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Ron Bell

Matador 1/76 Medium Mk C

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This is the first tank designed that took crew comfort into account. The engine bay was separated off from the crew compartment by a bulkhead that kept the heat and exhaust away from them. Designed at the very end of WWII it did not see service in that conflict, but remained a mainstay of the Royal Army for may years afterwards. Matador's resin kit six or seven main parts and then the smaller detail ones. The tracks are length and link out of resin. The casting was excellent with no warping, bubbles or short shots, but fit was very problematic, many parts needing modification to go where they were suppose to go. When complete, however, it is a great addition to any early armor collection. 

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Looks great Ron! Gotta ask, if you added some side sponsons, it would match the "tank" used in the "Last Crusade" Indiana Jones movie. Any chance they based it on this specific type?

 

GIL :cool:

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Don't think so. I believe they were "inspired" by the what was known as the "Liberty Tank", like this:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_Mark_VIII

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Yep, I can see a closer resemblance in that one. Thanks!

 

GIL :cool:

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That is sensational Ron! Way to go.

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