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Tamiya Matilda

January 13 2017 at 3:43 PM
Dick Taylor  (Login 3RTR)
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Hi all, just trying out quarter scale for the first time and very much enjoying it so far...are there any backdate sets to turn the Matilda into a Mk 1/BEF version?


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Bruce Culver
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Yes, Mike Belcher at Battalion Bits sells a conversion for.....

January 13 2017, 5:54 PM 

the Matilda II early model used in France 1940. It includes pieces for raising the suspension and also the rear tail that was used at the same time, plus some smaller parts for the turret. He's on the web as "Belcher Bits".

He has a PDF of the instruction sheet on the site, so you can see what you get. Note the discussion of the right exhaust pipe and his choice of the rear hull plate. Believe it or not, it DOES run under the hull from the forward part of the engine compartment to the rear, at the extreme right of the hull next to the suspension system. Email me at baker24@earthlink.net and I can send you a Word doc that Christian Hoeltge wrote, with some additions I put in. It shows the conversion, assembly steps, shots if the infamous exposed exhaust system, and some markings and detail shots of tanks in the French campaign.

This message has been edited by baker24 on Jan 13, 2017 6:08 PM

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Dick Taylor
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Many thanks Bruce

January 13 2017, 6:04 PM 

Much appreciated


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Bruce Culver
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I expanded my answer - special offer enclosed.....:-)

January 13 2017, 6:09 PM 

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