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Matilda
Posted by Dohrmc on Saturday, November 5, 2022 6:12 AM

This is my first posting on this forum. I built this many years ago, painted it in plain desert sand, I think, applied decals, and left it at that. I always liked it, and saved it. Recently, I decided to try making it more realistic, did research, and here I am.

Matilda Mk III, in the African desert-I tried to show it as one that has seen hard action. In my military career, I never saw a pristine machine in combat, so that's how I tried to make this look.

I welcome any comments on this, my first attempt at weathering a plastic model.Matilda tank.

 unfortunately, I cannot figure out how to add a picture!

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 8:42 AM

For some reason I cannot get to the pictures. Most likely I am doing something wrong.

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    March 2013
Posted by Dohrmc on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 9:11 AM
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Posted by Dohrmc on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 9:15 AM

Dohrmc

. I figured it out!  Amazing!  When I was in Vietnam, I saw only filthy vehicles, hard used. This is my attempt at showing such a machine. I think perhaps the filth and grime is a little overdone. My first attempt at weathering a model and trying to do washes, etc,

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by Dohrmc on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 9:16 AM

Dohrmc

 

 
Dohrmc

 

. I figured it out!  Amazing!  When I was in Vietnam, I saw only filthy vehicles, hard used. This is my attempt at showing such a machine. I think perhaps the filth and grime is a little overdone. My first attempt at weathering a model and trying to do washes, etc,

 

 

apologies for the double posting!

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 9:38 AM

Your Matilda looks great! You asked whether we think it is overdone; I don't believe it is. Given that your goal was to model it as a desert fighter, it seems appropriately done for the African Theater. Good job!

Bill Morrison

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 9:56 AM

Welcome.  Your Matilda looks great - a well used machine.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 5:12 PM

Looks cool! They did get beat to hell in the desert so she looks right! 

Thanks for sharing with us!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:05 PM

You did a great job. It looks just like you said they looked when they were very well used. I think it is perfect. 

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