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  1. Bob, As the spare vision block holder (part A32) is just an open ended box, you could get away with painting it just the interior color. As for the base coating of the glass part of the vision blocks, in 1/35 scale, I paint them in semi-gloss black adn over coat in the clear green. In regard to the switch from #3 to the #5 lens, I may have to do the same thing soon.
  2. pyrman

    Bun E's Jagdpanther

    Me likey! Don't ya just luv Hudson&Allen's accessories?
  3. You were told incorrectly. The magazine holder was flat pouch that held 4 mags that was mounted on the starboard wall below the MP40. ("Grease guns" should only be used when referring to the M3/M3A1 SMG.)
  4. Here's a pic of the directions (courtesy of Hobby Search): If his part A32 is the same as shown in these instructions, it's not the radio. The radio colors were already discussed. Bob, looking forward to seeing your 251 when completed. Of course, I have to send you a bill for the consulting fees. Greg
  5. Bob, Parts C26/27 are the extra vision blocks for the side vision ports, the frame should be the interior color and the glass a clear green. I believe A32 is the same for the front visors. hth, Greg
  6. It was designed for the Fallschirmjaeger as a gun tractor. It was also the only gun tractor small enough to be delivered by Ju-52 aircraft.
  7. Quite a nice looking kitten, good job.
  8. Gas cans were usually dunkelgrau or dunkelgelb. Water cans would have a white + (full height/width of the can) on them and the can would have been made with "wasser" indented on it.
  9. Dennis, you should put it in the fridge away from your film - it'll last longer.
  10. For the fire extinguisher, I prefer to use Testors/ACRYL Marine Corps green, but you could also use forest green or dark green. The RLM paints, as you already know, are Luftwaffe colors. The armor colors have RAL numbers. I've never heard of anyone making comparisons to similar name paints. For the gas mask cannister, you could get away with using the forest green used for the fire extinguisher or lighten it a bit for variation. If you're interested in doing a 251C with Afrika Korps markings, you could use the RLM 79 sandgelb on the exterior with a dunkelgrau interior.
  11. I never have done armor before, but I was given a Dragon kit to build. It is a 1/72 sdkfz 251 c. I'm working on the interior and I was wondering what color to paint the cyllander on the rear door. I've seen some photos with it painted red, and others with it painted the main body color. Is it a fire extinguisher? It's a fire extinguisher - they were usually dark green, dark grey, bluegrey, or dark yellow(dunkelgelb) What color is the radio dials: black - gauges: white - face: light grey - housing: black What is the cyllander looking thing on the left ( port ) side of the dash and what color is it supposed to be? It's gas mask cannister, they were feldgrau(green shade), dark yellow or feldblau(darkish-blue shade - for Luftfwaffe only) What color are the clutch and brake pedals? I'm guessing main body color with worn metal showing through. Is that correct? well, you can't go wrong painting them flat or semigloss black It looks like the gear shift lever and the other levers are body color with black knobs and black floor boots. Good to go with your color selection The seat backs show the springs. I guess that the seat frame and springs are body color with the exposed padding being visible. What color should the leather seats be? ( black or leather brown ) The seatpads were a faux leather, like vinyl - paint them whichever leather color you prefer I have to do some painting this weekend so I need some Divine help!!! I'm not out for a show stopper, I just want to get it pretty close using the TLAR rule ( That looks about right ) You can e-mail me directly at henryfamily1@netzero.net Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom. Bob Good luck, Bob & welcome.....to the dark side! hth, Greg
  12. Dave, thanks for the compliment. The lightbar came molded in clear plastic in the Lindberg Ford Crown Victoria kit and, as Ed stated, I painted the exterior green using Tamiya's clear paints. Greg
  13. Ed, Thanks for the info on your interior, it looks good. I'll have to give grimy black a try for my next interior color- I usually use it to replicate a vehicle rubber floor matting. Greg
  14. Ed, Nice Tahoe! Is that the cage from the Lindberg Crown Vic? Is that a reflection, something else or did you put a red dash light on the passenger side dashboard? What color did you use for the interior, I'd like to use it on a future cruiser- the usual tan/dk blue/med grey sometimes gets old. My wife's first model was the Revell Snap-tite Ford Expedition with Border Patrol markings. I bought Tamiya's Jeep Wrangler hardtop just because I had another set of BP decals.
  15. Thank you all for the compliments, they are greatly appreciated. John, I got the "odd paint scheme" from a pic of a San Diego PD Ford F-250. Next up on the emergency service vehicle "to do list" is 2004 Chevy Impala (plain car) and a 1995 Chevy Tahoe with Circleville EMS markings.
  16. Built this for a friend in the business. It's AMT/ERTL's 1997 Ford F-150 extended cab. Added the following to interior: modified radio & siren controls from AMT Chevy Caprice kit wired microphone PR-24 from Taurus kit CruiserMate modified from clipboard in AMT Caprice kit The chrome was striped off the wheels and bumpers, afterwhich they were painted semi-gloss black. Code 3 MX7000 lightbar and A-post spotlight came from Lindberg Ford Crown Vic kit. IBM and Ohio licence plate are self-made using VitaCal decal paper. "Emergency" and roof number decals are from Chimneyville Hobbies. Interior painted British ocean grey and floor painted grimy black. Lightbar painted using Tamiya clears (green, red and yellow.)
  17. When we move 3-years ago, I tossed all but 2 of my built models. My missus tossed all except 4.
  18. Ahem....their just pieces of plastic, geez.
  19. I don't....I chuck `em. Their just models, after all.
  20. Tim, if you're looking for an out of the bottle color, try Polly Scale's "Isreal early tan" (505342). It has a nice pinkish hue to it. hth, Greg
  21. Mark, I agree the digi-cam on the F-18 is impressive, but I think I'll stick wiht the wifes basic black. It should be painted this weekend. cya, Greg
  22. What?! No ape hangers?! Very nice looking chopper, Penny. Was this inspired by Jesse James or the OCC boys?
  23. Mark, it depends on the type of loaders hatch used on the T23 turret. IIRC, the periscope only was used on the late-style T-23 with the oval loaders hatch. The earlier T-23 with the split-hatch had an intigrated periscope in the hatch itself.
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