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And Now for Something Completely Different
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 02:28 PM UTC
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GPM is a retailer in Poland who specialises in card board models. One of their news this week is this little beauty:
http://sklep.gpm.pl/modele-kartonowe/wozy-bojowe/1/16/fordson-n-campbell-1940-1/16
A Fordson N tractor which has been turned into an armoured machine gun carrier (the limited speed probably makes it useless in the scout car role ...)

Image borrowed from GPM


Image from some blog in Russia (found with Google image search)

There is some more information about armoured car conversions in Britain 1940 on this page, the Fordson tractor is almost at the bottom:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=200966&start=150

Maybe the card model could be used as template for a 1/35th scratch build ....
The spokes in the wheels seem a little "skinny" on the card board model compared to the "live" picture and the housing above the radiator seems to be too low...
It's a cool little bugger anyway

/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 02:43 PM UTC
Looks like Soviet engineers had similar projects for the Fordson tractor :





https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B4%D0%B7%D0%BE%D0%BD_(%D0%B1%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BA%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80)


http://ser-sarajkin.narod2.ru/ALL_OUT/TiVOut10/MchTruck/MchTruck023.htm

PS Monty Python's And Now For Something Completely Different

H.P.
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 04:45 PM UTC

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2 brownie points to those who recognise the topic title

GPM is a retailer in Poland who specialises in card board models. One of their news this week is this little beauty:
http://sklep.gpm.pl/modele-kartonowe/wozy-bojowe/1/16/fordson-n-campbell-1940-1/16
A Fordson N tractor which has been turned into an armoured machine gun carrier (the limited speed probably makes it useless in the scout car role ...)

Image borrowed from GPM


Image from some blog in Russia (found with Google image search)

There is some more information about armoured car conversions in Britain 1940 on this page, the Fordson tractor is almost at the bottom:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=200966&start=150

Maybe the card model could be used as template for a 1/35th scratch build ....
The spokes in the wheels seem a little "skinny" on the card board model compared to the "live" picture and the housing above the radiator seems to be too low...
It's a cool little bugger anyway

/ Robin



Re: Your title-

"And now, for something completely different..." is from the "Monty Python" series of comedy shows, oft-quoted by John Cleese, portraying a typical BBC newscaster...

I've got the whole series in a DVD Boxed-set, so for me anyway, the "teaser-question" was a "no-brainer"... Monty Python is way up there on my list of comedic entertainment...

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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 07:32 PM UTC
What Dennis said!

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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 07:58 PM UTC
Ditto! And cool subject too!
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 07:59 PM UTC



"And now, for something completely different..."
"...a man with three buttocks."

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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 09:27 PM UTC
"a Scotsman on a horse..."

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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 09:53 PM UTC
"a man with a tape recorder up his nose..."

By the way, I liked the idea of using the cardboard model as a template for a plastic scratch.
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 03:08 AM UTC
My favourite, which I quote at least seventeen times a year..." A man, with three wooden legs!"

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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 03:51 AM UTC
That parrot is no more it is dead.No it's not ,look it just moved.Love Monty!!!
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 04:12 AM UTC
Are ALL your pets called Eric?

Check this vid at around 3:00 - That's a Conqueror!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZvT3MHpffk
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 01:23 PM UTC
"And now for something completely different... the Larch."
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 03:19 PM UTC
Who says model builers are nerds?!

Look what you've started, Robin!

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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 08:20 PM UTC

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Who says model builers are nerds?!

Look what you've started, Robin!




The "Science Fiction", "Hitler/Hilter" (You're No Fun Anymore" ?), "The Joke" and "Gas Cooker/Walking Silly" sketches are four of my personal favorites, but they were ALL pretty damn funny, if you ask me. Honorable mentions go to all of the "Gumbys", "Upper-Class Twits", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Deja Vu", "Flying Lessons" and quite a few others!

I watched the series when they were brand-new shows; I still LOL with my boxed set DVDs. NEVER regretted buying that set!

I wish I could get a-hold of Marty Feldman's summer shows- There was one episode that centered around a couple of "American Revolutionary War" British Artillerymen, (no horses, they had to pull this thing around all by themselves), hauling an 18th Century Cannon all over hills and dales without ever firing it? Anyone familiar with this sketch? Also, there was a comedy troup called "Yolanda" that specialized in some great stuff that was filmed in a slightly faster speed than "normal". Anyone remember these guys?
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 12:32 AM UTC
I learned about Monty Python as a kid when we had moved into our new house in Hawaii. I was looking for something to watch in the TV Guide (remember those?!), and I found something on PBS that I thought was going to be a documentary show about barn-storming pilots. Wrong! Needless to say, I was somewhat surprised when I turned on the TV (Confuse-A-Cat, anyone?)! Been hooked ever since!

