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At long last I can present to you my plans of a MK1 Tank.

I have split the plans into ten panels and will be adding to them as time allows me to finish the female sponsons and tail wheel mechanism.

The plans are as accurate as I can achieve at this moment in time, but I see them as a living thing and will be making updates in the future.

 

MK1 Tank Plans and their use

 

To help you make better use of my plans I will now go through the basic layout.

 

First of the plans are not to any scale. What they are though is surrounded by a frame/border that is scaled to match the tank at full size.

As you can see the border is made up of 10cm squares. This not only allows you to easily lay a grid over the plans, but by dividing the full size measurements by the scale you wish to use, you also have the correct size to print the plans to for your requirements.

 

An example would be someone wanting to produce the side view to a scale of 1/72.

The side view is surrounded by a box that represents in full size, 500cm x 1000cm. To print this view in 1/72, just divide the measurements by 72.

If you now print the view with a border measuring 6.944 x 13.888, you will end up with a Tank side view at 1/72.

 

Here are some examples at other well used scales

 

 

1/76

1/72

1/48

1/35

1/32

1/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

500cm

6.579cm

6.944cm

10.416cm

14.285cm

15.625cm

31.250cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000cm

13.158cm

13.888cm

20.832cm

28.570cm

31.250cm

62.500cm

 

There is also on the plans an Imperial measure in feet & inches, again in scale with the full size Tank.

 

The plans I make available to the Landships website still remain my property, please do not try to pass them off as your own, or try and make money from them.

Do though make use of them and get building those models.

 

Happy building!

 

Regards

Helen



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Front Panel MK1 Male



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Rear Panel MK1 Male



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Top Panel MK1 Male



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Underside Panel MK1 Male



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RH Side Panel MK1 Male



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Inner Panel MK1 Male



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Hi Helen,

you've set a new standard of drawing for our beloved Great War Tanks.

Few can appreciate the time, frustration, and effort that goes into the production of such informative and pleasing on the eye drawings.

And I like the way you've presented them.

 

Great work

Chris.



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Hi Helen,

great drawings!! You deserve a medal for all that work you've been doing.

regards, Kieffer



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Great  Helen,

Who will be the first to show his Mk I model based on these  perfect plans on this site?

 

a big t(h)anks

Hans



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Hello Helen,

Bravo! I can hardly draw with pencil and paper! CAD is beyond my reach for now, I must tell you these are Wonderful drawings

Details are fantastic! Old George Bradford had better watch out!

I Thank You and Congratulate you on this fine work you've presented to us all!

CHEERS!

Jim across the pond 



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Dear Helen!

 

It's fantastic! Phantastik! Fantástico! Le fantastique! Fantasticheria! !

No any words! Thank you for so great job! And more  successes for you!



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Great job...

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Hi Helen,
You deserve insant promotion to Field Marshal at least. Excellent Drawings and I have a renewed reason to build my Airfix Male with all possible corrections

Thank You
Paul

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Helen

New to the site, thank you for your obvious hard work and dedication. In the fullness of time I hope to scratch build from your plans happy in the knowledge that the end result will be an accurate representation (apart from my modelling skills!).

Thank you doesn't come close!!!!!!!

Regards

Tim

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Hi everyone! and thank you for all your kind comments xxx

And now the bad news..... 

I've got an update for you!no

 

Nothing major so don't panic, just the mud guide thingy on the sponson roof has to move forward and increase the angle a tiny, tiny bit.

Hope it's not effected anyones build... oh and it was PDA who reminded me I hadn't looked at all my last lot of Bovi pics... so I'm really just the messenger! :)

Helen x



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OK another update!no

Bit embarrassed by this one as it's the reason the left and right hand sponsons are slightly different.

Basically the sighting slot is ALWAYS to the right of the gun barrel. On the left hand side view the slot is to the right... which is wrong.

I will try and put up the corrected panels tomorrow night.

 

Helen x



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Sorry, Helen. I'm not just looking for faults! Honestly, I think the plans are great!



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PDA wrote:

Sorry, Helen. I'm not just looking for faults! Honestly, I think the plans are great!


