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Tamiya 1/35 Matilda

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  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Tamiya 1/35 Matilda
Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:00 PM

I've had this one on & off the bench for a few months now, finally got it finished.  I bought it with the intention of building the Western desert Caunter scheme option but, when looking for reviews & builds in prep for my own, almost every one I saw was in the Caunter scheme.  So, for different, I thought I'd build one stationed in the UK - little or no wear & tear, maybe some stowage, as if on exercise in summer. 

Stowage on the rear hull is made from Milliput, cocktail sticks, and a bit of bandage, paints are mostly Vallejo acrylics, with some Humbrol enamels used for details, and black/brown oil washes.

Anyway, here it is - please let me know what you think.

It's a bit "dustier" than I thought - I'm going to blame the artificial light (either that, or the summer of 1942 was a good one!)

Hope you like it.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:26 PM

Looks great. I like the stowage you created. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:35 PM

keavdog
I like the stowage you created

Thanks, John, I'm quite pleased with my first effortSmile.  I've just realised I've forgotten the bloody antenna!  I'll fix it tomorrow (3" long paintbrush bristle).

     Cheers,

                 Hutch.

 

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:10 PM

That's nicely done. I love that light weathering and I have the 1/48 kit of this one and I'm going with the same idea you have. You're right, everyone always goes with the other scheme lol.

- Mike Brindos

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  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:26 PM

Very nicely done. Your scratchbuilt stowage gear really lends a sense of realism to this tank.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:33 AM

Thanks, Mike and Tiger II, the two-tone brown camouflage scheme was something I was a bit unsure of - the painting diagram in the instructions is in black & white & the small colour pics on the box aren't much to go by.  But, when it was applied (I used Vallejo 71.038 Standard Camouflage Colour (S.C.C) 2 for the dark brown, as references indicated, and Vallejo 71.323 Dark Earth for the lighter shade), it looked pretty good.  Oh, the green box on the rear hull came from Tamiya's Churchill Mk VII, I didn't make that!Smile

Thanks again,

                  Hutch.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 5:06 AM

Nice job on that Hutch, turned out well.

As for the dust, you certainlty have not done to much. In the summer, especially on Salisbury Plain, armour gets covered in it.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:55 AM

Thanks, Bish, much appreciated.

Bish
As for the dust, you certainlty have not done to much

And thanks for that, too - I'm relieved!

 

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:59 PM

I love that, great job!!! The storage and dust looks terrific! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:05 PM

Thanks, Gamera, glad you like it!

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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