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Builds Group Build - The War in the Desert 1941 - 1943

The British Armour Smeggers has listed is throughout the war, so worthwhile checking before rushing to build out of that list and sticking it on its sandpaper base.

I only noticed because of the Sexton. It didn’t arrive in the UK until 1943 and first saw service in Italy 1944. Then it would most likely be the Sexton II.

When Simmerit started his models thing for Headley Court I got a little involved and out of the 100+ kits sent to HC the Sexton II caught my eye. I’ve managed to get 1 wheel/bogey assembly together (and I‘ve probably got that wrong). I will need some guidance as I have no experience of building, but need something to do. I just need to sort out a space before I start a HELP thread.
 
The British Armour Smeggers has listed is throughout the war, so worthwhile checking before rushing to build out of that list and sticking it on its sandpaper base.

I only noticed because of the Sexton. It didn’t arrive in the UK until 1943 and first saw service in Italy 1944. Then it would most likely be the Sexton II.

When Simmerit started his models thing for Headley Court I got a little involved and out of the 100+ kits sent to HC the Sexton II caught my eye. I’ve managed to get 1 wheel/bogey assembly together (and I‘ve probably got that wrong). I will need some guidance as I have no experience of building, but need something to do. I just need to sort out a space before I start a HELP thread.
start your thread, we'll all chip in.
 
digging deep into my stash before I bought the Tamiya 1/48 ME109 Trop, I found this, could fit the bill for a second retro build in 1/72 scale.
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ah the good ole days, a kit for 21p.
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Chef

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The British Armour Smeggers has listed is throughout the war, so worthwhile checking before rushing to build out of that list and sticking it on its sandpaper base.

I only noticed because of the Sexton. It didn’t arrive in the UK until 1943 and first saw service in Italy 1944. Then it would most likely be the Sexton II.

When Simmerit started his models thing for Headley Court I got a little involved and out of the 100+ kits sent to HC the Sexton II caught my eye. I’ve managed to get 1 wheel/bogey assembly together (and I‘ve probably got that wrong). I will need some guidance as I have no experience of building, but need something to do. I just need to sort out a space before I start a HELP thread.
It was the Crocodile that got me to read the heading on that poster.
 

AlienFTM

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Not in the southern hemisphere.
Or half of the northern hemisphere.

And not in Germany for about 20 years.

There's a thread discussing it somewhere.
 

Daz

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I wonder if Eduard does an interior, and other parts, like an engine. I'm on a roll with destroyed kit, but it does require exposed parts you wouldn't otherwise see.
Apart from the instrument panel & a set of seat belts, most of the rest would be hidden anyway
 

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excellent Smeggers, but what is that! Italian bottom row second from the left, everyday on Arrse.....
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The Semovente M.41 M da 90/53 was the most powerful of the Italian tank destroyers, and used the 90-mm (3.54-in) anti-aircraft gun mounted on an M. 15/42 tank chassis.
 

Smeggers

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British Vehicles in Africa:

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The list is not exhaustive, but also starred:the
AEC ACV "Dorchester"
Albion 30cwt
Austin K2Y Ambulance (Ice Cold in Alex)
Austin K6
Bedford MWC, MWD, QLB,QLR,QLT
Commer Q2 (RAF Recovery)Car
Dodge Staff Car
Ford Fordor Staff Car
Fordson WOT2, WOT3 (RAF),WOT6,
Guy FABXJeep
Humber 4x4 FFW, Ambulance
Humber Snipe FFW, Staff Car
Karrier K6 (Indian Units)
Leyland Retriever
Morris FAT
Morris Commercial PU8, C4, C8 CSDW
Scammell Pioneer, Tank Transporter, Recovery
Willy's Jeep

there may be others!
 

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Smeggers

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I searched high and low for French soldiers and equipment, finally found this....
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I'll definately be participating in this group build. If I can ever figure out how to upload the pixy photos!
 
I’ve finished!!

just got the figures to do
 

Helm

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The British Armour Smeggers has listed is throughout the war, so worthwhile checking before rushing to build out of that list and sticking it on its sandpaper base.

I only noticed because of the Sexton. It didn’t arrive in the UK until 1943 and first saw service in Italy 1944. Then it would most likely be the Sexton II.

When Simmerit started his models thing for Headley Court I got a little involved and out of the 100+ kits sent to HC the Sexton II caught my eye. I’ve managed to get 1 wheel/bogey assembly together (and I‘ve probably got that wrong). I will need some guidance as I have no experience of building, but need something to do. I just need to sort out a space before I start a HELP thread.
You'll probably still finish it before the Wokka is done
 

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