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Mk1 in the Field

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This is Conrad Chapman's (Chris Chapmanís 11 year old son) completed 1/72nd scale Mk1 model tank by Airfix. The project began about a year ago and through continual encouragement from me he went from construction, through the tricky hand painted camo painting to finally weathering and building the diorama base. After many months of intermittent progress he completed this in time for Amorcon 2016 where he was rewarded for his perseverance and effort with the best junior award.

I feel looking at this effort by Conrad that the hobby is in safe hands and has a future with offerings of this quality from young upcoming modellers.
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About the Author

About Chris Chapman (Chapman)
FROM: CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES

Started building somewhere between age 6 and 7 those now vintage dinosaur models, moved to anything and everything I could get my hands on til finally finding 1/72 armor my main focus. Just got back to building once again in the last 3 years with my kids and still love the armor though now in the e...


Comments

Wow! Amazing work!
FEB 06, 2017 - 02:39 AM
That award is certainly well deserved! When you consider the small scale of the tank and the small fingers building/painting it, the result is exceptional. Great job, Conrad!!
FEB 06, 2017 - 05:52 AM
It is good to see this level of work by a young modeller. Well done
FEB 06, 2017 - 08:36 AM
Outstanding job!
FEB 06, 2017 - 09:02 AM
Thanks for all the kind words guys! It really made Conrad's day to see his model featured this way and get all the positive feedback. Hopefully we both with have something new to show at this year's AMPs Nationals, just down the road from us in Danbury, CT. Chris
FEB 06, 2017 - 01:30 PM
Great job! I remember seeing this dio in person at Armorcon. What I remember the most was the well-executed rough, churned-up, uneven terrain of the battlefield. Well done, young sir! Chris
FEB 07, 2017 - 05:58 AM
very nice work
FEB 07, 2017 - 07:48 AM
Awesome!
FEB 07, 2017 - 08:18 AM
Very impressive effort, I remember it from Armorcon. Well deserved award. Al
FEB 07, 2017 - 08:41 AM
Nice stuff, I really like the Mk I's for their naval-gun barrels. Must have been exciting keeping them unplugged with mud after going through a trench or shell hole!
FEB 07, 2017 - 03:42 PM
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