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FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« on: May 27, 2021, 11:29:00 pm »
For reasons that now escape me, I purchased this, the Amusing Hobbies FV215B Tank Destroyer packing the 183mm gun system.
thanks Britmodeller  :smiley:

It is a British 50's paper project for a change. The kit is average for current expectations, A+ for subject matter about a C for moulding and detail quality. A lot of missed opportunities for detail areas and rather average instructions.
Another plus is that the tracks are indi links click together, well for a while anyway, they are a bit flimsy, so I would recommend gluing them once you have them in place as the teeny, tiny protrusions tend to break off with handling.

Over a couple of build day meets, I have cobbled it together, all in all, out of the box




One thing is for sure, it is a monster compared to the Matilda I also have on the bench. Again


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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 01:46:26 am »
Before it got nerf'd, it used to be called the Death Star amongst the higher tier (Tier X) World of Tanks players
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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 02:39:29 am »
That's a HEFTY turret and gun!  :o
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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2021, 02:44:55 am »
Strange calibre. 7,2. But violently cool!  :thumbsup:
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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2021, 05:49:22 am »
Come on world, we need this in 1/72scale, and Israeli markings !
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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2021, 06:29:47 am »
Both builds are looking good, BT! :thumbsup:

I'm thinking you bought it because it was such a cool, different subject ... Same reason I bought a Conqueror, which came out at pretty much the same time. :mellow:


Come on world, we need this in 1/72scale, and Israeli markings !
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Israeli markings are eminently doable in 1/35! ;D ;)
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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2021, 06:31:56 am »
Strange calibre. 7,2. But violently cool!  :thumbsup:

There was a 7.2"  gun in use during WWII by the Royal Artillery. The first marks were relined 8" gun barrels, but the latter marks were new builds. Was only used for a couple of years. Not sure if the barrels were considered for this or not, but there was experience with the calibre.

There was also a naval gun used in some RN Washington Treaty cruisers.

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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2021, 06:35:00 am »
Strange calibre. 7,2. But violently cool!  :thumbsup:

There was a 7.2"  gun in use during WWII by the Royal Artillery. The first marks were relined 8" gun barrels, but the latter marks were new builds. Was only used for a couple of years. Not sure if the barrels were considered for this or not, but there was experience with the calibre.

Yes, Gunner/Lance-Bombardier/Gunner Terence "Spike" Milligan served in a 7.2" battery. ;)
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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2021, 06:40:17 am »
Strange calibre. 7,2. But violently cool!  :thumbsup:

There was a 7.2"  gun in use during WWII by the Royal Artillery. The first marks were relined 8" gun barrels, but the latter marks were new builds. Was only used for a couple of years. Not sure if the barrels were considered for this or not, but there was experience with the calibre.

Yes, Gunner/Lance-Bombardier/Gunner Terence "Spike" Milligan served in a 7.2" battery. ;)

Ah so he did. I just read a bit about Spike this morning as well. One of my hero's  :bow:
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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2021, 07:50:56 am »

I'm thinking you bought it because it was such a cool, different subject ... Same reason I bought a Conqueror, which came out at pretty much the same time. :mellow:


Both were part of the same "Family" of vehicles. Amusing Hobby do several interesting kits.

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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2021, 07:39:31 pm »
Strange calibre. 7,2. But violently cool!  :thumbsup:

There was a 7.2"  gun in use during WWII by the Royal Artillery. The first marks were relined 8" gun barrels, but the latter marks were new builds. Was only used for a couple of years. Not sure if the barrels were considered for this or not, but there was experience with the calibre.

Yes, Gunner/Lance-Bombardier/Gunner Terence "Spike" Milligan served in a 7.2" battery. ;)

And the greeting he encountered from Gunner Harry Secombe in Tunisia, "Has anybody seen our gun?"  As it apparently trundled past as it recoiled upon being fired...   :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2021, 05:48:46 am »
Strange calibre. 7,2. But violently cool!  :thumbsup:

There was a 7.2"  gun in use during WWII by the Royal Artillery. The first marks were relined 8" gun barrels, but the latter marks were new builds. Was only used for a couple of years. Not sure if the barrels were considered for this or not, but there was experience with the calibre.

Yes, Gunner/Lance-Bombardier/Gunner Terence "Spike" Milligan served in a 7.2" battery. ;)

And the greeting he encountered from Gunner Harry Secombe in Tunisia, "Has anybody seen our gun?"  As it apparently trundled past as it recoiled upon being fired...   :banghead: :banghead:

Allegedly the conversation went :-

Milligan - "has anybody seen a gun around here ?"

Seacombe - "what colour ?"

And that's where it all started  ;D
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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2021, 05:04:32 pm »
Big tank ! Looks great, and an interesting addition to the collection.
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Re: FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer 1/35
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2021, 03:16:49 am »



Matilda didn't like it when FV215b stood next to him at the urinal...
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