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[...]
While helicopters may not be my favorite aircraft type, tanks are one of their main targets, and I like tanks. Maybe that explains my feelings? The British Chieftain “main battle tank” is the first tank that earned that definition, and has alwa[...]