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 Posted: Sat Mar 11th, 2017 11:32 pm
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OOOPS! Sorry. Remove the quotes...



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 Posted: Sat Mar 11th, 2017 11:44 pm
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That just goes to show there are no stupid questions Si. Good eye. Kettengrad running gear like the prototype. Tamiya Tilly hood with vee section removed then two ends bent and glued together.



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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 12:01 am
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AHH !


Tilly Hood !!


It wasn't QUITE a Fordson was it...


...close, but NO CIGAR :f:


An Austin-Kettenkrad.


Was it Mad Max that had one of those ? ;)


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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 12:19 am
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English Fordson. :bg:

There is a prototype for this. I used the 4 or 5 pics I found on da Web as reference. I read about it somewhere. Maybe the French built them after the war?

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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 12:24 am
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What's the hell's going on here ? :shocked:

A Brit. driving an American decaled Austin in North Africa ??


You're kiddin' me right ?

I swear Tamiya box-art used to be quite good.


It can't get any worse...

...or can it ?




" What a bunch of stiffs at your ol' mans High-Command reunion party ! "

" You know Daddy has to host it dear, or it's the firing-squad at dawn "

" Yeah whatever ... This Kettenkrad is too cool for checking out the best surf spots though !! "





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Si. wrote: What's the hell's going on here ? :shocked:Given the amphibious vessels in background I'd figure that's on a beach somewhere in Europe.
I know from doing military models and historical miniatures wargame miniatures the white star was used as a universal allied vehicle recognition symbol in Europe.

The page owner's choice of a page of patterned background from B&W photo with yellow font is downright stupid but the information is good; http://www.white-star.nl/white.htm

Specifically Canada but good bit on air recognition markings from about 3/4 down page and on
http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/vehicles/markings/vehiclemarkings.htm



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Slateworks nice job on the Holt. Great bash. Good use of parts!



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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 02:21 pm
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Thanks Craig. Even though it's a "Faux-Holt" being built in the style of rather than a copy of the real thing, the photographic research prior to and during the build was fascinating. One of the things I learned was that these behemoths could do massive wheelies! Now that's power for you!



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Just to update the the Faux-Holt saga, it now has a log wagon manufactured from balsa, brass rod and stuff from the bits box with a set of Keith Wiseman wheels. to haul a load of  reject timber for Updah's sawmill and has just managed to negotiate the small truss bridge and its following sharp right hand bend!


h (3) by slateworks, on Flickr


h (1) by slateworks, on Flickr

Being second rate rejects, most will find its way to Updah's freelance firewood suppliers, Hatchet and Crashit.


e (7) by slateworks, on Flickr


e (6) by slateworks, on Flickr



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 Posted: Mon Mar 27th, 2017 10:22 pm
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Si. wrote: What's the hell's going on here ? :shocked:









A Brit. driving an American decaled Austin in North Africa ??














You're kiddin' me right ?









I swear Tamiya box-art used to be quite good.













































That IS correct. Once the Allies started working together, everyone started marking 'invasion' stars on their soft skinned vehicles to denote everyone was on the same Allied side. Many of them had simple US-style stars on the doors and other spots as well. Yes, even the Brit ones.
Not the hood numbers, they're clearly British as they have a letter prefix and the US didn't.
The camo is what was called the "mickey mouse" pattern and was very common.

The box art above is quite correct for a vehicle in the ETO after about the spring of 1944...





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