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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cars and Tank


HUMMV, many reinactors use rather modern vehicles.  Sometimes they are presenting wars that they were involved in.


Sherman tank in running condition.


Gatling gun from the Spanish - American War of 1898.


White Scout Car.


Another automobile, US Army WWII.


Cars like this often had a mixture of military and civilian accessories, note the chrome handle and bumper.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Cars and Trucks


A good place to see vintage military gear is at re-enactments.  This LAPD car is from Old Fort MacArthur Days in San Pedro, California.


These guys are like 1to1 scale model builders.  They make sure their vehicles and uniforms and gear are perfect.  This old car has great markings on it.


Dodge weapons carrier.


Note the black out lights and the siren and red light!


M151 MUTT Jeep with machine gun.


Dodge ambulance. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Howitzer



M7 Priest, standard US Army self propelled howitzer.


Six guns in a firing battery.


18 guns in a company.


54 guns in a battalion.


They are the standard 105mm howitzer mounted in a Sherman hull.


They came in many variations depending on which Sherman they were mounted in and when they were produced.


105mm howitzers in a firing line.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Resin Kits


I use five minute epoxy to glue my resin kits together.


It's very strong and very hard. 


It also cuts, sands, saws, and acts almost just like the resin when it's dry.


That way any work that needs to be done won't be bothered by the epoxy.


Epoxy is also very good at gap filling and if there is an air hole in the resin, I fill it with epoxy.