Chieftain Mk11 Stillbrew

That is my thought too. Because that could be the only way to simulate the rifled look correctly.

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Looking good John, :+1: :slightly_smiling_face:, though I don’t envy you on those tracks, I’d deffo go for the minimum I could get away with…but then I’m a lazy barsteward, :wink: :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:.

Is each track link made up of two pieces, i.e. track and pad, and do they just click together??

G, :beer:.

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Ditto :grin:

They rather slot together not click, so they are not really workable in the real sense… glue was required … and yes, 2 pieces per link.

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L & R track sections together. Base primed with Halfords rattle can Matt black.
And a set of Churchill tracks primed as well.

Next will be a coat of Tamiya dark iron.

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Just a heads up Johnny ref the SLRs etc
Ringo Resin SLRs that are a bit woolly,L85 is overscale but the gimpy is not to bad.
£1.29 for the rifles,2.29 for the gimpy.
There is definitely better stuff out there!

Jacko

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Cheers Ivan. They would be ok with a bit of paint on them and as background stowage etc. The SA80 looks really nice actually, just spoilt by having an iron sight on a gat with a picatinny rail set up fitted … should really be a SUSAT or LDS or ACOG. They even went to the trouble of researching the new plastic mags

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The SA80 is good it’s just a bit big,you could try emailing the company and suggesting fitting the sights?

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Chaps,

Just to back track a bit: Italeri make a Modern Light Weapons Set which isn’t that bad; SMGs and SLRs (albeit ostensibly in FN guise but looks like an SLR to me):

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They’ll need slings but that’s an easy enough fix.

For the Gimpy, Dragon’s Modern MG Set fits the bill, though might be a bit harder to find:

It also has the L4 converted Bren which is also very useful when it comes to Brit stuff.

Some of the resin stuff out there can be a bit clunky I find; personally, I find Italeri’s SLR to be very good. The carrying handle need to be re-located and there’s an extra cooling hole on the fore-grip which needs filling but that’s also an easy fix.

Anyway, just for info.

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Gecko Modern British Army Weapon & Equipment Set is really good, the major downside is no GPMG’s in the set. Personally I’d have been happier with a few GPMG’s and fewer L119’s.


Better still if someone would make some A3’s and Virtus kit.

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Yeah, the Gecko set has far to many L119s in it to represent normal troops, definitely geared to SF … Agree about A3s with LDS fitted, that would be good

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Thought I’d chuck some Tamiya NATO green on the hull…

Will begin weathering the tracks tomorrow and got them and the box plates on.

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Allmost sad to see all that nice PE- and scratch work being covered in paint :smile:

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Oh John that does look smooth. Didn’t realise you were this far - ready for paint.

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Just wanted to get the base green down on the hull as I was bored of looking at it half done … lots of bits to add yet then in depth detail painting …

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It is Erik, but thats the down side sometimes … hopefully the finished result will still show the detail … and I know its there :grin:

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