±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: nbrich1
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6596

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 100
Total: 100
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Photo Gallery
02: Photo Gallery
03: Your Account
04: Photo Gallery
05: Photo Gallery
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Home
09: Community Forums
10: Statistics
11: Home
12: Community Forums
13: Photo Gallery
14: Community Forums
15: News
16: Community Forums
17: Member Screenshots
18: Photo Gallery
19: Community Forums
20: Photo Gallery
21: Home
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Photo Gallery
27: Photo Gallery
28: Photo Gallery
29: Community Forums
30: Search and Rescue
31: Photo Gallery
32: Photo Gallery
33: Community Forums
34: Home
35: Photo Gallery
36: Photo Gallery
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Photo Gallery
41: Home
42: Photo Gallery
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Photo Gallery
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Photo Gallery
49: Community Forums
50: Photo Gallery
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Home
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Home
59: Photo Gallery
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Downloads
72: Community Forums
73: Photo Gallery
74: Community Forums
75: Photo Gallery
76: Photo Gallery
77: Home
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: Photo Gallery
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Photo Gallery
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Photo Gallery
93: Community Forums
94: Your Account
95: Photo Gallery
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Photo Gallery
99: Your Account
100: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 10, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:54 am
Post subject: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

These shots were all taken at the FSMM's restoration shop facility where there was a great deal of activity the day I was there. The museum participated in the Minnesota Military Expo this year and plans to do so on an annual basis from now on. An exciting event worth the trip to see.
www.mnmilitaryexpo.com/

A%20forklift%20holds%20the%20towbar%20up%20for%20connection%20to%20the%20\"tug\". The%20rubber-tired%20tug%20tows%20the%20M41%20back%20to%20the%20display%20area. The%20FSMM's%205-bay%20restoration%20shop%20with%20various%20projects%20in%20progress. A%20Dodge%20M37%20in%20restoration. A%20Continental%20R-975%20for%20the%20M4%20in%20the%20next%20bay. M4%20pieces.... ...for%20this%20Sherman. One%20of%20the%20crown%20jewels%20in%20the%20FSMM%20collection:%20an%20operational%20M5A1%20Stuart%20receiving%20new%20brake%20bands. The%20controlled%20differential%20gets%20a%20cleaning. Interior%20views%20illustrating%20a%20thorough%20ground-up%20restoration.

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 807
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:12 am
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

Thanks for the great pictures. Looks like the staff there really does a great job at fixing these old warriors.

_________________
The only thing to do when a son-of-a-bitch looks
cross-eyed at you is to beat the hell out of him right
then and there
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
binder001
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 363

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:13 am
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

First, thank you very much for posting these great photos! I didn't appreciate that there was such an active facility up there.

The latest batch are quite good. Is that M41 a runner? I always liked those tanks. I'm also interested to see them restoring an M4A1 76W HVSS ("M4A1E8"). Another tank of personal interest as we have several on display in NE and I got to climb on some as a kid (OK, and as an adult, too).

That's a pretty good facility they have available - I'm very glad to see that. I also think it's great that they have grabbed a bunch of trucks for restoration and for parts donors. That place looks like Jaques Littlefield's back yard!

I hope they can keep a couple of the M60 types running for future generations. Now is the time to grab up remaining engines, tracks, etc. Plus with their connections I hope they can at least keep an M60A1 or A3 in good exterior condition - with the phone box, grenade launchers, grenade boxes, wind sensor and other stuff that gets torn off during demilitarization.

Gary
Back to top
View user's profile
Roy_A_Lingle
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:49 am
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

Hi Bob (A109)! Hi Folks!

Super bunch of photos!!!!!!

Thank you very much for taking all the trouble to take and post them.

And thanks to all of you who also take the time and trouble to take and post your photos also. It's like traving the world without having to leave my home.
Sgt, Scouts Out!

_________________
"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 10, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:21 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

- binder001
Is that M41 a runner?
Gary


Yep, sure is, Gary. I believe the battery was dead when I was there and it had to be towed as a consequence. See: www.fsmm.org

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 10, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:39 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

- Roy_A_Lingle

Super bunch of photos!!!!!!


Well, I've been crusing all the back issues of "The Glue", Roy, and there's a super bunch of photos there of some very nice armor models by one Roy Lingle which I've enjoyed looking at.

