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PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 3:14 pm 
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Hi, I don't often frequent this bit of the forum, but occasionally I like to build 1/35th tanks. I found this one for under £30 (if that's a good price), at the IPMS Brampton show this year. See what you think (I usually do a clean finish even though dirt and rust seem prevalent).
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Very nice build indeed Marky of a classic British tank; love it!

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Nice looking tank. They all start out clean :grin:

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Great build of what for me is the most tanky looking tank. Which manufacturer?

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JamesPerrin wrote:
Great build of what for me is the most tanky looking tank. Which manufacturer?

Thanks everyone. James, it's by Tamiya. :grin:

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Excellent work on one of my favourite tanks.

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Nice one, Mark, that is a great looking build of this iconic British AFV.

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Thanks chaps. I've always liked it myself. Glad it is pleasing for others too! :grin:

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Very nice! Always liked the look of the Centurion, and you did a great job on it. I think the clean look is very sharp, and also appropriate for what was mostly a Cold Warrior!


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I had a motorised one of these Tamiya Centurions in 1970's. If I let it loose in the garden it would do a very wide circuit of the lawn, rather than go in a straight line, more by luck than design.


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LarryH57 wrote:
I had a motorised one of these Tamiya Centurions in 1970's. If I let it loose in the garden it would do a very wide circuit of the lawn, rather than go in a straight line, more by luck than design.

I think this one had space for batteries, as evidenced by the frame inside the lower hull. No motorised bits though.... :sad:

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Quite a few of the original Tamiyas were originally motorised, did actually cause a few accuracy issues as they had to make the hull deep enough to fit the components.


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Here's the Centurion alongside it's compatriots...
Centurion Mk.3, Challenger Mk.2, Cheiftain Mk.5
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