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Airfix 1/76 AEC Matador and 5.5 inch Medium Gun

Posted by huib on 13 Apr 2019, 12:49

My rendition of this old, but very nice kit:

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If you are interested, you can follow the building process here
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Posted by Wiking on 13 Apr 2019, 17:25

A vehicle build with paperclip. The wheel are made of metal ! The gun tube is shortened !
With a camouflage for Europe and named by and north African city.
But the strangest thing is:

I like your work. Look fantastic. This is the most detailed Airfix Matador I have ever seen.
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Posted by Konrad on 13 Apr 2019, 19:20

Actually, armor and guns are not my thing.
But that's an extraordinary model.
So much work, so much attention to detail.
Great.
And very nice pics.
My respect.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 13 Apr 2019, 20:40

☆☆☆☆☆ out of a possible ☆☆☆☆.

Or something like that, I am not skilled at maths.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 13 Apr 2019, 22:41

Well Huib, another detailed conversion ready.
I love the way you made it all, big respect!
Hope to see it at FIGZ, do you need a table?
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Posted by Beano Boy on 14 Apr 2019, 06:26

A brilliant conversion, yes indeed. :thumbup:

Gazala, Winston C, would`ve never approved of that being plonked upon a British truck, but then in hindsight he never approved of much anyway.

In hindsight as long as he had his cigars , best brandy to roll about warm in a glass, and Miss or Mrs Landemare`s, Dundee Cake he was happy. BB
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Posted by MABO on 14 Apr 2019, 09:47

Dad's Army wrote:Well Huib, another detailed conversion ready.
I love the way you made it all, big respect!
Hope to see it at FIGZ, do you need a table?


I can only support Remco in this demand! :yeah:
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Posted by Graeme on 14 Apr 2019, 12:52

I followed the WIP so I should have known what was coming. But, even so, I was amazed by the finished piece; it is exceptional. :thumbup:

The photographs are great, the top two in the landscape look really good, but my favourite is the third from bottom pic, with the truck driving towards me. That camera angle really brings it alive.
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Posted by Hellboy on 15 Apr 2019, 19:42

Perfect !!! :yeah: For real !! A super model with a lot of great details. :shock:
I really like the first photo. Everything fits together. Light, background, base and the truck. just wow .... !!!! :-D
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Posted by C M Dodson on 16 Apr 2019, 07:36

Fantastic modelling. You have brought this old classic up to date and more.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by huib on 18 Apr 2019, 10:57

Thank you very much guys, for all your very kind comments!
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Posted by despertaferro on 18 Apr 2019, 14:29

Extremely beautiful work...!

Far beyond my skills, make me feel hurried and clumsy...
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Posted by CPN on 18 Apr 2019, 17:32

Good morning,
Great and inspirational work.
It is so well done it looks like a highly detailed 1/35 job. Thinking it is a 1/76 is so impressive.
I will definitely try some of your works to enhance my guns but certainly not at that level.
Love it, love it.
Cheers.
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Posted by Durruti on 18 Apr 2019, 21:48

Fabulous project to follow for an old kit I had back in the day, hulb, congratulations!

What you mentioned about the main Brit vehicle colour scheme in NW Europe in your WIP thread reminds me about the Histoire et Collections "The British Soldier 1944-45 Vol 2" book getting the entire thing completely wrong and using post-war (possibly the last couple of months) Bronze Green instead of Olive Drab/Khaki Green SCC 15. ("British Military Markings 1939-1945" by P. Hodges and M. Taylor is a good source for this.)

Beano Boy wrote:A brilliant conversion, yes indeed. :thumbup:

Gazala, Winston C, would`ve never approved of that being plonked upon a British truck, but then in hindsight he never approved of much anyway.

In hindsight as long as he had his cigars , best brandy to roll about warm in a glass, and Miss or Mrs Landemare`s, Dundee Cake he was happy. BB


Plus Winnie had a big heavy tank armed with a relatively small shooter named after him when still alive and in office which must have pleased him no end. What were they thinking?? ;-)

(BTW wasn't half a bottle of Scotch every night his favourite tipple?)
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Posted by Kekso on 20 Apr 2019, 21:35

Awesome weathering and photography.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 21 Apr 2019, 00:54

Not much to add here. You really have done a brilliant job with an old chestnut.
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