Richie's Little Tank

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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by mtskull » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:13 am

Looking back at what you started with, this restoration is a magnificent achievement whatever colour you paint it.
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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Richie » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:04 am

Far to rare ! Unlike carriers which EVERYONE has
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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Richie » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:00 am

Class :lol:

The markings for Normandy and 7th armoured division are a nightmare !! I put on the division HQ diamond only to find that the division I was going for don't appear to have used carriers !

Was going to go for 5th Batallion Royal Tank Regiment thinking carriers would have been used as recce vehicles.... Appears they used Dingo's

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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:58 am

Definitely looks better in green. I'd love to get involved again but there's no welding to be done... :lol:
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Post by Richie » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:05 am

There is some straightening of crumpled steel (sand guard) and the POW holder needs making....we tried with 16swg last time but it was a wee bit too thick !

Also I need to make an antenna bracket for the side of the hull, and a radio rack / variometer bracket to be made....

Lots of minor fabrication work dude.
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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 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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