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Vickers Tank Pt.4

September 2 2009 at 11:30 PM

Ted Preston  (Login TeddieP)
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Man, I can't believe the great stuff being posted here. I regret being away from it so long. I finally had the chance to get back at the Vickers tank. In our last episode, dear listeners, we had finished off the turret and started on some interior detail:
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I added some bent-wire tiller bars and a stretched-sprue shift lever inside:
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Roland our intrepid tank driver is sporting a new uniform of Humbrol khaki with masking tape webbing of Tamiya Buff. He seems a good fit:
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The engine cover has a lifting lever that on the kit part actually looks okay. But it kept bothering me, so I hacked it off and scratched a new lever from 005 thou card:
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I got a start on some new driver hatch covers. The bottom piece, when open, is just a bare plate according to the reference photos I have:
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The other side of the plate has some metal reinforcing strips:
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But the reinforcement strips are barely visible on the model:
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The commander figure is an HO scale engineer I found in the spares box. The head was way too small, so off it came, replaced with one from (I think) a figure from the Hasegawa Churchill Mk.1 kit. He got the same uniform treatment as our friend Roland:
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You can see on the hull plate an unfinished bit from the upper driver's hatch, with a new visor plate cobbled together from styrene sheet:
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Well, that's today's update. Hope you enjoy!
Best! Ted!

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