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 Post subject: Matilda Tank
PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007 12:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007 14:37 pm 
Ayup All...

I reckon the Airfix kit is worth buying for this scheme alone...
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Cool or what?


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Cool? - Yes

Accurate? - err..... Nope

If you're going a'Cauntering then the colours should be more like the ones in this article

http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article.asp?SP=&v=3&UAN=215

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007 15:08 pm 
Thanks Dave...

I was talking replica of this or the Airfix box art... not 'Accurate'...

This one is more 'fun' !


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Mmmm dunno..... somehow the combination of sky blue and khaki brown doesn't work aesthetically :D

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Regarding british colors I found this when looking for info on caunter scheme for my Valentine (the tank not my spouse)

British camouflage part 2

I found it here

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Sadly, the Valentine may not have appeared in the Caunter scheme, which died out around the time of Operation Battleaxe. I believe the Valentine didn't see action until a couple of months after that.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2007 08:56 am 
Ayup Dave...

I know this might be a worry to you, but i'd STILL make it 'cos it looks interesting. And anyways , someone at the IWM obviously thought so too... :shock:

Maybe with a little 'extreme' sand-blasting-type weathering would sort it out...? :wink:


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 Post subject: Matilda
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Nice build

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Not sure about the beret - might change it for a "slouch hat" from the Australian Infantry set


Oh please please dont, the sooner people get the idea that Australians only wore slouch hats out of their heads the better.

The photo of is a "Frog" at a military museum (since closed) in Dubbo. Shows the track guards well.
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My "Action Man" had a Slouch Hat so it must be true...

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It's hard to show the wine bottle corks on strings on a beret though.

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wine corks? we not that culcherd


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 Post subject: Re: Matilda Tank
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 Post subject: Re: Matilda Tank
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These Matildas are at Murrayville in northwestern Victoria. The first Matilda is perched on its near side and that gives a great view of the armour added to protect the turret ring. You can also see how the hull armour has been removed to lighten the vehicle for its agricultural work. This has revealed writing on the sponson that reads:
HARLAND AND WOLLF
????? WORKS
BELFAST

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This is a closer view of the writing.
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This one is more intact:
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 Post subject: Re: Matilda Tank
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This Matilda is guarding a military museum on the Atherton Tableland in north Queensland. Unfortunately, its turret has been replaced with a Staghound turret (with a section of pipe for the barrel). However, it does show the modifications made to Australian Army Matildas.
Note the folding track guards, turret ring protection and stowage boxes:
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The next two photographs show the folding track guards:
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This one shows the added armour protecting the turret ring:
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 Post subject: Re: Matilda Tank
PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013 09:24 am 
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I had another trip to Murrayville and the most intact Matilda has been moved to a more accessible location.

This shows the fording marks that are replicated in the Australian markings provided in the Airfix kit. It could be a product of fading but they seem to have been black rather than red:

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Something I didn't really notice on site is that this vehicle retains traces of its camouflage paint scheme; green over sand (don't have the actual colours at hand).

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These are the fittings for the armoured track covers:

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Stowage bins welded to the track covers. Note that they continue the angle of the sloped part of the track cover:

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Another view of the additional turret ring protection:

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 Post subject: Re: Matilda Tank
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Great photos. The Frog a couple posts before is evidently spare parts for a working Matilda at the lancer barracks in Parramatta.


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