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Hello Landship-members!

I had one model on my wish list; the Mark V*. What a beast and I was waiting for the announcement that Meng or Takom would bring this model on the market....... But I could not wait any longer and have tried to make a Mark V* that looks like the real thing. In the building process I used the Meng Mark V, the wide tracks from Masterclub and lots of styrene sheet.

Hope you like it.

Best regards,

Willem

 

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Nice and clean work

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Excellent!

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Regards

Denis



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Excellent work Willem.

John


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Such clean / accurate building. Chopping & matching both kit & raw styrene is a huge challenge.

Looking forward to seeing updates on this, and photos showing the roof & rear turret from various angles...

The V* Female is a firm favourite of mine, and I'd much rather build it than a normal length Mk.V - if only Takom or Meng would take the bait.



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Hello Paul,

The roof, underside and the rear turret were the most difficult parts. Not much information on those parts. I have made the roof and the turret by looking at the available pictures and I think it looks right but to be honest not 100% like the original. I think it should be a little wider ...

 

But I am happy with the result and it was a pleasure to build this beast.

 

For you, as requested, some pictures attached.

 

Thanks and best regards,

Willem

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Looks like you did a fine job, from here... Converting tanks purely from archival photo materials is never 100% certain. I am building a Russian tank destroyer that was converted into a tractor for shunting freight wagons on the railways purely from shots of the thing being cut up with a gas torch!

Going to study your images really carefully - especially since I bought a Meng Mk.V Female super-cheap last night.

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This is fantastic work! I love the Mark V* and you are doing an amazing job! Keep it up.

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I couldn't agree more with everyone else's comments, fantastic and really cean build of one of my favourite tanks... great job!

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Has anyone else noticed "new and improved" seems to mean it doesn't work as well as it used to?

 



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A great work!
Your scratch is crisp and clean.

The new kits are really beautiful remembering the old Ehmar I used to convert my own V* years ago!

About sources and accuracy. The Bovington museeum sold a lot of technical drawings about MarkV and MarkV*, the turret is detailled as the rear of the tank.

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Hello Gilles,
Thanks for your reply. Are those technical drawings stil available from the Tank Museum?
I will be visiting next year, If so, they will be on the shopping list.
Best regards,
Willem

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I don't know about the Mark V*, but the staff of the Bovington museum is very helpful also for online purchases. I bought a lot of scans of blueprints from them via email, and the communication was very nice and fast.

Thorsten

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If I remember, I order my plan packs in 2010 or 2011, I don't knnow if they're still avaliable, but there was a lisiting on the Museeum online shop.

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Hello Thorst and Gilles,
I was still able to order a "plan pack" for the Mark V* from the Tank Museum. Costs 10 pounds without postage.
Ordered them this week and they are on it's way by now (I hope
Thanks!
Best regards,
Willem

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a next step....

After the primer (Chaos Black) i painted the model in the basic color.

I mixed Tamiya XF51 Khaki Drab with Tamiya XF15 Flat Flesh (5:1).

I think it is a good base to start weathering with oils and pigments (colors get darker during the proces)

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Comments are welcome .

Best regards,

Willem

 



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Excellent work Willem,  I really like how you dis the detail on it. the parts that you made to extend the Mk V. Very detailed, the bolts, nuts, rivets.

the scribbling. very good work, i'm looking forward to it's finish.. what did you use for the Mk V ? Takom, Emhar or Meng ?



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Very impressive work. Just one question from a layman (I have not really concerned myself much with rhomboids ): Why some shade of grey?

 



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Ned


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Willem what did you use for your rivets, bolts ? when i see the original unpainted pictures, the rivets / bolts all look the same color as the model.

a light tan color.. Very detailed work.



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Hello Ned and Peter,

thanks for your replies. Much appreciated.

 

@ Ned: I used the Meng Mark V tank as a base.

And for the rivets: after building several Mark IV and V tanks you have a box with parts "not for use" (the spare box).

That box was my source for the nuts and the bolts that I used on the part that had to be scratched. 

@ Peter: the color is actually a very light green (it must be the lighting that makes it more grey).

That color will become darker green during the proces of painting and weathering. I see now that it almost looks like grey

Best regards,

Willem



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Thanks Willem, I was wondering where did all the rivets / bolts come from.. it does look very good.



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Thanks Ned!



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