Monday, 10 January 2011

Chieftain tank WIP

finally moving on the diecast Corgi 1/50 Chieftain tank... glossy bits are wear the paint was chipping far to easily while I was still working on other bits of it, so nice and varnish in spots for now...

the toy originally fired missiles which I didn't have anyway when I got it off eBay... the raised turret hatch doubled as the firing button and sections of the upper turret had the handy slogan PRESS TO FIRE... the barrel also had a huge raised section that appeared to be just somewhere for a secure bolt to go - presumably those missiles really shifted... either way, out came the Dremel and out flew some scalding hot flakes of metal at speed... much sanding and g/s'ing later and it looks good I reckon.... and differences regarding the turret and anything else can be put down to UNIT modifications to the armour... so there...

the black bits on the barrel were originally plastic and had apparently at sometime been attacked by a small mammal judging by the teeth marks... these came off as the plastic was too soft to sand and repair and were replaced with plastic tube and g/s... need to paint these and finish the lower hull which has only just been attached (hence the silver screw head which can't be hidden), then touch up the lights and gloss varnish for decalling... toying with a brown over the tracks and dry/wet brushing black over them... need something...

3 comments:

 Ashley said...

You could always use metal black/gun blacking on the screw to make it less obvious. Nice work turning this old toy into a wargaming model.

anevilgiraffe said...

ah... the screw is visible in that you can see it... it isn't countersunk if that's a word... it's currently silver because I'd only just attached the two halves...

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