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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:
https://brexitmodeller.com/forums/topic/5669-matilda-and-i-%E2%80%93-a-relationship-rekindled/

Thanks for looking. 👍

Comments

25
Johnny B
Fantastic paint!!! Very well done!!!!
12 September 2020, 17:35
gorby
Thanks very much Johnny. 👍
13 September 2020, 14:26
Spanjaard
so that is what you were doing so quitely..... 🙂 well done gorbygould!
16 September 2020, 15:11
gorby
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. 🙂
16 September 2020, 16:35
Court Hughes
Very nice, lovely build you've done.
16 September 2020, 17:49
David Pearson
Impressive work, well done.
16 September 2020, 17:52
Spanjaard
looking forward the big reveal 🙂
16 September 2020, 21:31
gorby
Tanks mates. 👍
17 September 2020, 15:31
Rui S
Like this Great work, e.g. 👍
17 November 2020, 14:12
gorby
Thanks very much Rui, I'm glad you like it. 🙂
17 November 2020, 16:35
gorby
Thanks Joshua - I recommend it, it's a very good kit.
19 November 2020, 17:37
gorby
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.
20 November 2020, 09:36
gorby
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.
20 November 2020, 14:45
gorby
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.
20 November 2020, 15:55
gorby
I just sprayed on the red/white rectangles rather than use those decals.
20 November 2020, 16:42
Neuling
Very well done!👍
21 November 2020, 10:05
gorby
Thanks very much Neuling! 🙂
21 November 2020, 11:54

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