taking a good look at this kit before I start the build, I'm waiting for modelling clay to arrive for another project that is stalled until it arrives, so as this kit is next on the list lets take a look at it.
yes, indeed, a tank of it's time, stopgap while the Sherman was developed, and I think strong influence by the French Char B1Always been struck by Lee / Grant. Looks like an unlikely amalgam of engineering skills and techniques. I have a cast hull CDL version in the stash waiting.
no, I'm placing figures and a piece of desert ground under it, with all the large hatches open you should get an impression that it has an interior and it's not just an empty shell, which I personally don't like. I wish all modern tank kits had enough interior detail to be visible hatches open. Even if they just added cupola detail.are you planning to do a cutaway section as per your Tiger? Looks like a real shame to lose all of that detail
So two working, the rest giving it a good coat of looking at.I was sharing on my Units Facebook page some old slides I took in 1981 of my unit's first shake out ex when we took over our camp, equipment and vehicles, we would do a halt check every couple of miles and jump out when wheel nuts track tension and anything else in the manual.
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that first ex about a third of the vehicles had trouble.
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but it's given me an idea of my model crew doing a bit of work around the track tension wheel.
six crew on one of these British Grants, so, two working the TA wheel, two with oily rags looking into the rear doors of the engine bay, one working on the puzzle that is the Grant Gun stabilizer, and the commander looking over his map and wondering where he was, or which country he may be in. Everyone busy and happy in their work.