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Old 02-27-2007, 03:21 AM
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My very first Tank- Tamiya Matilda

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My first venture into armor modelling is the Tamiya Matilda.

I have been working on this for the past week and havent run into any major problems yet. I am only doing this build OOB and it will be a tester for my airbrushing skills (new Iwata) and weathering, which is all new to me.

I am unsure of the correct color scheme for this one, can anyone help me with the correct Tamiya colors?

Any tips or advice would be great!

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Old 02-27-2007, 04:56 AM
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Hi Mark,
the Matilda is looking good as for the paint scheme there are a few you can use there is an early war two tone green camo , the Caunter scheme which is light grey/blue,dark grey and sand yellow , there is a scheme for malta which is light sand with green line camo and finally there is a Deep green that the Australian army used . I will try and find some colour drawings for you .

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The First tank has the early war scheme the second is the caunter scheme
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Hello Mark,

The model looks great so far. I think the Caunter scheme is the most interesting, but maybe since you are starting out the two-tone green may be easier. Do you plan to build a stand-alone model or do you plan on placing it on a base?

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Old 02-27-2007, 03:48 PM
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Thanks for the info Plushy,

I was looking to do something other than the Caunter scheme, I had seen a shot of the Malta camo that you mentioned and I might lean towards that one. DO you know the specific colors?

Sturmmann,

I plan to this as a stand alone model.

I was now planning on painting the model as is and the armour plating (not shown) seperately with the tracks. Is this the best method?


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Old 02-27-2007, 04:58 PM
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IIRC there were also Matilda's in the desert in overall sand.
Btw the Caunter scheme used dark brown, sand and off white, according to Mike Starmer. Do a Google image search for: caunter scheme.

If your using the kit decals, it might be a good idea to buy a set of Micro set & Micro sol, these help in applying wet decals.

Enjoy your first model.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:17 PM
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Mark not exactly sure on the specific colours but i have noticed most people who do the scheme use dark yellow with olivedrab lines i found this pic on missing links
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reminds me of the Elefant schemes.
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I was now planning on painting the model as is and the armour plating (not shown) seperately with the tracks. Is this the best method?
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What I would do would be to paint the tracks and the road wheels, sprocket etc first. Then attach the tracks. Then you can attach the side armor and just mask the tracks before painting the whole model.

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Mark,

Looks good for your first armor model...I remember my first armor model, I think it was Tamiya's Panther A kit, the crappy, inaccurate one.

What kind of paints you using? Will be interested to see it done!

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:45 PM
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Looks good mate Give the two green a go, it'll drive you less batty than the caunter for a first timer

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What I would do would be to paint the tracks and the road wheels, sprocket etc first. Then attach the tracks. Then you can attach the side armor and just mask the tracks before painting the whole model.

Dave
See, now that's just smart. Why have I never thought of that......
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