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  1. This was my build for the French Fancy GB which is still running in the GB area. I bought this kit when it first came out in 2016 and it's one I had been looking for an excuse to build for quite a while and the French Fancy GB gave me the perfect opportunity to get it made. I always thought this was an interesting looking vehicle - a little bit different from the norm. It was a typical Tamiya kit and I found it to be quite a relaxing project - the tank itself is completely OOB - although I have made a small base for it. Rather than my usually worn and muddy weathering, with this one, I decided to go for the 'in use' look - with some worn edges and a bit of dust here and there. According to Wikipedia: The AMX-13 is a French light tank produced from 1952 to 1987. It served with the French Army, as the Char 13t-75 Modèle 51, and was exported to more than 26 other nations. Named after its initial weight of 13 tonnes, and featuring a tough and reliable chassis, it was fitted with an oscillating turret built by GIAT Industries (now Nexter) with revolver type magazines, which were also used on the Austrian SK-105 Kürassier. Including prototypes and export versions, there are over a hundred variants including self-propelled guns, anti-aircraft systems, APCs, and ATGM versions. The Wikipedia page for the AMX-13 can be found: HERE Kit: Tamiya 1/35 Kit No. 35349 Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Vallejo, Citadel and Railmatch acrylics all applied by brush Base: Wilko picture frame, picture frame backing board MDF from a larger frame, Polystyrene, emery paper, Woodlands Scenics Blended Turf, Army Painter grass tufts/flowers and a Tamiya road sign. The Work In Progress thread can be found HERE A few closer views: A few with the turret at different angles: A few on it's base: And a couple with a sky background: Finally a big thank you to the hosts of the French Fancy GB and to everyone who took the time to comment in my build thread. Comments and suggestions welcome. Kind regards, Stix
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