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Andy H

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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #168 on: May 24, 2022, 01:55:52 PM »


Good evening, groovers!  :)

The whole ensemble matted down, ready for basing and final touching-in. I *think* I'm going to treat this dude as a stand-alone and texture the base he's been on all the time...













Thanks for looking in, back soon with a final floral flourish.  ;)

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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #169 on: May 24, 2022, 05:32:02 PM »


That's him done.  :)

Real earth mixed in with wood glue, and some useful self-adhesive grass and flowers I found in a local fantasy gaming shop. I wasn't expecting much from this guy, more of a nostalgia buzz than anything else, but I'm quite happy with how the old kit turned out with modern minimum effort finishing techniques.



















Thanks as always for dropping by. Back soon with another blast from the plastic past.  ;)


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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #170 on: May 24, 2022, 05:40:36 PM »

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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #171 on: May 25, 2022, 10:51:08 AM »


Cheers, BK  ]cheers[

Well here's how the other two turned out - the old Tamiya guy not too special, but the Dragon one might end up delivering breakfast to a King Tiger...










Coming soon -  :)

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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #172 on: May 26, 2022, 05:21:41 AM »


Up and running with another 70's vintage kit. Derided by rivet counters, but well thought of by those who just want something that looks very much like a Chieftan.

So far, so good.'Busy' rather than complex, with futuristic lines hidden under stowage bins and external equipment. 











Growing up in Dorset, I quite often saw Chieftans trundling around Bovington and Lulworth. Especially turretless driver training vehicles with 'L' plates and a flashing light on top. 

Thanks for looking in, back soon with more nostalgic nincompoopery.  ;)


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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #173 on: May 26, 2022, 05:45:52 AM »

Geez!  I'm glad I didn't live in that neighborhood with military types learning to drive tanks roaming around.
Thoughts come to mind of this James May episode with Chieftains crushing defenseless cars. :)
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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #174 on: May 26, 2022, 06:07:51 AM »

 ;D  Every once in a while, a locally-based tankie will (for reasons normally involving women and alcohol) take his tank for an unauthorised spin and cause all sorts of problems for the local traffic cops, gardeners and insurance companies. 

Great video - I like Tom (although I must plead guilty to blowing up kits on the local abandoned airfield when I was about his age).   :)
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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #175 on: May 26, 2022, 06:29:21 AM »

As a kid I used to blow up my cheapo plastic toy tanks by placing them on firecrackers. I also went to the local model store and with my saved up pocket money bought a miniature jet engine which was powered by these little pellets. I attached it to a metal corgi car in my semi detached house's enclosed veranda and lit the fuse. this car went ricocheting off all the walls. ;D  I could have killed myself, death by Mustang corgi car.  ;D   To this day I can't understand how the trusted owners of that shop could sell a miniature jet engine to a kid. It was probably meant to power model rockets.

It looked something like this. :)

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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #176 on: May 26, 2022, 08:35:35 AM »

The things we do as kids, LOL.  I remember a friend of mine taking a rocket (for model rockets fired into serious altitude) and instead putting it in one of those cheap plastic racing cars (IIRC roughly 1/24 scale size), weighing down the front end and sending it wooshing across an empty mall parking lot.  The back end of the car was melted and the plastic "tires" were torn up plus it did some acrobatics we didn't anticipate.  Lots of pointless fun!  LOL
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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #177 on: May 26, 2022, 10:21:09 AM »


Quite scary to think about how much access to explosive material my generation had as children - good job I was so well-behaved  :P :angel:

The Chieftan's coming along quickly, although the long gun barrel with thermal jacket was a challenge to assemble and fix in place. Anyhoo, here's where I'm at while I have yet another tea break. There's quite a bit to stick on the turret, and I'll probably load the stowage baskets with items from the spares box.

Tip du jour - latex glove fingertips make passable dust covers/mantlets.  ]idea[







Thanks for dropping by, back soon with more old school overkill  ;)

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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #178 on: May 27, 2022, 01:15:29 PM »


Good evening, groovers!  :)

Well, after a frustrating day trying to find time to finish building...there she is. It looks like a Chieftan to me.  :)

I can't recall a tank with such a parts-laden turret, and those stowage baskets were little fiddly, but I'm happy with how it looks. Some strange-looking colour callouts on the instruction sheet, I don't think I can go wrong with a standard British Army green and black cammo pattern.





















Thanks for looking in, back soon with some hot aerosol action  ;)

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Re: Andy H's miniature madness
« Reply #179 on: May 28, 2022, 07:00:12 AM »

This is a nice looking model. You're definitely getting bang for buck here, aargh.
Ive always liked the sleek design of the Chieftain, the first British tank to appear menacing, both in name and design. :) Except of course for the ww1 mk1 tank.

I don't know why but this tank always reminds me of this, probably a forgotten art amongst today's kids.


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