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  1. I wanted to take part in this as I enjoyed the previous MTO GB. But I've been making other things, been busy at work and had a sojourn away from the modelling table due to a well earned holiday. So this morning rashly I thought let's do something! Now I'm not the fastest builder in the world so that means an aircraft with its canopy, props and undercart as well the inevitable seams and sanding is out of the question. And as for a ship, my last effort is still sitting part made in a cupboard somewhere, not even the shelf of doom. A quick look look at the stash revealed this box which I only bought last week, and galvanised by the searching for sunken Valentines on the recent BBC Jurassic coast special made me think. Let's go and build these. In the box are 6 sprues enough to make three tanks. There are alternative parts to make three didfferent versions, a MkII, a MkIII and/or a MkIX. There are also three different commander figures on each sprue and at the end there will be multiple bodies, turrets and sets of tracks left over for the eager scratchbuilder or converter. My plan is to make one of each version. I know the MkII and MkIII were used in the Westrn Desert and as far as I can see so was the MkIX and it was also used in Italy, so should be fine. Let me know if I'm wrong and I'll adjust Marks accordingly. The moulding is beautifully crisp and there's load of detail, although the part count is not enormously high, given the variants and options in the box. Instructions however, are fairly basic but adequate. So off we go.
  2. Hi and thanks for dropping by – may I introduce you to my first ever 1/72 AFV. It’s the International Harvester M5 Halftrack – or should that be half track? The kit is from the PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY and as some of you probably know – it’s really designed for wargamers rather than 'serious' modellers – but hey - you get 3 in the box – so how could an amateur resist… There isn’t really any ‘after-market’ for these bad boys, so it‘s straight out of the box. The only messing around I did, as my skills are somewhat limited, was to add a bridge weight disc with a 3mm piece of plastic. Also the ‘windows’ were solid – so I filed them out and it came with a ‘choice of 50 calibre machine guns – so I ‘up gunned’ it and used both. Oh – and the headlights were just plastic stumps – so I drilled a couple of small pits and put some chrome paint in. The paint is Vallejo Model Air and the dusty look comes from Flory washes – all finished off with Winsor and Newton matt varnish. Now no one is going to mistake this for your normal 1/35 fare - but just for scale - and because it is so cheesy - let's start with a 'penny shot'... OK - so here is the 'walkaround'... I should point out that I built this as a ‘mojo restorer’ and it certainly did its job – if you fancy taking a look at the fun and games along the way – the WIP is here… …as always any constructive comments are most welcome – it’s what the forum is all about. ...and don't forget - if you like it – then you can ‘like it’ with the buttons over there > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for looking - Steve
  3. Hi folk,s well the matt coat was all that was needed to finish it most of it was done over the hols,you get three easy build tanks in a box which I picked up for a bit of practice paint and weathering,after building the other two to finish in a European scheme I noticed the side skirts and early mantle found on early desert versions so I,m sure it,s not accurate and there are no decals in the kit but it was fun and here it is.Happy new year to all and thank's for looking.
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