a close up comparison of the texture taken with the pocket camera.
on balance the detail is on a par, and the ease of taking and downloading is far simpler with the camera over the phone, so I'm continuing to use the Sony camera for both general model views, building detail shots and texture close ups.
before any weathering, It needs the decals so they can take the wear and tear at the same time as the rest of the model. Starting with the Turret roof roundall, Pre Alllied Star. And the 3 RTR turret Sqn number.
the sheet from the kit suggests these are 3RTR Markings for Gazala May 43,4th AB 7th Div. But an alternative tank scheme has a vehicle from Royal Gloucestershire Hussars 7th Div, the year before having an additional 40 sign on the other side.
but digging through the internet I found a war time image of the exact same Tank.
the tank in front is probably from the same troop, no formation signs on the back of it.
same serial number.
seen again here, same troop, slightly different serial number, sadly only a side view, but that rat formation decal has got to go, shame it's a good thin decal with no carrier film, Murphys law.