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Mk IV Tadpole

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This is not quite an out of the box build of Takom's Mk.IV Tadpole as Gary has added better nut detail on the suspension, rebuilt the stowage box (and added stowage) as well as scratch building a replacement exhaust system completely from brass tube. The model has been painted in WW1 Battleship Grey - not the green Takom try to get you to use in their instructions! Gary couldn't find any information on a definitive grey so he used Tamiya XF82 which seems to be a reasonable match to Royal Navy Battleships of the day. The weathering was completed using oils and pigments. The tarpaulin stowage was made from scrap styrene and lead foil with the wicker case coming from Plus Models.
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About the Author

About Gary Boxall (gastec)
FROM: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Usual childhood of making Auirfix kits which dropped off the radar once further education was started. Picked up the scalpel again some 25 years later finding that the hobby has changed big time - but just as enjoyable.


Comments

Very nice! Really appreciate the subtle colours and the limited rust treatment; another overdone weathering gimmick. All you need now is a suitable muddy shell-torn base and a couple of tired, mud-splattered PBI and you're set!
JUN 13, 2017 - 11:28 AM
Lovely build tank !
JUN 13, 2017 - 12:11 PM
Very nicely done Gary. I like the subtle weathering but well worn use. Excellent job on the tracks.
JUN 13, 2017 - 03:49 PM
Beautiful build Gary, that weathering is very nice, very appropriate for a test tank.
JUN 13, 2017 - 10:11 PM
Very amazing build!
JUN 14, 2017 - 01:57 AM
Thank you
JUN 25, 2017 - 08:01 AM
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