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Author:  Bob(K) [ Wed 24 Dec 2008 07:40 am ]
Post subject:  Airfix 1/76 Chieftain Tank (02305)

A couple of pics of my Airfix Chieftain:

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Author:  daniel7891 [ Wed 24 Dec 2008 12:33 pm ]
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A great model

Author:  Corricon [ Wed 23 Sep 2009 10:17 am ]
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My rendition as part of the Post WW2 AFV Group build:

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Author:  B4en [ Thu 24 Sep 2009 11:29 am ]
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Nice build there Corricon with some pleasing drybrush and weathering.  The Chieftain was a fine looking beast - I have an old one I'll have to restore one day.

Author:  gerry [ Thu 24 Sep 2009 12:13 pm ]
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Great job on the Chieftain. It's a real classic.

Author:  T16S [ Sun 27 Sep 2009 21:54 pm ]
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Nice Chieftain,
all that's now needed is an Antar MkIII to transport it! Now there's a thought because somewhere I have a set of plans I made in about 1966/7 that would be good enough to do a scratchbuild. Hmmm... somewhere I also have a Chieftain I made when the kit came out- needs some tlc I think poor thing.
cheers Stuart :D

Author:  T16S [ Thu 26 Nov 2009 00:33 am ]
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Here's my Chieftain- bought just after the model came out, assembled but not painted, damaged and put in an old screw box for years. I decided to finish it and had to replace some lost wheels in the process. I added some lifting eyes on the turret, a front glacis board and upgraded the deflection band on  the glacis. Finally I added a stowage rack.
Paint Tamiya buff and deep green airbrushed. Then a dust of mixed pastels with Revell matt varnish over. The paints based on a photo I have in a 1983 magazine of a Chieftain in Germany.
cheers Stu :D
ps the weathering came out a bit on the heavy side for me- really dirty looking tank on exercise. Plus I now realize I've forgotten to paint the rubber bits on the wheels
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Author:  Ron Bell [ Fri 09 Apr 2010 19:06 pm ]
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I always liked this camo scheme. Saw it in a book and had to do it.

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Author:  T16S [ Fri 09 Apr 2010 22:39 pm ]
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Ayup RB nice Chiefie!
Stu 8-)

Author:  B4en [ Sat 10 Apr 2010 09:59 am ]
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Spectacular Chieftain there Ron!  8-) It does look good in that camo.

Author:  Tom Tank [ Fri 17 Sep 2010 22:02 pm ]
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My take on the Berlin camouflage scheme.
Airfix Chieftain with detailing kit from Matador Models.
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Although designed for the urban environment of Berlin the camouflage also works in a snowy landscape.
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Author:  Corricon [ Fri 17 Sep 2010 22:22 pm ]
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Nice one, Tom

Author:  Paul H [ Sat 18 Sep 2010 11:46 am ]
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Nice... :)  
I read about this cammo a couple of months ago, invented by a major (?) in the 80´s. They said the one thing that made the cammo useless was the antennas..apparently it makes the whole vehicle visible.  :?

Author:  Tom Tank [ Sat 18 Sep 2010 14:01 pm ]
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Thanks people.

The scheme was devised by OC 4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards; Major Clendon Daukes.  After some experiments with different colours and shapes, the pattern you see was used on all of the Berlin infantry Brigade Chieftains.  It was also applied to most of the Berlin Infantry Brigade AFVs.  Whilst not effective in open country, in the built up regions of the city it proved very effective - particularly from the air.  Incidently, the scheme was identical on every vehicle so that the Soviets could not identify individual vehicles.

Here is the turret close up.

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Author:  B4en [ Sat 18 Sep 2010 21:00 pm ]
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That looks a tad more effective than Caunter.  :)  Excellent work Tom.

Author:  Tom Tank [ Sun 19 Sep 2010 09:42 am ]
Post subject:  Airfix 1/76 Chieftain Tank (02305)

Thanks Ben

For the next one I shall need to get hold of some 1/76 masking tape...

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Author:  thomasweir [ Sun 19 Sep 2010 12:00 pm ]
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Great build  :)

Author:  realthing [ Sun 19 Sep 2010 15:13 pm ]
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Great job on a very distincitve cam scheme. Nice one!

Author:  Dangerbod [ Tue 25 Jan 2011 00:41 am ]
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Could still do with some stowage and the missing spot-light, but lacking those it's as done as it's going to be for the time being, here is my Berlin Brigade Chieftain, hope you like it folks.

Chris

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Author:  ntrocket88 [ Tue 25 Jan 2011 01:51 am ]
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Superb paint job! How did you get the lines so straight?

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