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 Post subject: Re: T 72 Model
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:23 am 
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Since I have way too much time on my hands after work, I decided to assemble a (West) German Leopard 2A6M. I don't want to have it look as if it just rolled off the assembly line. I prefer to have it look like the mount of the intrepid Hauptmann Märkl after 10/11 straight days of combat operations in TLW's NORTHAG. Scale 1/35, cheap Revell kit, btw.

Have been reading up on aging and weathering techniques. I just hope I won't overdo it with scorch marks, dings, mud and scratches ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:58 am 
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sounds good, the Revel kit is okay, needs a few tweaks to go together well, but it looks pretty good when done, good luck with it and of course Post pictures!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:23 am 
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shot of my collection

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Wow! Is that the Tamiya Challenger 1 Mk.3 I spy? I've got both the original Chally 1 kit and the subsequent Chally 1 Mk.3 with the Chobham side skirts and reactive armour that came out after Op Granby (somewhere).

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Why yes it is, big Fan of the Challenger 1 though that kit was the first or second kit i built so its missing part of its smoke dischargers, so i may have to get a replacement ...one day


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:55 pm 
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I'll need to explore the loft and see if I've still got mine. They're both un-built, so should be mint. I'm never going to build them, so if you're interested maybe we can come to a suitable arrangement? Depends on whether I can find them of course. :lol:
I've also got an un-built Accurate Armour Warrior and the Dragon Gulf War British infantry set somewhere. I'd once planned a diorama with both vehicles and the troops, but never got around to it. My kit building skills have now atrophied and my interests have moved on.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:45 am 
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If you can find them, i am sure an arrangements can be made :P My next build is a BOAR Chieftain then a BTR-60 however thats after exams and dissertation are done :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:38 am 
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Well exams are done and i have a few free days before a push to Finnish is needed, so i built A Chieftain Mark 5

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Its not a perfect kit, but its been updated to look as close as i can get it ..... plus mud/dirt and dusted to match the pictures i have seen.

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:50 am 
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Excellent. I've always had a soft spot for the Chieftain; I believe it has a FB group.

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:09 am 
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:D Every one should love the Chieftain, it ... like bow ties .... are cool


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:19 am 
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Found the Chieftain's FB Group. I am now a member. :D

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:23 am 
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Utter insanity ... so of course i joined


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:33 am 
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Have you seen the 'I said left stick' photo yet? Reminds me of a pic in Rob Griffin's Conqueror book where a gearbox had been put in the wrong way around. Suffice to say when the driver selected a forward gear he created a new entrance to the tank shed. :lol:

Now the Conqueror is a another tank that is definitely cool. It has an FB group, as does the Chally, so I've applied to join both. :)

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wonder if there is a picture of that, poor sod bet the mechanic that did that got a interview without tea and biscuits for that, i do like the Conqueror ... just for its rarity value .... and scale ..... its on my list ... after all i am only two USSR MBts from having a mid 50s to late 2000 of russian tanks ..... A t80 and a T64 ....so i think english tanks next :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:13 pm 
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I'll see if I can scan my copy of the book.
English tanks, eh? I'll have you know that some of the Conquerors were built in Scotland. :D

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scotland ... home of half of England's defences since 1707 :P A centurion/ A Conqueror and a chally 2 all on my to get list .... it gets longer by the day that does ....

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Since before 1707; remember that the Duke of Marlborough had Scottish regiments as part of his army prior to 1707. They were on the English establishment, rather the Scottish establishment.
Of course the Scots were perfectly happy to fight for pretty much anyone whether they be English, French, Swedes, Russians, or Americans. :D

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well there is one key thing that links all that fighting ..... lol


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Scots will fight anybody and if we run out of foreigners to fight we'll fight each other. :lol:

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ahhhh, same with liverpool :)


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