01 APRIL 2013. I have added the details and information wrt our new book, “Marmon - Herrington, A Histrory of the South African Reconnaissance Cars”. More details under - Books - 6 Div.
Upcoming event you need not to miss (SA Residents):
RESEARCHING SOUTH AFRICA’S POST-1945 MILITARY HISTORY
Format: Informal seminar of military historians and researchers concerned with the recording of South Africa’s post-1945 military campaigns.
Date: Saturday, 20 April 2013, commencing at 09:00.
Venue: Pretoria Regiment, SALVO Kop, behind Army HQ in Patriot street.
Cost: There will be a cost for coffee, lunch and braai (to be determined). A cash bar will be available.
Attendance: It would be appreciated if you could confirm your attendance to HW Short, email@example.com, before 28 March 2013.
17 February 2013. The following updates were done:
04 February 2013. The new year also brings new technology to our doorstep. Paging through a book with adverts I came across a hand scanner. Having seen one or two imported models in action and seeing a reasonable price tag I bought one from our local Incredible store. Putting it to the test has produced very good results, ending with a 600 dpi scan and not a multi-mega pixel photo. I have now replaced my trusty Fujifilm camera I have used for photographing documents with the Copycat scanner and I can report that I am more than pleased with the results.
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24 December 2012. This year has certainly disappeared with speed. Seasons Greetings to all our followers and customers. Herewith the reference section update with links to our WikiAlbums which has stacks of photo’s you should be able to use when building you models - direct links:
A happy and prosperous 2013 to you all !!
03 December 2012: Good news from Model Centrum Progress with regard to my Marmon-Herrington Armoured Car Book, herewith a quote from their E-mail:
I have today met our exclusive distributor. It is decided that your book will be published as a single volume, 176 pages long. The distributor wishes to have the ready book by the end of January 2013, in order to announce and show it during the Toy Fair in Nuernberg that starts on 30 January 2013, Therefore the book should be sent to printing by the end of December 2012.
To ensure a copy start reserving your self a copy by sending me a E-Mail.
04 November 2012. A quick update, I have started loading my pictures to the WikiAlbum. Here you will also find some pictures from Marc Cilliers in Cape Town who made use of our books as reference in building his M4 Sherman in Italy model, well done Marc, it’s “excellent”. To add some words from Marc about his model:
Herewith photies of my Sherman, I tried as much as possible to copy the photo in the book. It’s the old Italeri kit, not the best but there is life in the old dog! Just a few bits and pieces were corrected and suitable wheels added… I don’t know where the track comes from, but it was looking lonely in the spares box. The two angled spares boxes on the front fenders were scratched, the rest of the load covered in a tinfoil tarp, and the foliage securing wires added from fuse wire. The helmets are an interesting touch, they definitely look a bit lighter in the photograph, so may have come over from North Africa and are purposely on display as a “been there, done that” kind of thing. Note three helmets, one crewman came straight from the Union! At least that’s my story… The yellow triangle could be a bit bigger and I wish we had a better photo of the artwork on the hull side…. I purposely didn’t use too much dust, why obscure the detail? But more dust would probably be appropriate!
Thanks for the pictures Marc. Marc’s M4 Sherman pictures can be viewed by clicking on the first thumbnail photo or at:
21 October 2012. A quick update, I have been informed by Webshots that they will no longer be supporting web albums and that I would be losing all my photo’s stored on the Webshots site by 01 Dec 2012. This caused me to start looking for an alternative for the more than 900 photo’s I already have in the Webshots album. The good news is that I know have the chance to sort them into separate albums, this will make updating and browsing much quicker and more convenient. This is going to be quite a project which I will spread over the next couple of months. You the viewer should bookmark it an visit on a regular basis to see what I have added, much new content will also be added, specially relating to colours and reference material. I hope you enjoy the new WikiAlbums. The link is as follows
03 October 2012. The AAD air show has come and gone. Some interesting equipment was to be found in the static display areas and I particularly enjoyed the military vehicle demonstration. Some pictures of this event can be found in my Weshots album at:
Click on the WikiAlbum link above
I also had a visit from my dear friend Mike Starmer (Mr Paint Colours) from the UK. We had some interesting discussions on colours and markings. Herewith a picture of myself and Mike in some serious discussions.
18 September 2012. BREAKING NEWS - 6 SA Armored Division in Italy - Part 2 (Softskins and Arty) has arrived and is now available at R250.00 plus postage. get yours while I have stock, do not be disappointed later..
16 September 2012. Just a short Update, good news is that the 6 SA Armd Div decals in 1/35 scale has sold out due to a large purchase from overseas. Its a pity that the local hobby shops do not make larger purchases. I now only have 1/72 scale left and once they are gone, no more.
The 2012 AAD airshow is upon us and will start on 19 Sept at Waterkloof, hope to see all there.
02 September 2012. Not much to report on of lately. We are awaiting the delivery of 6 SA Armored Division Part 2 which is in the post on its way here. Currently we are working on SA Colours & Markings Book 8 which we hope to publish soon, more details will be made available as we get near to the printing date.
September is the month of the AAD Airshow at Waterkloof in Pretoria which should be a spectacle in itself as it was down in the Cape for the last couple of years. We do not have a stall at the airshow so will not be visible to our friends,however I will stock the model shops with books and decals, so if you pay the Aviationshop a visit you should be able to stock up on all the goodies needed.