Tamiya Universal Carrier 1/35

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  1. Bangor Lad

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    This is my build of Tamiya's 1/35 Universal Carrier. Built with the aid of the Eduard etched set and Black Dog resin stowage.
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    I set the model on a simple plinth to give an impression of the Bocage of Normandy 1944.
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    The Black Dog resin set is very comprehensive and nearly everything added to the model comes from that set. All the figures are from the kit and I have to admit that the driver has also appeared in a couple of other builds.
    As nearly every photo of a Been Carrier shows them heavily loaded I had to alter the kit suspension to give at least an impression of a heavily loaded Carrier.
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    I did this by cutting off the suspension mounting keys and adjusting them to make the chassis take up its characteristic tail-down attitude.
    I enjoyed this build and have another in my stash which might make an appearance in the future.
    Cheers
    Dave
     
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    A beauty!
    I love the general weathering, inclusive the texture on the front part.
    All the added items give at the model a great look. Very nicely done!
    I love it ;)
     
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    Thanks!
    Really enjoyed this one. Painting was great fun.
    Dave
     
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    Great job dave , thats a really loaded carrier! the suspension mods give it the groaning under the weight look perfectly, and the figures are beautifully done , cheers tony
     
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    great build,David,do like this one,what a little work horse it is,like the mud splatter,
    and the added stowage,very nice work on the figures,as well,:D
     
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    Excellent work mate, really like it, the weathering and the figures are first class.
     
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    Thank you for all your kind comments. I've loads of photos of the build if anyone's interested.
    Cheers
    Dave
     
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    Fantastic work David.
     
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    Amazing, well done! I love the foliage on the plinth :)
     
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    Pleased you like it Scott. Made up the hedge from techniques and leftovers from my railway modelling days:)
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