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Thank you Johnny. I know two remaining tanks. The best preserved is displayed in Saumur museum, the other one is displayed outside in Mourmelon army base.

Olivier

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Like I said earlier, I will be making the AMX13-75 kit by Heller:


But without the rokcet set, allready used that in the christmas holiday campagne and will be using this tank afterwards in my IDF diorama.
When I bought this, it came with an upgrade set:

But I later found out that set was for the Takom kit instead of the Heller kit, which was probably why it was so cheap… so will have to see which parts I can use and which not…
anyway, started on the tank, builds nice, no problems sofar:

It won’t be half as nice as those AM13’s that Bison12 built a while ago, but… I will have equally amount of fun building this…

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You will find you need a lot of it. The Heller wheels are poor- the hubs especially.

Just remember, the one at Latrun is not an ex-Israeli one, so don’t rely on it for references.

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Thanks, and there are wheels in the AAset, but the set up of Takom and Heller wheels is different, dont know if I can use them…

Good choice. :wink:
I’ve adapted the Heller wheels (I had improved) to my Takom hull. So I assume the reverse is possible.
You should fill the recesses representing the hatches on the front glacis. On the actual tank they’re flush with the armor.

If you are interested in you could send me a copy of the instructions so I can give you my comments. Not that I am an expert however I did some homework to build mine and you share my thoughts.

Olivier

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The ARL is getting dirty, a little bit. The turret sides need some streaking to break the monotony of the green. I’ll try to keep a light hand though as I don’t want to overdo it. Those tanks did not last long. Their service life didn’t exceed 2 years.




I forgot to add the registration plates. Amusing Hobby only gives you one option which isn’t even described in the instructions nor on the boxart.

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Olivier

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Thanks, I have been looking at your AMX Challenge again, and will be pikcing a few of your point from that one.

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I never realized that they were in service for so short a time. It’s looking good and is definitely distinctive.

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I have added more dust all over the tank. Not much though as I didn’t want to show it just after some training session in the field but just like if it has rolled on one of the dusty lanes in Mourmelon army base.
So I call this one done. This was a fun and quick build. To be honest I didn’t anticipated such a quick build.







More pictures at the Full Blog

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Olivier she’s beautiful. You’ve done a wonderful job conveying a sense of being in service without the weathering hailing your excellent paint work.

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Lovely work Olivier and another great sympathetic weathering on it. Was a nice kit to see being built up as I’d never even heard of them before…:+1::+1:

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Lovely job Olivier, like the others I appreciate the subtle weathering.

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Magnifique.

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That sure is a lovely finish…

Made a good bit of progress, had a look at Bison’s site for pitures of details, used some of them, added bits of the AA kit (which as I noticed was incomplete…)

The figures are only put together, not cleaned up or anything yet… was to see how they would look… the sitting one is the driver, but like him there more :grinning:

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Coming together great Bert :+1:

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Great job Bert. However the pedestal mount for the roof MG should be in the middle of the turret and not in front of the commander’s cupola.

Olivier

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Thanks! I will move the MG.

Hey Olivier
… already seen this

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Here is another one shared with Armorama by Pierre Delattre.
AMX 50 BLOG

Olivier

Starting to look a little like a SPAD. Wing is in place, now I just have to start pulling the rigging. :cold_sweat: All the messy details so far are at Revell 1/72 SPAD XIII

Oh and all the little details I forgot to do… :roll_eyes: :wave:

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