Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

July 12th, 2018, 6:07 am #31

Thanks John,
 
I've now just about finished the Bishop (still have figure and limber to do) and will post photos with stowage etc shortly, and I'll do my best re an interior shot or tow.
Cheers,
Mark
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July 12th, 2018, 7:30 am #32

I basically finished the Bishop today aside from a few fixing a few faults these latest photos reveal, plus I still have a tow-hitch, limber and crew to do. It's been an enjoyable 8-days of building and painting so far...













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Mark
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July 12th, 2018, 7:32 am #33

John Lewis wrote: Gorgeous model.
Could you edit the rear view pic, lighten it up so we can see the interior?
I took some photos with my phone's light turned on to illuminate the interior as requested...

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Cheers,
Mark
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Joined: April 28th, 2005, 2:06 pm

July 13th, 2018, 9:02 am #34

Regrettably these old kit instructions were based on the belief that all British vehicles were either 'green' or 'sand'.  These vehicles were finished in the 1942 scheme of SCC. brown basic and in some cases SCC.1A dark brown disruptive patterning to MTP.46/4a as pictured in Tunisia.  Your subject has the markings for Sicily in overall SCC.2.   
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July 13th, 2018, 11:35 am #35

Mikestarmer wrote: Regrettably these old kit instructions were based on the belief that all British vehicles were either 'green' or 'sand'.  These vehicles were finished in the 1942 scheme of SCC. brown basic and in some cases SCC.1A dark brown disruptive patterning to MTP.46/4a as pictured in Tunisia.  Your subject has the markings for Sicily in overall SCC.2.   
Thanks Mike,

I did not know that. This is my 20th AFV model in the last 24 years (six of these built over the last 5.5 weeks) versus 183 aircraft in the same time period, so I'm on a steep learning curve! Wish I'd known about SCC2 earlier, now I see why you asked me two days ago why I painted it green; it would not have been too late to correct had I know nat that time. I had seen several builds and various box art showing it as green and a colourised photo, so didn't think twice about it. Oh well, it's too late now, I'll just have to chalk it up to experience. I guess I can always opt for monochrome photos!

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Mark
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July 13th, 2018, 12:00 pm #36

Not so much done today as I finished building a plane. I scratch-built a tow hook assembly based shameless copying of this superb 1/72 Bishop build-log brought to my attention by Arnoud (although I used a tow-hook from my sars box):

http://minitracks.forumpersos.com/t1081 ... 42-termine

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I also built most of the limber from the Esci/Italeri 25 Pdr kit and did this to the mudguards:

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Cheers,
Mark
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July 13th, 2018, 10:38 pm #37

Hello Mark,

I have been following this build with great interest, you have done a great job on the Bishop.  Now you have cracked this one you need to do the Archer, if you do it may benefit the rest of us as some manufacturer will then release one just as you finish yours, that's the urban myth anyway.  Well done a lovely little model.

All the best,

Paul
“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
― Douglas MacArthur
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July 13th, 2018, 10:57 pm #38

Thanks Paul,

Unfortunately, as Mike points out above, it should be brown, not green! Apparently a trap for young players. Too late to change now, so I'll move on. As to the Archer, I hope someone like Ace does one, I've got too many other projects to press on with, including over 100 unbuilt AFV's, 800 aircraft and a few submarines before I turn my hand to major conversions.😊
Cheers,
Mark
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July 13th, 2018, 10:59 pm #39

Mikestarmer wrote: Regrettably these old kit instructions were based on the belief that all British vehicles were either 'green' or 'sand'.  These vehicles were finished in the 1942 scheme of SCC. brown basic and in some cases SCC.1A dark brown disruptive patterning to MTP.46/4a as pictured in Tunisia.  Your subject has the markings for Sicily in overall SCC.2.   
Hi Mike,

I overlooked to ask you about the roundel on the roof in the photo you posted - Does it have a yellow outer ring? I seem to be able to see what looks like one.

Thanks again for the photos and info.
Cheers,
Mark
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July 14th, 2018, 12:43 am #40

Nice interior shots, thanks for the effort and again, a great looking model.
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