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by Mad Sam
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 King Tiger
Replies: 313
Views: 65297

Re: 1/18 Tiger II Production Has Started But Kinda Stalle

How about this one? http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p790/MADSAM197/a2011ish288_zps4f92b466.jpg Or two for the price of one....and with both types of turret too! http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p790/MADSAM197/aIMG_2427_zpsa4a81f25.jpg One of mine.. http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p790/MAD...
by Mad Sam
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: What is the best WWII armor book? like an encyclopedia?
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Re: What is the best WWII armor book? like an encyclopedia?

I was browsing through it yesterday, In the Italian section, there's a picture of a couple of tankettes going down a slope - it must be at 60 - 70 degrees,for what looks like a publicity shot and it's that steep they look like they are falling rather than being driven, i'm sure the crew must have be...
by Mad Sam
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/35 Armour collection
Replies: 16
Views: 3838

Re: 1/35 Armour collection

I'm pleased to say that we both thought we made a good deal, he got his asking price and was very happy to get the cash. As you can imagine, he was however, really sad to be letting them go, fighting back the tears as we looked over the collection - There was a lot of nostalgia in there for him - He...
by Mad Sam
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/35 Armour collection
Replies: 16
Views: 3838

Re: 1/35 Armour collection

He'd been building kits for 30 years, apparently there is an extensive aircraft collection, but I don't think he was under the same pressure yet to get rid of that - yet....
by Mad Sam
Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/35 Armour collection
Replies: 16
Views: 3838

Re: 1/35 Armour collection

They're all built kits which range from early Tamiya and Italeri to recent Dragon and Trumpeter. I paid under $2k for them, along with about 20 boxes of spare parts and part built items. (and a built and painted 1/32 Mitsubishi Zero....not sure how that got in there, but it can stay!) I got them fro...
by Mad Sam
Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/35 Armour collection
Replies: 16
Views: 3838

1/35 Armour collection

I had to do a 700 mile round trip to pick up this collection - but I couldn't pass it up - There's approx 350 tanks and various afv and support vehicles covering WWI to Modern era. Multples of some tanks such as about 10 Panthers and 5 Jagdpanthers, loads of Sherman and T34 versions and about 15-20 ...
by Mad Sam
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: any body build 1/32 model Plane kits? 1/32 AT6 coming
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: any body build 1/32 model Plane kits? 1/32 AT6 comi

Last years RNAS Yeovilton Airday - my five year old son (He's the Sam part of my user name) and I were walking down the static taking photos, he's got a compact zoom camera, and when we stood in front of the Texan, he said he wanted to get a close up picture, which the pilot heard, and got up from h...
by Mad Sam
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Forum Threads
Topic: posting pics on the web (a How to guide)
Replies: 60
Views: 37973

Re: posting pics on the web (a How to guide)

Sam's Texan photo Yeovilton 2013 Image
by Mad Sam
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: What is the best WWII armor book? like an encyclopedia?
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Re: What is the best WWII armor book? like an encyclopedia?

Have you got this one?: Pictorial history of tanks of the world 1915-45 by Peter Chamberlain & Chris Ellis. This has tanks (but no other types of afv) from all the major powers covered in over 1000 photographs. Covers the tanks from Australia, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, GB, Hungary, It...
by Mad Sam
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: What is the best WWII armor book? like an encyclopedia?
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Re: What is the best WWII armor book? like an encyclopedia?

If you haven't seen these - then for the quickest reference on German vehicles; 'Encyclopedia of German tanks of world war two' by Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle. This claims to be and most probably is ; ''the complete illustrated history of German battle tanks, armoured cars, self propelled gun...
by Mad Sam
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Dornier Do-17 Recovery Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 5049

Re: Dornier Do-17 Recovery Updates

BETTER NEWS THIS TIME.. The RAF Museum has raised an extra £100,000 to fund a bid to raise a German World War II bomber from the English Channel. It is hoping to make a fresh attempt to salvage the bomber before next weekend. On Sunday, the museum's salvage team came within 40 minutes of raising the...
by Mad Sam
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Dornier Do-17 Recovery Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 5049

Re: Dornier Do-17 Recovery Updates

ANOTHER BBC UPDATE - 'PLAN B' POSTPONED FOR AT LEAST A WEEK DUE TO BAD WEATHER. (They came very close to giving it a go) An operation to raise a German World War II bomber from the bottom of the English Channel has been postponed for at least a week owing to bad weather. An attempt on Sunday night h...
by Mad Sam
Fri May 31, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Dornier Do-17 Recovery Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 5049

