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  1. Re: Stamping American Memory: Collectors, Citizens, and the Post

    I still do, i have quite a large collection of Queen Victoria stamps and King George V stamps.

    Toy soldiers, stamps and Big Jim action figures from the 1970's.
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    Re: Making some moulds

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the kind words, when i first met Waynepoo from the forum he put me onto Hirst molds.

    I am always trying to make something for my dioramas and thought why not make some molds...
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    Re: Making some moulds

    I have made two new molds, they are both roads with one being a dirt road and the other a flagstone style.
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    Re: Pauls new Vietnam diorama

    Thank you gentleman,

    The best part of his renewed interest in his diorama was he decide fathers day would be the day.

    I also find my son is more open to discuss any issue's that he wouldn't...
  5. Re: USS Bunker Hill, Okinawa Strike Force, April 1945

    Hi Chris,

    It's DD069, i used to have it but sold it long ago.252313
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    Re: Pauls new Vietnam diorama

    Hey Steve,

    He is going to keep the temple, its the other end he want to change.

    Its all good though, thats what dads are for.

    Matt252311
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    Re: Pauls new Vietnam diorama

    Paul decided to get back into his diorama and of course changed direction, it will now have a village instead of the building out of full metal jacket.{sm3}
    We are going to have fun cutting all the...
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    Re: Making some moulds

    Thanks Steve,

    It does have that look about it, i have since glued it to the display i am working on for my display cabinet.

    It now has a stone wall with stairs around it, i post so when i get...
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    Re: Making some moulds

    I thought i would make a facade with some of the pieces i have cast, i think i got carried away.{sm4}
    I still have some window frames to make and a door.252124252125
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    Re: Making some moulds

    I have made my tile roof mold and am quite happy with how it has turned out.251896251897
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    Re: British in Vuetnam -Indo China

    Very interesting doco, i have watched quite a few of this guy's episodes and they quite well done.
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    Re: Making some moulds

    Thanks Brad,

    The next molds i will try and make are a slate style roof and a road of some kind.

    Matt
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    Re: Making some moulds

    A couple of photos of of some of the castings joined together and painted.
    My son said i should build a new display for our collection, but i have no idea what i am building or for what time period....
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    Re: Thomas Gunn.

    This might sound weird but leave the figure in the sun for a couple of hours.

    Paul and i left a para figure in the sun by mistake one day and as the lad was putting it away the base came off.
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    Re: Making some moulds

    I have done some costings for the molds i have made so far.

    Pouring silicone $132 Australian for 2kg, i have used around 1kg so far at a cost of $66.

    I have made 9 different molds at a cost of...
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    Re: Making some moulds

    The door way mold has cured, so i made a casting and gave it a quick paint job.251462251463
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    Re: Making some moulds

    I have made a couple of new molds, this is the first one a wall section with bricks at the base and timber at the top.

    The second one is still curing and is a door and window section, once it has...
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    Re: Cs00993 m113

    I hope this helps.251271
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    Re: Miricales do happen!

    Can't wait to hear the excuse's at the smoko table tomorrow.{sm4}
  20. Re: What do you do with your tin soldier armies?

    These days they stay in the display cabinet on there dioramas.

    In the old days when my son was young we would set them up on the lounge room floor and have battles.{sm4}
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    Re: Finally found one

    Looks like a good match in size and it looks like the front doors open as well.
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    Re: Pauls new Vietnam diorama

    A couple of progress photos, it's slow going but at least tomorrows Friday and we can squeeze in some more time.251160251161251162251163
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    Re: Pauls new Vietnam diorama

    A couple of photos from last night, the round archway i made a while ago and now the young fella's changed his idea of what hes building.{sm3}

    At first it was going to be some jungle and a U.S...
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    Pauls new Vietnam diorama

    My son has started work on a large diorama for our display cabinet, apparently his Marines need a home.
    I have been wrangled in some painting and casting, we limiting ourselves to 2 hours a night...
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    Re: The Battle for Crete Colour Footage

    Very first dock scene is a kiwi in a lemon squeezer.{sm4}
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