going to build a A2 or A3 in my opinion. But then, who am I? ;-)
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    M60A3 DUALTEX camo info ?

    I have the Tankograd book "MASSTER-MERDEC-DUALTEX" and it interests me bigtime. I've already done a M163 in the MASSTER scheme and am looking at doing a M113A2 and/or M60A3 in the DUALTEX scheme. Might anyone have or know if there is schematic on how they were supposed to be painted? Anything similar to what was done for the MERDEC schemes, I have that already. 've already looked on the net and found a few photos but nothing that really helps me much. Thanks, Tim
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    M60A3 DUALTEX camo info ?

    Thanks Mark, I always know you have my back my friend.
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    M60A3 DUALTEX camo info ?

    Guys, thanks for the info. I have the Tankograd book for the M60A2, M60A3 and the bridge lying track (don't remember what code it is) on the way & it should be here this week. Hopefully it'll have some more photos of this scheme. Thanks again for your input. Tim
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    Nebelwerfer Arming Wires ?

    Yep, that'll work. Thanks
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    Nebelwerfer Arming Wires ?

    I've looked but cannot find how the Neberwerfer rockets were armed. Might anyone know? I know with my experiences with fully armed A-10s during Desert Storm and Southern Watch, the arming wire for AGM-65 Mavericks are located in the rear end of the missile and connects with a small canonplug at the rear of the launcher rail. Might the Nebelwerfer be similar? Thanks, Tim
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    Question

    Check with Starfighter Decals, he has several generic decal shets that might be of use to you.
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    WW2 C-47 National Insignia size?

    Thanks. I'll be useing my Techmod #72410 decal sheet and it has 50", so I guess I'll be useing those. Thanks again for the info. As I build mostly fighters, my "heavies" info is lacking. Tim
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    WW2 C-47 National Insignia size?

    Hey guys, I've looked through my personal library and on-line and I cannot find what I'm looking for, might any of you know? I am working on the 1/72nd Airfix C-47 and have some custom made decals for it, but the kit does not come with US National Markings for 1944, what size were the wing & fuselage "stars & bars"? The kit comes with 4 same size three-color US National markings are about 8.5 feet long, about 102 inches and the circle is about 4.5 feet across or about 54 inches. Thanks for your help, Tim
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    WW1 German biplane on this site's home page question

    I echo what Gil said about Blue Max stuff, I had a 1/72nd kit of theirs and boy was that a rough build.
  12. As always, thanks for posting the minutes of the meeting. I find it disheartening that out of 222 chapters only 58 have completed or almost completed the recharter. But then this info is from last month, so hopefully the late-renewers numbers will have come up by now. I definitely know how difficult it is with the recharter season.
  13. Hi guys, I am going to be building in 1/24th, the Brun "Memorex" Porsche 962C as raced at the 1986 Norisring 250 and Fuji rounds of the WSPC. As you can see in the attached photo, it has the front wheel covers but with the BBS gold spokes painted on the black disc. Might anyone know of where I can get decals for this? I'll be using Tamiya #24233 "Shell" Porsche 962C, this kit has the discs molded onto the front wheels and the 6-spoke wheel for the rear (I'll add the rear disc from my spares box). I checked my 956 (kit # 247A), it has the actual BBS spoked front wheel. In Tamiya's "Canon" 956 (kit # 24232) it has those decals but I really don't want to raid a virgin kit. I think I remember a decals sheet that has the gold spokes over black disc, but don't remember who it was; might you? Or might you have the "Canon" sheet in your spares box and would be willing to get rid of the gold on black decals, which are decal #33. Thanks, Tim
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    L/F: Porsche 956/962 wheel decals

    Thanks Eric, I just plan on "stealing" the wheel decls from my Tamiya Canon 956 then using thar 956 as something else (I already have a built-up Canon 956 in my display case - the old Protar kit).
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    L/F: Porsche 956/962 wheel decals

    Thanks Eric. I'll check Hiroboy
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    F-16 "Have Glass" Paint Scheme

    I work Transient Alert at Shaw AFB, SC and have had a couple of jets with the new paint come through. As stated eariler, they are one shade overall with the radome painted in "normal" F-16 paint & color. The paint didn't look that bad, we've seen a lot worse of the normal F-16 schemes, but one reason why the paint doesn't hild up is due to the type of soap used for the 90-day washes, it just doesn't work that well. I had that problem when I crewed A-10s during my 20 years in the USAF; the soap we had to use barely took off the grime. Hope this info helps, Tim
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    1/48 Martin B-10 DONE! (updated 11/22, pg.2)

    Aeresome work my friend. And you just gave me a tip, I never thought of spraying the Blue over Silver. I'll try it on my BT-13 that flew out of Shaw back in the 40s, whenever I get around to building it.
  18. Might anyone know where I could find the old Studio 27 decal sheet # DDC206C Jaguar XJR-9 "Castrol"? I always use TNT Hobbies/Only Race Cars but Tom doesn't have any. And none are on e-Bay right now. Any other suggestions where I could get them? Thanks, Tim
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    Wanted - 1/144 Scale USN Hull Decals

    I think Starfighter Decals might have some
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    LVTP-7 ?

    I found the Hobby Boss kit #82409 that is the correct version I need and it looks like it even includes the decals I'd be using.
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    LVTP-7 ?

    I'm thinking of doing an Argentine Army LVTP-7 used during the Falklands War. It looks like I might be able to convert AFV Club's AAVC-7C1 to what I need. Any suggestions of an easier way of going about what I want to do? Thanks, Tim
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    Anybody ever seen one of these?

    ... then let us know how they reacted. I do remember seeing them in the late 70s as our club up in Grand Rapids, MI had a multi-week display at the local museum and someone brought in a bunch of those for display
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    Re-sizing images & decals ?

    I have an image that was drawning 1/48th hat I need to resize down to 1/72nd. Anyone know the ratio or percentage, or whatever you want to call it, in order do this? Thanks, Tim
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    Converting a M113 to a M113A2

    Rob, Thanks for the info. That photo will really help convert the AFV Club kit when I get it. Tim
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    Converting a M113 to a M113A2

    Hey guys, I want to convert the new AFV Club M113 ACAV into a M113A2 based in Germany in the early 1980's, in time for the AMPS/Atlanta show in February. I plan on doing it in the DUALTEX scheme. From what I have learned so far, exterior wise as it'll be closed top, the A1 & A2 had diesel engines, and the A2 had a different location for both the engine fan & radiator. The A2 also had a higher ground clearance. So my questions are: 1) are those the only differences? I won't be using the external armored fuel tanks 2) would the cooling fins on top be different on the A2 as opposed to the basic M113? 3) how much higher was the A2 ground clearance? Thanks, Tim
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