Autoblinda 40 restoration update.

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Autoblinda 40 restoration update.

Joined: July 12th, 2005, 8:15 pm

June 14th, 2012, 1:25 pm #1

Not sure if anyone is following this restoration, but for the one or two who are I have been posting 20 images a day so now there is quite a bit to see.

Regards
Steve

http://ab40restoration.blogspot.com/
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June 14th, 2012, 2:10 pm #2

It's the sort of things I find fascinating, so keep posting the updates.

I especially like the ???? moments when you wonder why a previous restoration descision was taken. I can understand where cost/time constraints may influence what a restorer does, but why go from ivory to grey on the interior? just odd
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June 14th, 2012, 2:15 pm #3

Hi Anthony glad you like the work, well the staff from way back when were not too interested in restoring the exhibits only preserving them with whatever paint was available, only a year or two before I arrived was the decision taken to start restoring everything to it's former glory so lucky for me the work kind of became my responsibility to keep up.

All the best
Steve
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June 14th, 2012, 3:54 pm #4

Not sure if anyone is following this restoration, but for the one or two who are I have been posting 20 images a day so now there is quite a bit to see.

Regards
Steve

http://ab40restoration.blogspot.com/
Steve

I want to thank you and the authorities at the South African National Museum of Military History for allowing us to observe this great project. It is a pity that other museums do not adopt the same approach given that it is not always possible for us to visit such important museums in person.

It is brilliant to see real modelling at 1:1 scale. Hopefully scale modellers will now be able to incorporate all the exposed details into their next AB40 model.

Fred
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June 14th, 2012, 4:44 pm #5

Hi Fred, yes allowing public (so to speak) viewing of this type of information is always a double edged sword, one the one hand it opens the possibilities of downloading and publishing without the museums permission, always a problem. But on the other hand it makes known the work that is going on behind the scenes and creates interest, which can in turn lead to a better sharing of information not readily available. I proscribe to the view point that information not shared is definitely information that is lost, never mind that the distribution of such information might be abused by some unscrupulous individuals. I have seen other websites with restoration project on the go but the images always seem just too little and not quite of decent quality so we are posting a fairly good quality image. (A hint, if you right click the images you will ge the full resolution image.) Also it should be noted that because of the header the blog does have official sanction so enjoy!

All the best
Steve
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June 15th, 2012, 10:28 pm #6

Not sure if anyone is following this restoration, but for the one or two who are I have been posting 20 images a day so now there is quite a bit to see.

Regards
Steve

http://ab40restoration.blogspot.com/
...for the restoration and for the pics. May I suggest you the use of watermark to avoid unauthorized publications?

Darío
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June 15th, 2012, 11:01 pm #7

Hi Dario, yes thanks maybe that would be a good idea, I'll have to explore that option as I'm not really sure how to go about it.

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Steve
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Joined: April 22nd, 2005, 9:18 pm

June 16th, 2012, 9:31 pm #8

Not sure if anyone is following this restoration, but for the one or two who are I have been posting 20 images a day so now there is quite a bit to see.

Regards
Steve

http://ab40restoration.blogspot.com/
I've added inner detail, but just need radio pics or parts. Is there any radio in there?

Cheers
Andrew
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June 16th, 2012, 10:21 pm #9

Sorry Andrew unfortunately theres no radio.

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Steve
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June 18th, 2012, 7:02 pm #10

Not sure if anyone is following this restoration, but for the one or two who are I have been posting 20 images a day so now there is quite a bit to see.

Regards
Steve

http://ab40restoration.blogspot.com/
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