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 Post subject: F.G. Crates.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:34 pm 
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Came across these guys today at Chatham Militaria fair.

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After a short chat they told me that they could do reproduction wooden 265 round, 50 cal boxes.

They would come complete with stencils but the lids would be of a flush fit design until the correct wing type nut fixings were sourced.

They are going to Rougham this weekend and are attempting to have a sample ready for then?

A preliminary price was £25.00.

So with baited breath I await the results.

Apparently Lloyd you know them?

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 Post subject: Re: F.G. Crates.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:29 pm 
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Can some one please post the correct details/picture of the stenciling needed for a 50 cal box described here. MIKE.

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 Post subject: Re: F.G. Crates.
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Something like this?

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 Post subject: Re: F.G. Crates.
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Station 128 wrote:
Something like this?

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Been chatting to the guys who are making these and they told me that there having trouble getting the base coat of the brown colour correct?

So therefore any ideas of a RAL code or similar?

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 Post subject: Re: F.G. Crates.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:08 pm 
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Get me a free crate and I'll tell you what paint I use ;) ;)

Got yours yet off Mr Spratt?

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 Post subject: Re: F.G. Crates.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:59 pm 
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Fickle Finger..? wrote:

Get me a free crate and I'll tell you what paint I use ;) ;)

Laurence.


If I could I'd keep it for myself. ;)

Fickle Finger..? wrote:

Got yours yet off Mr Spratt?



Just waiting to meet up with him when convenient.

Can't wait as I've heard there not bad?

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 Post subject: Re: F.G. Crates.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:16 pm 
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I got one of these...
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still need to source the pressed wing nuts (found 3 so far dismantling my daughters dollys pram :? )


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 Post subject: Re: F.G. Crates.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:53 pm 
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Yeah Bodge, Martin's are not bad, some construction issues, and although he uses Axholme stencils, he doesn't fill in the bridges to make them look printed. That crate you overpainted and stencilled to Paul Bellamy's pattern looks ok, Better than it did with it's dodgy maroon stripe! Just fill in those joining bars on the lettering, and good luck with those pressed wingnuts!!

( I've got to go see Tony from Axholme to update his stencils. Mine are the .50 cal linked boxes you see in his 'Gallery'. I had to work on them a bit to get better results.)

I've noticed with the dozen or so that I've stencilled that less is more, the perky yellow paint really sets them out as a repro, my best ones are ones which look like they've had months outside in the St Louis sunshine!

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 Post subject: Re: F.G. Crates.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:03 pm 
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Hope these from F.G turn out ok, 25 quid is good, but I suspect it'll be a basic lookalike for that price.
Me and 'The Burl' costed it all out, tried to make them cheaper, but the amount of work in them + materials made them more expensive. If people say they can do them cheaper, then good luck to them, but I suspect quality will suffer!
Andy Burl's doing a second batch as we speak, I'll be getting them soon for final assembly, I'll put an advert on here when they're ready!

Laurence.

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 Post subject: Re: F.G. Crates.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:40 pm 
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Yeah need to finish off the stencil gaps but never seem to get the time
Found a source for the wing nuts though... will get to see em tommorrow and let you know


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