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General AFV Modelling Discussion Group

Hosted by Al Bowie and Brett Green, the General AFV Modelling discussion group covers any general military modelling topic including industry news and announcements.

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  1. Any hobby shops in Ft Lauderdale area? View Thread - Aaron Kuck on Nov 17, 2015, 10:53 PM
    1. Scroll down 30 posts - Robert Lockie on Nov 18, 2015, 5:16 AM
    2. Only one - Jim Stratton on Nov 18, 2015, 9:05 AM
     
  2. Continental Model and Toy is now also Sincere Hobbys View Thread - Val Bueno on Nov 17, 2015, 5:10 AM
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  4. If visiting the IWM at Duxford, the Duxford Lodge Hotel View Thread - Ley Reynolds on Nov 17, 2015, 12:44 AM
    1. Excellent place - george moore on Nov 18, 2015, 5:48 AM
      1. but a little strange, too - Bill Cross on Nov 18, 2015, 12:44 PM
        1. Retro - Andrew Deeley on Nov 18, 2015, 4:15 PM
        2. Response - george moore on Nov 19, 2015, 6:14 AM
          1. Well, you're right about that, George! - Bill Cross on Nov 20, 2015, 12:33 PM
            1. No offence - george moore on Nov 20, 2015, 1:34 PM
     
  5. Problems signing into the forums. View Thread - Adam Wilder on Nov 16, 2015, 10:03 AM
    1. Contact Brett n/t - Al Bowie on Nov 16, 2015, 6:15 PM
     
  6. New modelling book, FCModeltips 1 View Thread - Federico Collada on Nov 16, 2015, 8:31 AM
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  8. News about one of the Littlefield tanks View Thread - Jeff Hamblen on Nov 15, 2015, 7:27 AM
    1. it was one of collection - Dan Troup on Nov 15, 2015, 9:26 AM
      1. Re: it was one of collection - tony zadro on Nov 15, 2015, 1:28 PM
        1. so close ... - DAN TROUP on Nov 15, 2015, 5:09 PM
          1. Ok... - roy chow on Nov 15, 2015, 6:15 PM
    2. MONDAY NITE ON TV !!! - DAN TROUP on Nov 16, 2015, 9:47 AM
      1. Re: MONDAY NITE ON TV !!! - tony zadro on Nov 16, 2015, 1:47 PM
    3. Thanks! - Rick Emrick on Nov 17, 2015, 12:02 PM
    4. Paul Allen Too - Mark Aldrich on Nov 18, 2015, 8:38 AM
     
  9. Panzers Aces magazine still around...?? N/T View Thread - Frank Michaels on Nov 14, 2015, 8:46 PM
    1. yes - tony zadro on Nov 15, 2015, 1:24 PM
      1. New editions... N/T - Frank Michaels on Nov 19, 2015, 7:53 AM
     
  10. APG/Patton/Ft Lee/Ft Benning View Thread - Andrew Albrecht on Nov 11, 2015, 10:00 AM
    1. As far as I know most is not generally accessible - David Nickels on Nov 11, 2015, 2:43 PM
    2. If you want to know about Benning - Nick Morgan on Nov 11, 2015, 5:12 PM
    3. Nothing at APG - Steve Zaloga on Nov 11, 2015, 5:37 PM
     
  11. Does cyanoacrylate glue ever stop working?? View Thread - Ian MacAulay on Nov 10, 2015, 1:57 PM
    1. Short answer; no. - Mark Rethoret on Nov 10, 2015, 2:32 PM
      1. Not quite. - Pawel ''Vodnik'' Krupowicz on Nov 10, 2015, 2:46 PM
    2. Short answer YES - Andrew deeley on Nov 10, 2015, 2:47 PM
      1. Affirm that; I keep mine in the fridge to extend it's useful life. - kylie newton on Nov 10, 2015, 5:02 PM
    3. typical... [n/t] - Pawel ''Vodnik'' Krupowicz on Nov 10, 2015, 2:48 PM
      1. Re: typical... [n/t] - Ian MacAulay on Nov 10, 2015, 2:53 PM
    4. Yes - David Nickels on Nov 10, 2015, 4:19 PM
    5. Double yes - george moore on Nov 10, 2015, 4:47 PM
    6. As long as your glue...... - Mark Rethoret on Nov 10, 2015, 7:35 PM
      1. Additives - Gerald Owens on Nov 28, 2015, 2:39 AM
    7. yes, and the bond weakens with time...N/T - Frank Michaels on Nov 12, 2015, 7:36 AM
     
