Tamiya 1/48 Crusader Mk III AA

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Yet another incentive to drag something out of the back of the stash. I'm in with "The Princess" which crops up in a few Normandy photos. I doubt this will turn into any sort of a dio, although it does come with half a dozen figures to put in and on it. This also means that no, I will not be scratch building a column of Stuarts to go with it. I will be building it out of the box and so will be depicting it after the wading gear has been removed (so that I don't have to scratch that either).

Andy M.

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This looks like a nice kit Andy. Good luck with the build.

One thing worries me though...with all your talk of scratching, be careful it doesn't turn into a rash, might take some explaining away!!! lol

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Interesting kit Andy I'm sure you'll make a cracking looking model out of it.

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Kit is falling together in typical Tamiya fashion. Running gear completed and ready to be removed for painting. Upper hull complete apart from a few odds and ends that will be painted separately.

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And so on to the turret. I know I said I was going to build this out of the box, but I couldn't resist these:

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If only they had included some instructions :emo6: ...

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Andy rather than go the whole hog and build a diorama I always think it is worth just making some sort of very simple base. This may be nothing more than a pine picture frame with some earth on it but it sets the model off withough all the work involved in a diorama. I think if you have a good set of figures it would be worth showing it off in a realistic setting.
 
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\ said:
Andy rather than go the whole hog and build a diorama I always think it is worth just making some sort of very simple base. This may be nothing more than a pine picture frame with some earth on it but it sets the model off withough all the work involved in a diorama. I think if you have a good set of figures it would be worth showing it off in a realistic setting.
Thanks Richard, I reckon I will have a go - probably just a bit of road and some verge. Meanwhile, I've assembled the guns, and very impressive they are too:

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The whole thing has been sprayed black for preshading, so it's time to break out the green paint.

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Hi Andy

Those brass AA guns look real quality and make quite a bit of difference to the detail of the model.

Looking great so far...

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Hi Andy. Its looking like a good little kit that.

Those Oerlikons are the beez whatsits, who make those?

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A bit more done in the last week. The running gear has been fixed and weathered and the lower hull joined to the upper. Also, a start has been made on the stowage and the figures :-

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Feeling a bit pressed for time now with all the things the other half is finding for me to do now the sun is threatening to come out! :eek:

Andy

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Fantastic looking tank andy, top stuff. Is it me or does the bloke on the far right look like one of the tetley tea folk!!!!? cheers tony
 

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your right tony, it looks like stanley,poor fella was locked in a cupboard for years
 

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This is looking spot on Andrew, i don't know why but i fancy a cuppa!!

Have fun, John
 
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