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Crusader to Gazala Campaign
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 08:02 PM GMT+7

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Nice find, Peter.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of shining leather boots too a high sheen, it needed not take too long is the leather it's in good nick and you build up a good base.

Gaz



The trick is to keep them shiny and never let them deteriorate.
/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 03:04 PM GMT+7
Nice find, Peter.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of shining leather boots too a high sheen, it needed not take too long is the leather it's in good nick and you build up a good base.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 02:45 PM GMT+7
If they need to be that shiny, then this poor bloke is going to be on his knees for hours
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 08:47 AM GMT+7
Robin and Mike,

Thank you both and the pics are excellent!! Haha.... those are some boots he has on

Another item added to the black Friday list.

JohnA
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
Great pics Robin!

JohnA, You might consider ‘UTC Ultra Wire’ for the job. I think the ‘Brassie’ gauge could work well, as it holds a coil/bend very nicely. I’ve also included an image of the ‘Medium’ gauge — takes paint well too.


Available sizes:
Large (26 gauge) (0.0180")
Medium (28 gauge) (0.0126")
Brassie (32 gauge) (0.0080")
Small (34 gauge) (0.0063")
Extra-small (38 gauge) (0.0040")

Cheers!🍺
—mike
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Sizes of cables, old textile covered type.
Assume somewhere between 7 and 12 millimetres in real life.
Divide by 35 (or 72 if that is the case) => 0.2 to 0.35 mm
Deduct some margin for paint, unless you find something of suitable colour.
Power cables and maybe antenna cables were larger, cables to headphones and microphones probably closer to 5 mm.

Radio equipment, photo from 1948 but cable technology had probably not made any large leaps in those few years.


A radio used by the Abwehr (military espionage & counter espionage)


Portable radio:


Some kind of larger radiostation


Headphones, compare cable diameter with the points on the connector:



Just look at the shine of those boots ...


/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 06:24 AM GMT+7

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JohnA,
Greif did indeed take part in the campaign at least at Gazala, so please feel free to build it.

Gaz



Thank you Gaz!!

about the pic..


I want to add some cables to the radio and headset for some extra details. What size wire I need to complete the details?

JohnA
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:11 PM GMT+7

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With rolling eyes, I'm often hit with: yet another parcel, dear?



The trick is to get home before the wife and squirrel away the package downstairs into your lair



Well, if honesty is not the easy way (above a big number of packages per month) it is easier to order to the office. Unpack. And smuggle things home in smaller, "unseen" packages
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:04 PM GMT+7
JohnA,
Greif did indeed take part in the campaign at least at Gazala, so please feel free to build it.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 03:51 PM GMT+7

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With rolling eyes, I'm often hit with: yet another parcel, dear?



The trick is to get home before the wife and squirrel away the package downstairs into your lair


That would never work for me. My wife is very interested in what I get for the hobby. She even likes watch me work from time to time. She would get upset if I didn't show her.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 03:21 PM GMT+7
Hello Everyone,

Was Rommel's Greif involved in both Campaigns? I have the AK Interactive DAK profile guide and it stats, it was in the Tobruk area, Libya 1942. Its partially build and some parts have been primed as you can see in the pic.



Gaz,

If Greif doesn't make the cut. I have a cyber-hobby 6263 Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. F?

JohnA
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 03:05 PM GMT+7
and not mention every chippers best friend:
Hair Spray


I even remember using some of that earthy coloured eye makeup for colouring plaster mud, making dust powder (a disaster that turned out ), eye liner pencils were great for scraping material for soot deposits on exhausts

I even tried the stuff that they fill in behind false nails as a form of resin for casting small items - used Bathroom sealing silicone to make the moulds.

Ahh, the good old days.........
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 02:55 PM GMT+7

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With rolling eyes, I'm often hit with: yet another parcel, dear?



The trick is to get home before the wife and squirrel away the package downstairs into your lair
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 02:03 PM GMT+7
I am also guilty of shopping the cosmetics department and the hardware stores for modeling supplies.

My wife is often amazed at what I've looted from the kitchen or other places previously reserved for her stuff. But mostly I shop on-line.

With rolling eyes, I'm often hit with: yet another parcel, dear?
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:56 AM GMT+7

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If you want an assortment of sizes heres a source...

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/lead-wire-assortment





Bass Pro. Not the place I would have imagined shopping for modeling supplied



We can start talking when you start browsing the shelves of the cosmetics department ....



I get some of my best tweezers from the cosmetics departments, also nail buffing blocks are brilliant for cleaning PE and shining it up . Mind you I always make sure my wife is in attendance when browsing the manicure sections.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:34 AM GMT+7

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If you want an assortment of sizes heres a source...

