Made some progress this weekend. Doubt it will be done by 31 Dec..maybe built, but not painted.
This is what I had in mind when I started, I've since changed the radar a bit. It was too bulky with the lower housing (read: I couldn't figure a good a way to mount it
AFV Club Centurion Hull. This is the 67 IDF boxing, but you get parts to make it look more Canadian (headlights, front armour plate). You don't get the searchlight, turret basket, or LR fuel tanks in this boxing. Replaced the grab handles with .015 and .020 brass wire:
No turning back after cuts like this
Some .050 strip raises the roof to the right height. Lots of CA used here
Much sanding later..
Next up will be fairing in the oversize Cent turret with the AMX DCA front
Need to figure out some details, like MBSGD, AMU, and of course turret stowage as the old Cent bins won't fit... or will they?
This one has dragged on too long. Added a few more bits and its ready (as ready as its going to get) for priming. BTW, got my photo table all set up to shoot.. no bulbs in any of my lamps. Found some 600W photo floods from my 35mm film days and decided that I could screw them in my regular 75W max lamps. 5 photos later and the burning smell started to get to me.
Profile sorta looks like the line drawing above:
Some resin stowage. Figured the crew would salvage a few 40mm ammo cans for their own use
I looked at this model for a dozen hours, but it wasn't until I took the photo that I noticed the SGL were attached at different heights. We all know that some units did this intentionally so as to stagger the range thus creating a longer beaten zone of smoke for crossing defilades.