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Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 29 May 2018, 11:27
by Darius359au
Finally got started on my MK IV model , pretty simple build ,(other than the gazillion bloody road wheels!)

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The tracks are brilliant ,individual track links that just click together to make workable track ,(87 links per side).
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Front on
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Rear ,the level of detail is great , even the rivets are nice and crisp
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I'm going to build it with a Fascine ,(big bundle of sticks used to cross trench's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascine ) like these photo's show
MKIV at Bovington Tank Museum
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and some MKIV Female's with Fascines
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Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 29 May 2018, 12:11
by Disco
Very cool, I see a motor or a battery in there?

Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 29 May 2018, 13:27
by Darius359au
It's motorised ,I wasn't going to bother with it but it was simple enough to do and after a couple of test runs the thing is just way cooler than it has any right to be :D

video of one in "Action"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK36nzXgCEE

this one even better , RC'd and Digital sound chip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqFouqSTizo

Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 29 May 2018, 14:13
by Disco
Hah, that is very cool especially the second one

Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 02 Jun 2018, 18:14
by Darius359au
Basically done ,just need to start the painting and weathering! ,exhaust's not attached yet ,going to wrap it in some cloth to simulate the asbestos lagging some of the crew's wrapped them in to stop riders getting burned first when i paint it.
(The black paint on tops a test spray of the paint I'll be using for the shadow coat that goes one before the main colour.)

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Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 17:45
by Darius359au
Update time
All painted and ready to start the weathering
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Bit of a fun shot , put the MKIV between some of my other models ,there's less than 30 years difference between the MKIV and the Panther G and Tiger 1 on it's left!
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Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 15 Jun 2018, 10:39
by Darius359au
Flat lacquer coat applied and the red and whit recognition stripes painted on the front horns and cupola - bloody paint bleed under the tape though but I'm going to weather it so I should be able to hide it :(
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Fascine needs staining and scale chains attached

Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 18 Jun 2018, 20:56
by Darius359au
First part of the weathering's done with chipping ,streaking and general grime applied ,next up is rusting the exhaust , dirtying the wrap and then a mud bath - almost ready to call it done 8-) though I'm still thinking of a base to display it on ,probably keep it simple with some muddy ground ,puddles and some barbed wire.

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weathering's mostly fixed the paint bleeding ,actually makes it look better as it would have been applied by hand and fairly crudely.

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need to add some oil leaks from the drive chain and sprocket axle's

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rear and fuel tank , need to add some fuel stains or just cover most of it in mud.

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bow

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Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 24 Jun 2018, 15:29
by Darius359au
Ok I'm going to call this done - other than some bits of stowage and mounting on a base it's all finished!

His Majesty's Land Ship "War Pig"

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Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 24 Jun 2018, 16:22
by Nekosan
That's a mighty faggot you've built for your tank...

Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 24 Jun 2018, 19:33
by Darius359au
Nekosan wrote:
24 Jun 2018, 16:22
That's a mighty faggot you've built for your tank...
Yup..and after all the cutting and splitting of bamboo skewer's I've decided not to use it :oops:

Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 28 Jun 2018, 12:06
by Darius359au
Wasn't happy with the lubricant leak stains from the drive axle cover's so went back over them with thinned oil paint ,looks much better now

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Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 28 Jun 2018, 12:23
by Disco
Damn that looks good, are you going to create like a little stand/board thing with scenery too?

Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 28 Jun 2018, 12:51
by Darius359au
@Disco thanks ,yes I'm thinking about something simple like a cobblestone road and a couple of figures watching it go past! - My great grand father was in the 10th battalion AIF so I'm thinking making the figure's a couple of Digger's!

Re: Tamiya 1/35 MK IV Male WW1 Tank build

Posted: 28 Jun 2018, 13:03
by Disco
Darius359au wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 12:51
@Disco thanks ,yes I'm thinking about something simple like a cobblestone road and a couple of figures watching it go past! - My great grand father was in the 10th battalion AIF so I'm thinking making the figure's a couple of Digger's!
That'd be sick, I've seen a few people who do that in display cases, so they make the bottom look like the terrain then sit the model on it then put the lid on, it's rpetty sick.