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  1. I've really enjoyed doing this one. Very nice model to make. Other than the fiddley running gear everything is a breeze. Even the tracks are fine since they are huge! I wanted to show this thing off with some sort of purpose since the only pics are the test P1-P6 ones which were pared down with little in the way of gear on the outside. The experimental element of this kit was the camo netting which sort of went how I wanted it to and I must give a big thanks to @Das Abteilung for the donation of the scrim and also inspiration from his build. I thought I'd add a few bits to the back and made a crate for all the gear. All bar the jerry cans and flimsies are scratch built. The two straps on the rear near side and jerry are scratch plus a few other bits and bobs and I added the aftermarket side loading hatch. Taking inspiration from how Churchills were in WW2 I removed the central track covers and replaced with wire mesh. As in keeping with British armour of the time I also added a mantel cover which I think finishes her of nicely. There are a few pics of one of the actual test units sporting a cover so.... This was also my first go with dry decals from Archer. I have to say I'm a fan. Oh and a first serious go ate brush chipping. I went a little over the top but with most things modelling I soon realised that less is more. I'm rather chuffed with myself on the restrained mud weathering. Well done me Set in about 1948 this little cutie would prowling around the German - Polish border looking for anything big and Russian! The crew have a keen sense of irony and conscious that this is a bit of a big girl so she needed a little help in the wardrobe department in the way of Camo netting. I think she looks pretty suitably intimidating And for size comparison!! The WIP is here - Thanks for looking all Andrew
  2. A39 Tortoise for Meng TS-002 ET Models 1:35 E35-156 It was with great surprise and joy when Meng released the A39 Tortoise heavy assault tank and whilst a little fiddly in places it has been well received. Since its release there hasn’t been any aftermarket items designed for it which is not really a surprise as it’s a great kit straight out of the box. That is until now with the release of this two sheet etched set from ET Models. The instructions, on two sides of their unique A4 green paper are a little hap hazard, yet strangely clear in pointing out how the various sub assemblies are constructed and their final positions on the model. Since the Meng kit is pretty accurate there isn’t a lot that needs changing and so this set really only deals with increasing the fineness of the detail in a way that styrene cannot. Thusly the brackets joining the side armour need to be removed as do the engine compartment door hinges and other superfluous on top of the main casement. These items are then replaced with etched items and assemblies. Also included are the distinctive brackets on the side of the forward casement, front fender supports, smoke dispenser brackets, grab handles front and left cupola hatches, exhaust brackets, fire extinguisher brackets, storage box, and several straps for around the rear casement. There is also a length of steel wire provided to replace the styrene tow cable. Conclusion Although relatively small, this set is a very nice and useful set of etched parts for giving an already great kit that extra finesse to make it a superb model, even though the tank itself is a bit of a hulk. ET Models should be commended for releasing this set. Review Sample courtesy of
  3. As part of our website we have loads of vehicle Walk-arounds http://leicestermodellers.weebly.com/its-for-real.html Come and take a look
  4. A few pics from Dave (Shar2) which is timely given Meng Models release of this kit in 1:35
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