WW1 Mk1. Female Tank by Airfix 1/76 scale

Noticed this one at Broughdale’s last year. I had previously built the Mk1 male, and this is the same kit with an extra sprue for the four machine guns used by this model.

Box Art

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Sprues

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Instructions and painting guide.

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Build up is very simple.

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Painting begins
First a coat of Vallejo Primer, in this case in Earth Green.

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The entire tank is then given a coat of Tamiya XF57 Buff thinned with UMP Thinner.

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The two camouflage colors were then airbrushed on freehand.
First camouflage coat is XF68 Nato Brown, mixed with just a touch of XF59 Desert Yellow to lighten it up, I forgot to get a picture of this step.

The second coat is XF51 Khaki drab.

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Created a base out of air dry clay for it. One thing I should have done was seal the wood before putting the clay on. The clay lifted and crack in one corner. I was able to fix that.

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Posts for barb wire was done using toothpicks. The barbed wire is 2 strands of beading wire twisted together in a drill and then wound around a tool handle. I may do a separate video/post on this process.

The base was painted a base coat of craft paint and then various weathering materials were applied to it and the tank.

Not a bad result and more lessons learned.

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