Tamiya Chieftain Mk. V 1/35
An old kit and a young kid come together fairly well to make this. I did very light reading on the kit and saw various people saying this kit is relatively in accurate. How it is inaccurate, I don’t know, but I think the kit is quite nice. It probably doesn’t hold up too great to the more recent Takom release, but I’m not a super history or accuracy buff.
This is my second tank, I have several previous models of planes and ships . Everything went together well, although fitting in the polycaps that hold the road wheels and return rollers in was a little difficult. Other minor things with the kits is that some details were probably a little thick, but considering this kit is over double my age it’s somewhat expected. I do wish they provided more than one jerrycan or something else to put on the tank.
I feel I overdid the dirt on the sideskirts. As this is my second tank, I’m still trying to get the hang of the dry pigments. I’m hoping to buy either the Tamiya panel liner or oil paints to do a little streaking and just give a little more tonal variation. The camouflage also isn’t quite correct as the British camouflage has sharp edges rather than the soft edges of an airbrush.
Other things like having an actual area to take pictures would be nice instead of me holding the model under the warm yellow light of my bedroom. Also the box that the Cheiftain is sitting on is the next model I’m working on, an equally old kit.
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