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The Chieftain Mk5 Battle tank
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Joined: September 13, 2012
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 02:59 AM UTC
I have just joined your forum and will be starting a new project of building the Mk 5 Chieftain Tank in the next couple of dayz can anyone help me in regards to the correct camouflage that this tank should be done.. thanks in advance

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Joined: February 21, 2011
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 04:07 AM UTC
Hello Paul,
Firstly, the Tamiya kit is not a Mk5 as it says on the box, it is a late Mk2.
The very early Chieffies were Deep Bronze Green, in the 70`s the main colour was Green and black.
You could do a BATUS version of Green and Sand.
Ignore the Green on Green scheme suggested in the instructions.

Remember the Tamiya kit has it`s faults, mainly due to age, but looks ok when built out of the box, but needs work to make an accurate model of a Chieftain.

There are quite a few after market updates available for this old kit depending on how your budget is.
I.E. Accurate Armour do some major conversions but are expensive.
CASTOFF MODELS also do a range of updates but are more reasonably priced as they waste less of the dodor kit. and Eduard do a PE set for this kit.

Hope this helps


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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 06:37 PM UTC
wellcom,i hope you have fun here.