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Offline Mike Wren

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Chilean Srv 103C
« on: June 30, 2005, 03:59:54 pm »
with potentially hostile neighbours such as Argentina & Peru upgrading their armoured strength in reccent years Chile placed an order for 202 former Swedish Army Strv 103Cs in 1998. In Chilean service they are named Cheetahs.

While most are operated in a standard olive green those operated by the Vencedores Regiment in the Arica desert region of the north have a sand & brown scheme.






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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2005, 05:39:49 pm »
Hooray for the Stridsvagn!  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2005, 01:43:11 am »
Nice one Mike - was thinking of picking up a 1/72 one
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2005, 06:43:20 am »
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was thinking of picking up a 1/72 one
it's a nicely detailled kit, there's a lot of parts in the box for 1/72 too, the commander's cupola has about 15 separate parts

the suspension arm/hull joints are very weak though & I had to bodge a few slivers of plastic & some superglue here & there to make sure they didn't start falling off. But you can position them however you want to you can have it sat back or forward on it's suspension. The tracks have about 3 or 4 links too many & I sliced a few out & stapled them together to keep them fairly tight against the roadwheels underneath.

oh, I think they've put the jerrycans on the wrong way round, the filler caps should be along the rear not the front, but who really cares?  ;)  

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2005, 07:03:37 am »
Cool !

I'm loving all this armour we're getting around here........

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Great job on such a wee tank, Mikey ! Bravo ! Your fit and finish is on par with a 35th scaler......awesome stuff.

Love the paint job as well.

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2005, 10:23:27 am »
Stupendous!  :wub:

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2005, 10:34:32 am »
Great job Mike, love that tank ever since I first saw one in the museum. Looks fast and mean.
Great paintjob also; quit diffrent from the usual camocolors

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2005, 11:29:01 am »
great job buddy, congrats....