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  • samuri
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    Tank and train are ace.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Big kudos to IanMunro – that steam engine is a work of genuine beauty and i’d love to have the equipment and shed to build something like that. I’ve always wanted to attempt to build my own perpetual motion machine but i’ve only got as far as a rough design sketch using what engineering knowledge i learned at uni with 25+ years experience of hitting chunks of metal with hammers, one day it will come but i’ve only just turned 40 so there’s plenty of time left yet….hopefully.

    Not a model as such but i did help my mate fully restore his 1936 MG TA as entered in the Monte Carlo rally of that year with full race history and many wins to it’s credit a few years ago, restored to a “better than new” condition but unfortunately we’ve not had the time to really use it over the past few years as we’ve both been so busy, he’ has the full history of the car including pictures of “Himmler” ( i believe it’s him, could be another one of those fruitcakes) sitting in the passenger seat along with the entire cars Race history, it’s fantastic fun to drive and this model has a 1272cc “racing spec”engine producing a whopping 59 BHP, top speed of ?, but you can get it to 70 mph no problem, 0-60 mph time of 20seconds or thereabouts and the attention and hoots of encouragement when driving it just bring a grin to your face, Ash chassis and full service every 1000 odd miles, we’ve done less than 600 miles in the past 7 years though but it’s stored in a climate controlled garage so it’s as good as the day it left the production line.

    He may be up for selling it if anyone is interested – roundabout £35,000 with the special history connected to it.

    Premier Icon tommytowtruck
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    Ian, that train is brilliant. What scale/gauge?

    goon
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    Models get made all year round here. The Forger was my last finished:

    john_drummer
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    got an Academy 1/48 Mig 21 on the go at the moment. just masking up the canopy ready for airbrushing

    sam69
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    that rc tank is awesome

    john_drummer
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    here are some I did earlier:


    Tamiya 1:35 Pzkpfw IV Ausf J


    Revell 1:72 Messerschmitt Me262B1a


    Tamiya 1:48 M10

    Premier Icon Andy
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    This is my Winter project. Its going on the sitting room wall when finished 8) :

    Where it has been for the last 10 years on the office wall

    checking for fit

    After respray (they go the panels wrong so it went back..)

    Next part of build

    Will be Nuovo Record from 1979 throughout 8)

    Oh and that Engine is awesome!

    IanMunro
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    tommytowtruck,
    It’s 16mm/foot scale which means it runs on O gauge(32mm) or G(45mm) gauge tracks. The wheel spacing is adjustable.
    Just started a 3 1/2″ gauge one yesterday, which should be big enough to haul a couple of people, so might put a tender in for the West Coast rail franchise when it’s finished.
    Love that MG somafunk, that’s a proper thing of beauty!

    sam69
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    lovely tanks

    Daniel
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    I built my boys a Toylander…


    Then I built myself one…

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    My jealousy levels are off the scale right now. Curse my lack of talent, dexterity and patience!

    john_drummer
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    done a Panther (1:35, Tamiya), another M10 (1:35) in British colours, with crew, and an M18 Hellcat (1:35, both Academy) since those photos were taken.

    Mig 21 now has full camo pattern & is ready for gloss coat & decals. Photo shortly

    john_drummer
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    M18 Hellcat


    M18 Hellcat


    M10 Achilles


    M10 Achilles


    Pzkpfw V Panther Ausf A


    Mig 21 Fishbed J

    guitar picks for scale

    redthunder
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    Anyone interested in these 🙂 As ther seem to be some pro modellers here 🙂

    I’m going to stick them on Ebay but I thought I’d mention here first.

    UNUSED.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58162507@N07/sets/72157631721378959/


    Airbrush Kit by SGMTB, on Flickr


    Airbrush Kit by SGMTB, on Flickr

    MrGrim
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    Daniel – They are brilliant. Did you go with the usual plans I see advertised in the Landy monthlies for the Toylander or did you do your own thing?

    BenjiM
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    Here’s my most recent build a 1:48 P47-N. John Drummer is that the Academy mig? I did one last year. It’s a nice kit.

    Slideshow here


    1:48 Beaufighter


    1:72 Harrier GR9

    sam69
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    JOHN DRUMMER how many tanks have you built? look awesome

    spacemonkey
    Member

    Digging this thread guys 🙂

    If you’re looking for a retro OR contemporary fix of something radio controlled then check out ModelSport UK.

    Still have a couple of untouched kits somewhere upstairs … don’t have the time these days 🙁

    kaesae
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    Some interesting hobbies, like the look of those models and the train/engine is Awsome.

    I’m thinking of testing out an HHO for my car over the next few months, apparently you can improve fuel efficiency, however that might just be BS.

    john_drummer
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    PzIV – 1:35
    Panther – 1:35
    A10 x2, 1:48 & 1:35
    M18 – 1:35
    Sherman – 1:48

    that’s it really.
    done a few planes & helis too

    john_drummer
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    sorrym M10, not A10. A10 has wings

    BenjiM – that Jug is lovely

    sam69
    Member

    john drummer can you email me photos of all your tanks please

    john_drummer
    Member

    they’re all up there ^ apart from the Sherman.

    all here: http://s1285.photobucket.com/albums/a588/john_drummer/

    john_drummer
    Member

    latest project:

    Tamiya 1/12 Yamaha XV1000 Virago

    trail_rat
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    “I’m thinking of testing out an HHO for my car over the next few months, apparently you can improve fuel efficiency, however that might just be BS. “

    fruitloop.

    bet you click on these “the invention power companies dont want you to know about free home power ” adverts on mtbr

    love that series 1 up there , that lot must have cost you a pretty penny as its mint ! – is it original or replicated parts ?

    goon
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    Just finished my T-34C Turbo Mentor. My first limited run kit, with all that entails.

    compositepro
    Member

    scroll down and keep clicking the pictures….it is worth it

    http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/park.htm

    photoetch shennanigens might keep you occupied for the remainder of lifes winters

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