Re: Dornier Do-17 Recovery Updates

UPDATE VIA THE BBC - WEATHER CAUSING PROBLEMS..... A plan to raise the only surviving World War II Dornier 17 bomber from the English Channel has run into difficulties due to bad weather. Experts salvaging the German aircraft, which is lying in 50ft of water at Goodwin Sands, off the Kent coast, hav...
by Mad Sam
Tue May 07, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: 1/18 P38 Pudgy on E-Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 597

1/18 P38 Pudgy on E-Bay

This is on E-Bay auction or buy it now (Not mine..wrong side of the pond.)
If you're interested the item number is; 190835882204
seems to be a reasonable price for this P38 even on the BIN option.

All the best
Kev
by Mad Sam
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit Announcment
Replies: 388
Views: 66633

Re: merit Announcment

For me - an Excellent choice. Very happy with the AV8-B, and even happier if there's a RAF Harrier or RN Sea Harrier model in the future. BTW - Coreyeagle48 - I think the huge lot of spares the UK sold to keep the AV-8B USMC jets flying was our entire fleet of Harriers, airworthy or not, we sold the...
by Mad Sam
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Help NEEDED On BBi F-4.
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Help NEEDED On BBi F-4.

The tmanthegreat method has a far higher comedy factor, and if you look closely at his picture, the screw covers have in fact come off in one piece - they're just to the right of the main explosion, and about to go into orbit....
by Mad Sam
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Someone name this unit crest. Pic in last post link.
Replies: 17
Views: 1624

Re: Someone name this unit crest. Pic in last post link.

I've researched this as far as I can, and unless somebody else can come up with a positive I.D. for a tank unit that I've missed finding, I think the emblem has been made up. I can't find any army or SS unit with a similar wolf on a shield insignia, in fact the closest match I could find was Luftwaf...
by Mad Sam
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Someone name this unit crest. Pic in last post link.
Replies: 17
Views: 1624

Re: Question about the 1/32 iron horses panzer iv *updated p

Hi I got the text but the not the pic, but the one here is good. So far it's more what it isn't rather than a positive i.d. Because the tank has the 8-- number it's supposed to be from a formation or regiment with two battalions, but as far as I can see, it's not an insignia from a Wermacht or SS Pa...
by Mad Sam
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Someone name this unit crest. Pic in last post link.
Replies: 17
Views: 1624

Re: Question about the 1/32 iron horses two pack panzer iv

NHoggard12 - I'm not sure 17th SS Panzergrenadier division had a two battalion panzer regiment in its organisation - I think they had a stug abteilung for their armoured element.
Might be wrong, but that's what my references say.
Regards
K
by Mad Sam
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Someone name this unit crest. Pic in last post link.
Replies: 17
Views: 1624

Re: Question about the 1/32 iron horses two pack panzer iv

What's the symbol? it isn't very clear in the picture.
If it's a bear in a shield, that would be 3rd Panzer division.
The turret numbers make it 9th vehicle 2nd platoon 4th company 2nd battalion.
by Mad Sam
Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 Lancaster on E-bay
Replies: 4
Views: 995

1/32 Lancaster on E-bay

1/32 Fully built Avro Lancaster and ground crew plus vehicles -
On Auction - Ebay number 251249546791 - looks fantastic.
Sorry can't post it as a link
by Mad Sam
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: New Corgi Catalog Is Out
Replies: 22
Views: 1964

Re: New Corgi Catalog Is Out

Hi Snake Yes - Last year of XH558 displays. I'm waiting for the full list of displays to be announced so I can go and watch ithe Vulcan one last time. I last saw it fly at our local air day - Yeovilton in 2011, it was supposed to be there again last year, but it was one of the displays cancelled aft...
by Mad Sam
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: New Corgi Catalog Is Out
Replies: 22
Views: 1964

Re: New Corgi Catalog Is Out

Vulcan = When these were still in RAF service and used to perform at air shows, their displays were the loudest thing I have ever heard. During low passes, they would set off every car alarm on the base, and make everybody under the age of fifteen cry because their ears hurt that much. After the typ...
by Mad Sam
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 9949

Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

I would agree with the Graf scheme being a strong candidate, or perhaps one of the JG54 Green and brown camo aircraft.
Very happy the A is being done anyway.