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1 year 7 months ago #1 by IAN
M24 Chaffee was created by IAN
Kit - Italeri 1:35 (re-tool).
Paint - All acrylics.
Decals - Kit & Star Decals
Extras - Verlinden & Voyager resin stowage, lead foil, Jordi Rubio turned aluminium barrel.



M24 Chaffee
3rd Armd Div
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
February 1945.






























Started two-and-a-half years ago, then parked on the 'Shelf of Forgetfulness' until about four weeks ago. Kit is the old but still OK'ish'  Italeri kit - but the later re-box with the WWII tracks. It went together fairly well, but the suspension arms are surprisingly delicate and don't stand-up well to rough handling and the tracks are waaaayyy too thick and generally un-co-operative, if I ever build another I will definitely be investing in a set of AM tracks. 

Two 'firsts' on this - First time using MIG's US WWII OD set - but only the base tone and the first lighter one, and first time attempt at the Rinaldi hairspray chipping method. BECAUSE it's my first time using this technique, I'm sincerely asking for feedback, because it's the only way I will get better, right ?. So that's pretty much it, as ever thanks for taking the time and effort to comment or criticize, have the rest of a great weekend, folks.

Best from the 'Naki


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1 year 7 months ago #2 by Kiwimav
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Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
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1 year 6 months ago #3 by Bishop
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The chipping has worked very well and the colour of the exposed metal does too. What colour did you use btw? I really like that you’ve left protected areas such as under the mantlet without lots of chips.

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1 year 6 months ago #4 by yak
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looks fantastic to me :woohoo:

Rob

No model left behind even if it screams all the way to the display shelf!

Currently hacking away at:
1/24 Tamiya Mazda RX-7 S4
1/25 Revell Datsun 720 Kingcab Rebuild
1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car
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1 year 6 months ago #5 by Gary
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Looks great, the Chaffee is probably my favourite Allied Tank.
I have several in my stash and always meant to get round to building one.
Your build is exactly how I would build mine, hopefully as nice as this. I like everything about it, very nice indeed.



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1 year 6 months ago #6 by IAN
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Thanks gentlemen, really appreciate the comments.

Next one already progressing on the bench, hopefully you'll see that in about a wekks' time. AFN



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