kiwitrogg Posted April 11, 2020 Share Posted April 11, 2020 (edited) Evenin’ All Hot on the heels of my Panther last month, here’s my second big armour thingy! The kit - Tamiya’s 1/35 Matilda Mk II/IV (35300). An example from the 42nd Royal Tank Regiment, which formed part of the 1st Army Tank Brigade, and served in the Western Desert Campaign in North Africa in 1941-2. Built OOB, it virtually fell together, except for the link’n’length track, sections of which kept falling off ! Paint – Tamiya acrylics mixed to Mr Mike Starmers’s recipies for the Caunter scheme. Weathering – A lumpy, sludge mix of Humbrol weathering powder for the mud. Tamiya Weathering Master set A (mostly) and (a bit of) D, and a lot of use of watercolour pencils, especially for the dust and sand deposits on the decks and turret. A light dusting of XF57 Buff to finish off. Distractions – Tank Chats. In my research I discovered the The Tank Museum’s Tank Chats on Youtube. Really good watching for a tank noob like myself. I’m on #80 Black Prince as I write this. Here it is, I hope you like it. Apologies for the use of my phone camera. I wasn't too happy with the indoor photos for showing a true colours so I took some outdoors in the desert-like sunshine to see how they'd turn out. One more for luck. So, I’m still enjoying my foray into armour subjects, they’re certainly different to what I’m used to. My next big decision will be, do I stick with 1/35 or do I swap to 1/48 so that they’ll sit comfortably among my aircraft models ? While I ponder that, I’ve placed an order with my local for a Tamiya 1:35th scale - Panzer Mk.III Ausf.L – 35215…….meanwhile my stash is bulging with neglected aircraft projects. Ah well. Thanks for looking Cheers Gaz Edited April 11, 2020 by kiwitrogg spelling again 32 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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