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petbat
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 01:50 AM UTC

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I really wish it was easier to post pics on here !!!!



Hi Lou

If you can, keep the size (kb/mb)of the pic smaller to speed up upload time. I use Irfanview to resize my pics to 800 x 600 pixels with 100 dpi which is quite reasonable overall.
http://www.irfanview.com/

A lot of us here use imgur to host your pics.
https://imgur.com/

Go to your picture host website, upload the pic you want to post. When it is on screen, put the cursor on it, then press the right button on your mouse to bring up the options screen. Select 'Properties', then when that comes up, copy the full URL of the pic.

Then start your post here. When you are ready to insert the pic, look under the text panel here and you will see a grey panel with a series of buttons with text in square brackets. The last one is img in brackets. Press that and a string of text will appear like this, but without spaces.
[ I m g]http://put.url.here/image.file[/i m g]
Click just after the first [ I m g] and holding the mouse button down drag through the text to the end of '.file' before the [/I m g], which will highlight everything between the [ I m g] and the [/i m g]. Then keeping the cursor over the highlighted text right click again and select 'Paste'. That will put the url of your pic between the [ I m g] and the [/i m g]

Repeat the push the img button, replace the text with your url process for each pic you want to post, then when ready push the yes button in the yellow panel to post your addition to the thread.

I hope this helps you.

Cheers
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 05:51 PM UTC
Are Sci-fi and What-if armoured cars allowed?
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 04:10 AM UTC
You know it, Jesper!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 04:11 AM UTC
Peter- Thanks for taking the time to post that!!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:43 AM UTC

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You know it, Jesper!



Great, that is what I thought I am in with some Sci-Fi or What-if armoured car.
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 02:37 AM UTC
I'm in.
Need to figure out what to build but there is time yet.
Maybe a Skoda PA-II Turtle or an ADGZ or something else

Any rules about aftermarket?
Replacement chassis, wheels and possibly a conversion to an Austrian police vehicle for the Turtle.
/ Robin
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 08:07 PM UTC
No rules about aftermarket, it's wide open
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 09:39 PM UTC
Skoda PA-II as an Austrian Police version
/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 04:18 AM UTC
What about a Trumpeter Vodnik (05595)? That may be too big of a vehicle though...I mean it has a BTR-80 turret.

If not, I might go with the sci-fi what-if angle...my alien vampires need transport too.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 07:44 PM UTC
I'd have to call the Vodnik a really BIG car, just shy of a truck... So it's juuuust in!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 07:52 PM UTC
What about the Trumpy M1117 Guardian?
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 07:57 PM UTC

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I'd have to call the Vodnik a really BIG car, just shy of a truck... So it's juuuust in!



Vodnik:
Weight 7,500 kg
Length 5.8 m
Width 2.6 m
Height 2.6 m
Crew 2

Wouldn't call it that big, it's only 14 cm longer, 60 cm wider and a lot higher than an early seventies Chevy Impala ...

/ Robin
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 08:48 AM UTC
Yes Robin. But I bet it is easier to park the Vodnik... and you get less sea sick!
Bluestab
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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 04:56 AM UTC
Okay I'll probably go with the Vodnik then....and avoid any low clearance parking structures.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:40 PM UTC
I'd like to put this in

it's armoured, but as it's a 30+ tonner I may be stretching the "car" definition beyond acceptable limits (it's the biggest box in the stash and would leave room for two normal sized kits)
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:05 PM UTC
Guardian, yes! Boxer, yes!
md72
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:42 PM UTC
The box art on my M8 includes a 3rd Army version from the Ardennes with winter white wash over the OD. I'd like to do that version. The box shows perfect unpainted circles around the national stars. Somehow, I doubt that ever happened. I imagine that the white wash was applied by hand, using whatever mops and brushes the quartermaster could cough up, by bored, cold uncaring GIs. I seriously doubt that they used spray guns and masks with paint formulated to any Army Navy Standard.

So as a armor nube, ho do you guys do white washes?
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 02:35 AM UTC
I did it like this:


Just sloshed it on...
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:13 AM UTC

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So as a armor nube, ho do you guys do white washes?



Usually doing a Hairspray chipping technique:


Try these:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uz1ZEv0oWc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGSpM4NThnk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW-jTj2MrhU

...and what do you mean a perfectly surrounded star and circle is not possible



GulfWarrior
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 08:21 AM UTC

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Guardian, yes! Boxer, yes!



Cool! I'll do the Guardian first then if I have time, the Boxer.

md72
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:23 AM UTC
@Peter, I stand corrected. I'm still surprised to see the original photo with the neatly outlined star.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:21 AM UTC

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@Peter, I stand corrected. I'm still surprised to see the original photo with the neatly outlined star.



Well you were actually right. Look close at the pic, the white wash is over the outer circle around the star, so probably splashed around and over that and it is just the inner circumference of that that makes the star seem to be inside a perfect OD circle.

The Bovington M8 pic was what I was referring to with the joke about perfectly surrounded!

Although, it surprising what pops up in photos now and again.

Ever see a ship on a tank before?

https://i.imgur.com/mk82jmc.jpg
md72
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:35 AM UTC
Can't say I've seen that, must have been a hell of a story. I'm beginning to wonder if there was a destroyer out there somewhere with a tank kill stenciled on a 5" turret.
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 01:18 PM UTC
This Pz.Kpfw IV from Guderian's tank force might be one of the tanks that sunk the Soviet river monitor Bobruisk(ex-polish Horodyszcze) close to Kozarovich vilage on the Dnjepr on August 31st 1941.
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 07:17 AM UTC
BTR-70 or a Stryker.
I'm in