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SADF Centurion Mk.5

June 2, 2024 · in Armor · · 4 · 97

My recently completed AFV Club Mk.5.

I have done this as one used by the Armoured Corps when based in Walvis Bay, South West Africa (now called Namibia).

The flag on the right of the name plate is the South African Army flag used between 1966 & 1973. The unit insignia on the left of the name plate belongs to the Natal Mounted Rifles (NMR).

Paint used was Vallejo Model Color Iraqi Sand and this was both air brushed on as well as brush painted on.

The gun mantlet cover is an aftermarket 1/35 Mantlet Cover For Centurion [Type A].

The reg plates are home made, just printed on printer paper, cut out and glued in place using white glue.

The antennas are made from very thin spring steel cut to 6cm lengths.

All the other parts are OOB from the kit box including the tracks and road wheels.

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4 responses

  1. Excellent Centurion, Phillip.

  2. Excellent job and a really fine result, Phillip!

  3. A fine result on this Centurion, Phillip @phillipe50
    Well done.

  4. Got to love a Centurion, and nice to see a clean tank.

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