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Tamiya 1/35 Matilda - Caunter
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC
As the T-20 moves on to ind-link tracks and then painting it's time for a little light relief. Going to build the venerable Tamiya Mstilda MkIII/IV - Going for Defiance markings but with caunter scheme from AK Interactive. OOB apart from replacing the cylindrical oil drum with a flimsie carrier and flimsies



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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 03:50 AM UTC
flippin' heck... i shook the box and look what fell out







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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 04:21 AM UTC

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flippin' heck... i shook the box and look what fell out]



Shake N'Bake, Tamiya style. Love the Matilda, especially in caunter scheme. Will be following this one, keep 'em coming, Rob!

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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 04:32 AM UTC

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flippin' heck... i shook the box and look what fell out]



Shake N'Bake, Tamiya style. Love the Matilda, especially in caunter scheme. Will be following this one, keep 'em coming, Rob!




probably wont get much more done this week... and not looking forward to the masking BUT as I know it will be difficult I will slow down and concentrate. The end result is intended to be loaded on a Scammell transporter (once that is built)
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 07:33 AM UTC

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flippin' heck... i shook the box and look what fell out












YUP, THAT"S TAMIYA, for you!!!

LOVE the Caunter Camo Schemes!!!
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 01:58 PM UTC

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As the T-20 moves on to ind-link tracks and then painting it's time for a little light relief. Going to build the venerable Tamiya Mstilda MkIII/IV - Going for Defiance markings but with caunter scheme from AK Interactive. OOB apart from replacing the cylindrical oil drum with a flimsie carrier and flimsies



Robert,

I'm in the same position as you...I have completed the build on my 1/35 Tamiya Matilda, and am planning to do the Caunter Scheme as well. I see you plan to use the AK Interactive set for the Caunter Scheme. While I am a Tamiya paint fan, I decided I wanted to try something more specific than a set of Tamiya paint mixes, and I did NOT want to do the blue color so often depicted as part of the Caunter Scheme. So, I bought AK Real Colors, RC039, Slate, RC038, Silver Grey, and RC041, Portland Stone. I haven't yet started painting, but I am anxious to do so. I'm curious how different, if different at all, the AK Interactive colors are from the AK Real Colors. I'll be interested to see your Matilda all painted.
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC

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As the T-20 moves on to ind-link tracks and then painting it's time for a little light relief. Going to build the venerable Tamiya Mstilda MkIII/IV - Going for Defiance markings but with caunter scheme from AK Interactive. OOB apart from replacing the cylindrical oil drum with a flimsie carrier and flimsies



Robert,

I'm in the same position as you...I have completed the build on my 1/35 Tamiya Matilda, and am planning to do the Caunter Scheme as well. I see you plan to use the AK Interactive set for the Caunter Scheme. While I am a Tamiya paint fan, I decided I wanted to try something more specific than a set of Tamiya paint mixes, and I did NOT want to do the blue color so often depicted as part of the Caunter Scheme. So, I bought AK Real Colors, RC039, Slate, RC038, Silver Grey, and RC041, Portland Stone. I haven't yet started painting, but I am anxious to do so. I'm curious how different, if different at all, the AK Interactive colors are from the AK Real Colors. I'll be interested to see your Matilda all painted.



the AK Caunter set has 6 colours but likelyto go with

AK4031 Portland Stone
AK4032 Sliver Grey
AK3033 Slate

rest of the pack is Light Stone, Khaki, Purple Brown (not sure what would be the latter - will have to try it on my paint-test kit to see what it is really like....)

bit more shaking... loving how well this is going together (3rd tamiya and think I will get a few more (nice to have a break from "newer" companies where sometimes the instructions/fit isn't the best). Upper hull just placed for now - will add once running gear painted up I think. Blocked off the mounting holes for the rear tank as that will have a flimsie carrier and deliberately left 1 lot of the spare tracks (were these really painted in the camouflage colour as per the box art?



anyway, I think the end of the week will see me back on indi-tracks and then painting of the t-20 but this is such a relaxing build (pity I want to stress myself with the caunter scheme ;-))



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robw_uk
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 04:24 AM UTC
i may do Light Stone rather than Portland - will have to see...
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 10:00 AM UTC

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As the T-20 moves on to ind-link tracks and then painting it's time for a little light relief. Going to build the venerable Tamiya Mstilda MkIII/IV - Going for Defiance markings but with caunter scheme from AK Interactive. OOB apart from replacing the cylindrical oil drum with a flimsie carrier and flimsies



Robert,

I'm in the same position as you...I have completed the build on my 1/35 Tamiya Matilda, and am planning to do the Caunter Scheme as well. I see you plan to use the AK Interactive set for the Caunter Scheme. While I am a Tamiya paint fan, I decided I wanted to try something more specific than a set of Tamiya paint mixes, and I did NOT want to do the blue color so often depicted as part of the Caunter Scheme. So, I bought AK Real Colors, RC039, Slate, RC038, Silver Grey, and RC041, Portland Stone. I haven't yet started painting, but I am anxious to do so. I'm curious how different, if different at all, the AK Interactive colors are from the AK Real Colors. I'll be interested to see your Matilda all painted.



the AK Caunter set has 6 colours but likelyto go with

AK4031 Portland Stone
AK4032 Sliver Grey
AK3033 Slate

rest of the pack is Light Stone, Khaki, Purple Brown (not sure what would be the latter - will have to try it on my paint-test kit to see what it is really like....)

bit more shaking... loving how well this is going together (3rd tamiya and think I will get a few more (nice to have a break from "newer" companies where sometimes the instructions/fit isn't the best). Upper hull just placed for now - will add once running gear painted up I think. Blocked off the mounting holes for the rear tank as that will have a flimsie carrier and deliberately left 1 lot of the spare tracks (were these really painted in the camouflage colour as per the box art?



anyway, I think the end of the week will see me back on indi-tracks and then painting of the t-20 but this is such a relaxing build (pity I want to stress myself with the caunter scheme ;-))



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Hello, Friends!