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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 03:09 AM UTC
"a man with three legs........He ran away!" It's now time for the penguin on top of your telly to explode!

Seriously, cool subject matter.

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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 11:44 AM UTC
G'day, Bruce!

Oh, Hello Bruce!

How are you Bruce?

A bit crook, Bruce.

Where's Bruce?

He's not 'ere, Bruce.

Blimey, it's hot in here, Bruce.

Hot enough to boil a monkey's bum!

That's a strange expression, Bruce.

Well Bruce, I heard the Prime Minister use it. 'It's hot enough to boil a monkey's bum in here, your Majesty,' he said and she smiled quietly to herself.
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 11:56 AM UTC

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G'day, Bruce!

Oh, Hello Bruce!

How are you Bruce?

A bit crook, Bruce.

Where's Bruce?

He's not 'ere, Bruce.

Blimey, it's hot in here, Bruce.

Hot enough to boil a monkey's bum!

That's a strange expression, Bruce.

Well Bruce, I heard the Prime Minister use it. 'It's hot enough to boil a monkey's bum in here, your Majesty,' he said and she smiled quietly to herself.



Ah yes how the British see the Australians.

Before he was Crocodile Dundee remember the Paul Hogan show?
"Th' Ambah Nectah, Fosters."
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 04:38 PM UTC

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I learned about Monty Python as a kid when we had moved into our new house in Hawaii. I was looking for something to watch in the TV Guide (remember those?!), and I found something on PBS that I thought was going to be a documentary show about barn-storming pilots. Wrong! Needless to say, I was somewhat surprised when I turned on the TV (Confuse-A-Cat, anyone?)! Been hooked ever since!




YES! "Confuse-a-Cat"!!!

Forgot to mention that one! And what about all of those wonderful animated "shorts" by Terry Gilliam? HILARIOUS!!! Those weird, weird, WEIRD, but uproarious dancing WWI Brits, the turn of the 19th Century dancing "muscle-men" in the black bathing suits, and all of those crazy airplanes and wheeled vehicles!!! And Graham Chapman's classic complaining British Officer popping up in the middle of various sketches. Who remembers the "Undertakers" sketches and interjections?

I HATE what passes for "humor" today!!! Seems like nothing is considered funny unless you hear "$#!+", "P*$$", or "F**k" eighteen times in what is essentially a three-word sentence if you remove all of the expletives...

Give me Monty Python, Laurel & Hardy, The Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, the "Our Gang" comedies and Abbott & Costello anytime! Honorable mentions to Marty Feldman, Charlie Chaplin, The Three Stooges, and Benny Hill!!! Also all of those "Screwball Comedies" from the 1930s and 1940s... At least all of that stuff is available on DVDs...
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 05:41 PM UTC

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I learned about Monty Python as a kid when we had moved into our new house in Hawaii. I was looking for something to watch in the TV Guide (remember those?!), and I found something on PBS that I thought was going to be a documentary show about barn-storming pilots. Wrong! Needless to say, I was somewhat surprised when I turned on the TV (Confuse-A-Cat, anyone?)! Been hooked ever since!




YES! "Confuse-a-Cat"!!!

Forgot to mention that one! And what about all of those wonderful animated "shorts" by Terry Gilliam? HILARIOUS!!! Those weird, weird, WEIRD, but uproarious dancing WWI Brits, the turn of the 19th Century dancing "muscle-men" in the black bathing suits, and all of those crazy airplanes and wheeled vehicles!!! And Graham Chapman's classic complaining British Officer popping up in the middle of various sketches. Who remembers the "Undertakers" sketches and interjections?

I HATE what passes for "humor" today!!! Seems like nothing is considered funny unless you hear "$#!+", "P*$$", or "F**k" eighteen times in what is essentially a three-word sentence if you remove all of the expletives...

Give me Monty Python, Laurel & Hardy, The Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, the "Our Gang" comedies and Abbott & Costello anytime! Honorable mentions to Marty Feldman, Charlie Chaplin, The Three Stooges, and Benny Hill!!! Also all of those "Screwball Comedies" from the 1930s and 1940s... At least all of that stuff is available on DVDs...



Smothers Brothers, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway (the Tim Conway elephant story floors me everytime), Johnny Carson Show. Didn't have to work blue to be funny.
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 08:24 PM UTC
"I'd like to see...more full frontal nudity"...Mr. Gumby.
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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 02:54 PM UTC

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That's two to me then

It would make a very cool little scratch project that's for sure.




AHGRRR!!! KILLJOY!!!
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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 07:21 PM UTC
"Arghhh! I 'it me 'ead on the table!" - Mr. Gumby
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