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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« 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...




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






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


Thanks for watching, and keep safe!











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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2020, 07:20:24 AM »
The Scale-o-rama and the move of the cockpit, had my immediate attention :smiley:

Offline apophenia

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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #2 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
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #3 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)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #4 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....











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!
« Last Edit: August 29, 2020, 12:30:28 AM by Antonio Sobral »

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 01:37:31 AM »
WOH! :o

 ;D ;D ;D 8)
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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2020, 03:05:30 AM »
Wow!!! :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2020, 04:10:52 AM »
WOH! :o

 ;D ;D ;D 8)

Yep that says it.   
Different approach to scale-o-rama.

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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2020, 06:51:40 AM »
Ok.. did not see that coming.:o

What an outcome. 

Offline ed s

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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2020, 07:15:30 AM »
LIKE!!!!

Offline apophenia

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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #10 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  ;)
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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2020, 09:20:00 AM »
Excellent bit o' scale-o-ramaing!

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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2020, 10:18:57 PM »
👍👍👍👍
the paper gods demand sacrifice

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Re: Mantark Mk I Tank Buster - 1/48 Airfix
« Reply #13 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!