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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Russian White Army Mk.A Whippet
Wolf239
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 01:02 AM UTC
Hello to all.

I have just completed my new model, the Mk.A Whippet tank No.A371 named Sphynx.

This tank belonged to the White Army in the Russian Civil War in May – late September 1920, when it was captured by the Red Army. More exactly, the tank belonged to General A.I. Denikin’s Army, or VSYuR (Armed Forces of South Russia), 1st tank battalion, 2nd tank squadron.

The only known prototype picture taken after it was captured by the Bolsheviks.
https://polkrf.ru/news/1289/polkovodtsyi_rossii_general_karbyishev


Some reference on the tank in British service:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rr8gKIRb9g The Tank Museum’s Tank Chats #9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_-Jk0H5RWA WWI documentary selection
http://www.maquetland.com/article-phototheque/6820-whippet-medium-mark-a-tank-bovington The Tank Museum prototype
http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww1/gb/British_medium_Mark-A_whippet.php White Army tanks & color profiles

Kits and materials used:
Meng Model TS-021 Mk.A Whippet British medium tank
http://meng-model.com/index2_new.php?id=267
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10336170
Eureka XXL LH-00 Scale metal tow cable for AFV models Ř0.4 mm
Cotton thread – asbestos exhaust wrap

Painted with Tamiya enamels. Weathered with Mig, Ammo of Mig Jimenez, AK Interactive, Wilder, Tamiya, Nevskaya Palitra oils, pencil graphite.

My mistake was that I chose the Meng kit over Takom for this one, not defining the version I would build beforehand. Meng lacks wooden stowage boxes present on A371 as on the picture.
Wolf239
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 01:06 AM UTC
Here is the box.

Wolf239
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 01:31 AM UTC
Here is the complete model.
















ivanhoe6
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 05:00 PM UTC
DANG, that is one nice looking Whippet ! Great job on the weathering & chipping, not too much or not enough, just the right amount IMHO.
Thank you for sharing !
Wolf239
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 08:51 PM UTC

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DANG, that is one nice looking Whippet ! Great job on the weathering & chipping, not too much or not enough, just the right amount IMHO.
Thank you for sharing !


Thank you! It took 5 days to complete
bill_c
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 09:09 PM UTC
Very interesting subject matter. Would make a fine feature if the photos were clearer.
Wolf239
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 09:13 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Very interesting subject matter. Would make a fine feature if the photos were clearer.


Thank you!