 

 Nope that's it, you're off my Christmas card list now!! 

smile

Glad someones paying attention! :D

 

Helen x



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New LH Side panel and LH Sponson panel are now done, but it seems I can't edit my old posts or upload new!!!!confuse

Might be because it's a sticky thing at the top of the forum!?!?!

Helen x



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MK1 Nut wrote:

Might be because it's a sticky thing at the top of the forum!?!?!

Helen x


 Don't know Helen, but we'll "unsticky" it for a mo' for you to try that conjecture.

Steve

 



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@Mk1 Nut - check your inbox



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Yay!!!!! New corrected Panels uploaded. Thanks Guys for your help!

Helen x



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LH Side Panel MK1 Male and it er um says front panel on the pdf view (sorry )
Paul

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Paul Bonnett wrote:

LH Side Panel MK1 Male and it er um says front panel on the pdf view (sorry )
Paul


 

Oh poop!

Thanks Paul. Now corrected.

Helen x



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Great job Helen. I will be using these a lot!



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Helen, perhaps you may be able to clarify a detail with respect to the rear hull panel? According to diagrams which I have seen, the cables to the tiller on the steering tail seem to have exited the hull through tubes at the lower corners of the rear hull plate. In most photos this detail is obscured by the tail assembly, however there are a few good photos showing a rear view of Gaza MkI's without tails. I can't see any sign of an aperture for the cables in these photos. In your inspection of the Bovington MkI, did you notice any remnant of the cable apertures?

Many thanks for all your hard work on these plans!



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First off... Thanks everyone for the complements xx

Now down to the business of the steering gear...

I have a photo of Bovington's MK1 before its move to the museum, this shows what looks like a bolt blocking up the second from the bottom side rivets on the rear panel. The MK2 has also had the same rivets missing and plugged up.

On photographing the tail steering gear on the MK1, I noticed the cable steering guide tubes going through the same holes. I have not seen a good clear image in any old photos, and it does make sense to just open up an existing rivet hole, so that's what I am happy to go with.

Helen x



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Many thanks, Helen - that's precisely the information I was looking for! I'm mildly surprised that the Bovington MkI retains the guide tubes, since I believe it was displayed without a tail at Hatfield Park.



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Rhomboid wrote:

Many thanks, Helen - that's precisely the information I was looking for! I'm mildly surprised that the Bovington MkI retains the guide tubes, since I believe it was displayed without a tail at Hatfield Park.


 Hi

I believe the MK2 at Bovington had the tailwheel assembly fitted, and it was then transferred to the MK1 when it was donated to them. Maybe that's when Airfix measured the MK2 and got confused as to what mark of tank they were looking at! :)



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Well a little update for those who have down loaded the plans...

Finally starting on the Tailwheel mechanism!!!!

Ok this does mean I have put off drawing up the Female Sponsons, but at least a rather important part of the MK1 Tank will no longer be missing from my plans. :)

Helen x



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Thank you very much I have been looking for plans like this these are far better than I had hoped. Thank you again. This is realy nice work.

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zoorat wrote:

Thank you very much I have been looking for plans like this these are far better than I had hoped. Thank you again. This is realy nice work.


 Hi,

Glad you liked them, just remember to post pictures of any models or art work in the modeling section so we can all take a look.

Sharing information and enthusiasm is the life blood of great sites like this one.

Helen x



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The tailwheel mech will be a great boon for detailing kits. Thanks Helen
Paul

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Ok, well not posted here for a while and annoyingly it's to point out a mistake. 

I am sorry to say that the rear detail panel has two lines that shouldn't be there. Don't know how this happened, I have all the information and gone over the drawings many times... but once I had made the mistake it seems I just accepted it. On the rear panel of the tank I have drawn reinforcement strips down the left and right edges (see diagram), they shouldn't be there. I know early on I wasn't sure, because the Bovington tank has repair lines there, but other photos in the field and of the same tank before its move to the museum, show no such strips.

I will change the plans on here in due course and apologies to anyone who I have let down.

Helen x



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Dont think apologies are needed after all the work you have put in to provide us with these drawings. With regards to the tail wheel assembly, do you know where Commanders Models got their information from to produce the set for their curent MkI ?
Paul
PS Happy New Year

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