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dark side pt.2 (WW1tank)
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2007 - 10:47 AM UTC
heres the work so far on the father to my chally (or should that be great-great grandfather at least ) for the "father and son" campaign over on armorama. i don't know how to say this but this campaign has really given me the bug for 1/72 armour the p/e set is by extra tech and fits quite nicely to the plastic parts-

comparison of the sponsons, pistol port covers replaced by etch, and gun barrels drilled out

the kit door against the etched door, which is actually two pieces and the etch has parts for the inside of these doors allowing you to pose them opened, however for me, if i did this i would have to think about some sort of interior, so i bottled it and left them closed!



some general views of it as it stands now, the unditching beam was made from a piece of the sprue which emhar kindly have made with the exact profile of the beams used i.e. longer width at the bottom, so it was a simple paint job, then add the etched strapping
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2007 - 12:41 PM UTC
Looking good Phil, just to let you know that one of the sponsons is wrong in the kit due to the gun sight requiring more room, I found out after I had built mine just letting you know incase you want to correct it. Click here This site lets you know the problems and the fixes.

Other than that you've been caught by the 1/72 hook

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2007 - 03:38 AM UTC
too late! i've stuck the sponsons on already, and wouldn't you know it, i had a good long look at the matador models stall at telford,saw all the extras for this kit, but didn't buy anything because i don't speak WW1 armour very well! spuds? grousers? track torpedoes? whats that all about?
however i have corrected the petrol tank now, on this one it tells you to put it on with the "hatch" facing out bacwards, which i thought was strange for a petrol tank, in fact it should be facing upwards, and also there should be some factory fitted extra armour around it.
now where did i put that plasticard................?
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 01:06 AM UTC
ok my WW1 tank is finished, but not without a little oopsie! and i can't use my inexperience with armour as an excuse because i've built this same kit before

can you spot the deliberate mistake?

yep thats right, the unditching beam goes over the front end, comes up at the back then slams into and rips off the rail-DOH! all i can say is that i blindly followed the p/e instructions that appeared to show it fitting on like this, and it was only when preparing these pics on a hosting site it occurred to me that i'd got this slightly wrong! its actually now finished with the rail in the position it should be in,and heres some pics of the two of them together. in finishing these i am now campaign-less apart from our poles apart telford theme (that i might make a start on now :-[ )



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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 - 10:18 PM UTC
Nice one Phil
I would never have guessed youd got anything the wrong way round,,lol.
If your looking for a new campaign Ive got one starting soon on Aeroscale.
Aces High.
Right up your street mate
Nige
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 - 11:58 PM UTC
Nice Phil, that is what I love about 1/72, you can place two or more models together and still have room on the bench.

Now you up for the rest of the family

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 06:04 AM UTC
thanks for the reminder nige, i've just signed up!
Luciano- as for the rest of the family, ive got in my stash a cheiftan,centurian, and a valentine all 1/72, however i've been wondering what would be the next step tank from the mark iv, and keep meaning to post over on armorama about that
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 11:40 AM UTC

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Luciano- as for the rest of the family, ive got in my stash a cheiftan,centurian, and a valentine all 1/72, however i've been wondering what would be the next step tank from the mark iv, and keep meaning to post over on armorama about that



Phil it depends if you want to go the route of cruiser or infantry (heavy) tanks, IMO I'd go with cruiser as this then follows the 'C' as in Crusader, Cromwell, Comet, Centurian, Conqueror, Chieftain etc.
Let me do some checking and I'll get back to you.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 12:29 PM UTC
OK Phil I've done some checking along the Cruiser / medium tank route -
Not including the Mark V, V*, V**, VIII, and International I believe the next would be the:

Medium B (1918)
Medium C (1919)
Medium D (1919)
Vickers Medium (1921)
Independent A1 (1926)
Vickers 16 Tonner (1930)
A9 Cruiser
A10 Cruiser
A11 Matilder (not the Matilder II of desert fame)
A13 Cruiser
Crusader
Coventer
Centaur
Cromwell
Comet
Centurion
Conqueror
Chieftain
Challenger
Challenger 2

Now I may have missed a tank or two but I'm sure someone else can fill in the blanks if I have. As for models of these some will only be available in resin, hope this is of help.

Ciao
Luciano