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Re: Australian Matilda Bunker Buster - Done !
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2021, 08:20:09 am »
These were installed in the field against hand grenades, which now simply rolled off. IIRC there were also "professional" solutions, but PSP was frequently used for jury-rigged constructrions. A nice detail!  :lol:

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Re: Australian Matilda Bunker Buster - Done !
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2021, 11:51:51 am »
And PSP was *everywhere*!

Nicely done, and the fording height markings are a cool detail.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Australian Matilda Bunker Buster - Done !
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2021, 01:28:58 pm »
That really looks the business - I like it. :thumbsup:

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Re: Australian Matilda Bunker Buster - Done !
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2021, 03:27:03 pm »
Tthanks for you kind words folks. It was a very easy build and conversion with a viceless Tamiya kit.


That came out nicely, and I like the specific Australian details, markings an conversions on it. Well done!   :thumbsup:

BTW, I am interested in the 1:72 Aussification set, because I am considering a late-war whiffy Matilda II from the PTO. Any link to share for details?  :rolleyes:
Dizz.. this appears to be the best discussion on the Unoffical Airfix Forum, about the 1/72 Matilda using the S-Model Matilda and/or a Dan Taylor Modelworks conversion.

https://uamf.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=16443


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Re: Australian Matilda Bunker Buster - Done !
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2021, 04:07:47 pm »
That looks really real, if you know what I mean.  :thumbsup:

What are the big perforated plates on the rear of the tank for?

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In the absence of a 1/48 Aussification set I may be forced to scratchbuild the Brass Knuckles for the front of the tracks.  Shouldn't be too hard coming up with something vaguely accurate*.  Making both sides the same will be the trick.


*Cue discussion on the grammatical correctness of this phrase.  I maintain "Accuracy" is analogue and is on a sliding scale from spot on to way off.  It is not binary and limited to either accurate or inaccurate.
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Re: Australian Matilda Bunker Buster - Done !
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2021, 08:12:24 pm »
Excellent built, BT! I agree with Kit, it does look more like a "was" than a "whif"! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Australian Matilda Bunker Buster - Done !
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2021, 12:20:55 am »

*Cue discussion on the grammatical correctness of this phrase.  I maintain "Accuracy" is analogue and is on a sliding scale from spot on to way off.  It is not binary and limited to either accurate or inaccurate.
 ;)

I wouldn't disagree

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Re: Australian Matilda Bunker Buster - Done !
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2021, 01:55:40 am »
BTW, I am interested in the 1:72 Aussification set, because I am considering a late-war whiffy Matilda II from the PTO. Any link to share for details?  :rolleyes:
Dizz.. this appears to be the best discussion on the Unoffical Airfix Forum, about the 1/72 Matilda using the S-Model Matilda and/or a Dan Taylor Modelworks conversion.

https://uamf.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=16443
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Thank you very much - I alreday had the Dan Taylot set8s) on the radar, but these are 1:76, and might prove to be a bit too small for a 1:72 kit. It's certainly not much, but can cause problems. However, I'll have a look, thanks a lot!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Australian Matilda Bunker Buster - Done !
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2021, 03:20:20 pm »

*Cue discussion on the grammatical correctness of this phrase.  I maintain "Accuracy" is analogue and is on a sliding scale from spot on to way off.  It is not binary and limited to either accurate or inaccurate.
 ;)

I wouldn't disagree

Ditto.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Australian Matilda Bunker Buster - Done !
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2021, 09:03:02 am »
Absolutely marvelous build, and very very real looking :wub:
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