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Tamiya Chieftain converted into a MK11


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I'm currently making one of these. It's just a horrible OOB cross breed. No PE or extras so I'm not expecting it to look that good.

It's my first bit of armour though and I'm fairly enjoying it! Any tips you can pass on are well appreciated. I think weathering will be the biggest struggle for me.

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Thank you chaps, DAG058, the weathering is the best bit fella. Looking forward to seeing some of your builds.

Right, the scrim has been added to the netting, will look better under a coat of primer, still needs some titivation to get it looking right.

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Cheers

Dan

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Great build Dan, did you have any issues on fitting upper to lower hulls, when I test fit mine at the front, the rear is about 25 - 35mm out. I suspect this is just normal resin warping? If you did, how did you fix it?

Chris

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Great build Dan, did you have any issues on fitting upper to lower hulls, when I test fit mine at the front, the rear is about 25 - 35mm out. I suspect this is just normal resin warping? If you did, how did you fix it?

Chris

Hi Chris, I had the same issue and I sorted it with the Mrs hairdryer. Just warmed up the upper hull and taped it to the Tamiya lower hull to cool down, it was

relatively easy but don't over do the heat, it can go south quickly. One other way is hot water, as hot as your fingers can stand to flex it back into shape and then set the position with cold water. This is probably the best way TBH.

Good luck with your build and I'm looking forward to seeing it on the forum fella.

Regards

Dan

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Hi All.

Mike, I don't think it would do you any good eating the cam on the barrel mate.

Primer time, turret is the first up as I have to modify the track skirt brackets on the side.

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I'm going to try something different with the preshading, hopefully it will work :-)

Regards

Dan

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Can't believe the effect you managed with that scrim, Dan. I've never managed to get it to look as good.

Only thing is you seem to have left the fume extractor uncovered. I did this but found it was a mistake!

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Can't believe the effect you managed with that scrim, Dan. I've never managed to get it to look as good.

Only thing is you seem to have left the fume extractor uncovered. I did this but found it was a mistake!

We can sort that no problem :winkgrin:

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Here we are, Fume extractor is now camed up :-)

The lower hull is currently drying off after a prime, I've found loads of pin holes on the rear

engine bulkhead that will require filling with Mr surfacer but we are very close to getting the base colours on.

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Cheers

Dan

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Thanks Matt, So when are we going to see an update on your build ?

Dan

Only just back from holiday, and the stuff I needed to get on arrived two days before we left when we had Sunray's mother over from NZ to contend with, and packing to do. Trying to get mojo for the tank going again, as Sunray Minor has just been given a 1:76 Cromwell this could be sooner rather than later, I hope!

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