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Miniatures Adventure => The Great War => Topic started by: monk2002uk on August 28, 2021, 04:26:57 PM

Title: What a Tanker!
Post by: monk2002uk on August 28, 2021, 04:26:57 PM
A British tanker in 1/35 scale from the Tommy's War range. He will form part of a diorama I am working on, hence the less-than-impressive base:

(https://www.greatwarspearhead.com/_Media/tank-crew-nco-right-front_med_hr.jpeg)

(https://www.greatwarspearhead.com/_Media/tank-crew-nco-left-front_med_hr.jpeg)

(https://www.greatwarspearhead.com/_Media/tank-crew-nco-left-back_med_hr.jpeg)

(https://www.greatwarspearhead.com/_Media/tank-crew-nco-right-side_med_hr.jpeg)

Robert
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: fred on August 28, 2021, 08:10:15 PM
Very nice painting, on an interesting figure

Are you going for WWI in all scales at the minute?
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: 2010sunburst on August 28, 2021, 08:46:50 PM
Lovely job on a nice miniature.  I especially like your skin tones and his expression.
Only thing I would say is that Tommy’s war stuff is in 1/32nd, not 1/35th, so if your dio involves 1/35th kit he’s going to look a bit big…..
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: monk2002uk on August 28, 2021, 08:55:17 PM
Are you going for WWI in all scales at the minute?
Pretty much  ;)  My go-to is 6mm for large scale battles. 15mm for Crossfire. 28mm for Bolt Action games with my sons. This figure is purely for show  :)  All part of clearing down the lead (and resin) pile...

Robert
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: monk2002uk on August 28, 2021, 08:56:32 PM
Lovely job on a nice miniature.  I especially like your skin tones and his expression.
Only thing I would say is that Tommy’s war stuff is in 1/32nd, not 1/35th, so if your dio involves 1/35th kit he’s going to look a bit big…..
Thank you. You are quite right about the 1/32nd scale for Tommy's War. The British MkIV tank is 1/32nd scale too, so all good (so far).

Robert
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: 2010sunburst on August 28, 2021, 09:22:56 PM
Excellent….if the tank comes out as well as the figure it’s going to be a cracking dio. 
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: monk2002uk on August 29, 2021, 07:56:04 AM
Here is the 1/32 tank from Scalelink. She is a Mark IV female, named 'Flirt II' (formally 'F4').

(https://www.greatwarspearhead.com/_Media/f4-flirt-ii-scalelink-model_med_hr.jpeg)

The model was missing several parts. I tried contacting the manufacturer but never got a reply. So it was out with the CAD software. Here is the part that sits under the top of the track at the rear. The photo-etch part was scanned. The image helped to get the size of the new part sorted:

(https://www.greatwarspearhead.com/_Media/tank-part-in-cad-software_med_hr.jpeg)

Here are the parts in the slicer software, which is used to create the 25 micron horizontal layers that the 3D printer builds the models with:

(https://www.greatwarspearhead.com/_Media/tank-parts-in-slicer_med_hr.jpeg)

Robert
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: 2010sunburst on August 29, 2021, 08:29:18 AM
Excellent stuff.  The tank is really looking the part. 
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: fred on August 29, 2021, 04:51:39 PM
That’s quite a lot of bits to be missing from a kit. Not good from the manufacturer.
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: Baron von Wreckedoften on October 21, 2021, 06:09:39 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but......brown boots for a corporal?  (Or is that specific to tank crews?)
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: Ranthony on October 21, 2021, 06:16:23 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but......brown boots for a corporal?  (Or is that specific to tank crews?)

This is a man who knows he's right but has perfected the art of tact and diplomacy.
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: monk2002uk on October 22, 2021, 05:01:10 AM
It's a tank crew thing...

Robert
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: Baron von Wreckedoften on October 31, 2021, 10:14:45 PM
Ta.
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: James Morris on November 25, 2021, 07:59:18 AM
Lovely work.  Nice to see a bigger model for a change.
Title: Re: What a Tanker!
Post by: monk2002uk on November 26, 2021, 12:50:20 PM
Thanks, James. It nearly didn't make it to the table though. Thank goodness for 3D printing (or plasticard if I had really needed to)  ;)

Just working on the diorama base now.

Robert