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Thursday, 24 May 2018

12mm Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV) from Butlers Printed Models

One Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV).  Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

An M113A1 mounting a Scorpion turret.  (Official designation Carrier, Fire Support, Full Track M113A1 (FS) Scorpion Turret)

 Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV)

Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV) picture 1

Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV) picture 2

Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV) picture 3

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

12mm Australian M113 with T50 turret from Butlers Printed Models

One Australian M113 with T50 turret.  Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

Available armed with either twin 30 cal machine guns or one 30 cal and one 50 cal machine gun

Australian M113

Australian M113 picture 1

Australian M113 picture 2

Australian M113 picture 3

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

12mm Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype) from Butlers Printed Models

One West German Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype).  Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

This version of the Leopard 2 prototype is circa 1969

Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype)

Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype) picture 1

Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype) picture 2

Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype) picture 3

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

Making Stalingrad Ruined Buildings

Me and Malcolm Taylor are going to be building individual buildings for my Stalingrad baseboards

Making Stalingrad Ruined Buildings Pictures

18 April 2018

The Brick Works, I made this up using a Heljan N gauge kit and a kiln I managed to buy from eBay. unfortunately while I was building this my glue gun went pop I need to replace it before I make the next one

The Brick Works picture 1

The Brick Works picture 2

The Brick Works picture 3

The Brick Works picture 4

The Brick Works picture 5

Tools

Pencil
Tape measure
Wood saw
Rasp
Glue gun
Cutters
Drill
Paintbrushes

Materials

Hardboard
Noch Summer Meadow Grass
PVA
Foam Board 

Colours

Valspar

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

1:144 V-1 Launch Ramp Full Length with Accessories from Combat Group Dynamix

1:144 V-1 Launch Ramp Full Length with Accessories from Combat Group Dynamix

This 1:144 V-1 Launch Ramp Full Length with Accessories model includes a.) eight modular sections, b.) one base support, c.) four bipod supports, d.) one adaptor module for connecting the steam generator, e.) one gas generator, f.) one starter device, g.) one compress air cylinder set for the starter device, h.) one Fi 103 F-1 (V-1), i.) one Fi 103 A-1 Reichemberg II twin seater, j.) and two trolleys for the Fi 103s.

V-1 Launch Ramp Full Length with Accessories






You will be able to complete a full eight section launch ramp. The ramp takes up approximately 344mm/13.5in X 25mm/1 in of floor space excluding the accessories.

The model is fabricated with state of the art "3D Printing" technology. Highly detailed. Product of Hong Kong.

Combat Group Dynamix

Save 18 Acres at Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge


I recently shared one of the biggest Civil War preservation opportunities we have had in recent years: an eight-month campaign to save Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg.

This initiative – an effort of the Civil War Trust under the American Battlefield Trust umbrella – will be no small feat. Due to the location of the land, we are unable to apply for our usual matching grants. So I’m asking you to help save this crucial part of history and raise the $3.5 million needed to preserve these 18 acres.

This land witnessed fierce fighting on July 1, 1863. Here, in the late afternoon, Union troops made a final, desperate defense of Seminary Ridge and were met with a renewed attack from the Confederates.

Historians, including Jim McPherson, Gary Gallagher and Bob Krick, have lauded our effort to save this land - many calling it among the most historically significant land at Gettysburg still in private hands.

Licensed battlefield guide Wayne E. Motts remarks that on or near this ground stood some of Gettysburg’s most recognizable personalities including Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, J.E.B. Stuart, John Reynolds, John Buford and so many more. Here, on July 1, heavy fighting raged. On July 2 and 3, Lee used these grounds as his part of his headquarters complex and on July 4 the Confederate defensive line was here as the Southern army began its retreat.

Col. Doug Douds, U.S. Marine Corps (retired), adds: “[o]n this ground occurred the end of the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg and the beginning of the end of the Civil War ... To preserve it is an act of faithful stewardship. It preserves another link for future generations to understand the Battle of Gettysburg, and the great sacrifices made by earlier citizens on our behalf.”

Every inch of these 18 acres is covered with undeniable history. I hope you’ll agree with me when I say that should be protected so current and future generations can understand the costliest battle ever on American soil, and preserve the land where hundreds of troops made the ultimate sacrifice.

Remarkably, this parcel is relatively unchanged from its wartime appearance, thanks to meticulous stewardship by the United Lutheran Seminary. However, its future as an open space cannot be guaranteed. This is why I am asking you to help contribute to the effort to protect it, forever.

Because without Seminary Ridge, you cannot tell the full story of Gettysburg, and without Gettysburg, you cannot tell the full story of the Civil War.

Please help save Seminary Ridge today.

When you commit $49 or more, you will receive an “I helped Save Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg” T-shirt as our thanks.

American Battlefield Trust

Monday, 21 May 2018

10mm Pennsylvania College from Buildings in Turmoil

Finished 10mm Pennsylvania College circa 1863.

This model is printed in 19 individual pieces for ease of assembly and painting.  The Main building is in 10 Sections (5 Body & 5 Roof) that interlock for secure fit.  The front portico comprises additional 6 parts.  3 Railings are included for the East, West and North Side Stairs.

Pennsylvania College

Pennsylvania College picture 1

Pennsylvania College picture 2

Pennsylvania College picture 3

Pennsylvania College picture 4

Buildings in Turmoil