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Tamiya Matilda Mark III/IV
D1GG3R321
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: April 28, 2020
KitMaker: 23 posts
Armorama: 20 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 10:42 PM UTC
Hi all,

I've finished my second ever armour build - Tamiya Matilda Mark III/IV.

I'm aware re the inaccuracies of the Tamiya paint choices for the Caunter Scheme, but wasn't aware until after finishing!!! I'm lucky enough to live within a 40 min drive of Bovington, so have seen the working example Tamiya based their scheme on, so hadn't thought to doubt it.

Fairly happy with this but always ongoing room for improvement, so any feedback is welcome. Think I went slightly overboard on the chipping, but then again desert tanks got a battering? Also not happy with the tracks - think maybe too much pigment for sand, so may well try and brush off.











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Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 11:10 PM UTC
Nice job on the Caunter scheme.

D1GG3R321
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: April 28, 2020
KitMaker: 23 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 07:53 AM UTC
Thanks Mark. The masking was a bit time consuming, but not as fiddly as I feared.
cabasner
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Joined: February 12, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 02:31 PM UTC
I know this has been out there awhile, but wanted to say you did a GREAT job on your Matilda, ESPECIALLY it being one of your first AFVs! I think your chipping is fine, but I would consider adding more dust/dirt on the horizontal surfaces, since tracks in the desert through up a huge amount of dust. Nicely done!

By the way, I just finished my Matilda some time last fall. And I agree, the Caunter scheme looks a lot more frightening than it turns out to be!
Panzer_Modeler
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: May 19, 2020
KitMaker: 382 posts
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 09:04 AM UTC
Wow! For only your second armor build it looks amazing!!!!!!