  12. Any modelling or bookshops in Turin, Italy? View Thread - Nacho Roces on Nov 9, 2015, 4:00 AM
    1. Modelling Shop - Carlo Bellandi on Nov 9, 2015, 12:47 PM
      1. Re: Modelling Shop - Nacho Roces on Nov 10, 2015, 2:43 AM
        1. Modelling Shop - Carlo Bellandi on Nov 10, 2015, 12:38 PM
          1. Re: Modelling Shop - Nacho Roces on Nov 11, 2015, 6:04 AM
            1. Modelling Shop - Carlo Bellandi on Nov 11, 2015, 1:46 PM
        2. Museo dell'Automobile - Lorenzo Tonioli on Nov 12, 2015, 2:51 PM
     
  13. New AMPS South Region Chapter - The Nature Coast Modelers AMPS View Thread - Mike Petty on Nov 8, 2015, 7:20 PM
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  15. Hardtargetmodels.com selling everything at 40 % off View Thread - Jack fisher on Nov 8, 2015, 3:59 PM
    1. many items out-of-stock - Bill Cross on Nov 10, 2015, 11:45 AM
      1. "Items OOS" is the point of a clearance sale. - Kevin Ingraham on Nov 10, 2015, 2:43 PM
        1. Ahh like the old days when you got the APC Hobbies flier in the mail - David Nickels on Nov 11, 2015, 2:44 PM
        2. I find HTM mostly OOS - Bill Cross on Nov 13, 2015, 4:50 PM
     
  16. Seeking Recommendations for Photo Sharing Websites View Thread - TJ Whelan on Nov 7, 2015, 8:12 PM
    1. I have tried a few myself. - Stephen Tegner on Nov 8, 2015, 6:17 AM
    2. What I use. - Jeff Andrews on Nov 8, 2015, 2:13 PM
    3. Thank you for your input. - TJ Whelan on Nov 9, 2015, 10:54 AM
     
  17. Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka View Thread - Steven C. Johnson on Nov 7, 2015, 10:17 AM
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  19. Empire City Decals, do they still exist? View Thread - Geoff Steer on Nov 6, 2015, 6:45 PM
    1. One man operation - Tom Hall on Nov 8, 2015, 9:41 PM
     
  20. New YouTube videos View Thread - Adam Wilder on Nov 6, 2015, 1:29 PM
    1. Hi Adam - is either the Wilder SU or USA site viable for orders? n/t - Tom Morgan on Nov 6, 2015, 1:38 PM
      1. You can purchase through both Tom. N/T - Adam Wilder on Nov 8, 2015, 7:08 PM
     
  21. Book Buy............Fur Volk and Fuhrer.............. View Thread - Ron Hetherington on Nov 5, 2015, 11:26 PM
    1. Come on, work with us - full title, author, ISBN? n/m - JMehner on Nov 6, 2015, 7:38 AM
      1. The lowdown - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on Nov 6, 2015, 3:28 PM
        1. Thanks very much, Joe. n/m - JMehner on Nov 6, 2015, 5:31 PM
     
  22. Great experience with DEF models View Thread - Jeffrey DeRosa on Nov 4, 2015, 8:34 PM
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  24. Prep and gunmetal coloring of Brass barrels View Thread - Jordan Jones on Nov 3, 2015, 8:03 PM
    1. You could try a blackening agent - Robert Lockie on Nov 4, 2015, 2:17 AM
      1. those tend to be just black or dark brown - David Nickels on Nov 4, 2015, 10:40 AM
        1. Gun Black - Jordan Jones on Nov 4, 2015, 11:18 AM
          1. Gun bluing - David Nickels on Nov 4, 2015, 2:12 PM
            1. Blacken It. - Ian MacAulay on Nov 4, 2015, 5:51 PM
              1. Do they still make that product? - David Nickels on Nov 5, 2015, 8:35 AM
                1. Do they still make that product? - Ian MacAulay on Nov 5, 2015, 8:43 AM
                  1. there is an aluminum black/blue product - David Nickels on Nov 5, 2015, 11:53 AM
                    1. there is an aluminum black/blue product - Ian MacAulay on Nov 5, 2015, 1:10 PM
                      1. Blacken-it - Jordan Jones on Nov 5, 2015, 7:51 PM
     
