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I always think of Monty Python's "It's the Bishop!" skits where this particular AFV is concerned.

 

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This is the old Esci/Italeri Bishop 1/72 scale kit (based on their Valentine tank kit), along with the limber and some figures I stole from my Esci/Italeri 25 Pounder & Quad kit. It proved to be an enjoyable 10-day build, and represents a Royal Devon Yeomanry vehicle in Sicily, 1943.

I did a lot of scratch-building, including the interior, fighting compartment doors, driver's hatches, tow-hitch, tarpaulins, stowage boxes, roof hatch, limber draw-bar details etc. I also added wire handles, rivets, and opened up the sighting aperture. I used OKB Grigorov resin tracks. Aside from the figure with the binoculars, all the others have been hacked and/or mixed and matched to get the poses I wanted. I replaced the ends of the tack-guards with scratch-built examples from brass sheet so I could mangle and dent them, likewise the exhaust guard on the left-side of the fighting compartment. I Dremeled out the insides of the Limber's mudguards for added realism and gave them a good denting as well. My build log can be found over on Missing Lynx's Braille Scale forum...

 

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Where did you get the very large knife blade on the first picture? ;)

 

Good you put it there because otherwise I would be sure it is 1/35. You must be a real artist.

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Another cracking braile scale model Mark, again on a base that sets it off beautifully! Just had a read of your build thread and really like the interior detailing you've done on it too!

 

Great job again!

 

Keith

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Now that's a real beauty!

 

Superb detail in such a small scale!

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What a fantastic build, I also like the base its like you've just dug it up.

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Thanks Ozzy,

 

I put all my vehicles on what I call a "tank-biscuit" made from cork tile. It's quick, cheap, and as you say, it looks like it's been ripped out of the ground. Here are some more:

 

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Nice technique and some more fantastic builds.

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Great build, and interesting idea for a base... duly noted! 

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Cracking build, the figures are supurbly done.  The others shown same opinion, and like your bases as well.

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