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Chieftain Mk5 by enc86 Chieftain Mk5 by enc86
"Smoke 'Em If You Got Them"
So here is my 1/35 tamiya British Chieftain Mk5. I picked this one up because
1. I might be an American, but I really dig British armor designs
2. at $18.00us you really can't go wrong!
Anyways this is a older tamiya kit, and from what I understand it is fairly inaccurate to the mk5 variant but I am not realy one that worries about accuracy. The kit was very nice and didn't really show its age. Great build with nice clean fits. no flash and some nice details as well.
I painted mine in a "model masters" euro gray and weathered with brown acrylics. This tank was semi boring looking so i loaded it up with extra gear I had laying around. The map and newspaper were just printed out and dusted with pastels. The cigarettes and cig packages are made from epoxy putty.tho they came out way bigger than I had planed and are not really to scale.
I really like the end result and the extra gear really brings this one to life. kinda feel like it needs some sort of base or diorama to finish it off.
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:iconkimranfarooq:
KimranFarooq Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
haha that's so cool :)
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
thnak you very much
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CosmOSmocker Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
MUSTACHE!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
XD
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FoxyMao Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is really impressive, you added a lot of details, it's a great work !
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
thanks, love adding the extra detail.
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FoxyMao Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome !
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Jalpon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
luv this!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
lol thanks!
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:iconjalpon:
Jalpon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
luv this!!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
yea i love to add all the gear to my tanks and such, really makes them come to life!
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:iconjalpon:
Jalpon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
luv this!!
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DasMarc Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Unbelievable details my friend :OO
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
thank you very much buddy, i appreciate it!
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DasMarc Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D really awesome
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dhomochevsky-art Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Sehr detailreich und atmosphärisch. Well done.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
thank you
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Commander? Do you think the stories about the giant bunnies are true?"
"Chip up, soldier, chip up! Well, show 'em a bloomin' good time if such things exist."
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GalacticMuhrine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Ever play World of Tanks?
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
no, but i have been thinking about it. i just got a model that has a coupon for $14.00 worth of WOT money.
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GalacticMuhrine Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
It's awesome fun. Just have adequate internet.

Wow, really? That'll actually go a long way if you spend it wisely.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
thats what i figured, it surprised me as well.
now that you reminded me, a recent trumpeter kit i did, had a insert as well. let me dig that out.... yea it says i can use an invite code for a new account and get 2000 gold, or use on an existing account and get 1 week premium, 50,000 credits, and 750 gold. which is funny cause the kit cost like $20us
the other kit is a Hobby Boss 1/35 high speed tracker( around $30us), and while i have not opened it up, it has a big shinny sticker saying i get $14.00 worth of in game stuff.
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AlbertoCarrera Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
jejejje very good moment,

great work!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
thank you very much.
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Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Wow
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
thanks buddy!
Most of the time my figures dont look this good close up(still doesn't look right)after i took the photos i noticed that part of his ear piece was flesh colored. but from a proper viewing distance on my self they look legit.
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Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
If you didn't tell me that the ear piece was discolored I never would have known. I think the figures look just fine. From my own experience, I've learned that it will never look 100% perfect, but it can come close.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
yea and like you said, you probably never would of know. alot of the time we as builders can see our mistakes that others can not.
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Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
That is true, I recently repainted my Christmas train, and although I've gotten better at painting straight lines, I can still see the little jerks I made on them, even though anyone else would have to pick the passenger car up and really have to look for them, I can point them out instantly.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
yup, i know the feeling. there is a spot on my Bradly(inner spare road wheel)where i missed a spot and their is bare plastic. no one has ever noticed, but it still drives me nuts when i look at it.
i have a Kv-2 tank that i just recently finished,just gotta get pics/post, and i screwed up the paint bad. so bad that half way thru it i had to strip it and start over with a different color. when i post it i am about 99% no one will ever notice(even if they read this). you really cant tell at all. BUT every time i walk by it i remember my mistake and think about it.
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Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I know the feeling. There have been times when I couldn't strip a model because I had already decaled and clear coated it and then I noticed a mistake or something I missed. Then there were times when I had to try to conceal a mistake with paint and the mistake still showed through. But what I think I hate the most is when I finish a project and something scratches it or the paint starts to crack and chip.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
yea thats the worst. or when its time to dust and you just know some repair work is coming and it will never be the same.
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Nice :D
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Were-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...Where did you get the map?!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
hummm some random map i found on Google images. i just printed it out. it was quite big but i cut down to size. i almost want to think its a map of Berlin.
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Nixod321 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Great detail, there. Truly adds a touch of personality to the veichle.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
thanks again man, the kits i dont add the gear and such to, just seem kinda boring and lifeless to me.
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