1⁄35Mk IV Tadpole
This is not quite an out of the box build of Takom's Mk.IV Tadpole as Gary has added better nut detail on the suspension, rebuilt the stowage box (and added stowage) as well as scratch building a replacement exhaust system completely from brass tube. The model has been painted in WW1 Battleship Grey - not the green Takom try to get you to use in their instructions! Gary couldn't find any information on a definitive grey so he used Tamiya XF82 which seems to be a reasonable match to Royal Navy Battleships of the day. The weathering was completed using oils and pigments. The tarpaulin stowage was made from scrap styrene and lead foil with the wicker case coming from Plus Models.
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