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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:46 PM UTC
Here is an in progress photo of the Churchill Tank for the campaign



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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
I quite like the effect Nigel. Breaks up the mass of green and black nicely
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 07:01 PM UTC
Well, here's progress on my Tamiya Chieftain. Here she is with the decals, washes and some dusting. Not too satisfied with it yet. Was a bit heavy handed with the dust wash on the turret. I will probably apply the same wash to the area around the driver's hatch and the engine compartment.




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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 03:26 PM UTC
Nigel, it was a good save then. Saves a full strip and re-do.

Mark nice crisp build there. looking great
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 09:11 AM UTC
Hi Mark

Your Matilda is looking awesome. Clean build. Super Nice.
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
Excellent work on your Matilda Mark. I'm keen on seeing how you decide to paint on the camo (especially if you're doing Caunter - I'm still trying to find the courage to do that pattern on a British Stuart and Matilda I have in the stash),
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 07:21 AM UTC
Just a quick update on my Matilda Mk II/IV I entered for this build. She is all assembled and ready for painting. This kit was a joy to assemble. Everything went together with no fit issues at all. This was one of the fastest builds I ever done. I am getting to like these Tamiya kits.

Here are a few progress pictures.











Will post new photos after painting.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 03:03 PM UTC
Thanks for the feedback Mark, Peter and Robin. Really appreciate it. I've actually cleaned the tank up quite a bit before taking those photos - the blue was all over the place earlier and it made several parts of the kit look quite unnatural. Before the oil dot filter, there was an uneven spread of acrylic paint when I tried painting on another layer of NATO green to soften up and touch up some rough edges caused by the NATO BLACK camo. Here's what she looked like before. At the very least, the messy streaking hid the paint job. I've applied a gloss coat to it now and put the decals. Getting a dull coat on it as soon as I restock on that as well

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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 03:30 AM UTC

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I'm with Mark. It looks quite good in the pics.

Maybe a second round using just light brown tones will help ease out the blue if it bugs you. A satin top coat might blend/dull the streaks a little if you are game. Maybe test on some scrap card first



Some light brown would be good to dull down the rather black tone of the black areas. Black doesn't stay absolutely black for very long, especially if it isn't a glossy surface, light dust and dirt gets into the surface structure of the black and "bleaches" it. A satin coat will also help restore the dark gray of a matt "black" surface.
/ Robin
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:35 AM UTC
I'm with Mark. It looks quite good in the pics.

Maybe a second round using just light brown tones will help ease out the blue if it bugs you. A satin top coat might blend/dull the streaks a little if you are game. Maybe test on some scrap card first
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC
I don't know about a mess. It reminds me of a tank that been sitting through a very wet time in Europe. I was stationed in Northern Germany and it rain a lot and all of the paint on the vehicles were streaked and there were many that looked just like your AFV after the winter sitting in the assembly area.
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:21 PM UTC
Paused work on the AS-90 and experimented with the paint and weathering I was planning to do with it on the Tamiya Chieftain.

Aaaand it was mess. Something went wrong with either with the Tamiya NATO green or AB when trying to clean up the green camo. Also, my oil dot filter which was supposed to hide the mistakes ended up opening a whole new can of worms. Put too much blue. Also the tracks look a bit too light. Need to go over the weathering. Oh, and I forgot the decals. Haha.

Well, here's my progress. Decals and detail painting next.







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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:21 PM UTC
Here is my entry. AFV Clubs NATO Centurion 5/2, 6 with Eduard PE set and mantlet cover.



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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:22 AM UTC
heres my entry

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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:08 PM UTC

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I hope it was 'Earl Grey' Nigel...

Nice effect.



Thanks Peter!

Primed and put on the Nato Green Base Coat:


Here it is beside an AS-90
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 01:04 PM UTC
I hope it was 'Earl Grey' Nigel...

Nice effect.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:25 PM UTC
Progress report. Experimented with tea leaves and gauze as camo net. Broke off the gun and bent the MG on the kit. At leas the camo net hides the gap and damage with the gun barrel. The MG itself is still warped but only upon closer inspection. Still not sure what kind of green to use on the kit - probably still using NATO green as on the AS-90. The color will change regardless when I start weathering the kit.




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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 03:42 PM UTC
@ d6mst0 & @petbat im stuck between these two now ha though they are a planned diorama so they wil both be built just got to make final choice now.
Thanks for the tip of the weight for churchill i would have never thought about that tbh
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 02:19 AM UTC

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Need some help choosing i cant decide between
Esci matilda
Revell avre churchill bridgelayer
Or unimodels achilles II C

any suggestions?



Build them all!!!

I would vote for the Achilles as I have never seen that kit built. I have had the others.

The Esci kit is now a rebox by Italeri and quite a good kit for its age from memory.

The Revell kit is the Matchbox Churchill AVRE reboxed. It is also a nice kit for its age although 1/76th scale not 1/72nd as Revell claim. It may pay to fix a weight inside the tank in case the bridge tips it forward.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 01:57 AM UTC
The Chieftain is looking great Nigel.



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Ohh thanks for the info and photos. The racks that I lost though are the ones inside the hull itself - on the sponsoons.



Even better - the Academy ones should not be used anyway. They give you the tube stowed M10 rounds, not the 17 pounder rounds which were stowed without any containers



The racks are even easier to make from styrene card as they are simply flat slabs with holes in them

I found it very easy to do, although I had to scratchbuild the rounds as there were no aftermarket available then (shows just how long ago the build was ):


If you are interested, I did a brief review of the build when I did mine years ago. It is still on my club's website

http://www.ammsbrisbane.com/ajax/articles/achilles.html
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC

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Sorry to hear about the ready rack Nigel. Maybe it will turn up. The rack is not really that hard to build and the kit is incorrect anyway, in that it gives you two sets of AP rounds when the ones on the left should be HE. The racks are not that hard to make



Ohh thanks for the info and photos. The racks that I lost though are the ones inside the hull itself - on the sponsoons.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 01:08 AM UTC
Progress on the Chieftain. Built up fast cu it was Tamiya. Put it beside an As-90 I am working on for the trumpeter campaign.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 07:02 PM UTC
Go with the Churchill bridge layer.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 06:08 PM UTC
Need some help choosing i cant decide between
Esci matilda
Revell avre churchill bridgelayer
Or unimodels achilles II C

any suggestions?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 02:28 PM UTC
Good selection Robin, but I'm holding back until I see how the Gecko versions compare as I'm a bit partial to the idea of the interior on those.

Sorry to hear about the ready rack Nigel. Maybe it will turn up. The rack is not really that hard to build and the kit is incorrect anyway, in that it gives you two sets of AP rounds when the ones on the left should be HE. The racks are not that hard to make


Nice choice Benjamin.