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The Swedish SBAT(Special Bulldog Allwheeldrive Terrain) - TGB 40

December 8, 2022 · in Diorama · 20 · 0.6K

I have been working on the second SBAT model, TGB 40 from 'Swedish Model Works. Yes, its a 1:87 scale, too darn small for my taste, yet interesting. 🙂 This is the 3-axle brother to the TGB 30 from the same company, I did awhile back. Thanks to Håkan Zaar for entrusting me, once again. I am nearly done with this one. Got some minor weathering and touch-ups on the vignette, here and there, before calling it done. I wanted to do something that will make the TGB 40 feel at home. Mud and more mud, was the theme of this little vignette. So I wanted to do it some justice. 🙂 My apologies for my camera. I need to buy a new phone, although, reluctant, but my camera is not as effective as it was in the beginning. So please bear with me. Thanks for looking.

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  1. Amazing detail for such a small scale, my friend Charles!
    Extremely realistic weathering!

  2. Mud, mud, glorious mud. It looks much bigger than 1/87 scale to me, Charles. I can’t quite see if there’s a crew in there, but I don’t think there’s too much wrong with your camera.

  3. Looks great, Charles. Well done all around.

  4. That’s a real small vignette, but excellent even so

  5. Those shots with background are just stunning! Lovely detail as always - so realistic.

  6. Amazing looking SBAT, clearly some mudwrestling is going on here, Charles @tiking
    At the first pictures I thought I was looking at quite a large model, but when the Labello appeared, I was really amazed about the size of this model. So little and still so much details.
    Well done.

  7. The weathering you do is so completely realistic, it boggles my mind.

  8. Wow, tiny but you did a great job with the scale. Doesn't look like 1:87! Excellent vignette.👍🏼

  9. Well done Charles! Your groundwork is awesome. Motivates me to get something done with one of my finished AFV/wheeled vehicles. I always enjoy viewing your work, please keep them coming! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  10. King at any scale! Nice work!

  11. Naaa! Not really. Just got lucky.

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