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Tail-Dragon

Ford Canada 15CWT CMP and 6 pound QF anti-tank gun, 5th Cdn. Armoured Div.

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Ford Canada CMP of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division, 12th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Artillery co. - Italy, 1943

Finished just in time for New Years, my Peerless/Max Chevy 15CWT converted to a Ford CMP, hope you enjoy, and a belated Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to everyone !

Colin

- On CMP:

- Modified from Chevy to Ford with Eduard's photo-etch grill, Ford instrument panel, "Ford Canada" and "Ford" logos on front

- Detailed cab with rear internal structure, detailed Lee-Enfield .303 rifles, added slings (stowed behind seats), round Ford style clutch and brake pedals, shortened and modified seats and added leather texture and wrinkles, corrected/modified shift levers, hinged drivers door. Added side window mount brackets, sliding rear window handles, windshield wiper motors and wiring, front windshield opening adjusters, replaced windshield with clear acetate. Added wiper blades from brass wire.

- Opened grill area, detailed rad and added shroud, added brake lines, spring shackles, fuel tank fill neck braces, corrected fuel tank supports to proper profile, scribed wood grain into load bed wooden panels, replaced canvass tie-down hooks with flattened wire, replaced canvass cover framework with brass tube and wire. Added padlock shackles to all stowage boxes, flattened tires.

- On 6 Pound anti-tank gun:

- Replaced all the tie-downs with fine copper wire, drilled out the elevation wheel, filled the sink holes in the carriage tongues and replaced the weld beads, drilled out tubes on spades, added pins and chains at the spade end and refined the spades, and on the forward splinter shield, made hinges on the lower shield and hooks and eyes from fine brass wire so that it is articulated.

Painted with Tamiya acrylics (custom mix for the BCC 2 service brown), weathered with artist oils, artist Gauche, pastels, decals from kit and IPMS D-Day sheet.

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Edited by Tail-Dragon

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Wonderful models, superb detailing, paint and weathering. Stunning work!! :thumbsup:

Keith

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Nice bit of weathering and over all presentation.

Grand Job!!!!.

Foxy :coolio:

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That's really rather splendid! Looks 1/1 scale to me!

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Amazing piece of modelling.

Great paintjob and just the right amount of weathering for my taste.

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Looks fantastic the subtle but effective weathering is very convincing.

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Lovely build, these Peerless Max kits really were ahead of the game when first released and still build up very nicely now especially with some of the modern add-ons available and with the scratchbuilt detailing of a great modeller.

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Superb build stunning finish!

Roger

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I especially love the truck, beautifully finished, and the barrel along with the looks good too, Greetings

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Thanks everyone for the kind comments. It was a fun little kit and surprisingly good for it's age - a testament to the mold makers of old! Also, the first time I tried weathering with artists Gauche - something that I have to work on some more, but it shows real promise! (I.E. screw it up, and wash it off with water! Got to like that!)

Colin

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