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    Richard Auld

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    Mike H

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    Davejb

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  1. Some of my 15mm or 1/100 scale WW1 miniatures I have recently completed. I also made the ground work and structures.
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  2. This is the back end from a 250Kg incendiary 'oil bomb'. Looks like it might have broken up without igniting.
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  3. Hi All - Just joined the forum, so thought I'd post some photos of some restoration I've been doing while having a bit of spare time on my hands during lockdown. - Had these German bomb fin relics a while. – Not many of these survive as they were generally speaking ‘blown up’! These ones sort of survived, by the looks of them, by hiding in a swamp. Over half of the cone piece had completely rotted away, which in turn meant a couple of the fins were no longer attached to anything. So a bit of fabrication, and out with the welder. A couple of edges had gone thin and had rust n
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  4. I think this one would be better in the joke section?
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  5. Guys, a small group, looks like his mate was killed. He appears to have survived. Like the POW papers and his chit allowing him to stay out late from barracks, at that time he was likely convalescing at a lazaret going by the FP number and the Chief doc signature. Rich
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  6. Nice group of documents ! 38838 (Mobilization-1.1.1940) 2. Sanitats-Kompanie 188 38838 (23.4.1944-24.11.1944) 10.7.1944 1. Sanitats-Kompanie 448, am 24.11.1944 gestrichen
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  7. The RZM stamp in the circle was used but not by the navy it was for most party departments and that did include the SS again, who had nothing to do with the Navy. I don't know for sure but these are probably Bundeswehr Marine whistles that have been altered? Best Rich
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  9. Sorry to say, but i think this is a fake, the whole thing is wrong, The wings are all over the place, half done, plus being a naval item theres no M which being naval it shourd have. As for when it was made German items were being faked as early as late 1945-46 and ever since
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  10. Glad that you got it sorted, but you need to be careful with these zip ties, are these metal, plastic etc some plastic ones can affect old wood, metal can leave heavy scars in old wood, Its not really an ideal fix, show them on hear, that way we can see whats been done
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  11. Not Stupid mate, you did your bit and good on you, but did you have to be so bloody good looking as well, thats taking the micky"!!!!!!!!
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  12. Late to the party, but here's my 'Blitzlicht' bomb. Not in quite such good condition having gone off. I've read they were used when taking night-time reconnaissance photos. When they went off, they apparently produced 60,000,000 candle power for 5 seconds. No wonder there's no paint left on it! Quite a firework!
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  13. Bahbil, I am sorry mate it looks very 'Mickey Mouse' but I doubt that you will find any NAZI gold in Tunisia, if it were there it is probably long gone. With regards as to who to speak with about such matters I would recommend the Bundesarchive, pretty sure if there were any such locations they would be privy. I doubt looking on sites such as this will bring you any success in your quest. Just ask yourself why a German map would be written in English all be it bad English? Best Rich
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  14. You know, I see these at venues and yet I have never bought one, these look good framed, My mate has all of his framed and on his wall and they do look good
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  15. Guys, also in the mix yesterday. Not used but I believe original. Rich
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  16. Guys, nice find today, I don't know much about the organization of the German logies. I did find his unit on Lexicon der WH. I was hoping when I seen the signature on the EK that it would be AK related but not so, Von Thoma was Div commander 20 Pz. Still not too shabby! I sometimes wonder if Staff officers had nothing else to do but sign stuff? No wonder they lost! I like he earned the Panzer badge in bronze too, so an active chap for a logie! Rich
    1 point
  17. Just found this link about Von Thoma. https://www.krh.org.uk/uploads/4/5/0/9/45090939/20110914-10-hussars-von-thoma_1_pdf.pdf
    1 point
  18. It's the little things that please me Gwar! Not fancy but I still wonder how things like this survive...
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  19. May have been original at one time, now its' a humped up piece..
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  20. Nice piece of history !
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  21. Guys, as stated above. Rich
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  22. The picture below is a typical KM property stamp, here on porcelain (pic credit to pirateslair.com) Got to go to work will pick this up tomorrow! Best Rich
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  23. thanks, I really appreciate the help, they came in a group lot. What a super web page !! Thanks again !!
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  24. Thanks for the help. Great site. I am weak on military whistles. What kind of M would it be ? Is this one with the circle ??
