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  1. Hi all, I have never attempted an armour build before, have mainly concentrated on helicopters and sci-fi up to now so please go easy on me. I am quite a way into this build but will post the progress to now, will be quite picture heavy I imagine. Will hopefully post over a few days to show the stages. So here is the kit I am starting with: I am fascinated by the Vietnam war I guess it's because there was so much film footage. This kit doesn't have the IR search light so I ordered the Def.models turret detail kit as I think it looks way cooler with the light.
  2. M48 A2CG Patton (03287) 1:35 Revell Despite the fact it share the name Patton with the M46/M47 the M48 was designed as a replacement for these tanks, plus the M4 and the M26. The M48 was truly the first generation Main Battle Tank for the US Army. Designed by Chrysler over 12000 were built and the type went though many upgrades and changes over its life time. The Tank was also sold to many friendly nations inside and outside NATO. The German Army made considerable use of these tanks until they were replaced by the Leopard 1. The M48 A2 brought about an improved powerpack & transmission, along with improved turret control. In German service the A2GA2 replaced the gun with the 105mm L7 cannon and a different MG3 mount. Over 650 M48s were upgraded to this configuration. The A2CG version added a Raumbi rangefinder and smoke grenade dischargers to the turret. With the introduction of the Leopards these tanks were sent to Territorial units. A mine clearing version of the M48 remains in German service. The Kit This is re-issue of Revell's kit from 2014 with new parts to reflect the latest tank. The kit arrives on 6 sprues of grey plastic, a set of rubber tracks and a length of aerial wire (not shown). Construction starts with the lower hull, the sides are added to the main base along with the rear lower part. The engine grills are added along the the drive sprocket transmission parts. The suspension parts are added along with main wheels, idler wheels and return rollers. The drive sprockets can then be added along with the rubber tracks. The top hull can then be added and the engine intakes placed in. The front fenders are added along with the parts which hold the track covers up, and the tool boxes on them. To finish the lower hull off the lights are added along with tow cables and a myriad of smaller parts & fixings. Lastly the drivers hatch is added which can be open or closed (however there is no interior in the kit). Now for the turret. The upper and lower halves are joined with the gun movement added in between. The exterior mantlet cover is then added along with the gun barrel. Antenna housings and hatches are then added to the turret. Exterior fuel cans are added along with stowage boxes. The large commanders hatch with its machine gun is then made up and added tot he turret. The searchlight is added to the top of the gun, and the smoke dischargers are added to the side of the turret. It can then be fitted. If you want to model the tank in travelling mode with the gun to the rear then the rear mounted gun carrier can be used. Markings The decal sheet is pretty small, but provides three options; Panzer Battalion 354, Hammelburg 1974 Panzer Battalion 363, Kuhlsheim 1974 Panzer Battalion 364, Kuhlsheim 1974 Conclusion The tank is a true cold war warrior and a good edition to any Post WWII German Army collection. Recommended. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For further information visit or
  3. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT SIGNED UP. THE DATES ARE 30th MARCH 2019 - 30TH JUNE 2019. Ok It covers the lineage from the M26 Persing/M46 Patton as in this Tamiya. If you're planning on doing a late war sherman in that group build you could do a M26 Pershing as a companion. Or if your planning on doing a Korean war sherman like the New Tamiya with a Tiger or Devil face like this. You could do an M46 Patton as a companion piece. They also wore the tiger face art. As shown in this Photograph. Or build any versions thru to the most modern versions of the M60 used by the Israelis such as this Magach made by Academy It covers all offshoots and adaptations in the Patton Family tree of Armor. Hope to see you look into it, even happier if you decide to join. Have a great modeling day Dennis * any photographs used are strictly information use. All rights belong to original owners.
  4. Hi there! Just photographed my new model) I didn't work a lot on it, made only mantlet and searchlight covers and machine-gun shield. Hope you'll like it!
  5. Recently re-released, this will be my Build Just picked it up today at ModelKraft 2016 in Milton Keynes More tomorrow
  6. Hey All After a nice little car binge its time to return to military models. Today I present Tamiya's 1/35 M48A3 Patton finished as a South Korean M48A5K1. Enjoy... I've become a real fan of these older Tamiya armour kits. They build rather well, have adequate detail and can usually be found relatively inexpensive. Like I said above, this is the M48A3 built as a South Korean (Republic of Korea) M48A5K1. The most noticeable differences are the 105mm main gun, side skirts, smoke launchers, shortened cupola and different style of IR searchlight. Most of the parts for the conversion came from Verlinden's M48/M60 Update/Conversion set while the rest was either scratchbuilt or modified from the kit parts. The tank was first primed, then given a base coat of Vallejo Golden Brown. This was followed by Tamiya Field Grey, Deck Tan and NATO Black to complete the camouflage. This was given an overall wash of MIG Earth Wash with the engine grills receiving further treatment with Dark Wash. The side skirts recieved some generous splashes and streaks with Vallejo European Dust Wash and more MIG Earth Wash as well as some accidental pigments. Various pigments were worked into the tracks, wheels and lower hull followed by a light overall dusting of Tamiya Flat Earth to finish the "road worn" look these tanks have, as they are never truly clean yet not overly dirty. Lastly I added some guitar string antennas, some Verlinden Camouflage Net to the turret bin and filled all the viewports and periscopes with Weldbond. All in all, I quite enjoyed this build. This one is definitely the best (real) tank I've done to date, If I do so say myself. I played around with a different background and some different settings on my camera, let me know what you think. Thanks for looking Regards ANS
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