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After more than 10 years of entering AFV's in the competition at Telford, I finally picked up a trophy. This one got the best model of an Allied AFV of WWll from IPMS Czech Republic.

It's the Academy Honey M3 with AFV Club's suspension and tracks and MB Modellbau's horseshoe turret. There are also a lot of scratch built items such as the sand shields and the large stowage box over the engine deck. AFV Club's suspension and tracks are superior to Academy's items and fitted to the Academy hull with no problems. I changed the turret for the MB Modellbau one as Academy's hexagonal version is incorrect for this tank.

The figures came from various sources and have had their arms and legs repositioned and the heads placed with Hornet items.

 

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The stowage is a mixture of Resicast, Value Gear and Accurate Armour. The .303 mg is from RB Models and the decals are curtesy of Bison Decals.

A very enjoyable build.

 

Regards,

 

John.

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Thanks.

No, it's from A Troop, 25 Battery, 4th Field Regiment. The Bison decal sheet misplaces it in Libya, when in actual fact, it was Medernine, Tunisia. I based it on a photo in Jeffery Plowman's book, C&M of Stuarts in New Zealand Service.

 

John. 

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A lovely job on the vehicle and the figures. The scratch (scratchbuilt bits) and tickle (altering arm positions etc)  worked really well.  Congrats.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

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1 hour ago, Silver Fox said:

Thanks for the clarification I should have spotted the RA flashes. I especially like the way you have posed the figures, they look as f posing for a photo. Nice composition.

 

55 minutes ago, phildagreek said:

:goodjob:

 

That's very nice, like they're posing for a mate to photograph them. Like that a lot.

 

Thanks both. That's exactly what they were doing in the photo, only in the original, there were four crew members, but I ran out of suitable figures.

 

John.

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1 hour ago, FrancisGL said:

Very good the work achieved, all those additions, along with the good work of painting, in addition to the figures, deserve a prize.

:goodjob:, cheers mate

 

1 hour ago, Dads203 said:

That's nice, very nice :) 

 

17 minutes ago, celt said:

Well done on your trophy,your work deserved it,well tidy.

 

Thanks for all the kind words. Much appreciated.

 

John.

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15 hours ago, HL-10 said:

Superb work!

 

12 hours ago, Billydick said:

Brilliant.  Those figures with the Hornet heads really bring it all to life :goodjob:

 

BillyD

 

12 hours ago, stevehnz said:

I like this, quite a lot, you've got so much going on with your figues & all the gear & all superbly executed. The officer type reminds me of my old head master who was in NZ armour in North Africa & Italy.

Steve.

 

11 hours ago, batcode said:

fantastic work, looks great

 

2 hours ago, longshanks said:

Lovely job

 

Kev

 

Thanks to all. I really do appreciate you taking the time to look and comment.

 

John.

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14 minutes ago, Seahawk said:

Very nice.  I especially like the expressions on the figures: you've given them individuality.  Mind you, the one on the right is wearing a very dodgy toupe. 

 

Thanks for the comments. The one on the right is sporting the "Trump" look!!

 

John.

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That is really excellent! I'm really impressed by the finish and presentation. Your figures are superb. I'm not surprised it won a trophy. Very well done. :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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