  25. Let's send good thought towards PMMS View Thread - Tom Hall on Nov 3, 2015, 3:29 PM
    1. RE Let's send good thought towards PMMS - John Franklin on Nov 3, 2015, 4:27 PM
    2. Amen to that... - Neil Stokes on Nov 18, 2015, 11:07 PM
     
  26. Best Sprue Cutters ??? View Thread - Brian J Tears on Nov 3, 2015, 6:01 AM
    1. you'll get many opinions Im sure - Ken Abrams on Nov 3, 2015, 7:32 AM
    2. Tamiya... N/T - Frank Michaels on Nov 3, 2015, 8:22 AM
    3. Tamiya - Christopher Mrosko on Nov 3, 2015, 9:44 AM
      1. Tamiya - Andrew Deeley on Nov 3, 2015, 10:06 AM
        1. No, they're not... - Brett Barrow on Nov 3, 2015, 10:08 AM
    4. The absolute best? Godhand single edge from Japan... - Brett Barrow on Nov 3, 2015, 10:07 AM
      1. I spoke with a knife shop owner... - David Byrden on Nov 3, 2015, 4:20 PM
    5. Weapon of choice - Mike Peplinski on Nov 3, 2015, 11:43 AM
      1. UMM cutter - Chris Grove on Nov 3, 2015, 3:13 PM
        1. Was not real impressed with it - David Nickels on Nov 3, 2015, 3:22 PM
          1. Re: Was not real impressed with it - Mike Peplinski on Nov 3, 2015, 10:24 PM
            1. Size of the sprue might make a difference - David Nickels on Nov 4, 2015, 8:23 AM
        2. I find them very useful for removing tiny/small parts but... - Roy A Schlicht on Nov 4, 2015, 7:48 AM
    6. Re: Best Sprue Cutters ??? - Fred A. Berganio on Nov 3, 2015, 9:38 PM
    7. Probably Tamiya - Stefan Krakow on Nov 4, 2015, 4:36 AM
      1. The 74123 cutter - David Nickels on Nov 4, 2015, 10:39 AM
    8. Used this one for the last 30+ years.... - Stefan Zadziuk on Nov 4, 2015, 7:02 PM
    9. Thanks Everyone !!! - Brian J Tears on Nov 5, 2015, 6:20 AM
    10. I've used Plato 170 Shears for over 25 years... - Brian Colburn on Nov 5, 2015, 8:52 PM
     
  27. IPMS Nationslas (UK) Telford View Thread - Ian Barraclough on Nov 1, 2015, 3:32 PM
    1. Sunday for me - Robert Lockie on Nov 2, 2015, 2:56 PM
     
  28. Does anyone make styrene blocks? View Thread - Brian Colburn on Nov 1, 2015, 2:44 PM
    1. McMaster Carr - Kurt Laughlin on Nov 1, 2015, 5:22 PM
    2. Blocks - Matt Leese on Nov 2, 2015, 7:10 AM
    3. Consider Acrylic - David Schemel on Nov 2, 2015, 1:13 PM
      1. Styrene blocks for sale...Check'em out - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on Nov 6, 2015, 3:32 PM
        1. Ummm... - Rob Skipper on Nov 7, 2015, 11:43 AM
     
  29. 45mm Guns View Thread - Gary Hoyt on Oct 31, 2015, 8:34 PM
    1. Maybe use one of the Miniart kits of the Zis-2 towed AT> - Kevin Ingraham on Oct 31, 2015, 10:24 PM
      1. 45mm Guns - Gary Hoyt on Nov 6, 2015, 11:39 AM
        1. ICM - Marko Milosevic on Nov 7, 2015, 5:36 PM
     
  30. Geez, does Tamiya USA customer service ever answer their phone? View Thread - Brian Colburn on Oct 30, 2015, 6:35 PM
    1. I've had no issues.... - Gino P. Quintiliani on Oct 30, 2015, 6:44 PM
      1. Says open to 5pm Pacific time. I'm in that time zone, calling all afternoon. - Brian Colburn on Oct 30, 2015, 7:04 PM
    2. never had an issue calling - David Nickels on Oct 31, 2015, 8:52 AM
      1. My experience is that - Steve Faxon on Oct 31, 2015, 9:24 AM
        1. The way they handle parts - David Nickels on Oct 31, 2015, 1:47 PM
    3. UPDATE from Tamiya... - Brian Colburn on Oct 31, 2015, 5:40 PM
      1. Service is job two - Jim Dodson on Nov 2, 2015, 11:48 AM
      2. Replacement part arrived today. Prompt service. - Brian Colburn on Nov 5, 2015, 8:38 PM
     