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/lead-wire-assortment





Bass Pro. Not the place I would have imagined shopping for modeling supplied



We can start talking when you start browsing the shelves of the cosmetics department ....




One of my qietest secrets acetone (nail polish remover), sponges, and the hard pointed Q-tips, buffers, and sanding boards :-)


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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:13 AM GMT+7
Rory, I found a wide selection of different wire at my local fly fishing shop. Apparently wire of different weight, size, and material is an important part of tying your own flies. Good luck.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:32 AM GMT+7

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If you want an assortment of sizes heres a source...

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/lead-wire-assortment





Bass Pro. Not the place I would have imagined shopping for modeling supplied



We can start talking when you start browsing the shelves of the cosmetics department ....
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:30 AM GMT+7

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If you want an assortment of sizes heres a source...

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/lead-wire-assortment





Bass Pro. Not the place I would have imagined shopping for modeling supplied
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:29 AM GMT+7

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If you have ever held a 20L can, you would know this is not the way to get a drink out of one, a bath maybe, but not a drink







That fellow is either a very big man or the can is undersized.
Anyway, a can filled to more than one third or something is held horizontally. A full can is held horizontally so that the spout is on the upper half of the front. When the can is somewhere around half full (or half empty ...) it is turned around so that the spout is on the lower half of the front.
When there is only a little left in the can it can be held vertical like the figure above shows, to get the last drops it may need to be tilted a little.

Pouring from a full can held vertically means a heavier lift and more spillage, especially if the fuel lid is high up on the vehicle. Holding it vertically implies aiming the liquid from something like 40-50 centimetres (around 1.5 foot) above the fuel lid. Holding the can horizontally gives an aiming distance of around 5 inches.
That's a huge difference in difficulty unless you are a professional bartender

/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:51 AM GMT+7
If you want an assortment of sizes heres a source...

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/lead-wire-assortment


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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:45 AM GMT+7
About lead wire - does it have to have lead in it?

You can try fishing shops or a retail store that has a fish 'n tackle department.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:29 AM GMT+7

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If you want to be truly inspired look at this 222 build
http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18722




There is something I've noticed while looking online for references. A lot of models have giant weld seams added like they were Russian built The one in the thread is very guilt of it.

But when I look at pictures of the actual vehicle they all seem to have either very fine weld lines or no external weld marks at all. Am I missing something?

Also, and I am sure this isn't the right place to ask but where does one get thin lead wire from? I've looked at Home Depot and Hobby Lobby but either they don't have it or I am looking in the wrong place.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:18 AM GMT+7
A reminder, just in case: Don't drink from the unmarked jerry cans, they are for Benzin! The cans marked with white crosses are for Wasser.

—mike
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 07:33 AM GMT+7
Robin, it is only fair we swap tips. You have my Lego jig idea for chassis frames, I have your build the tracks first.

Looking good Rory. I hate say it though, once you start scratch building things, you can't resist doing it more in future. Be warned you are on the slippery slope

BTW, the turret seats were black leather, not canvas but your texture looks good for that.

If you want to be truly inspired look at this 222 build
http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18722

Something you might want to consider in future, German Jerry cans (and later Britich WD copies) had a noticeable seam where the halves were joined. Some manufacturers give you an etch piece to glue between the halves, but a thin piece of card trimmed to the shape works just as well.



..and the handle part has a piece cut out where it goes over the join



If you have ever held a 20L can, you would know this is not the way to get a drink out of one, a bath maybe, but not a drink
https://i.pinimg.com/236x/05/87/9a/05879ac3df0c08fbe8ea7ce8e23295bb--king-and-country-military-diorama.jpg

From Panzertracts 3.4 re the bolted down turret on the Befhelswagen:

"The Turm is bolted securely to the Bugpanzer (front superstructure).
A cylindrically formed Panzerschutz (armor protector)is on the front wall of the turret. A light metall casting Blendenabdeckung (mantle cover) is bolted over the Panzerschutz. The openings in the Panzerschutz on the right is for a M.G. Kugelblende 30 (ball mount) and the opening in the left for a Blendensehklappe (vision port)."

Also the extendable radio mast (Kurbelmast) was bolted to the floor and raised up through a hatch in the Turret top, so a rotating turret was useless when the mast was extended. The additional mast for the top of the Kurbelmast (called a schirmantenne) was in a vertical tube also bolted to the turret floor.

You will find some good interior pics in the Panzertracts book as well as nice pic of a H with the fully extended antenna array