Here are images of my Mk5c that I mounted on a diorama. It has had the rear engine deck corrected and a Clansman TUAAM box mounted on the right side of the turret. TUAAM = Tuning Unit Automatic Antenna Matching. The "c" after the Mk5 denotes Cla[...]
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 [...]
Another of the Takom Chieftain'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 c[...]
This is the Takom Chieftain Mk 2 straight OOB. Fantastic kit, virtually fell together. All Takom's Chieftains leave little to be desired and I love them! I've got a very nice Berlin one coming along, but this will be a bit different....
This was a trial run at making a "Stillbrew" Chieftain. I started on this before Takom's great series was announced. I used a set of old plans that had been published in MAFVA (Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicles Association) back in 1981(!) Th[...]
Tamiya Chieftain, corrected to a Mark 5 with Clansman radio fit. I based the cam on the tank on various photos of Chieftains on exercise in Germany
Scratch built Chieftain tank. Made from pine and ply. 1/18 scale.
An old kit and a young kid come together fairly well to make this. I did very light reading on the kit and saw various people saying this kit is relatively in accurate. How it is inaccurate, I don't know, but I think the kit is quite nice. It[...]
I have seen some fine looking coloured aircraft of late so being a tank builder I thought it was time we saw a pair of colourful tanks for a change,The BMPT nicknamed Terminator is Russian,it exceeds 2 motorized rifle platoons and includes 6 BMP[...]
The Chieftain main battle tank was the successor to the Centurion, with the Mk 1 entering service in 1963 after a protracted development period. The Mk 5 was introduced in 1970 and was the main type in service during the mid 70s, the biggest im[...]