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British Brigade
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 07:21 AM UTC
Just a quick update on my Matilda Mk II/IV I entered for this build. She is all assembled and ready for painting. This kit was a joy to assemble. Everything went together with no fit issues at all. This was one of the fastest builds I ever done. I am getting to like these Tamiya kits.

Here are a few progress pictures.











Will post new photos after painting.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
Excellent work on your Matilda Mark. I'm keen on seeing how you decide to paint on the camo (especially if you're doing Caunter - I'm still trying to find the courage to do that pattern on a British Stuart and Matilda I have in the stash),
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 09:11 AM UTC
Hi Mark

Your Matilda is looking awesome. Clean build. Super Nice.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 03:26 PM UTC
Nigel, it was a good save then. Saves a full strip and re-do.

Mark nice crisp build there. looking great
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 07:01 PM UTC
Well, here's progress on my Tamiya Chieftain. Here she is with the decals, washes and some dusting. Not too satisfied with it yet. Was a bit heavy handed with the dust wash on the turret. I will probably apply the same wash to the area around the driver's hatch and the engine compartment.




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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
I quite like the effect Nigel. Breaks up the mass of green and black nicely
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:46 PM UTC
Here is an in progress photo of the Churchill Tank for the campaign



Tom
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:34 PM UTC
Tom,

Nice progress. Churchill tanks are one of my favorites.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC
Thanks @Peter for the feedback.

Anyway, here's the chieftain after one more dust wash on the hull. Unless there are any other comments, I'm calling this done. While I think I could have done better with the turret periscopes, I need to focus on other builds.



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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 08:10 AM UTC
Looking good so far Tom.

Nigel, have you considered using window tint film for your glass? The Chieftain has glass that looks black until you get close, then you can see it is fairly clear.


For these moulded in lenses, I use window tint film cut to size. A trip to the local tinting service came away with free samples of various shades, enough to last a long time when cut up into strips for lenses. It is self adhesive after being dipped in water, but I usually paint the lens with a gloss varnish and apply the tint when still wet.
Just a thought for your next build.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 07:46 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Looking good so far Tom.

Nigel, have you considered using window tint film for your glass? The Chieftain has glass that looks black until you get close, then you can see it is fairly clear.


For these moulded in lenses, I use window tint film cut to size. A trip to the local tinting service came away with free samples of various shades, enough to last a long time when cut up into strips for lenses. It is self adhesive after being dipped in water, but I usually paint the lens with a gloss varnish and apply the tint when still wet.
Just a thought for your next build.



Thanks for the advice Peter! I might just do that on my next British kits. I have a Tamiya Challenger in the stash as well - hope that this technique can also apply to that kit.
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 02:20 AM UTC

Quoted Text



I have a Tamiya Challenger in the stash as well - hope that this technique can also apply to that kit.



The Challengers also have scope faces thatlooks black from a distance:

Chally 1





But the 2 up close shows the reflective tint

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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 07:30 AM UTC
Ohhh thanks for those close up photos Peter! Gonna be handy for my next build

also, I've tried uploading photos of the Chieftain to the campaign gallery page but it keeps giving me an error or white page. My account also tells me that the photos are still in queue. Anyone else with the same problem?
pablo_g
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC
Hello people,
Finally, I join the campaign with Valentine Mk I. The model will be interesting but I will do it with closed hatches because the producer did not show in the instructions how to paint them. I also found nothing useful on the web, maybe I was looking for it badly.





Let start the fun.
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 09:18 AM UTC
I will also be doing Miniarts Valentine Mk.1



Going through the instructions and parts, I am having flashbacks to building Broncos Bishop, but a little bit simplified I think.
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 02:38 PM UTC

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Going through the instructions and parts, I am having flashbacks to building Broncos Bishop, but a little bit simplified I think.



If I recall correctly, Bronco used Miniart's Valentine hull for their Bishop Kit.
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 02:46 PM UTC
I noticed that some frames with parts have the Bronco logo. I found some pictures of the interior of the tank so I will be able to paint it, although it is not too much.
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 05:18 PM UTC
Could very well be, and since I just looked, and Broncos logo is on the transmission sprue, that explains why all it goes together the same including part numbers. Just the instruction assembly sequence is slightly different.
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 08:15 PM UTC
A few more small bits to add and I'll be ready to apply a coat of primer and decide which scheme to tackle





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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 10:06 AM UTC
Seat looks like it could use a touch up in the photo, but my valentine is progressing slowly.



The upper hull has the same warping problem that I had with broncos bishop so I am taking my time trying to get that sorted.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 02:12 AM UTC
Chris and Iain. Looking good guys.
McRunty
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC
First WIP shots. Running gear is done and the basic hull is built. Not seen but I have started adding PE to the back plate of the hull.

I am backdating the AFV Club Kal'shot 1973 back to a Mk6. Luckily 98% of the parts I need are included in the kit. I mostly have to adapt the front uparmored plate to Mk 6 standard.


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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 04:34 PM UTC
Rory,

That looks to be one big tank.
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 07:34 PM UTC
2nd in progress shots.

Mail hull is complete. Side skirts have been left off for painting and adding the wheels/tracks later.

I do enjoy using Eduard PE. It may not be the most detailed of PE but its always so easy to use. I was fairly judicious in my use of it, using what I thought looked good and what added to the kit. For instance, I don't think the PE locks and clasps on the stowage looked that much better than the plastic ones so left it off. The PE grab handles for said stowage was also the most flimsy and horrible I have ever seen so left the plastic as is.



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Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:11 PM UTC
Continuing on...

The vehicle is now completely built and ready for paint. Side skirts, wheels, tracks and MG are not glued on yet as I will be painting them separately.

I went back and used the PE grab handles after all though I still didn't think the locks were worth it. Getting the gun mantle to fit and stick was a real pain in the posterior.