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Ian Foulkes
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Takom 1/35 Chieftain Mk 11 Stillbrew

February 20, 2019 · in Armor · · 4 · 3.6K
This article is part of a series:
  1. Hull Down
  2. Takom Chieftain Mk2
  3. Takom 1/35 Chieftain Mk 11 Stillbrew
  4. Tamiya Chieftain Mk3
  5. Tamiya Chieftain Mk5c
  6. …and the Chieftain Mk 3 progresses…
  7. Berlin Brigade Chieftain Mk5C
  8. Chieftain Berlin Brigade Camouflage Masks
  9. Takom Chieftain Mk5c Berlin Bde
  10. Takom Chieftain Mk10 Berlin Bde
  11. Takom 1/35 Chieftain Mk10 Track Bash

Another of the 's, in this case the Stillbrew Mk11. This is a great kit, but I think that the Stillbrew panels are too perfect. I've taken pictures of three different Stillbrew Chieftains, all of which have a rougher texture and casting numbers on them, along with the attachment bolt heads being visible. Sadly, these are missing from the Takom kit, so I'll be adding them on later models... I've added some images of a Chieftain "Antrim" 00 EB 59, which was just finishing restoration in Aldershot, circa 2000

The paint scheme is for a Canadian (British Army Training Unit, Suffield) Chieftain with TOGS (Thermal Observation and Gunnery System) which was fitted as standard to Challenger, the Chieftains successor

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4 responses

  1. wonderful to look at/ intriguing to me

  2. Ian, nice job on my favorite British tank!

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