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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 11:38 am 
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This will be my entry for the Scando group build, the Trumpeter Strv 103C (S-Tank) in 1/35th scale.

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I don't usually build armour so this should be a good way of stretching myself.
Rather than waffle on about this kit I'll point viewers at this Dutch fella waffling on about it. :lol:



Tempted as I am to have a go at the funky 4-colour splinter camo scheme I came across these images of a 'Winter' scheme.

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So I think I will give this a try as I plan to build a Swedish Centurion sometime in the 4-tone camo. Whatever scheme I choose, S-tanks always look cool. 8-)

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Oh man, these S-Tanks are like buses - haven't seen one on here in ages and then two appear! This would seem to be a later version to the one Daz is building. The winter scheme will look good, OT.

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 11:32 pm 
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hi OT and welcome looking forward to seeing your build on the s-tank and like the look of that winter camo scheme
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Not doing the four-colour camo? Lightweight! :)

Good luck with this kit, Ian. It seems to have a lot of bits.

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Spaceowl wrote:
Not doing the four-colour camo? Lightweight! :)



Yes, I agree - having seen some of their aircraft, surely the Swedes must have used a ten-colour splinter or digital scheme on these tanks to properly challenge OT's painting skills :ha:

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Spaceowl wrote:
Not doing the four-colour camo? Lightweight! :)


No as I said earlier I plan to do at least a Centurion and possibly a leopard II in that 4-tone scheme so am looking at some thing different.
I did consider this one for a while:

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Rather funky isn't it? :lol:

Any way back to the kit. Following the instructions i started by attaching all the suspension gubbings.

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I didn't take too much care here as none of this will be seen once the external fuel tanks are added.
Assembling the wheels is a bit tedious but there are only eight to do.

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So this is where I am up to. The wheels and hull top are not yet attached.

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The gun barrel is not great so a lot of work will be required to eliminate the seam line. It may even get some camo net draped over it yet.

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That's come along very nicely. I've always thought it was a handsome vehicle and the kit captures those rakish lines well.

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Old_Tonto wrote:
Spaceowl wrote:
Not doing the four-colour camo? Lightweight! :)


No as I said earlier I plan to do at least a Centurion and possibly a leopard II in that 4-tone scheme so am looking at some thing different.
I did consider this one for a while:

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Rather funky isn't it? :lol:

Any way back to the kit. Following the instructions i started by attaching all the suspension gubbings.

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I didn't take too much care here as none of this will be seen once the external fuel tanks are added.
Assembling the wheels is a bit tedious but there are only eight to do.

Image

So this is where I am up to. The wheels and hull top are not yet attached.

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The gun barrel is not great so a lot of work will be required to eliminate the seam line. It may even get some camo net draped over it yet.

I like the yellow/blue scheme but wonder why they parked something that colour(s) in a wood. Not exactly camo of the year is it?! :lol: :lol:

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Great progress, OT. I would agree, that blue and yellow Swedish flag scheme is a novel and interesting take on the question of tactical camouflage :ha:

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Progressing nicely, OT.

I don't know what to say about the blue and yellow Swedish flag camo!

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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2017, 1:14 pm 
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nice work on the s-tank OT looking forward to seeing it progress and getting its winter coat on
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