MARK VI B BRITISH LIGHT TANK VULCAN 1/35

It’s small but very detailed, Vulkan Scale Model’s Mark 6 tank. I made it from February to March 2014.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 BOX PACKAGEHere is the British Light Tank Mark VI B, it’s been stuck some while ago. This maker released British 2-pound gun. I suppose Vulcan is good at British AFV.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKINGThere are comparatively fewer parts than other average AFV kits, I presume it’s easy assembly….. Until I saw the description.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKING2 types of springs are in this kit and so many. Assembly is difficult. The instruction manual is like Dragon Models, detailed in a small area. There are many parts sizes of 1mm or less, but after reading the manual thoroughly, I can make it happily.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKINGShort and long sized springs are indistinguishable as just looking. At first, without considering the parts distinguish and I got blocked. In arranging the right order and make it again. There are completely arranged.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKINGThe quality of plastic is a little softer than Dragon Models. I don’t know how it finally settles down the parts attached to the body, I constructed it little by little.
(23-February-2014)

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKINGIn this manual, road wheels and caterpillar assemble should be simultaneous, but I attached the all wheels to the chassis at first.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKINGIt is easy to construct partial jointed tracks. This tank’s size is very small and each track is too tiny to joint one by one if it’s each track divided. We cannot lose one tiny track in this kit, it seems there’s no spare.
(26-February-2014)

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKINGNow, this light tank assembly was completed.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKINGI recommend you to choose photo-etched parts as much as possible when it’s available plastic and etching. Regarding this kit, etching quality is better.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKINGSome of the plastic parts molds are blunt, some are very sharp. But overall, it’s very nice.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKINGThe photo-etched parts in the key point are effective, the precision feel is made to raise and not too many small parts, the balance of detailed and easy assembly is good.

MINIART BRITISH TANK CREW SET 1/35 BOX PACKAGEThis MiniArt British Tank Crew Set seems fitting for this Mark VI light tank.

MINIART BRITISH TANK CREW SET 1/35 MAKINGAlthough the British Tank Crew were supplied with new working clothes from around the Normandy-day ’44, before that, the uniform was the same as that of infantry. I suppose the Mark VI was mainly operated in the first half of WWII, these MiniArt crews were not matched. Of course, we cannot say it’s wrong. This tank color is dark green so the North African campaign clothes tank crew also not suitable.

MINIART BRITISH TANK CREW SET 1/35 MAKINGThe different point between tank working clothes and infantry uniform is chest pocket shape and tuck of pants, as long as I see. MiniArt figure parts fitting of hand and foot are rough, many cases I make it roughly and detailed adjust after.

MINIART BRITISH TANK CREW SET 1/35 MAKINGLeft is MiniArt head, right is Hornet resin head. MiniArt head has a flavor of ordinary people, good taste. This time I choose the Hornet handsome guy…..

MINIART BRITISH TANK CREW SET 1/35 MAKINGIsn’t he smart looking in a natural pose?

MINIART BRITISH TANK CREW SET 1/35 MAKINGAfter all, I thought about British uniform variously, I use this kit only amended the mold of a chest pocket.

MINIART BRITISH TANK CREW SET 1/35 MAKINGLight-curing putty is very handy without waiting, compare to epoxy putty’s 12 hours waiting.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 MAKINGCompleted caterpillar and suspension overcome difficulties. Before painting, shining springs are the eye-catching point, very nice.
(02-March-2014)

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 PAINTINGI just blew surfacer.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 PAINTINGI followed the color recipe of Khaki Green as the instruction, but it’s far from my image and box art. I mixed green and dark green for adjustment. Making the same color is difficult so I made a generous amount of it for re-touch later. In case I remain it, I use it for next time color mixing.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 PAINTINGI masked it border clearly using Mr. Masking Sol R of the Creos Mr. Hobby.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 PAINTINGAnd roughly covered with the masking tapes.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 PAINTINGIt’s interesting to peel off the masking sol. This sol is easy to remove and handy item. I painted as possible into thick pieces, but the place that I applied a thin coat came off neatly. But what I tear off very hard when the sol get into the complicated place three-dimensionally, because it is awful too much adhering power to peel off.
We can choose 2 patterns of decal. This time I choose a very colorful one.
(23-March-2014)

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBritish light tank Mark VI B was completed. It was managed a lot early in World War II.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAccording to the explanation of the kit instruction, the armament is 12.7mm Vickers machine gun and 7.7mm air-cooling machine gun. As for the engine, 88HP, the best speed per hour were 35 miles (56km). The Vickers machine gun was used through World War II in British troops.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIt’s a three-man crew at this size, it seems to be tight.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI expressed dried mud this time, which I stuck with light brown color pastel powder.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe tank upper part is clean and under is muddy, the balance is difficult.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOWhen Acrylic resin mixed with pastel was dried mat. It leaves without mixing anything remain glossy.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe military unit marking is colorful. The mark of the rhinoceros is the British first armored division. The decal is soft and sensitive. I blew mat clear. Both side headlight is different from original clear parts, but the original is without particular distinction and hiding in shade, I made round headlight from a clear runner.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis first armored division was reorganized and went to Egypt in October 1941, after defeated by Germany in France, 1940. I think the situation of this vehicle is during a strategy in France.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI suppose the thing gold on the vehicle front is a fire extinguisher. I made dry-brushing in gold after painted in mat yellow. I painted the muffler three colors pastel on a spot and directs rust. Like the fire extinguisher mentioned above, it is a good accent, too.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI suppose the shovel stock wood color is not so bad.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO BRITISH TANK CREWThe figure was finished in a very smart and manly atmosphere.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO BRITISH TANK CREWCompare to the 1/35 scale figure, we can assure how small this tank is.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO BRITISH TANK CREWBritish tank crew’s black beret is really cool!

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBecause the left number had been warped by decal fitting, I did handwriting by brush in white.

MARK VI B VULCAN SCALE MODELS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThere are many numbers of parts, although being a small size, full of a feeling of density. Attachment increases more after completed.
(29-March-2014)

2 Replies to “MARK VI B BRITISH LIGHT TANK VULCAN 1/35”

  1. Excellent model and brilliant figure painting. I love the look you captured of a real war time British squaddie! (British Army slang for GI) I served 7 years as a regular solder n the British Army although as a radio operator. We used armoured vehicles in the Brigades attached to Armoured Unit. All were obviously fitted with radio. (FV 439, the signals version of the 432 APC ) and the Humber Armoured “pig”, again fitted with radio and later to give sterling service in Northern Ireland. Coming back off schemes our wagons looked just as dirty as you have managed with your weathering, in winter worse!!! Great work! Keep it going I love it!! Best Regards, Gary

    1. Hello, Gary. Thank you for your warm comment! British light tank kit of the early World War II was rare so I made it very fun. I am happy to hear your comment that weathering is very real. The FV432 is released from TAKOM in 1/35 scale. I suppose it is pretty good selling in England, maybe it’s possible to convert to Radio Car Version with a high skill modeler. I’m glad you came to see here once in a while.

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