Thursday, 4 March 2021

Playing around with interwar tanks

 I’ve been looking at my other wooden Bovington tank . I think it has potential to be a multi turret tank. Currently gathering old spice jar lids etc and seeing where it takes me. Photos of the inspiration and the modelling potentially-





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  1. Nice idea! I’ve got a couple of those multi-turret tanks in my 10mm lead pile-ette.

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  2. Cracking idea! How big is the Centurion in terms of length, width and height? We've had a lot of fun with an Ebay plastic tank capable of being converted into something 'interwar' (its about four inches long) as seen here-
    http://hereford1938avbcwtng.blogspot.com/2019/02/armour-modelling-challenge-2019-free.html

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    1. This is about 10 inches long and 5inches wide. Great what can be achieved with tat.

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  3. Interesting variations - these look like they could have come straight out of Bovington Tank Museum interwar collection itself - https://tankmuseum.org - not its lovely shop!

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    1. And you can always buy more to keep making unless you just make alternative turrets

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    2. I do like these interwar tanks. I am still looking for something to make the big turret ...

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    3. How big is the big turret? I find that 'used' tealight candles are very useful - though fragile if you don't fill the inside. Basically, easy to drill through the sides, brass tube gun - or, if being flash, two brass tubes, one insidethe and protuding out. Dowel glued to the inside of the turret lets you rotate it. Strangely, haven't got these on my blog, but good picture showing construction on page 32 of Miniature Wargames 366 'Tealight ironclads'

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    4. I've taken the opportunity to put more understandable instructions on my blog! https://easterngarrison.blogspot.com/

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  4. Have ordered one of those WW1 wooden tanks from Bovington - they must wonder were all the sudden interest is coming from .

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  5. Excellent! I am sure you will be delighted with it. I look forward to seeing it on your blog...

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  6. And now you've emptied the kitchen cupboards you will have somewhere to store your new toys.

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