Friday, 12 April 2013
U.C. HARDGRAPH 1/144 - Type 61 A5 Main Battle Tank - WiP -
After watching the final of Girls and Panzer's (and lovin it!) i really wanted to model a tank and this MS Igloo Type 61 was my first choice for modelling, second a Tiger I.
Main remodelling was to the railing at the rear of the turret which took quite some work to accomplish, replacing a few details and drilling out the turrets, going to paint this one as the White Orges rival Lt. Harman Yandell custom M61A5.
Mesh is what reptiles owners use, is super fine and perfect for 1/144. Replaced the blob smoke canisters on the side, added the machines gun next to the hatch from a Sherman i think and used the supplied gun for the rear.
Took so much work to get all the railing looking good, bending these tiny bits of brass to the correct size sure took some trail and error.
Drilled holes for the future antenna.
Expect to see this painted soon, quite excited to get this painted and weathered, then maybe a RG Zaku "White Orge"