“I have been busy over the last few weeks with a couple of kits that I must have started some time ago."
Dragon 6106. Sdkfz 250/9 Neu 2cm Reconnaissance
Basically, something I started probably a couple of years ago, I found this in a pile of boxes and looked at it again it was partly assembled, so I thought I had better get on with it. one of the problems is the turret top mesh being supplied in plastic frames and plastic mesh, ugh, so I bought the Aber etch set to go onto the vehicle, this gives a complete turret in brass and you have to find wire etc. for the handles and other bits. it is very slowly coming together. More progress later.
Takom 2040. Chieftain Mk 2 main battle tank
Something else I had forgotten about, lots of tiny parts but excellent fit this is now progressing towards completion. The only drawback is there are a number of parts on the sprues which do not fit the Mk 2. Needless to say, you do not get a list of these so you can remove them, so as to not get confused with the multiple similar parts. Oh well, keep on gluing as they say.
"I have obtained a new item recently:"
Amusing Hobby 35A035. Centurion mk 5 AVRE.
This is something I have been hoping for ages, the only other option has been from Accurate Armour - at a horrendous price. This is an upgraded Centurion mk5 chassis with a 165 mm demolition howitzer in the turret. Thegood news is one-piece wheels and tyres (injection moulded, not Vinyl as per AFV CLUB). The kit gives 3 marking options; A Desert version, with all the add on armour panels, as well as NATO and BATUS versions. I have only had a look through the parts up till now and can say it all looks really good. I’m looking forward to starting this one.
"Well that’s about all my news for now, hope everyone is keeping well and safe.”
He is building a 1/48 (1/50?)
Gazelle in Royal Navy markings.