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Mark I “Male”

June 30, 2014 in Armor

In August 2014 the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The war reached out and touched almost everyone’s life in some way or other. Also, this war was the first where tanks were introduced on the battlefields. In the memory of a Great War I’ve build this model.

This is the new kit (late 2013) from Ukrainian manufacturer Masterbox in a small 1/72 scale. I’ve had no problems with fitting, but vinyl tracks has poor quality and should be replaced with an etched parts. Painted with Gunze acrylics.

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16 responses to Mark I “Male”

  1. A great build here Dmitry. I’ve seen this tank in 72nd scale in person & as your picture shows it’s a little one.

  2. This is spectacular…I knew there were some odd tanks during that war. This is definitely a new one on me. It looks great.

  3. Wow – thats a bit good 🙂 Superb build Dmitry.

  4. Fantastic Dmitry, on that scale.
    Well done mate, done yourself proud there.

  5. Hi Dmitry, outstanding ! I like it very much !


  6. Beautifully done, sir….and the Zippo certainly puts your talent(s) in perspective.

  7. Very nicely done Dmitry ,is the grenade screen scratch built or does it come with kit,how does this kit compair to the ancient Airfix moulding ? ,I have a small dio and a couple of other versions of this tank in my gallery ,the WW1 British tanks are an interest of mine,personally I am looking forward to the Tamiya kit in 1/35 sometime this year.
    My Great grandfather John William Pearson is buried in Perronne la Chapel ,Somme not far from where he died.

    • Hi Neil. Grenade screen is a kit part (kit comes with some etched parts). I can’t compare Airfix and this kit (because I’ve never seen Airfix one), but Masterbox kit fits quite well – I didn’t use filler at all.

  8. What was the the purpose of the trailing set of wheels…?

    • On the early models of Mark it was used for turning.

    • Just to add a little more information the steering mechanism was abandoned early in the tanks development as it served no useful purpose,some tanks lost the tail wheels in action and there was found to be little or no difference in performance,by the time the Mk2 came along it had been removed and the space created was used to site a larger petrol tank.

  9. Really, really nice Dmitry. I have read about the kit and it is nice to see it made so well. The photo along with the lighter is great for giving perspective on size. Thanks for posting.

  10. Nice clean build and weathering.

  11. Thank you for your comments and attention, friends!

  12. What a weird looking thing, but a great model, thank you, Dmitry.

  13. Dimitry,
    Excellent craftsmanship.

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