A little bit of advice for you guys-

Pick yourselves up a copy of the Osprey Modelling "Modelling the Matilda Infantry Tank" by Mark Bannerman, with Consulting editor Robert Oehler. This is a MARVELLOUS little book, and in it, you'll find an EXCELLENT Chapter entitled, "British Desert Matilda, 1941", which was built by modeller Sean Dunnage. THIS chapter deals SPECIFICALLY with a Matilda camouflaged in the "Caunter Scheme", which I think will benefit BOTH of you well in your efforts. The "Caunter Scheme" is explained, AND probably best of all, Sean Dunnage and the other modellers which have built the models in this book used TAMIYA, HUMBROL, VALLEJO and TESTORS PAINTS. There is super-detailing, a scratch-built Interior and many other goodies and info about the Matilda Infantry Tank in this book... Being as this is an OSPREY publication, you guys should be able to purchase it and others like it in any of the better Hobby Shops, or even on Ebay, where I bought my copy several years ago... I used the "Caunter" guide in this book in order to build my old ITALERI Crusader Mk.I kit...

Give this book a try, fellas!!!
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 02:00 PM UTC
Built this a few years back, it's definitely a fun shake 'n bake Tamiya build. That caunter scheme was certainly a bit of a challenge though.
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 05:07 PM UTC

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Hello, Friends!

A little bit of advice for you guys-

Pick yourselves up a copy of the Osprey Modelling "Modelling the Matilda Infantry Tank" by Mark Bannerman, with Consulting editor Robert Oehler. This is a MARVELLOUS little book, and in it, you'll find an EXCELLENT Chapter entitled, "British Desert Matilda, 1941", which was built by modeller Sean Dunnage. THIS chapter deals SPECIFICALLY with a Matilda camouflaged in the "Caunter Scheme", which I think will benefit BOTH of you well in your efforts. The "Caunter Scheme" is explained, AND probably best of all, Sean Dunnage and the other modellers which have built the models in this book used TAMIYA, HUMBROL, VALLEJO and TESTORS PAINTS. There is super-detailing, a scratch-built Interior and many other goodies and info about the Matilda Infantry Tank in this book... Being as this is an OSPREY publication, you guys should be able to purchase it and others like it in any of the better Hobby Shops, or even on Ebay, where I bought my copy several years ago... I used the "Caunter" guide in this book in order to build my old ITALERI Crusader Mk.I kit...

Give this book a try, fellas!!!



Hey Dennis,

I found a new copy of the book on EBay for $12.74, including shipping. I figure it can't hurt, to see more details. I've waited this long to begin painting my Matilda, what's a few more weeks? I've not done any detailing of the interior, but I painted the interior silver with some wear and tear, as I do plan on leaving the commander's hatch open.

Thanks for the idea of getting this book!
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 11:20 PM UTC
I built the same thing awhile back; didn't find the Caunter scheme particularly challenging:


It's just a matter of taking your time with the masking.

I do recommend either masking and painting the markings or laying down a neutral color before applying them--as you can see in the photos, the Tamiya decals are slightly transparent, allowing the underly camo to show through.

Good luck! Looking forward to see how this comes along.

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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:50 AM UTC
I have one in the stash, planned as a Matilda on Crete.

Look up Military Modelling Vol 40 No 2, February 5, 2010.
It has an detailed article on the Caunter scheme for the Matilda, done by Mike Starmer.

There's a build up of the kit by Steve Zaloga in another volume.

TMD makes a POW rack.
https://tigermodeldesigns.com/product/35-2028-matilda-pow-stowage-rack/


Regards,

Marc
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 05:15 AM UTC
thanks all for the input... turret complete, upper hull done as much as i can at the moment, lower tracks (ling & length) done....











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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 05:36 AM UTC
Looking good,

Here's the one by Steve Zaloga:
http://missing-lynx.com/gallery/britain/matildamkiiisz_1.html
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 06:09 AM UTC

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Looking good,

Here's the one by Steve Zaloga:
http://missing-lynx.com/gallery/britain/matildamkiiisz_1.html



oh boy thats a great kit... i would be lucky to be 1% as good... still wary of the masking but will see...
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 08:26 AM UTC
IIRC he used Tamiya yellow tape.
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 08:32 AM UTC

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IIRC he used Tamiya yellow tape.



thats my plan
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 09:13 AM UTC
I used Tamiya tape, blue painter's tape and Silly Putty.









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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 10:02 AM UTC
That looks good.
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 05:06 PM UTC

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I used Tamiya tape, blue painter's tape and Silly Putty.









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very nice.... thanks
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 02:04 PM UTC
Old thread, I know, but I wanted to say that I finally finished my Caunter Scheme Matilda this weekend. I had been, frankly, scared of doing the masking necessary to do this scheme, and I guess that was why, in part, I'd put off the painting and completion. However, as it turns out, I needn't have worried...too much! I found that the masking, while a challenge, did not need to be completely down to the surface of the model, in between those very complex parts on the rear of the lower hull. As long as you spray either at 90 degrees to the mask, or a greater angle, the spray makes a decent straight line all on its own. And, this was my first time using AK Real Colors. And I was really happy with them... The only aspect of Real Colors is cleaning the airbrush after use, which is much more difficult than cleaning Tamiya paints from an airbrush.