Wednesday, 6 August 2014

More bodging - MT-LB

Here is my 1/40-somethingish scale MT-LB, seen here with a T-55 to raise the tone somewhat.  And it's not often a T-55 has that effect.  And yes, my model is too wide but it does have a vague look of MT-LB to it.

The lower hull MT-LB started off as a block of insulation foam which was then carved roughly to shape.
The upper hull and hatches are made from balsa and the turret came from the spares box.

A first coat of (Dulux!) green paint.  The running gear was from the BMP-1 pdf I bought and featured here previously.

Marks out of 10?  Go on, be honest.

16 comments:

Conrad Kinch said...

Very nice work there Tim. Any movement on a set of rules?

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
Thanks. The rules are coming along nicely and we still intend to have them published in time for the 2015 campaigning season!

Paul Foster said...

8.5 marks for looks and 10 out of 10 for effort.

I think. The width looks correct but I am sure they are longer beasties.

A really good carve up!

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
Quite so - the width to length ratio is out but it'll do to be going on with.

Archduke Piccolo said...

Nice bodge. 'Nuff said, really. Looking forward to more.

Jim Duncan said...

If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck then it's a duck unless it is a cow with mad cow disease.

If it is used on the tabletop I would give it a ten.

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
There hasn't been much modelling activity of late - this was built last month.

Tim Gow said...

Jim Duncan
It has already been used in a game. As befits a real MT-LB, nobody noticed...

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Works for me :)

Just finished Phil Barker's Airfix Ancient Wargaming booklet

Shades of ingenuity in creating your own figures from chopped up Airfix poses seems to be alive and well

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Ah, the old 'Purple Primer'. Splendid book!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I had to laugh/cry when I saw the "this player is making every mistake in the book" diagram .. that was me!

Chris Kemp said...

Very nicely done Tim. It's horrible; I'm proud of you :-)

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Trust me, we've all been there!

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
There speaks an honest man!

Sean said...

I'd give it a 9 as I didn't realize it was a scratch build in the first couple of figures. I don't know if it was just that I don't know what an MT-LB is, or that my eye may have been drawn to the lighter colored tank but I think it did well to look like a vehicle and not stand out. The only thing keeping it from a 10 in my mind, apart from end effects, is the folded edge on one track. Great job.

Jon Yuengling said...

I also go with a 9. The first image did not look like a scratch build. Also as there will be a lot of smoke around them on the battlefield no one needs to know the difference. :)

Great job.