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  1. This is my first entry for the Group Build. It is the fairly recent Vespid kit of the A34 Comet tank. I have not built a tank kit for fifty years, and the last one was the Matchbox kit of the Comet. IT is out of my comfort zone as it is: a) a tank, not an aircraft. b) it doesn't go together like an aircraft kit, and isn't finished in MAP colours c) it has far too many wheels than a respectable vehicle should have, as well as tracks Having said all that, the kit is well moulded with the use of slide moulds to make life a bit easier. For example, the return rollers (note use of armour terminology her, I have been reading up), do not have an obvious mould line, which is going to help with cleaning up. There is a small fret of PE, for some items that look sensible to use this medium for, and a turned brass barrel that looks nice. I am going to use some aftermarket decals for a post-war tank in bronze green, as it may be cleaner. Building a tank will be traumatic enough without covering it in loads of muck. There are some alternative parts for use with later variants of the tank. The Comet tank was designed as an up gunned Cromwell with a newly designed 77 mm gun that was smaller than the 17pdr Anti tank gun, but offered similar performance. A new turret was needed, but the turret ring diameter was the same as the Cromwell. The Comet entered British Army service in 1945 and remained as a gun tank in British service until 1959 in Hong Kong. It also survived quite a while with other countries including Ireland, Finland and South Africa.
  2. HI Everyone, I have finally finished my first diorama, as above I have called it NAAFI Break I had no plan and no idea really, Started with a Comet my first model for well over 20 years and then a Firefly my favourite WW2 battle wagons, then decided on a diorama, and found the base by accident I liked, and without any planning just added as I went along, lots of first for me on this, so overall I am chuffed to bits with it, few areas could be better especially the figures, but thanks to some great tips received and with practice the next ones will be better. Enough Waffle 😂 The Pics Well there it is, It has been a great stress reliever if not for COVID I may not have got back into the hobby. Cheers Mark
  3. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is the brand-new 1/72 Vespid Models A34 Comet tank, in markings of 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, 29th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division (from the box). I added a towing cable from my spares box and antenna on the turret. The model was painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, weathering with artist's oils and pastel chalks. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. For the first time, the A34 is available as an injection-moulded kit in 1/72. I had never heard of Vespid Models before, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and fit of parts. Even the link & length tracks, which often cause me troubles, were relatively easy to assemble. My boxing contained a metal gun barrel and photo-etch parts. Thank you for your interest, best greetings from Vienna! Roman .
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