Builds Takome 1/35th scale FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier

really impressed with this kit,made it to go with my earlier Cheiftain build, I'll show it on the Union Jack Diorama base with the Chieftain at the end.
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starting with the floor and commanders seat area
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steering levers in.jpg
 
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really impressed with this kit,made it to go with my earlier Cheiftain build, I'll show it on the Union Jack Diorama base with the Chieftain at the end.

starting with the floor and commanders seat area


Brings back memories of disintegrating polyurethane foam and cans of silver spray paint. I thought that they had left me, but apparently not.
 
the bulkheads between the crew back and engine compartment
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drivers seat
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seat covers bronze green
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overview before the outer armour
troop carrier interior.jpg

the real thing
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the only problem area in the kit, this glove box needs adjustment to fit
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roof needs trial fitting and plenty of fettling to get a accurate fit
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trial fit of the forward roof
roof test fit.jpg

the drivers glove box shortened and blanked of with plasticard
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Using the box on the top option, to make the internal cage fronts over the sponsons
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Great work there! Never heard of Takom, how do you rate their kits against the big boys?
From what I can see it looks an impressive kit.
 
yes it's a good kit, going together well if you have patients and trial fitting is the key
the GPMG in the kit.
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the Army's official image of the 432
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the kit comes with a small fret of PE detail, like the light guard
 
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Great work there! Never heard of Takom, how do you rate their kits against the big boys?
From what I can see it looks an impressive kit.
this is my only experience of Takome, so far so good.
the pe fret
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the first full track.
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view into the back of the model
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the real thing
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interior through the top hatches
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A fantastic model there! Nice subtle weathering too, not over done.

Does the kit come with any crew?
 

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