Centurion Part 6: The Weathering Begins

The kit, if you are a new reader, is the AFV Club 1/35 RAAC Centurion Mk 5/1 (Kit No. 35100) with the addition of Eduard PE and some lead wire for e.g. the searchlight cable. The spares box has also been raided for what would otherwise have been an empty turret basket. This kit has a very high parts count – like Dragon – and is very detailed OOB. I highly recommend it.

The assembly stage (apart from 2 radio antenna, which go on last) is now finished and the painting and weathering has begun. This is my first attempt at the red/brown found in some parts of Vietnam, and my phone camera makes it appear  more vivid than it actually is. Lots more washes to add yet, as well as other fun stuff.

Oh! I ran out of tow cable, so they won’t be added until next weekend.

30. 7 Jun RH

That red/brown really is way more vivid than it appears to the naked eye. I managed to lose one of the fire extinguishers – that red blob is a piece of sprue.

31. 7 Jun Front

Loving this view. Lots more weathering and dulling down to do though.

You can see the lead wire added for searchlight cabling. A Googled photo showed it went like this.

You can see the lead wire added for searchlight cabling. A Googled photo showed it went like this.

Rear end - no sniggering at the name.

Rear end – no sniggering at the name.

Part 1 That Bl***y Working Suspension!
Part 2 Long Weekend Progress
Part 3 You Have Got to be Jesting Me!
Part 4 Slow and Fiddly Progress
Part 5 I Return!

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