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TOPIC: M41 - Forty years later.

M41 - Forty years later. 29 Nov 2019 19:07 #1

This campaign has thrown-up all sorts of questions for me - should I go with BIG & BOLD ?, something I've never done before ?, something with lots of new techniques to push me out of my comfort zone ?

In the end,it was an impulse buy yesterday, (Black Friday), from my local (only) toy shop which clinched it.



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For just $22.50NZD (US = $14.45) I snapped-up this Tamiya M41. Initially released in 1969 and updated in '75, this was my first ever Tamiya tank kit, which I bought in 'Beatties', St. Johns Precinct, Liverpool in December 1979, so as near as makes no difference, [exactly] forty years ago.

I'm building it again now because the Anniversary Campaign has made it possible, because I loved the kit back then, and mainly because, now, forty years on, I feel I can really do it justice. At this moment, I've no idea how it's going to finally look, but I do know I'm going to use every gram (US = Ounce) of whatever skills I now have to make the best of this kit that I can.

Have a great weekend folks, more soon. Best from Middle Earth.



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M41 - Forty years later. 29 Nov 2019 19:19 #2

I built the original kit in the early 70s, what did they update in 75?
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M41 - Forty years later. 29 Nov 2019 19:27 #3

Just the figures, John... and they left-out the wee electric motor !!
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M41 - Forty years later. 29 Nov 2019 20:00 #4

Not much of an update!
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