Tit for tat. Laughing

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:22 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

- A-109E
- Roy_A_Lingle

Super bunch of photos!!!!!!


Well, I've been crusing all the back issues of "The Glue", Roy, and there's a super bunch of photos there of some very nice armor models by one Roy Lingle which I've enjoyed looking at.

Tit for tat. Laughing


Maybe Roy would grace us with a few pics here since we can't all get that publication! *hint, hint* Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 10, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:54 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

- Doug_Kibbey

Maybe Roy would grace us with a few pics here since we can't all get that publication! *hint, hint* Wink


Ah, but you can, grasshopper: www.ipmselpaso.us/news.htm

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
Jens_O_Mehner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 511
Location: Giessen, Germany
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:55 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

- Doug_Kibbey
- A-109E
- Roy_A_Lingle

Super bunch of photos!!!!!!


Well, I've been crusing all the back issues of "The Glue", Roy, and there's a super bunch of photos there of some very nice armor models by one Roy Lingle which I've enjoyed looking at.

Tit for tat. Laughing


Maybe Roy would grace us with a few pics here since we can't all get that publication! *hint, hint* Wink


Bob's models aren't too shabby, either, but he's a modest man. He also works miracles on Franklin Mint M4s... Wink Smile

Back to top
View user's profile
Jens_O_Mehner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 511
Location: Giessen, Germany
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:07 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

Thanks again, Bob,

another set of spectacular photos, and finally the M41, which seems to hold a special place in many curmudgeon's hearts.

Back to top
View user's profile
Roy_A_Lingle
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:17 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

Hi Folks!

- A-109E
- Doug_Kibbey

Maybe Roy would grace us with a few pics here since we can't all get that publication! *hint, hint* Wink


Ah, but you can, grasshopper: www.ipmselpaso.us/news.htm


Thanks Bob (A109)!

I would post the AFV photos but I have never figured out how to copy or save a picture that is part of an Adobe document. Sad

Sgt, Scouts Out! Smile

_________________
"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Jens_O_Mehner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 511
Location: Giessen, Germany
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:50 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

- Roy_A_Lingle
Hi Folks!

Thanks Bob (A109)!

I would post the AFV photos but I have never figured out how to copy or save a picture that is part of an Adobe document. Sad

Sgt, Scouts Out! Smile


Unless you have the full version of Acrobat, you can make a screenshot with the print button, paste into your favorite picture software, trim, save as .jpg et voilá- pictures.

Give me the issues your models are in and I'll see what I can come up with.

Why is the name Gustav Hebrok so familiar? Apart from him, there are a few other well-known modelers in El Paso- must be some kind of magnet... Wink

Back to top
View user's profile
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 10, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:42 am
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

- Jens_O_Mehner
Thanks again, Bob,

another set of spectacular photos, and finally the M41, which seems to hold a special place in many curmudgeon's hearts.



You're more than welcome, Jens; glad you enjoyed them. Razz

- Jens_O_Mehner
Bob's models aren't too shabby, either, but he's a modest man. He also works miracles on Franklin Mint M4s...


Now, how would you know about that, Jens? Wink

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 10, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:46 am
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

- Roy_A_Lingle

I would post the AFV photos but I have never figured out how to copy or save a picture that is part of an Adobe document. Sad

Sgt, Scouts Out! Smile


Jens offers excellent advice on converting photos, Roy. Here's what I did:
1. Open up "The Glue" Adobe pdf document.
2. Left click on the photo I want in order to highlight it.
3. Right click to 'copy image'.
4. Open up Microsoft Office Picture Manager, paste the photo here to edit it.
5. Save the image to the desktop. (It'll be in bitmap format)
6. Open the bitmap image on the desktop, right click and select 'edit'. This opens the bitmap in Microsoft Paint program. In the 'file' pull-down menu select 'save as', then select 'jpeg'.
7. You're done!

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
Jens_O_Mehner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 511
Location: Giessen, Germany
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:43 am
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #7

- A-109E
- Jens_O_Mehner
Bob's models aren't too shabby, either, but he's a modest man. He also works miracles on Franklin Mint M4s...


Now, how would you know about that, Jens? Wink


Oh, we both travel in exclusive circles, Bob. Laughing Plus, we share an acquaintance, although I only know our recently promoted Sergeant and builder of officer material in a virtual way.



Last edited by Jens_O_Mehner on Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:48 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum