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Ian A

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  1. This was a pretty obvious choice when I saw it on ebay, I had a poster of pretty much the same bike on my wall as a callow youth. Built from the box, I am reasonably pleased with the way it turned out, I just had a little bit of trouble with some of the decals cracking up.
  2. Having re-read your piece, I would be grateful if you could point out the locations of excess rust on my model, there is no rust on the face of the armour plate other than streaks running down from some of the rivets, which I am sure would be a natural corrosion point. The armour plate is painted in my take on the 'mid-brown' prescribed by the ministry. As for sources, I did indeed find a number of original photos including some 'colourised' ones which did indeed show signs of streaking.
  3. Thanks, in fact it's a photo that I took from the Long Mynd in Shropshire.
  4. Thanks for the information, you've told me more there than I found in a couple of weeks research on the Internet. I'm interested in the colour reference, I read that there were no reliable original colour references available, simply that the Ministry vaguely referred to the colour as something like mid-brown.
  5. This is my latest project, my first proper attempt at weathering a military vehicle. Feedback welcome for hints and suggestions.
  6. Hi Pappy, there isn't actually any texture on the tank, it feels beautifully smooth. The paint is a Tamiya metallic, I assume that the appearance is down to the flakes being picked up by the camera.
  7. Thanks for the suggestion, I've put a little wash on and it has indeed made a difference. Annoying really, the wheels were one of the few parts of the model which hadn't received at least a little wash.
  8. I bought this on a whim as I like the subject, I had a few moments of worry when I read on the box that the moulds were made in 1964; no problem, the castings were beautiful with almost no flash. It has been a joy to build. Complete except for the two fork top bolts which are currently awol due to carpet monster issues - confident they will turn up eventually (still on a small piece of sprue).
  9. After a few weeks away from the bench, I got back into it with this little treasure. It was a real joy to build and I was able to try out a few new products and methods - Molotow liquid chrome, Bare Metal foil and last and maybe least, home-made snow (I'm still not sure about the effect).
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