Matilda and I – a relationship rekindled.
When I was young (I'm sure there must have been a time) I wasn't fussed about tanks. They pretty much all looked the same to me.
And then I met Matilda, Airfix Matilda, to give her full name, and it was love at first sight.
She's all grown up now – 1/48 (!) and changed her name to Tamiya, but she's still the same sweet Matilda, although a lot less flash than she was in her youth.
It was a brief only six days of my life, but six days I will never forget –well... not until the end of next week anyway.
Built for a GB on another forum – this is the sordid 'kiss and tell' details:
Thanks for looking. 👍
Fantastic paint!!! Very well done!!!!
Thanks very much Johnny. 👍
so that is what you were doing so quitely..... 🙂 well done gorbygould!
Thanks very much mate, although I think you'll find that I rarely do anything quietly. 😄
The kits are just a bit of a sideshow at the moment as I'm working on another scratch project. 🙂
Very nice, lovely build you've done.
Impressive work, well done.
looking forward the big reveal 🙂
Tanks mates. 👍
Like this Great work, e.g. 👍
Thanks very much Rui, I'm glad you like it. 🙂
Thanks Joshua - I recommend it, it's a very good kit.
In the instructions Tamiya have shown the wrong colour for this option. It should be the pale greeny colour rather than the pale blue they suggest.
Hi Joshua, I always use Tamiya acrylic and I think the paints I used for the Caunter scheme are XF-14, XF-22 and XF-57 - not exact, but close enough for me. There is a link to the build report in the main description if you are interested.
Tamiya decals have the reputation of being a bit on the thick side, and the ones in this kit are very thick. Having said that, I'm useless with decals. Other people don't seem to have had a problem.
I just sprayed on the red/white rectangles rather than use those decals.
Very well done!👍
Thanks very much Neuling! 🙂