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Derek Matile
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Challenger 1 First Gulf War.

November 22, 2018 · in Armor · · 21 · 1.9K

Scratch built from pine and ply.The top part of the hull is made up of separate plates and sanded down to get the correct shape.The tracks are made from rubber matting you find in offices and factories.Took four weeks to make and is scale.

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  1. Words cannot describe this...I would bow in your presence Derek. Incredible cannot even begin to describe this! Just simply Outstanding.


  2. Realizar una maqueta tan detallada y real sin partir de un kit de piezas es ...¡¡¡ Increíble !.
    Me he quedado de piedra.
    Sería muy interesante que publicaras fotos de la realización de las distintas piezas y detalles
    de construcción al estilo de Tom Grigat ( ver en YouTube ) ... sería el no va más.
    Gracias por tu articulo Derek,he disfrutado mucho con esas fotos.

  3. If I may...

    “To make a model so detailed and realistic without the pieces of a kit is incredible! I am doubfounded.
    I’d be really interested to see a build in progress to see the details of each part in the style of Tom Grigat (see on youtube) that you can’t see now.

    Thanks for the post, I enjoyed it a lot with those photos!”

    Have to say that I wholeheartedly agree with Julio!



  4. This is amazing work, fantastic.

  5. That is absolutely mind-bendingly impressive

  6. Amazing! This tank "model" is gorgeous! Really nice work, Derek!

  7. Actually this one is my favourite! Being British and all that!

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