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Marklo

Airfix classics 88mm & tractor, Churchill bridge layer, T34 and a DUKW

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Saw these two in my local model shop and couldn't resist the sheer nostalgia (don't worry about the Yak) a d seeing as I'm away from home an oob build with a basic toolkit was just about feasible and give me something to amuse myself after hours.

 

Chassis assembled.

 

Wheels done

 

Some assembly

 

That's the tractor done, I'll weather it when I get home. Now on to the 88mm.

 

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Nice stuff, I love this kit, I have one waiting!

 

Great value for money these old Airfix kits!

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I’ve built this one so many times as a boy and (flash notwithstanding) it’s still a very satisfying build, I am looking forward to the Churchill, for a 1:76 build it’s huge.

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I can't help thinking that the stormtroopers, clutching their Mausers were the inspiration for the Star Wars stormtroopers! 🤣

 

I don't have the bridge layer but it's on my list, my Grandfather was in the RE in Europe after D Day which inspires me!

 

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88mm subassemblies.

 

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Assembled.

 

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The finished article, I bored out the muzzle of the 88 and added some glazing to the windscreen as well as painting the canvas in a slightly different shade. I'll weather the whole thing another time.

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49543875788_b54eddedd3_c.jpgsome subtle (I hope) weathering. Bought a T34 and a DUKW as well as digging out an airfix tiger so will keep this thread rolling.

 

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The bridge layer is complete, just needs weatherig.

 

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T34 next, this took about 10 minutes to build, still I wanted one for my collection, some filling and touch up still required and if course weathering, the DUKW next

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The DUKW progresses.

 

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And nearly done.

 

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The T 34 gets a touch up and some decals.

 

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And the same on the Churchill.

 

Weathering on all of the above and then to build the Tiger, I think I need to do the Panther too then I have to admit I'm done. Enjoyable builds but way too simple to keep me amused long term.

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The Tiger.

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Camo on the Tiger, decals and weathering next.

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