Beowulf's M16 Halftrack

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been wanting to join in with this GB for a while, but ive had to change plans since i currently dont have the time to do the 1/35 kit that i planned to do

but i need a break from what i have on the bench at the moment. The Nissan is about to go back in to get its paint stripped for the 4th time cos its being a pain in the proverbial, and i just need a break from Roger, who was always going to be a side project anyway, so im going to do something small and simple

its a Revell repop of the old Matchbox kit, so its got that cool dio base. i can remember doing this when i was a kid so its going to be fun to revisit it



 

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just missing the old two tone plastic

I've got one of these partially done - been sitting here for a while now......

Are you going to detail it or just build from the box Paul?

Presumably the tracks are still the awful vinyl rubber bands
 

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straight from the box and yes they are lol
 

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A blast from the past Paul. You will have a lot of fun with this one:smiling: Good luck
 

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Great little kit there paul , these old matchbox armour kits were brilliant. Great detail and the dio bases were a nice touch , i did the Wespe ages ago and loved it , even the rubber tracks looked good ! ( that one comes with a sand dune base complete with palm tree!)
 

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Hi Paul
Always interesting to see these old kits again.
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Nothing like a quick small scale build to give the modelling mojo a tweak...I’ll grab a chair if I may:smiling4:
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these old matchbox armour kits were brilliant. Great detail and the dio bases were a nice touch , ( that one comes with a sand dune base complete with palm tree!)
ive always liked them, im planning on doing the jagdpanther next......never understood why no one else picked up on the idea of the bases

the Wespe was a famous cockup as if i remember right the Wespe was never used in africa

i recommend the Panzer II if youve never done it
 

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This brings back memories, Nice one Paul, nice start.
 

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sitrep time

half track has had a coat of primer, hopefully get some green on it tomorrow



not much i could do with the base cept splodge a bit of mud in the bomb hole and sprinkle some scatter......only colour i had...and add a tuft or two

 

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Nice start paul , the detail on the moulding is lovely , very crisp , should come up great when the paint goes on, cheers tony
 
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The base has turned out well bearing in mind how old it is. Great work on the crater. Does the kit come with any figures?
 

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Looking good Paul.
 

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at the point of it having a darkish wash and half the decals are on

need to get the rest on, matt coat and some muddy splodge here and there should see it done
 
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