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MadNurseGaz

* A little tank!

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I'm back! I've not done with this GB yet. I've got a target light tank, a British light tank in fact.

A Vickers MkVI to be exact. Here it is..........

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It comes with 3 finishing options, 2 of which are for machines which served with

the BEF in France.

The finished model is tiny (51x27mm!). 35 parts make up the kit, and the decal

options cover 3 different subtypes of MkVI. A VIa from 3rd Battalion, the Royal

Tank Regiment, Lydd 1938, VIb of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, 2nd Infantry

Division, BEF 1940, or a VIc of the 9th Lancers, 2nd Armoured BGE, 1st Armoured

Division, BEF 1940. The VIb option is the vehicle that's on display in the Tank Museum

at Bovington so that's probably what I shall build!

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Another great choice Gaz.

I'm loving the variety of subjects in this GB :thumbsup:

Cliff

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It's not the little tank I was thinking of...:analintruder:

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Gruber! Love it!

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:wow: but this little thing goes together easily and quickly.

I opened the box 15 minutes ago, and it looks like this already

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I'm afraid i've taken a liberty with the armament....On the real thing the Mk.VIa & b models

used Vickers machine guns, on the VIc a longer-barrelled BESA machine gun was used.

I've fitted the BESAs to my Mk.VIb, 'cos I think it looks better with them, so :tease:

Back soon with more progress!

I've just realised the photo is bigger than life-size!

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Assembly of the turret is now complete.

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That's all so far...

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Getting there now...

Hull assembled and tracks on.....

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Now to get some paint on it. I'l be finishing it in the scheme on the Mk.VI in the Tank Museum

at Bovington, but "in use" rather than "on display"!

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First coat of paint has been applied, along with tracks & suspension painted...

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Coming along well!

But doesn't that flash photography cut through the paint!!! It looks a lot more even in the plastic!

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It's now in two shades of green, I've used Humbrol 102 Army Green for the main colour, and Humbrol 30

Dark Green for the "disruptive stripes", which will need another coat, then Klear, decals and a wee bit of

weathering!

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These pictures are all "larger than life"!

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Both colours have been recoated, the glosscoat has been applied, and here we are part way

through decal application.

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Getting to the end now...

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Here she is, finished!

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More pics in the gallery!

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