A vintage model “tank”

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This “tank” — I guess you can call it that — is about fifty years old.  I was always making both kit built and scratch built science fiction and space models back when I was a teenager.

I am pretty sure I built this model when I was about sixteen.

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As you can see from the bottom, the original plastic was a dark red and, if I remember correctly, I copied the camouflage from the painting on the box.

I have a vague memory that the kit was Japanese. I have posted a picture with the science fiction modelling group on Facebook, asking if anyone recognized that model but so far no one has.

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Back ages ago, the tank (or perhaps armoured fighting vehicle) was on diorama base with a purplish alien landscape. That is long gone. I found the model in the bottom of a box of some other modelling hold overs from my teen years that I had hauled with me all those years. So now I am getting back into modelling, I intend to reposition the vehicle in a new diorama and will post that when it’s complete.

There is just one update with the model. One of the tail fins broke off over the years, so I added a black wash as “battle damage.”

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