M41 Walker Bulldog tank

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    #1 mikewint, Jan 8, 2011
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    The M41 Walker Bulldog tank. Small, light (23 ton), highly manuverable tank. 76mm main gun + .50 cal open mount secondary armor 1.5in. We gave these to the ARVN who found the small tank exactly suited to their smaller build
     

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    Nice one Mike. If tanks can be 'good looking', then I've always thought the Walker Bulldog is a good looking tank!
    Love the camping chair on the turret bustle in the pic of the real thing! I wonder if that's a modern-day 'Oddball' as Commander?!!
     
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    Excellent work Mike!:thumbright: Sharp looking tank sir!:cool: I had not seen one of these to my knowledge and have to agree with Terry.
     
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    #4 otftch, Jan 9, 2011
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    Very nice model but I think the real one is an M-48 or M-60.
    Ed
     
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    With all here. Nicely done. :)
     
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    Nice one Mike! Keep 'em coming mate!
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Btw, how much doesn't that pic beg to be done as a diorama??
     
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    oftch, thanks, that was indeed an M48 Patton. My eyes are not what they once were. Pic is now corrected. I've ridden on top of one or two but my 6'4" body was not going inside.
    Lucky, I wish I had the skill to do such things but I wouldn't know where to even begin.
    That's why I don't even try "weatherizing"
     
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    There's a first time for everything mate! ;) :lol:
     
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    #11 mikewint, Jan 9, 2011
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    Yea but after all that work putting it together, painting, decaling, etc. I hate to turn it into a piece of c**p with some half-a** job of weatherizing. Now if I had someone like airframes nearby I might give it go. I know my limitations, I'm a workman not an artist
     
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    I don't weather often but never have had problems doing it-That said, I have a T-34 painted green and waiting for weathered winter camo. I've been procrastinating over it for two months now.

    If it wasn't for that ugly radiator housing I would not have caught it.
    ED
     
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    Coooome ooon Ed, doooo iiiit! :lol:
     
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    Great looking tank Mike.
     
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    #15 ylp020, Jan 14, 2011
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    Nice job~~i like the third photo!~.
    And I think you might wash the tank with very thin black+brown enamel colour next time(just brush on and wait to dry ,no need to clean if enamel colour is thin enough).Simple and greatly enhance the sense of precision. I think It will be a good starting point for your to do weathering .
    BTW:You are really taaall.1.93M HIGH
     
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    brilliant job on the Bulldog 8) I too have done this kit as one of the Japanese ones as with all Tamiya kits I have built (armourwise) it was a joy from start to finish
     
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    Thanks Lancaster
    Tamiya kit are very nicely manufactured and the directions are very clear. I'm working on a DSL kit right now and it is a pain. Very poor directions, just pictures and just one view. you almost have to build it to find out how to build it
     
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