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Stuart Mk VI
Henk
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 08:51 AM UTC
Alan (AlanL) McNeily shows his Stuart Mk VI, 2nd Battalion Irish Guards (Armoured) - Normanddy 1944.
He used the Tamiya kit with Accurate Armour update and a Resicast figure.



Stuart Mk VI

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Thanks!
Ironmike
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 10:25 PM UTC
Very nice, Alan, very nice. Great weathering and clumps of dirt and dried mud. Looks like it is crusing down a country road in Normandy. The tools, superb. And I like the chalk marks on the side of the turrent.
Great kit, amigo
Ironmike
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 11:03 PM UTC
Hi Mike,

Many thanks for your kind comments. This one will be leading my troop of IG tanks in a Normandy dio.

It was based on this reference picture:



The AA update set came with some nice periscope guards but unfortunatelt they proved too spingy for me :-) :-). , now being enjoyed by the carpet gramlins!!! However, I've tried out Brad's 'make your own' and that method seems to work for me so I'll be adding some before final placement. I also finally managed to organise the crew driver/co driver so they need to be added.

It was another fun build and my first attempt at using any PE. The new AFV Club kit is long over due and will be a nice addition to the Allied side of things when it arrives.

Henk,

Thanks for organising the pics, nice layout.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 12:41 AM UTC
Alan,

Looks great. Looking forward to seeing the dio.
wbill76
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 01:19 AM UTC
Nice work on the conversion Alan, ought to be a nice addition to your planned dio.
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 01:38 AM UTC
Hi Bill and Thomas,

Many thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 02:22 AM UTC
Very nice build Alan,
great job on the weathering, I'm looking forward to you diorama.

btw are the tracks from the kit itself?
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 03:12 AM UTC
Hi Martin,

The kit arrived without tracks lol, lol, and as they would need replaced anyway I used a set from the Academy M3 and the spare set of solid road wheels.

Hopefully the new AFV Club version will be better.

I also used the breech from the AFV M3A3 Stuart which I plan to make into a recce vehicle some time.

Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyd it.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 05:04 AM UTC
Hey Alan,
Nice work. Like the weathering. I'd go
Joe
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 05:07 AM UTC
Looks good Alan.
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 11:49 AM UTC
Hi Joe and Dave,

Thanks for your comments guys, much appreciated.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 01:27 PM UTC
Good job. Nice to see this little tank in kit form. It has been some time since I saw one of these. I feel inspired

Thanks for sharing and remember to share your diorama as well
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:41 PM UTC
Hi Jesper,

Thanks for viewing and glad you enjoyed the pics.

Have fun on your next build.

Cheers

Al