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Kallisti

1:35 Scimitar 2 on Salisbury Plain - kitbash/scratchbuild

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So after almost 2 and a half months, it is DONE!!!!

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I started with this lot:

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and with plans I'd created from various research sources

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which turned out to be 8% overscale, and even then the side panels are a little too tall :(

My aim was to build one of these:

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Click here for Technical Data Sheet

This is a new vehicle introduced to Afghanistan in 2011 which is a combination of a Spartan hull with enhanced mine protection and a Scimitar turret. It also incorporates anti-IED ECM gear and of course the bar armour I cherish so much!

The challenge here is that the only Spartan kits in 1:35 are from Accurate Armour and they are of the old version, pre-LEP which upgraded the engine and added extra armour, so there was a LOT of scratch building to be done! I bought the AA Warrior bar armour in the mistaken belief that it would be usable to some extent. Sadly it wasn't directly but the resin brackets, nuts, bolts and connectors came in very useful.

The bar armour is constructed from LOTS of 1.5mm wide, 0.25 mm thick Evergreen strip, with 0.5mm brass rod as the vertical bars.

You can see the WIP thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234958222-135-crvt-scimitar-2-scratchkitbash-build/

I had thought I finished it earlier today but forgot the wire cutters and a couple of other small details. In addition, the number plates had to be printed out on decal film and put in place, so once that was done I had to re-photograph the whole thing. Sadly this late in the day the lighting in the conservatory isn't as good as before so I've had to resort to the flash so the lighting isn't perfect in these photos.

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Phew, that was a bit mammoth! And now for the Buffalo!! Yeah thats going to happen soon...

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Kallisti, having watched your WIP, what you have produced here, without a shadow of a doubt is pure excellence, totally awesome. 5*

Lee :)

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very nice build, very nice job. great job on completeing it and nice little base

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That has turned out to look absolutely stunning. My eyes were watering just following your construction of that bar armour.

Are you planning on taking it to any shows? I'd like to see that in person, as it were.

Cheers,

Paul

PS - What is the length of the radio antennas on these?

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does it go fast enough for the spoiler to take effect :banghead:

Great looking model.

Tim

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That camo scheme doesn't exactly work on Salsbury Plain but still a fantastic build! How you had the patience to do the slat i do not know.....

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Very true, but its a training area so perhaps they want to be able to see the vehicles ;) Either that or they couldn't be bothered to repaint them.

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Very funny Tim :)

@Jabberwocky: Not sure what shows I'll be attending for the next couple of months - apart from Smallspace of course, but this one isn't suitable for that show :) Looks like the next scheduled show Farnborough is going to attend as a club will be our own in September! I'm sure there is another one in August we are due to attend. There is Abingdon and Bovington Tank Museum in October. It'll definitely be at Telford in November however.

At a push I could probably bring it along to Smallspace to let you see it in person :)

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Lovely work! :)

Great conversion, very impressive modelling :goodjob:

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Really like this, love the base as well, every time I see one of these I think a warrior has shrunk in the wash!

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I followed your build and I would not have the patience to pull this build off. You have done well and the end result is looking very good.

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Having seen this in the flesh it really is a work of art - the BAR armour especially.

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Excellent looking Scimitar! And some exceptionally patient work on display there!! Well done!

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