Aussie Matilda from Tamiya kit ?

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3 years 1 month ago #1 by IAN
Hey folks
Thinking about a couple of 1:35 armour builds in the coming months and fancied building the Tamiya Matilda III/IV as an Aussie one with the Echelon decal set... not sure how much difference there was between the two versions whether it's just details or major re-building.

Can anybody give me a little advice here ??. Thanks in advance.

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3 years 1 month ago #2 by Bishop
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There is some scratch work I think, but nothing major. Your best bet is to find a vehicle among the google pictures you find and make adjustments according to that particular vehicle. PTO and green for particularly AU examples. Do you have the old or new kit?

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3 years 1 month ago #3 by Bishop
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Just had a look on my phone at google images "Australian Matilda tank". Lots of good examples. You have the option of adding forward tool boxes where the spare tracks are on the front fenders and the front mud flaps, and no rear spare fuel tanks. These actually did okay in the jungle, with top armour and the 2 pounder able to rip through anything the Japanese had.

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3 years 1 month ago #4 by olive drab
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Tiger model design has just released all you need apart from the wire screen on the rear deck.
tigermodeldesigns.com/product/35-2051-ma...dr-ammo-box-whanger/
One example rest on the site.
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3 years 1 month ago #5 by olive drab
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Here is the complete conversion; tigermodeldesigns.com/product/35-2056-ma...stralian-update-tam/
Just add mesh wire.
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3 years 1 month ago - 3 years 1 month ago #6 by IAN
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Thanks both, will do some more research & digging around this evening. Bishop it's the new kit 35300, and btw what's PTO (Pacific Theatre Olive ?? - that's just a guess).

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Looking at the two sets, Mark, think I'll just get the ammo boxes for the turret, don't really want to 'go-the-whole-hog' with glacis & mantlet etc, etc. But I appreciate the effort matey.


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3 years 1 month ago - 3 years 1 month ago #7 by Maarten
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www.mrmodellbau.com/_shop/index.php?cPath=1_2_51

www.google.nl/search?q=Mr+modellbau+aust...imgrc=eDslMj-37A6PsM :
You surly use the pcs for some conversion work ,

Nice looking tank by the way

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3 years 1 month ago #8 by Bishop
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Their new one is a very nice kit. PTO means Pacific theatre of operations, ETO means European theatre of operations, so you were very close.

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3 years 1 month ago #9 by Tiger
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Nice tank Ian.
Looking forward to seeing you do an Armour build.
OD seems to have found what your after, cool conversion kit.
If you build this like you build planes, we are in for a treat.
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3 years 1 month ago #10 by IAN
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Tiger wrote: Looking forward to seeing you do an Armour build. If you build this like you build planes, we are in for a treat.


It's not unknown for me to dabble in AFV builds from time to time !! B)

www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/39-...ase/30494-m46-patton

www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/39-...se/30390-leopard-2a4

Looking at a few differing 1:35 projects to make a start on in the very near future, from all over the map but all WWII.

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3 years 1 month ago #11 by Tiger
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Yes I do recall these builds, didn't you build a Dodge Ambulance also ? Italeri kit from memory.
Could be wrong :whistle:

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