British Light Tank Mk VIB (Nth Africa)

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This one also finished off this week. This kit was about doing a figure and working with AK products to see if I could build a base.

Summary -

Vulcan Models Vickers Mk VIB (North Africa) - Nice kit. Tracks are a bit rubbish and could be replaced. The PE offering is nice and goes together well. There were a few fit issues but nothing that wasn't easily corrected. The suspension is nice but flimsy and improved with a bit of "reinforcing". Decals are a bit thick but responded well to setting solution.

AK Interactive Caunter paint set - Went on well, would use again.

AK Interactive Diorama sets - Went on well and generally did what they claimed. Still need painting as the finish is a bit "uniform". A useful addition to the armoury.

Pics sent to Gary.

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Received. Will be uploaded this week.

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Just been through your blog. This kit looks nice, although it did give you a run for your money! Most of the detail looks quite sharp

You did an alright job fighting with those tiny tracks and making them a success!

Fantastic finish with the paint job and weathering 8-)

Nice to see the figure in the turret to give a sense of the dimensions of this little tank
Adam Durrant wrote: The whole Mk IV was renowned for being too heavy and rolling over on steep inclines. Found a reference photo of one standing on its nose under heavy braking which must have been exciting for the crew :D
It looks like a right little bugger to handle. Very small but a high centre of gravity and it could reach speeds of nearly 60km/h. Definitely would be some hairy moments for a crew learning the ropes.

I know what that standing on its nose under heavy braking feels like. An M113AS4 in a full emergency stop does pretty much the same thing. You are literally pulling up on the drives sprockets. Not something i make a habit of on road tests as i don't like driving the drive sprockets into the ground. But man you pull up damn quick!!! 8-)

Here is a great photo from Google Images of precisely that happening ...

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That image gives me an idea for a build.... :D

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Uh oh :lol: :lol: :lol:
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We used to do the same in the Scorpions, they would go nose low but being a low c of g would tend to just "drift"!

I'd love to get a side on of the 113 doing an emergency brake to look at the angle and the position of the suspension arms.
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Stunning job Adam! :mrgreen:

If ever there was such a thing in real life as a cute tank (real life because that excludes Dominion Tank Police's Bonapart :lol: ) this is it :lol: !


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So cute I bought another one for the stash :D
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At least you know what you're in for next time :P
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