  31. Topographic maps of the Netherlands View Thread - Bas Slaats on Oct 30, 2015, 11:39 AM
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  33. Mang Panzerhaubtze 2000 sale at Squadron View Thread - Rob Morales on Oct 29, 2015, 3:16 PM
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  35. Ford making the FAT again? View Thread - Brian Colburn on Oct 28, 2015, 8:37 PM
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  37. AFV Club Replacement Parts View Thread - Rob Morales on Oct 27, 2015, 2:42 PM
    1. yes - David Nickels on Oct 27, 2015, 3:28 PM
      1. Thank you! n/t - Rob Morales on Oct 27, 2015, 8:47 PM
    2. AFVClub is on FACEBOOK - Dave Bruton on Oct 29, 2015, 2:38 PM
      1. Cool, thanks! n/t - Rob Morales on Oct 29, 2015, 3:13 PM
      2. Yes but all they do is refer you back to Merit International - David Nickels on Oct 29, 2015, 6:55 PM
     
  38. Book Objective Ponyri! Just in case you do not own it, it is a very nice book.... View Thread - Ron Hetherington on Oct 26, 2015, 7:54 PM
    1. Re: Book Objective Ponyri! Just in case you do not own it, it is a very nice book.... - Steven C. Johnson on Nov 7, 2015, 9:43 AM
     
  39. Any model shops worth visiting in Fort Lauderdale? View Thread - Alan Mckenzie on Oct 26, 2015, 3:25 PM
    1. Zilch - David Nickels on Oct 26, 2015, 4:19 PM
     
  40. Visiting the ITALERI plant View Thread - Lorenzo Tonioli on Oct 26, 2015, 2:45 PM
    1. Thanks, useful info and pics... - Andrew Tomlinson on Oct 26, 2015, 4:48 PM
    2. Kit prices... - Frank Michaels on Oct 27, 2015, 8:15 AM
    3. Very interesting....... - Tim Lingle on Nov 5, 2015, 10:12 AM
     
  41. Osprey Books View Thread - Kevin Krueger on Oct 26, 2015, 11:17 AM
    1. Still publishing - Robert Lockie on Oct 26, 2015, 12:37 PM
    2. Re: Osprey Books - Nick Morgan on Nov 5, 2015, 1:34 PM
     
  42. I've just completed a SCW battlefield tour with Historical Trips. View Thread - Ley Reynolds on Oct 26, 2015, 10:59 AM
    1. Good to hear! - W. Bruce Clark on Oct 26, 2015, 7:13 PM
     
  43. Micheal's Arts and Craft Stores and Self-fulfilling Prophecy View Thread - Richard Isner on Oct 25, 2015, 8:11 PM
    1. The beatings will continue until morale improves? - Tom Hall on Oct 26, 2015, 1:22 PM
    2. Not their fault - David Nickels on Oct 26, 2015, 4:20 PM
     
  44. Adam's Armour modelling guides View Thread - Owen R Auer on Oct 22, 2015, 7:56 PM
    1. direct from AFV as of 20th - Ken Abrams on Oct 23, 2015, 8:44 AM
      1. Thanks (nt) - Owen R Auer on Oct 25, 2015, 12:10 AM
    2. Adam's Armour Volume 1 and 2 - David Parker on Oct 26, 2015, 7:08 AM
    3. They will also soon be available in the US. - Adam Wilder on Oct 26, 2015, 10:47 AM
     
  45. Anyone still need accommodation for the IPMS NATS / Scale Model World ? View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Oct 22, 2015, 4:13 PM
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  47. Sincere Hobbys View Thread - C Johnson on Oct 20, 2015, 3:32 AM
    1. Methinks naught - DAN TROUP on Oct 20, 2015, 9:50 AM
      1. Didn't he say HK? - Robert Lockie on Oct 20, 2015, 11:47 AM
    2. Sincere Department Stores in HK - Val Bueno on Oct 20, 2015, 12:20 PM
    3. ERROR ??? MINE !!! - DAN TROUP on Oct 21, 2015, 9:02 AM
     
