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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:42 am

Lots of minor fabrication work dude.
You know the drill - bring it over and we'll make stuff...
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Richie » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:57 pm

Mike Bull wrote:Loving the Humbrol! :D

Worlds most expensive paint ! But it works a treat and the colours are perfect, thanks to the attention to detail that modellers possess !
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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Richie » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:49 pm

Well stuck in the house so I did some "Mike" work, making up stencils for the div and unit markings !

Found the correct images online then scaled to fit the known sized boxes already painted on the carrier.


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Then it was a case of cutting out with a scalpel blade (or a Stanley in my case)

Some slight cleaning up but I am quite happy with it, not quite bullfrog standard...but it'll do !

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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:14 am

Richie wrote:Well stuck in the house so I did some "Mike" work
:D :D :D :D :D :D

Excellent work Private! I'll pop the original 'Ol Bailey printout in my bag and hand it over when I see you- you're fully trained now and can apply it yourself! :lol:

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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by rob565uk » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:57 am

It's nearly impossible to make anything with a Bullfrog factor greater than 0.5 unless you are the man himself :-)

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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Richie » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:55 pm

Little more done before work... The rodent has been put on hold as it is the wrong version of the rodent... Sigh !

Pretty happy with the stag's head but not 100% on the numbers... It'll do though

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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by sbt » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:52 am

1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade
22nd Armoured Brigade
7th Armoured Division

Either from the Battalion HQ (in which case the Tac Sign colour is non-regulation) or, possibly, attached to HQ 5 RTR (which would match the Tac Sign)

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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:35 am

Pretty happy with the stag's head but not 100% on the numbers... It'll do though
I think it looks great. To me, the little tank is looking more and more weathered-in and more authentic with this new paint scheme. I like it.
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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Richie » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:14 am

SBT. Yeah buddy it will be 1 rifle brigade attached to 7th armoured.

I need to remove the yellow tac sign as that denotes HQ squadron for 5. RTR in which case the 54 should be a 52

I was going to mark it as 5 RTR until I realised they did not use any carriers, but had dingo's and half tracks instead. My research indicates that if I change the yellow diamond to a green one it should work.
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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:26 am

...no doubt some nasal-voiced Jeep enthusiast type will point out any errors within seconds of your arrival!

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