Calander Updated for 2016 Events.

Hi all i have updated the calander for the Illawarra show dates and amended the meeting date for May to the 6th May 2016. If you know of other event dates let me know so I can add these too.

Dont forget that every meeting is a competition night so get those completed models in for the judging.

Photo Booth Set-up

Just seen on the Hack a Day website – an interesting photo booth design by an actual modeller!

What’s interesting (to me at least) is the lighting from below the model. I’d have thought that might have introduced more problems, but by using a translucent sheet of perspex, you get a really nice effect.

Check out Doog’s website for some more pics using his setup, and for technique and general modelling articles.

Australian M3 Medium Tank (Dozer) – Part 2

Location: RAAC Memorial & Army Tank Museum, Puckapunyal, VIC, Australia

Date: February 2011

A follow-up walkaround on Australian M3 Medium with dozer attachment and anti magnetic grenade screens.

This is a straight gun tank, with 75mm counterweight, anti magnetic screens. Continue reading

Australian M3 Medium Tank (Dozer) – Part 1

Location: RAAC Memorial & Army Tank Museum, Puckapunyal, VIC, Australia

Date: October 2005

An Australian M3 Medium with dozer attachment and anti magnetic grenade screens.  More recent images to follow.

This is a straight gun tank, with 75mm counterweight, anti magnetic screens. Continue reading

Australian M3 Medium Tank S/N 25154 – Part 1

Location: RAAC Memorial & Army Tank Museum, Puckapunyal, VIC, Australia

Date: October 2005

One from the archives – an Australian M3 Medium S/N 25154.  More recent images to follow.

This is a straight gun tank, no 75mm counterweight, no anti magnetic screens. Northern Australia-style camouflage.  Also of note is the “Lee” type turret with cupola removed instead of Grant pattern turret. Continue reading

Australian M3 Medium Tank S/N 27101 “Ancient” – Part 1

Location: RAAC Memorial & Army Tank Museum, Puckapunyal, VIC, Australia

Date: October 2005

One from the archives – an Australian M3 Medium S/N 27101 “Ancient”.  More recent images to follow.

This is a straight gun tank, no 75mm counterweight, no anti magnetic screens.  Also, note the British-designed “Grant” pattern turret. Continue reading