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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2011 - 04:14 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly shares with us his build of the recently released Tamiya Austin Tilly.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 07:12 PM UTC
Alan: stunning in its subtlety! Great work as always. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 12:23 AM UTC
That turned out a great looking model Alan, nice work! If this is ever staring at me in the hobby store I may have to add it to the collection.


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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 03:11 AM UTC
Hi Zon and Jeff,

Thanks for looking in and the comments folks.

Jeff, the kit just slips together. Some delicate parts but lots of finish options. You may need to add an appropraite rifle and pick which Tamiya left out.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 08:56 AM UTC
Sweet dio, Al. Talk about making something from almost nothing-- just some cobblestones, a little rubble and two figures. The simple setting really brings out its virtues, good choice of subject matter.

The kit looks smashing the way you've finished it. Must add one to the stash.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 09:05 AM UTC
Alan, a very beautiful girl ...

Congratulations ... A beautiful truck ...

Grande abrašo

Panzerserra
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 03:09 AM UTC
Hi Bill and Marcos,

Thanks for the kind words. This is a super kit to have in the Allied 1/35 scale range. Good time period of used too.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:39 AM UTC
Hi Alan,

That is one very nice Tilly that you have completed. It looks perfect in its setting, along with the two 'Ruperts' who are obviously engrossed in some important discussion; cricket scores, cost of new uniforms etc etc.

I really must push on with mine and load it up with some stores,before adding that superb SKP squaddy that you were so kind to give me. I have removed him from the stubs and undercoated him, ready to paint and have to say that he really looks fabulous.

Nicely done mate.................

Aye,

John
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 07:30 PM UTC
Hi John,

Many thanks. Look forward to your completed dio. Your Tilly was looking grand last time I looked. I haven't addded any storers either as I wanted to marry this one up with the early Valentine Mk II I built at some point.



The base is a handy one for some pics though.

Cheers

Al

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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 03:48 AM UTC
Nifty Valentine. Which kit is it, and did you use any AM stuff?

Whose cobblestone base?
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hi Bill,

The Valentine is the MiniArt kit the Mk VI which I built as a Mk II - the first kit.

I did a feature on it here:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=3403 linkname

A build blog here:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=163064#1369523

and a review here:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5466

The only AM I used was the small tarp stowage on the rear, a Resicast Item from the Carrier builds. I did add some scratch work to the interior though.

On the Tilly there is a review here:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5127

and a build blog here:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=165198#1387424

On the base Bill it is one of SB Models small generic resin bases. It's available under their SB Scotia Range which Stewart of SB Models produces. He has some neat stuff. Again reviewed here on site it is the Street Corner option from the list.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showmaker&makerid=428

Hope that helps.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 05:36 AM UTC
The base really brings it all together - looks good with the valentine too. Great little truck
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 09:37 AM UTC
Hi greg,

Thanks for looking in and the comments.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 09:16 AM UTC
I am DEF gonna get that Val....
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 10:50 AM UTC
Hi Alan,

Just checked in and will state that the Valentine is excellent, I dont know how you manage to maintain all of the inspiration to turn out great kit after great kit.
Your Tilly will sit very nicely alongside the Valentine on the eventual diorama.

What is that fabulous base, I assume that it is a commercial item in resin or plaster, as its simplicity is enough to show off vehicles, with no distractions.

Aye'

John
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 05:22 PM UTC
Hi Bill,

Tamiya produced a fine kit in the Tilly.

John,

Thanks. The base is one made by Stewart of SB Models in his SB Scotia Range of acessories. Great for a small vehicle or tank. Again reviewed here:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5274

MiniArt's range of Valentines are excellent.

Al