Centurion Part 2: Long Weekend Progress

This kit is the 1/35 AFV Club Royal Australian Armoured Corps Centurion Mk 5/1

AFV Club have managed to get a surprising amount of fine detail into this kit, simply by increasing the parts count, which (presumably) gives them more flexibility with the moulds and what they can achieve with them.

I got a surprising amount done in the first two days, given the high parts count and fiddly nature of the suspension – see Part 1. The basic turret shell is together and those VeryBadWords suspension units are on. Everything fits well so far, it’s just a bit fiddly.

2 days into the build.

2 days into the build.

Quite a lot of detail has been added to the rear of the hull. Barely visible in this pic, because I forgot to deal with the light. The big storage bin has been added to the right side of the turret. Still no problems.

Invisible progress.

Invisible progress.

Here you can see the fiddly bits. The suspension system that has many movable parts. It’s not designed to be motorised, but you can pose the tank on diorama with rocks and have the wheels realistically deflected.

All the springs and fiddly struts!

All the springs and fiddly struts!

On the left here is the big storage bin that hangs off the rear end of the Centurion. This is a four sided box that was a little fiddly to get together while the glue dried. On the right are odds and ends salvaged from the spares box that will go in the basket storage. Water bottles, Coke bottles, canteens, jerry cans etc.

Rear storage + spares box raided.

Rear storage + spares box raided.

That’s it for this weekend. How are your projects coming along?

Part 1

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