    1 point
  25. Guys, been out today and was given this as it was not of interest for a local gold dealer. Well the price was right, I will always accept gifts from dealers! The strike is incredibly detailed, you can even see the railing supports on the fence. Not much of the silver wash left. Rich Note, Versilbert Bronzemedaille 1910 (C. Poellath) 4. Magdeburgische Infanterie-Regiment No. 67. Umzäumtes Denkmal mit Eisernem Kreuz zwischen zwei Bäumen / 6 Zeilen Schrift im Lorbeerkranz, darüber Wappen. 40,4 mm, 22,08 g. Mit Originalöse Schrock 079.1 Vorzüglich
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  26. Mike, no pressure, if you want it you can make a small contribution to Lenny for the forum and I will foot the shipping? It cost me nothing and it is more your area than mine? I understand though if it is not your bag! Best Rich
    1 point
  27. It would appear that only one crew member of an OV10 was killed the others shot down being captured, still one too many! It was a long time ago and I can't remember the people sadly. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_combat_losses_of_United_States_military_aircraft_since_the_Vietnam_War Rich
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  28. Hello Mike, Sorry I missed these earlier, but they are superb and a great job you have made......Well Done!! Have you got anymore we can see? Best to you.....Ian/ Desert Rat
    1 point
  29. A few different styles of photos in this lot. A CdV of a Saxon with his best friend, a Cabinet photo of a Baden enlisted soldier of Artillery and a postcard of a Sgt Major of Artillery.
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  30. To all the models makers on MCN......you make some fantastic examples for us to see on here... But what about this guy who's endeavouring to re-build this full size Spitfire in his front garden....and hanging out the garage, great Idea but what a job to complete! For me I would like to have the patience to build and paint a small model. Hope he get's it finished? But I would love one in my back garden...!!!...Desert Rat
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  31. Guys, they are still damp as it is pissing down here! A container from a well known family here, he even taught my daughter to drive, sadly passed last month, didn't know he had the EK1. Seems the family don't care that much for the history as all the photos are in the skip, I have rescued those only with military interest or local interest. Shame really! Rich
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  32. More, first bit is training again, Bde exercise, firing the GV or Giant Viper to give it the respect due! We were issued lots of new stuff and had a brief spell at Camp 4 as a break from the desert then an OP course was conducted at Camp Grey. That is the Christmas dinner with our 1 alcohol free beer!
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  33. Guys, some more pics I found in amongst my German stuff! This is in Saudi before the off, we did some training with the US Marine Corp and they introduced us to their weapon systems and showed us what we could expect in support. We did a bit of shooting with the Saudi Airforce, USMC AV8 Harriers, and Apache's/Cobras. This series shows us in the desert marking for them with the LTM. The first picture is of the USMC Air OP plane OV10 I think, sadly some of the crews from them that hosted us were killed shot down we later heard. We had no way to verify that then. I should really look it up.
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  34. Hi Guppy, not in good condition at all, sadly someone has taken a hacksaw to it at the top. They have removed where the fly off lever fits (see picture)! Best Rich
    1 point
  35. Great photo @Richard Auldyou served, and bless you for doing so! My dream was to be like my dad, a US Marine, I never made it, made some stupid mistake young in life. I regret them now. All who have served have my respect!
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  36. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (central railway station), I reversed the pic for clues..
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  37. Guys, few more post cards of King Billy and Hindenburg etc. Rich
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  39. Guys, Again from the market Sunday. What a horrible thing to wear. You can see where the badge has been removed, there are a few moth tracks too but not bad. I suppose that these are getting old too! Rich
    1 point
  40. Little something in the mail.
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  41. Thanks again @val. Very interesting reference material. Many of the pictures there come from the original booklet, h.Dv.104, Die Ausbildung am S.Gr.Werfer 34 This copy of the booklet originally belonged to Feldwebel Hildebrandt: Notice the nice equipment picture here, sporting the Klauenbeil with measuring tape and the bajonet on the guy to the right. I have been very fortunent to be able to collect and put together this specific equipment - the Klauenbe
    1 point
  42. Very nice posters, Val. Particularly the bottom one, Verpackung und Verpackungsgewichte. In modern pictures:
    1 point
  43. Here are some different ammunition crates for S.Gr.W.34 that I have collected.
    1 point
  44. Nasty little buggers, I used to have a few of them a long time ago, until my dad stood on one, that did,nt go down too well, and I sold them. I also had the vehicle spikes that were thrown on the roads, had to get rid of them as well
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  45. Those are some great post cards @Mike H!
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  46. Probably quite a few... If only all the fakes had the fakers phone number on it we'd be sorted.
    1 point
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