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Chieftain Mk.5

Takom 1/35

I finished Takom's Mk.5 last December (having started it all the way back in September) It's a nice kit, although the BATUS markings supplied should in fact be for a Mk.10. I think Mig J. was a little lax on his research for this one. Built OOB apart from the MG and smoke discharger covers. The base used one of the AMMO branded model scene grass mats.

It'll be nice to see how it stacks up against the Meng one, but that seems to have disappeared again, after having a brief revival late last year

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Thanks for looking

Andy

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Simply stunning again Andy - I seem to be repeating myself now! But that is one of my favourites - love the BATUS schemes, especially when applied and weathered as well as that! Lovely little base and everything superbly well photographed as usual!

Beautiful work!

keith

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Some how you just manage to make me inspired every time I see one of your completed builds Andy :goodjob::goodjob:

Beefy

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Thanks everyone

Lovely work, did you use the kit decals even with the error or are they from elsewhere?

I used the kit decals, so technically it's wrong. I'm not sure if there are any aftermarket decals for a BATUS Mk.5, but if not, I'm sure some will be forthcoming eventually.

Andy

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Thanks everyone

I used the kit decals, so technically it's wrong. I'm not sure if there are any aftermarket decals for a BATUS Mk.5, but if not, I'm sure some will be forthcoming eventually.

Andy

Thanks, I wasn't picking fault by the way I wondered it you'd modified them, purely so I could steal your research for a future build...

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That's f f f f f fantastic - superb!!

I wouldn't be surprised if the Meng version doesn't actually happen - probably missed the boat . . .

Nick

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Well all I can say is the master model maker has done it again, superb Andy

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What a beaut

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Once again Mr M, another stunning build, beautifully executed in every way - the hits just keep on coming :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Brian

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Proper good!!

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Spectacular!

That is just one of the best looking Chieftain models I have ever seen :)

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As always another hit Andy :gobsmacked: , you've still stuck with what you mention is awesome, great job in all aspects, cheers Andy :thumbsup:

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fantastic work, looks great. very nice job on the scheme and weathering and great looking base. nice job

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I point this out every time I see a BATUS Chieftain model...one of the things I remember clearly from my various Ex Medicine Man tours during the mid-70's were the bullet holes in the turret NBC pack, where the infantry had used the tank as a target ("honest Sarge we didn't mean to shoot the tank") - the actual target was normally our sleeping bags

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Well, I wouldn't kick it out of bed.

Beautiful.

Rearguards,

Badder.

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