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British 10hp "Tilly"
Merlin
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 07:36 AM UTC


Here's a look at Tamiya's 1:48 Tilly - a utility vehicle with masses of potential for WW2 RAF airfield scenes.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:47 PM UTC
Hi Rowan

again a ver nice review, although:

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Last but not least there's a driver figure. It's moulded neatly enough with a separate head and arms and is perhaps a little small in order to squeeze into the cab.



Well, it is perhaps "a little" small for a Hobbit ... but as you write, Frodo fits into the cab. BTW unless you take close up shots nobody will know he is wearing the wrong hat .... but thanks for pointing that out!

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 08:20 AM UTC
Thanks Steffen

To be fair to Tamiya, they don't suggest painting the figure as an RAF driver. If you do, according to Osprey's "Men At Arms" book, the beret would be incorrect before 1943, when they were introduced for the RAF Regiment. They then spread gradually to other RAF trades, but only became standard headgear after the war.

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Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 03:07 AM UTC
Hi all,

Tamiya's little Tilly is indeed very nice and easy to build. If you want to start a model in the morning and have it finished in the evening, then it's the perfect kit...



I have only added the thin straps for the canvas cover (fine lead wire) on the above model. Otherwise, I've followed the kit's instructions and used some pastels for weathering. If you think the driver is too small and wears the wrong beret, there is a simple solution: don't use it...

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 03:25 AM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

Well, a driver gives a bit more life to the scene .. even if he has the body of a 10 year old boy ..

I also thought about posting a few pix of my model .. which is of course not as nice as yours, so I better leave it. BTW a small nitpick comes to mind seeing your model: the white fender markings are not included as decals which I found pretty surprising (thus my model does not have them yet)

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 08:49 AM UTC
Hi Steffen,


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BTW a small nitpick comes to mind seeing your model: the white fender markings are not included as decals which I found pretty surprising



Yes, you are right, I've searched them on the decal sheet as well. You have to go back to basic painting techniques to add them: white paint applied with a fine brush.

By the way, how did you paint the car light? It's a transparent part and it's tricky to do...

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 09:16 AM UTC
Hi J-L

I painted the whole thing silver (without the front glass of course)

all the best

Steffen