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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2018, 12:11:03 am »
If they don't end up in a raging screaming match - my mum's an ex-RN. ;D




PS: Just in case you don't know, in this case RN = Registered Nurse (not Royal Navy)

Yup, got that... I can hear it now...

"We didn't have to put up with all this Malarkey* in my day."

"Well we do now, and if I want to keep this job, I have to put up with and action said malarkey."

"If you say so, but I still don't see why I can't have a Gin before breakfast to wash the meds down with."


Or something along those lines...  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2018, 02:07:51 am »
Gin won't be an issue - my mother had an alcoholic mother &, although not tea-total, alcohol isn't her issue ... bloody-minded stubbornness, on the other hand :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2018, 06:01:30 am »
bloody-minded stubbornness, on the other hand :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

There's a lot of mum's and grandmum's like that - bless 'em  ;)
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2018, 09:32:24 am »
My great grandmother, at the age of 97, was told by an earnest young doctor in her local hospital that her regime of 20 Capstan full strength (untipped) and a bottle of Guinness every day was "markedly shortening her life-span" Her reply; 90 seconds worth of unparliamentary language and vituperation; during which she never drew breath or repeated herself earned her a spontaneous round of applause from a passing consultant and his team.  "There's absolutely nothing wrong with her mind or her wind", he said "and her vocabulary is quite remarkable too"   This was reported to me by a nurse I know, in tones of admiration!
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Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2018, 12:12:23 am »
One can only hope that the young doctor learned to think before he opened his mouth in future!
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2018, 04:19:11 am »
bloody-minded stubbornness, on the other hand :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

There's a lot of mum's and grandmum's like that - bless 'em  ;)

And honestly*, would** we have 'em any other way?  :thumbsup:


*can be substituted with 'realistically'.
**can be substituted with 'could'.

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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2018, 11:01:56 am »
Should have replied earlier, Rick, but either version works. ;)
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2018, 09:06:45 am »
I've been progressing this next to the M41 but I figure it might be, with a modicum of luck, Thursday/Friday next week before it's finished. :thumbsup:
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2018, 01:00:16 am »
Every time I use phrases like "with a modicum of luck" the Gods of Chance have a wee chuckle to themselves and we know what happens next  :banghead: ;)
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2018, 01:17:41 am »
Yeah, tempting fate, I know, but sometimes you have to take the risk. ;)
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2018, 08:14:52 am »
OK, finished except for dull-cote & some post-matt touch-ups. I'll try to get some photos up in the next 36 hours but it won't be finished-finished until I can get some airbrush time.

Guess I'll have to start clearing the workspace for the next build. ;)
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2018, 09:47:15 am »
Well, that was quick! ;)

So, here are some photos for you to peruse & make constructive criticisms about. :mellow:













It's difficult to realise that one of these was a "heavy" tank of its era, yet barely more than 10 years later the other was a "light" tank.







This last image is the most accurate to the real colours (on my monitor).

Thanks for watching! :thumbsup:
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2018, 02:14:08 am »
I really do like that, the "relaxed" crew members look so right  :thumbsup:
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2018, 03:41:32 am »
Fab.
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Re: Waltzing RAM Matilda - 1/35 Tamiya
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2018, 05:21:44 am »
Thanks, Chris. Yep, the Aussie green machines do look a little odd when used to seeing Matilda dressed up as Queen of the Desert. ;)


Note: Someone - & no way is it going to be me - needs to do a Matilda dressed like this;



& a crew who look like this;






This might be a good starting point

http://www.mbltd.info/models.htm