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CVR(T) FV101 Salamander


Hamden

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OK after the thirteen months of building this one

 

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which was displayed at the recent South West Model Show at Bovington Tank Museum it's time to start another hopefully shorter project again based on BATUS. The Salamander was a local (BATUS) modification for use by the OPFOR section to play the part of eastern block armour, more will become apparent as the build progresses but one thing that was altered was the removal of the main armament which was replaced by a longer hollow tube and on the rear was circular plates added to the rear hull bin to represent fuel tanks.

Here is the box top and some of the sprues

 

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Work will begin soon and if you care to join me you are more than welcome as are your comments and any information you have on these vehicle.

I did put a request in the modern era discussion section and had a very useful reply from @Old pro for which many thanks.

 

      Stay safe                Roger

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27 minutes ago, ivan-o said:

I’ll be keeping a careful eye on you😂👍

 

Welcome to the mad house Ivan and I definitely need being kept an eye on!

 

      Stay safe              Roger 

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41 minutes ago, Hamden said:

Work will begin soon and if you care to join me you are more than welcome

That's all very well and good Roger, but I can't sit there for another thirteen months. I'll get blisters on my bum!:yikes:

I've already put my towel over the sun lounger, so I'll be following along.

 

John.

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2 minutes ago, Bullbasket said:

That's all very well and good Roger, but I can't sit there for another thirteen months.

 

Hopefully it won't take that long John! and welcome to the mad house - 

4 minutes ago, Bullbasket said:

I've already put my towel over the sun lounger,

 

Make sure you've got your sun screen and keep hydrated!

 

Welcome @mbthejester hope you enjoy the ride

 

         Stay safe            Roger

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Right plastic has been cut and this one is underway with the lower hull and suspension put together and the hull top added - don't think this one is going to take 13 months John @Bullbasket 

Right here are a couple of pics: to show progress

 

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More progress soon

Thanks for stopping by your time as always is very much appreciated 

 

      Stay safe                      Roger

 

 

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A nice kit to build if my Scimitar was anything to go by, although there were a few fit issues.

 

I've got my chair and padded pants on (to avoid blisters in case this goes on a while!) and will tag along .....

 

Keith 😁 

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Time for an update on this one but first thanks to @Jasper dog, @Keeff and @Bullbasket for your comments they're very much appreciated.

It had to happen scratch building has been started, the AFV kit of the Scorpion is lacking bins so with the help of pictures I've started to fabricate some extra bins for crew stowage, a fire extinguisher has been added to the left hand hull side between the bins and the exhaust has been fitted to the right hand side the heat shield will be added later.

Anyway here are the pictures

 

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by hopefully more soon

 

          Stay safe             Roger

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Thanks to @SimonL, @Keeff & @APA for the kind comments and to @badger for the interesting link, as well as those that liked the last update.

Right then work on the extra bins has been completed and the extra additions to the rear of the vehicle have been started and the turret has been put together to check modifications clear the turret/hull, there's not a lot of clearance between the two. Anyway I'll let the pics: do the talking - there better at it than me!

 

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Thanks for stopping by more soon on this one

 

         Stay safe                 Roger

 

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Great bit of scratch building Roger, never seen one with the bobbin on the back, assuming that's what it is.

Good to see someone enjoying themselves and cracking on.:thumbsup:

 

Atb

Darryl 

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Thanks for your comment Darryl @Jasper dog the bit on the back is to represent external fuel tanks as seen on eastern block armour as these vehicles play that part in exercises. 

This link may explain it better     

Thanks again for your interest

 

    Stay safe               Roger

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On 14/10/2023 at 14:23, Hamden said:

 

Thanks for your comment Darryl @Jasper dog the bit on the back is to represent external fuel tanks as seen on eastern block armour as these vehicles play that part in exercises. 

This link may explain it better     

Thanks again for your interest

 

    Stay safe               Roger

 

Thanks for the info Roger,  I'd never seen one of those before!

Every day's a school day.

 

Cheers

Darryl 

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First off I hope your all safe and dry after the arrival of storm Babet

Thanks to @PeteH1969, @Maddoxx77, @edjbartos and @ivan-o for the kind comments and too everyone who took the time to hit the like button.

More work has been carried out on the turret modifications as well as adding the standard fittings such as the vision blocks. As usual I'll let the pics: do the talking

 

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Only a small update this time but any progress is progress so they say

 

Thanks for stopping by your time is very much appreciated take care 

 

     Stay safe             Roger

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