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Title: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: gedmundson on August 08, 2020, 06:34:02 AM
I started to put together a kit that I'd bought to steal the grenade screen for my Mk.1 Male tank from a couple of years ago. So now I'll have to scratch build the screen for this one - which is ok since it'll be a bit wider to accommodate the top of the sponsons as in some photo reference.

Also needing attention is the cabin top over the driver, which is not wide enough for a Mk.1. MR Modelbau in Germany sells a properly sized replacement in resin, but I thought I'd widen the kit's offering myself using some styrene sheet. The hull will have to be put together to size all the panels out correctly, so with the help of some DeWalt clamps I've taken the plunge.

Cheers,
Gary

(https://i.imgur.com/O8ZnZau.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KbjRZde.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mKWx2Sv.jpg)

Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: mgunns on August 20, 2020, 12:09:16 PM
Hi Gary:

As they say at Golden Gate Raceway:  "And They're Off"!  Interesting project you have going there.  Having seen your work at Nanton last year, yes over a year ago already, I am sure this will equal or rival the effort.  I will be following along and look forward to an update.
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: gedmundson on August 23, 2020, 05:04:49 AM
Thanks Mark! I was just about to put up a couple of new pictures when I saw your comments.

The cab was made wider by using sheet styrene and some of the extra bolt/rivet detail included in the Takom kit. The frames for the grenade-screen on top were done by copying the kit's version (which I previously used for my Mk.1 Male) and adding the covers for the sponsons and rear of the hull. The section on the rear of the hull was based on some video references where it can be noted that there was a gap between the larger front section. The mesh was made from tulle fabric, which I've left protruding from the edges as per some references.
The front idlers on the Mk.1 tanks were "toothed" like the sprockets, but since this can barely be seen I didn't bother to convert the extra sprockets which are included in the kit.

Cheers,
Gary

(https://i.imgur.com/7tMNtbH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hiMgKx4.jpg)
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: mgunns on August 23, 2020, 09:12:46 AM
Hi Gary:

The intricacies of the bracing for the mesh is a testimony to the dedication to the research to bring this model up to "speed."  Nicely done.   So many variations on each version of the early tanks.   You are off to a great start and I will be looking in from time to time to view the progress.  Outstanding work Gary.
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: RAGIII on August 30, 2020, 07:28:50 AM
Hi Gary:

The intricacies of the bracing for the mesh is a testimony to the dedication to the research to bring this model up to "speed."  Nicely done.   So many variations on each version of the early tanks.   You are off to a great start and I will be looking in from time to time to view the progress.  Outstanding work Gary.

I agree completely Gary! Beautiful work and the added detail is amazing!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: gedmundson on September 05, 2020, 01:41:46 AM
Mark and Rick - thanks for your feedback!

After removing the cover around the hydraulic lift for the tail wheel assembly (since most Mk.1 tanks in the Somme battle are shown without it) I saw film footage of the vehicle I'm building. "Oh I Say!!!!" is shown in the video clearly sporting the cover at the rear. Taking advantage of having it off, I was able to add some plumbing for the hydraulics with lead wire, and also add the cabling on the pulleys for the steering mechanism. I then re-attached the rear cover.

Just short of the breakable small bits (periscopes, lights, etc.) which will be added after painting,the construction is complete.
Cheers,
Gary

(https://i.imgur.com/aBeErGS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LB9y5Im.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/P4xvlat.jpg)
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: fixman on September 05, 2020, 04:23:29 AM
very nice work ..... and good details... I like it
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: Terri on September 05, 2020, 10:00:02 AM
I'm not much into armour but you guys who build them do some really nice work . I like the mesh , that is cool !


Terri
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: Edo on September 05, 2020, 03:53:42 PM
i canít wait to see it paited.... going to become another masteripece of yours!
ciao
edo
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: gedmundson on September 22, 2020, 11:57:28 PM
I made another small addition to the model before I paint it. There were small plates mounted on this vehicle below the two front viewing ports. Hopefully these were added to most of the "A" Co. tanks, because my original plan to build "Oh I Say!!!" has now changed to "We're All In It" because the decal manufacturer - New Penguin - has not got back to me after a month.
Cheers,
Gary

(https://i.imgur.com/Hc1S7u2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uzJR1E3.jpg)
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: Borsos on September 23, 2020, 01:04:48 AM
Awesome project and a great looking tank. I have made the same experiences regarding New Penguin decals. I never received any reaction on my E-Mail  :-\
Andreas
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: gedmundson on September 26, 2020, 02:31:53 AM
Thanks Andreas - yes that's very strange about New Penguin, but I must proceed with my project. Kit supplied decal it is...

Just removed my picture of the figures after realizing that the gas mask bag (on the fellow with the hands behind his back) was not used until 1917, so I'll have to modify that!

Cheers,
Gary
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: bobs_buckles on September 27, 2020, 01:30:09 AM
Brilliant progress, Gary!
This will be a beaut when finished.

 :) vB
Title: Re: Takom 1/35 British Mk.1 Female Tank
Post by: RAGIII on September 29, 2020, 11:09:34 PM
Your added details are really making this one shine! Gorgeous work !
RAGIII