  48. Iwata Compressors.......What do you have and do you like it??? View Thread - Ron Hetherington on Oct 19, 2015, 8:46 PM
    1. I use the Ninja - David Nickels on Oct 20, 2015, 9:38 AM
    2. I would recommend Iwata - Michael McLaughlin on Oct 21, 2015, 5:42 AM
    3. NINJA TOO! - Mark Mick on Oct 21, 2015, 8:03 AM
     
  49. Any good model shops in New Jersey? View Thread - David Bridges on Oct 17, 2015, 8:12 PM
    1. AAA hobbies in Magnolia - Sean McAndrews on Oct 19, 2015, 9:09 AM
      1. Good service - they are the storefront for Stevens International - David Nickels on Oct 19, 2015, 9:45 AM
    2. In Ridgefield... - Taesung Harmms on Oct 19, 2015, 2:05 PM
    3. Some shops.... - Matthew Pritchett on Oct 25, 2015, 5:44 PM
      1. More like an hour and half-two hours... - Scott Dimmick on Oct 26, 2015, 8:48 AM
     
  50. M9 ACE from TAKOM View Thread - Christos Athanasiou on Oct 17, 2015, 9:16 AM
    1. Liking this a lot - Simon Hammerton on Oct 18, 2015, 3:59 PM
     
  51. Afvs in Movies and Tv. View Thread - Chris.Nelmes on Oct 16, 2015, 6:55 PM
    1. Not a book but - David Nickels on Oct 16, 2015, 8:00 PM
    2. Some here - John Harris on Oct 17, 2015, 4:13 AM
      1. Good news... re A Bridge Too Far - Andrew Tomlinson on Oct 17, 2015, 11:33 AM
    3. Nearly all the TV stuff you'd see from Hollywood... - Tom Hall on Oct 21, 2015, 2:15 PM
      1. Thank you. - Chris.Nelmes on Oct 26, 2015, 8:24 PM
        1. remember, some vehicles were borrowed from local armies - Robin Gronovius on Oct 31, 2015, 5:35 PM
     
  52. 45mm ammo View Thread - Gary Hoyt on Oct 16, 2015, 4:01 PM
    1. Hussar - Darren Gawle on Oct 17, 2015, 8:12 AM
      1. 45mm ammo - Gary Hoyt on Oct 17, 2015, 12:13 PM
     
  53. TAHK Model????? View Thread - Mark Aldrich on Oct 12, 2015, 8:56 AM
    1. they are alive and bring new releases all the time. - Roman Volchenkov on Oct 12, 2015, 1:13 PM
      1. Not so sure - Mark Aldrich on Oct 12, 2015, 4:51 PM
        1. maybe those items are just OOP or OOS - David Nickels on Oct 12, 2015, 7:09 PM
        2. OOP - Roman Volchenkov on Oct 13, 2015, 6:47 AM
          1. Accesory line seems discontinued - Marc Brandes on Oct 13, 2015, 11:56 AM
            1. Thank You! - Mark Aldrich on Oct 13, 2015, 6:29 PM
              1. Yaroslav... Tank Models' proprietor - roy chow on Oct 13, 2015, 10:13 PM
     
  54. Attention: NordicCon, Bloomington, MN October 24! View Thread - Tim Streeter on Oct 11, 2015, 11:58 PM
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  56. Resin Casematte Turret help View Thread - james surratt on Oct 11, 2015, 10:49 PM
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  58. We uploaded another video on our YouTube page. View Thread - Adam Wilder on Oct 11, 2015, 2:36 PM
    1. Testor's silver in a bottle--flashback to 1966! - Tom Hall on Oct 12, 2015, 2:10 PM
     
  59. Formations No longer accepting website orders View Thread - John Rybak on Oct 11, 2015, 10:46 AM
    1. No apology needed - Dave Bruton on Oct 11, 2015, 3:36 PM
    2. Class act - David Nickels on Oct 11, 2015, 7:37 PM
     
  60. Once again, It’s that time of year, TVMC BBQ, Swap Meet, College football and Big Raffle View Thread - MIKE WITOUS on Oct 7, 2015, 1:54 AM
    1. Even Texans - Brad Belsheim on Oct 10, 2015, 7:44 PM
     
  61. KitMeet 1.5: the gallery from a fantastic weekend View Thread - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Oct 6, 2015, 2:38 PM
    1. Looks like a lot of FUN......!! - Tim Lingle on Oct 7, 2015, 11:23 AM
     
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