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Tamiya 1/35 British Mk. IV Male

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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Tamiya 1/35 British Mk. IV Male
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:37 AM
I’ve had this kit on the shelf since last December working on it off and on. I’ve been in a model building slump for most of the year until fairly recently. I’ve been working on finishing up kits that are near completion and this Tamiya kit was one of them.
 
The kit is built OBB other then Tamiya tape around the exhaust pipe replicating the asbestos that was wrapped around the exhaust pipe on the real thing. The kit was weathered with a lot of different enamel washes. I’m sure I spent ten or so hours on weathering alone.
 
Markings are from the kit for tank H45 from H Battalion, near Ribecourt, France, November 1917.

 
  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 11:03 AM

Hi,

Your build looks great. Smile

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 11:22 AM

Looks good.  Those early tanks were behemoths bristling with guns. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:14 PM

Looking very sharp GS! The tape on the exhaust pipe to simulate the asbestos wrap was a great touch. I'm surprised that Tamiya missed that detail, as it is rather noticeable.

 

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:47 PM

Looks great, one of my want lists is the motorized version of this tank.

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 2:03 PM

stikpusher
I'm surprised that Tamiya missed that detail, as it is rather noticeable

Makes me wonder if it was on the museum example they modeled from; or if they just went off the plans, which might have skipped the cladding.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 7:10 PM

Looks great!!! 

The weathering looks spot-on! Considering how much time they spent wallowing though mud and shell craters in No Man's Land it's pretty important! 

Heart

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:32 PM
Thank you, PFJN2.
 
keavdog thanks!
 
Thank you, Stik. Regarding the asbestos the wrapping was done in the field from what I’ve found and not all of the tanks had it done. I believe Tamiya used the Tank Museum Mk. IV which doesn’t have any wrapping on the exhaust pipe.
 
Thank you, Gamera. I was planning to add a lot more mud but was happy with how the model was looking halfway through weathering.

 
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