"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.