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Mk. I Female
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Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:46 PM UTC
Paul Howard reviews and builds the Mk. I Female in 1/35th scale from Takom.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
TAFFY3
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Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 11:53 PM UTC
Thanks Paul, for the clear and concise review of the kit. Tempting subject, warts and all. Al
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Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 12:07 AM UTC
Still plan to get one but thanks Paul for taking the time for the review and build to let us know of the issues. Heres hoping for either Takom to issue a fix or an AM fix, saying that I have a few drawings to hand so could try and sort it myself.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 03:54 AM UTC
thanks paul, for a good review
PRH001
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Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 05:35 AM UTC
Thanks. I enjoyed the build. I wanted to build the kit as produced for the review. I just hated to know I have to go back and fix it... Otherwise, it would drive me crazy. I've wanted a Mk 1 for quite a while, but I don't have room for two or three, so it will get squared away even if I do have to scratch the correction.

Still it's a very nice kit...

Paul H
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 07:25 PM UTC
Hi Paul
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 07:30 PM UTC
Hi Paul, I really like your review build of this kit and it makes me want to buy one in the future. Thank you, Ralph
PRH001
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 09:39 PM UTC
Thanks! I appreciate the feedback.

Cheers,
PH
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 07:02 AM UTC
I have placed an order for the MR Modellbau Mk 1 Female Correction set. We'll see how this set works out for fixing the narrow superstructure. More to follow...

Cheers,
PH
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 08:19 AM UTC
This is an old review thread, but i just finished a build and am waiting for a campaign start so I figured I'd do a little follow up on this build. I received the MR Modellbau Mk I Female update set which includes the wide cab, resin guns and the Palestine exhaust. My copy of this set was pretty rough. Warped parts, huge mold lines on the guns, bubbles in hard to reach places and very hard to see instructions. Oh well, I'd already reworked the guns previously, and I'm not doing a Palestine tank, so I just needed the cab that's the same width as the hull.

So I pulled the sponsons off, pulled off the track housings and cut out the original cab assembly. Trimming, sanding and test fitting repeatedly.

I will update as I progress for those who might be interested.

Cheers,
Paul H
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 07:33 PM UTC
A Mk. l Female:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DEhijJx7UFI/VMpLLfdrqrI/AAAAAAAA7g4/wDcZrpGvOB4/s1600/adriana-lima2_zps0f5394ed.jpg

Darson
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:00 AM UTC
Mate, a little NSFW warning would have been appreciated.
PRH001
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 05:59 AM UTC
I made little progress with the MR Modellbau resin update install. All of the viewport pieces were warped and had to be heated in boiling water and straightened as best I could. I filled the joints and reinstalled the sponsons. I have to let the filler dry before I can start priming, but it definately is starting to look more like a true Mk. 1.

Cheers,
Paul H





PRH001
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 08:17 AM UTC
Got a light coat of primer on the Mk1. Need a solid base for the acrylics and the weathering products.

Cheers
PH



PRH001
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:03 AM UTC
Small progress on the Mk 1 Female. Camo applied and weathering has been started




Removed by original poster on 02/21/18 - 00:39:00 (GMT).
PRH001
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 07:55 AM UTC
Here is my completed Takom MK 1 Female using the MR Modellbau Mk 1 Female correction set. I didn't want to weather it so much that you couldn't make out the scheme.

Cheers,
Paul H



















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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 05:40 AM UTC
Very nice work Paul, very subtle weathering. Looks like it's just moving up to the front!
PRH001
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC
Thanks John. Thatís the type of look I was trying for. Pretty new to the game versus war-torn veteran.