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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2021, 11:11:56 AM »
Here's some more memories of yesteryear. British Infantry advancing down the St. James Road with a Churchill in support...




Cripes, look wot's coming the other way!





"Don't worry Tommy Atkins, my armour will stop him!!!"

 :o


Wot's he doing here...bleedin'n refugee from the front of this month's WI Magazine!

::)
« Last Edit: February 19, 2021, 11:13:40 AM by Harry Faversham »
"Wot did you do in the war Grandad?"

"I was with Harry... At The Bridge!"

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2021, 01:29:31 PM »
Next up is the Panther and Universal Carrier and 6pdr. It's the happy memories these kits are conjuring up that's the best part of this project at the moment. Last time I built these two, Granny's nail scissors plus these were the tools of the trade!





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Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2021, 01:36:13 PM »
I still have a few of those jars. I’m glad it’s not just me.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2021, 12:11:39 PM »
'Yesteryear' project is coming along nicely, all the British Infantry are now based and finished...
disaster has struck with the Germans though!
There's a bunch of 'em in light grey plastic that are very bendy with a lot of flash to clean off. Another bunch in dark grey who are flash free and much more solid. Being bone idle these are the lads I selected, and away we went, to catastrophe. The 'hard' Germans are disintegrating under the brush, heads dropping off, torsos snapping in half, a couple have crumbled away to dust like Drac does on a summer's day!
Good job I have a decent reserve of 'bendy' Germans...
weird though, the effects of age on plastic, innit?

:'(

Offline has.been

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2021, 09:02:55 PM »
Harry, are you still looking for British artillery crewmen?
I have found mine. Let me know if you still want any.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2021, 01:04:05 PM »
These lads are proper 'yesteryear' (not my current crop of re-enactors!) and will be joining the project soonest. Somewhere in that pile is a mounted Russian General, cabbaged from Airfix's Wagon train set, he needs a standard bearer for the Motherland!
Does anyone make a set of 20mm WW2 Russian patriotic flags?


???

Offline has.been

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2021, 02:06:38 PM »
Harry, it just red with a star, hammer & sickle. You could do that.
If you find that difficult, furl/fold the flag so the detail doesn't show.
Then it is ...just red.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2021, 07:02:58 AM »
Has.been, old bean...
that's an absolutely spiffing notion, can't think why I never thought of it myself?

:?

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2021, 12:00:37 PM »
When we were kids the bloke at the back was always the gun commander because of his stick. We thought he was Sergeant Major Saab from 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'.
I've stuck with this tradition of 'Yesteryear', so he's got his tapes up and is still in charge of proceedings!









 :)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2021, 12:03:04 PM »
But when it comes of the two most iconic images to conjure up our battles of 'Yesteryear'...
it must be these two sinister looking contraptions, still lurking in the shrubbery, to nobble the unwary advancing on 'Twin Farms'!







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Offline has.been

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2021, 08:15:18 PM »
I still remember one of the early wargames books, (possibly by Featherstone) had a WW2 game with such a Pz-Faust team. They
fired from ambush at the allied column. They spent most of the game
legging it back to German lines. There they were awarded Iron crosses
(2nd Class). It was the first time I had come across the idea of medals
for my little (then plastic) heroes. Happy days indeed.

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2021, 09:25:10 PM »
This is a great project and brings back memories of hard fought battles fought on the living room floor (and cleaned p before dinner). I had Germans back in the 70's. They were allocated to me by a pair of English brothers who's dad served in the Gurkha Regiment during The War. Airfix Panthers were the bane of my wargaming life back then with all those wheels and easy to break suspension things.
Below is a link to my blog. It's the place where I write uninteresting things about little toy soldiers. I do this because I refuse to grow up and behave like an adult.

http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com.au/

Offline Ceeteegee

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2021, 10:27:48 PM »
My local library had several books on 1/76-72 scale AFV modellingback in the  day.  One was the Airfix Magazine guide on tanks and AFV modelling.   I did the conversion on that old Airfix Panther from a 'G' model  to an 'A' model. I cheated and used the Matchbox Panther gun barrel  instead of modifying the JS III weapon.
Oh, and the Stug III into a Stug IV using your now defunct barrel from the Airfix Panther.
Ooh look! The Schreck and  Faust figures from the old Airfix Germans!

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2021, 12:15:05 AM »
I still remember one of the early wargames books, (possibly by Featherstone) had a WW2 game with such a Pz-Faust team.

Do try to keep up, there's a good chap. It was in Charles Grant's 'Battle!', a small skirmish called 'Action at Twin Farms'.

:-*

Offline has.been

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Re: Yesteryear...
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2021, 10:43:19 AM »
Well corrected Harry.
Two things go when you get to my age, memory and.....
I forget the other.

Have the artillery crew arrived, or are they AWOL ?
« Last Edit: March 16, 2021, 01:24:28 PM by has.been »

 

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