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Armored vehicles type: tanks
Model of WWII era: 1939-1945
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Model scale: 1:35
Greetings, dear colleagues!
Today I post for your judgement “Comet” – according to historians, it’s the best British tank of the Second World War. I wanted to change the subject and relax a bit during “out of kit” assembly. But the process began, and things changed!
By itself, the kit is quite mediocre, with seemingly not a bad casting, but the quality of plastic is below the average. Detailing of the tank model is almost absent – early Tamiya. From the box it’s possible to assemble only the post-war modification, and still with shortcomings. Some items are given wrong – at the root they aren’t suitable for any version. Tracks are a special moment, they are made of vinyl, but it feels like they are of crude rubber. Even after they were being primed, painted and treated with pigments, hairs and dust stick to them terribly.
Modifications and improvements I introduced to the model of tank A34 Comet
I tried to assemble one of the early versions of the machine. Unfortunately, there were more materials in the web about the post-war samples, and those still pretty meager and not very accurate. In short, that’s what happened.
- Machine guns Besa from RBmodel,
- The antenna input from RBmodel,
- Welds added all over the housing,
- “Imitation” of handrails and handles was completely replaced by the wire,
- Re-sawn front tow loops,
- Redesigned connecting seam of the tower,
- Remade over-tracked shelves,
- Redesigned trunk latch,
- Added wiring to the searchlight,
- Added a stopper on the cover of the MTO,
- Triplexes in commander’s turret,
- Drilled out grenade launcher,
- Finalized connection of the tower and gun mask,
- Refined and rearranged protective railing of lights,
- Locking mechanism of the boxes remade as logical to the model.
Well, all the little things can’t be remembered.