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Berlin Brigade Mk10 Chieftain, Takom OOB.
iwatajim
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 01:23 AM UTC
So it is time to start this project I have had in mind for a long, long time, ever since seeing this scheme for the first time. I have made a start already and the kit to be quite good quality to me so far, being my first Takom. The only issue is the size of the parts gates, which are quite large. Positives are crisp detail and a pleasing matt finish to the plastic.

Anyway, hereís a couple of pics to get things started. Iím hoping for a quick build and then the real fun begins with that paint job!

Thanks for looking in.



Johnnych01
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 01:46 AM UTC
I was after this one as a wish list, but I just can't justify spending between the £50 to £70 I've seen it for.
I wanted it for my Golden memories campaign from when I was on one in BAOR in Detmold,...


Will look forward to watching you put this together Jim, and good luck with the Berlin paint job... At least the spring packs look easier to put together than the real ones lol...
iwatajim
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 09:13 AM UTC
Thanks John, itís great to have someone who served on these very tanks on board! I didnít realise the kits had got quite so expensive, I managed to pick this up for £40 at the Scottish Nationals a couple of years ago. At modelsforsale.com according to the price sticker on the box.

And I can only but imagine what working on the real suspension system would have been like! The models is certainly going together fairly well though.

Cheers, Jim.
kinmanb
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 11:06 AM UTC
I have this kit as well. Will be watching your pain with the paint job. I know there is an Australian company that made/makes a mask set, but I donít know how gettable it is right now or how much.

Cheers
Bret
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 01:42 PM UTC
Have always liked that scheme. Will watch with interest how to tackle that paint job.
Tankrider
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 09:05 AM UTC
Bret,
Clayton Ockerby is the guy that offered the masks to do the Berlin Chieftain Mk 10. He can be contacted via his website: www.theworkbench.com.au or via his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/workbenchhobbies.

His three part review, construction and painting blogs can be found on The Modeling News: https://www.themodellingnews.com/2015/12/ptiii-paint-and-weathering-takoms-135.html#more. This link is for the third blog, the one that covers the painting of the model but there are links to the review and construction blogs.
HTH

John
iwatajim
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 09:24 AM UTC
Yeah, thanks for the links, Iíve been using those posts on the modelling news for inspiration. Going to try and mask up just using tape and perspiration! Would love a mask set but with the way things are Iím trying to use what I have to hand.

The build is coming along. Running gear done and half way through the hull. Lots of big connection tabs to clean up, but getting there...

Cheers, Jim.
Tankrider
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 10:38 AM UTC
I like the Takom Chieftains. I built a Mk 11 and after I saw Clayton's work, I decided that I need to do a Mk 10 in Berlin Brigade colors. I have the model, the paint, the masks and now, just to find the time.
iwatajim
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 08:33 AM UTC
Sorry for delay since last post. Isnít it amazing how little time for modelling you end up with when you have so much time on your hands! Coming along slowly but hull built apart from parts left off for painting, lights, photo etch, etc. And turret coming together too. Not looking forward to tracks, individual links are not workable...

Should be at painting stage soon,