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Modelling => Group and Themed Builds => Brian da Basher/Brian Perri Memorial GB => Topic started by: Antonio Sobral on August 27, 2020, 02:47:13 AM

Title: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: Antonio Sobral on August 27, 2020, 02:47:13 AM
Hi guys

Thanks to the extension granted by the highest powers  ;) , this will be my second build in this GB.

But before that, I would like to show you something I wrote a couple of days ago. A little homage to Brian, in the form of a limerick:

I once new a man from steel city
Whose modelling was clever and witty
His fondness for spats
Always drew a few laughs
So his untimely demise was a pity


Since English is not my native language, these are most probably not the greatest lines ever written in the language of Shakespeare, but it was worth the effort :)

Now proceeding to the modelling part, the original donor kit was this oldie but no so goldie...

(https://i.postimg.cc/PfWGXBQK/mantark-01.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


The inicial work done on the cockpit and fuselage...

(https://i.postimg.cc/rpHT4xDJ/mantark-02.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mDFsykMG/mantark-03.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


About the name, Mantark, you will understand later :)


Thanks for watching, and keep safe!










Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: buzzbomb on August 27, 2020, 07:20:24 AM
The Scale-o-rama and the move of the cockpit, had my immediate attention :smiley:
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: apophenia on August 27, 2020, 08:57:58 AM
The Scale-o-rama and the move of the cockpit, had my immediate attention :smiley:

Mine too  ;D
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on August 27, 2020, 10:58:06 AM
The Scale-o-rama and the move of the cockpit, had my immediate attention :smiley:

Mine too  ;D

And mine! 8)
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: Antonio Sobral on August 29, 2020, 12:28:40 AM
Right, I forgot to mention the little 1/72 -> 1/48 scale-o-rama effect!

As for the name, "Mantark" is the agglutination of 2 fish names, Manta-Ray and Shark.

Why? because....

(https://i.postimg.cc/RZrn7JHv/mantark-04.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/g2vLNcV8/mantark-05.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bJvGyQK9/mantark-06.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HLdcKGzK/mantark-07.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/25GbNHX5/mantark-08.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Right? :)


Still needs some work and small refinements, as you can easily see.

Regarding the pilot, I am having second thoughts about placing him inside the cockpit.

I think I will leave the cockpit empty (just adding a seat, of course :) ) and will place a standing pilot figure next to the plane.


Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on August 29, 2020, 01:37:31 AM
WOH! :o

 ;D ;D ;D 8)
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 29, 2020, 03:05:30 AM
Wow!!! :smiley:
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: finsrin on August 29, 2020, 04:10:52 AM
WOH! :o

 ;D ;D ;D 8)

Yep that says it.   
Different approach to scale-o-rama.
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: buzzbomb on August 29, 2020, 06:51:40 AM
Ok.. did not see that coming.:o

What an outcome. 
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: ed s on August 29, 2020, 07:15:30 AM
LIKE!!!!
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: apophenia on August 30, 2020, 06:28:09 AM
That is WILD! But the name makes perfect sense now  ;D

Of course, since this is a BdB memorial, we'll be needing a much closer look at that trousered undercarriage  ;)
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: Robomog on August 30, 2020, 09:20:00 AM
Excellent bit o' scale-o-ramaing!

Mog
>^-.-^<
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: arkon on August 30, 2020, 10:18:57 PM
👍👍👍👍
Title: Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
Post by: kerick on August 30, 2020, 11:39:22 PM
Antonio, you are a genius!
I canít wait to see what the paint scheme will look like!