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PostPosted: November 8th, 2017, 5:48 pm 
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As I'm now back from a family holiday I can get back into the swing of things again.
The Centaur Dozer now sports some paint, after adding a bit of detail around the hatch area with some thin bits of scrap plastic card.
I have also pre-painted the inners faces of all the dozer assemblies, before fitting, to aid the final painting:

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Updates will now continue again ;-)

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Great to see you back and I hope you had a good holiday, looking forward to more updates on these excellent small scale armour builds of yours!

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PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 4:02 pm 
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Flitting back and forth I have returned to the 1/48th Bedford MWD and completed the assembly of the second pilot that will be transported, plus it has been decaled:

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Here they are posed together in the truck.
I have also made some more ground with the Dozer and this is now completely assembled and now requiring paint:

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A pair of great builds, Corricon. The pilot figures are in good natural poses in the back of the Bedford.

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PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 2:35 pm 
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Some more progress with the centaur in that it's now ready for some decals:

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Whilst this is drying I commenced the 1/35 Saladin I've been meaning to start for a while, this is one sides suspension set up:

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Great work with the Centaur and that Saladin hull looks very nice.

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Nice Centaur, and the Saladin has more detail than my old Tamiya 35th scale kit :)

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Nigel, the Saladin is the Dragon Black Label kit, which now has the other sides running gear attached and the engine covers and rear panel cemented in place:

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I have also added some stowage to the Dozer and got it 'Kleared' ready for some markings:

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Finally the Bedford MWD pilots have some paint on them (still to be completed) and I have also added a few bits of stowage to the truck bed too:

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Updates will follow, thanks for watching.

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I've seen nothing but complaints about the Black Label Saladin. Is it really as bad as the interwebs claim? I don't know much about the type.


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I suppose it's whether you want it to be totally accurate or whether you want a fair representation of a Saladin.
It does seem to go together quite easily, however you do have to study the instructions well especially where the running gear is concerned!
I have some resin enhancements for this one, including new hatch covers with inside details along with some aftermarket wheels too.
In my eyes it 'looks' like a Saladin, but I suppose for the purists it feels short for what is to all intense and purposes a 'modern' kit. However I believe it is much better than the Tamiya offering from years back. There is an Accurate Armour version of the 1/35 Saladin but it is quite costly (close to 100 POUNDS I believe), whereas I managed to source this one for around the 35 pound mark, add the extra resin and wheels and it comes to around 65 pounds, so quite a bit cheaper plus its a plastic kit and not a resin one.
Here's another update with the mudguards and triangular lockers fitted:

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Nice bit of painting, Corricon. I know nowt about the Black Label Saladin but the detail looks good from here. Modern armour kits don't come cheap even in plastic, which is why I tend to stick to building older stuff. Accurate Armour have always been pricey. There is no way I would pay a 100 quid for a kit of anything. I'm far too tight for that :ha:

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 3:50 pm 
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More progress this morning sees the Centaur Dozer now completed:

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The Bedford now has it's pilots cemented in place and the painting completed on these and the extra stowage. I have also added the lights and mirrors:

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These will need some weathering to tone them down a bit.
Here's a shot with the tilt fitted:

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and how it looks from the rear:

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Once it is completed I will be leaving the tilt dry fitted so it can be removed to view the interior.

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Excellent work on both of those, Corricon, very nicely done indeed.

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PostPosted: November 18th, 2017, 12:22 pm 
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Seeing as I have finished the Dozer I thought I'd get yet another from the stash.
I had already used one of the Bedfords from an Airfix QLs set to kit bash the Bedford QL Refueller and as I have a resin conversion set for a QLR I thought I'd have a crack at that.
So utilising the QLD that was left from the set I set about constructing the chassis.
After about a couple of hours the chassis was done and I had started the construction of the resin body, here it is with the wheels and body dry fitted to the chassis:

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The body is essentially a large resin block with the front and 2 side lockers added to it.
Updates to follow.

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Some more work with the Saladin this aft and the turret is almost built including some white metal and resin update parts:

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