Tamiya Chieftain Mk3
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Tamiya Chieftain Mk3. Ok, the box says Mk5, but it’s not. The kit is really a Mk3 with a few Mk5 features. I’ve used the Eduard photo etch set, which does lift this Tamiya kit. Although old, the Tamiya kit should not be written totally off just yet! Correct the rear engine deck and it’s a fairly easy update to a Mk5. Castoff Resin did an update set, but I think they’ve bitten the dust now, which is a shame as some of their stuff was really nice… Of course the Takom mouldings are great, but already Voyager (and others) have developed “update” kits for them. The After Market manufacturers never cease to amaze me with what they can find to ‘improve’.
The scheme is for a BATUS (British Army Training Unit Suffield) Canada scheme.
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Tamiya 300035068 – 1: 35 British Armoured Tank Chieftain Mk. 5 (3)