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Pete Smith
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Belgian M47 Primer & Figure painting
Whilst the spray booth & airbrush were out I went ahead and primed the model today. I've used a lighter shade of primer as the model will get some pre-shading before the main colour goes on. I've also started painting the figure and have blocked in his over...

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IDF Centurion Gloss,Decals & Chipping
  The gloss coat went on first thing this morning so this afternoon I added the decals such as they are. I'm now making a start on some chipping concentrating on areas of obvious wear such as the exhausts and shields. I will be keeping the chipping to a min...

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IDF Centurion Detail Painting
I've almost finished the detail painting on the model with just the exhausts to paint before a gloss coat. The mantlet cover has really popped now that it's painted and looks superb. I'm also pleased with the tarps on the turret which look just right. I did...

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IDF Centurion Figures Done
The figures are now all done bar adding a little bit of pigments for dust on boots etc. I'll add that once the figures go onto the model. I can now get cracking on with the tank. 

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IDF Centurion Figure Painting
Well it's been a busy time for be both around the house and at the bench. The figures have slowly taken shape with some painting and I now only have two to finish off. I have been using various vallejo paints and have tried to vary the uniforms for some var...

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IDF Centurion Paint Time
Finally got my arse in gear and sprayed the model today. I used a mix of tamiya XF-57 buff, XF-59 desert yellow, XF-2 flat white & XF-23 light blue. I then went back over the model with a bit more white added to the basic mix and sprayed highlights. I may a...

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Takom M47 Patton Build Complete!
Well I've really cracked on with the kit and have had great fun along the way. The canvas mantlet cover parts worked really well and after some careful sanding of the joins looks superb, likewise the barrel is brilliant too.  Belgian specific modifications ...

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IDF Centurion Further Figures
The other figures have now arrived and been assembled. The photographer needed a far bit of cleanup but I've used him as is and I think he will work very well on the base. The tank crew guy just had a hornet head and comms gear added. He will work perfectly...

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More Work On The Patton
I'm slowly getting on with the model and have now almost finished off the lower hull. So far construction has gone without a snag, however some care does need to be taken when removing some of the tiny parts from the sprues. I find a fine saw works the best...

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Takom M47 Patton Further Work
Work has been progressing well on the model & the second track run is now complete. One thing to note when assembling the left side tracks is that on the instructions the left side illustration is the same as the right. Which means if assembled as shown the...
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