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Takom - M3 Grant


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So calling this complete.......

The Lee / Grant story is well known but I didn’t realise a Lee had 7 man crew and the Grant a 6 man crew.

This will be my second Takom and is well engineered with little to no flash. Starting with the running gear, for each there are 17 components, two of which are the bolts to be shaved off the sprue and positioned. There are six of these so a little consuming but they build up beautifully. The only AM I’m adding is the RB 75mm M2 and 37mm barrels........the dust weathering is Mig Pigments Alcaline Dust literally mixed with water.............hope you guys enjoy.....


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Nice and dusty Phil, the look reminds me of objects in the sand close by the sea, salt and dust caked, I love that effect. I will to store that idea, using water on pigments for some future projects. Will there be a figure leaning out of the hatch?

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3 hours ago, Jeff said:

Rob's right, the sand , salt , dust is perfect...... the finish is really , really good........

Thanks Jeff, it was a real balancing act to right amount of dust, below that is the Vallejo environmental acrylic streaking grime and black panel lining.....

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31 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

Looks fantastic, Phil!  Well done.  Gonna try the pigments with water, too!

Thanks Gaz, very much appreciated. You should try water at least if you make a mistake you let it dry and brush it off or part of it. I was contemplating using varnish or similar but that’s pretty permanent....

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looks great. Dusty little thing. As I'm writing this I'm watching the movie Sahara and, of

course, I suddenly have the urge to build a Lee. the grant must be very similar to the Lee

differing mainly in the turret. What is your opinion regarding the takom kits? For the rest

of you what do you think is the best lee kit available?

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11 hours ago, belugawhaleman said:

looks great. Dusty little thing. As I'm writing this I'm watching the movie Sahara and, of

course, I suddenly have the urge to build a Lee. the grant must be very similar to the Lee

differing mainly in the turret. What is your opinion regarding the takom kits? For the rest

of you what do you think is the best lee kit available?

Thanks, appreciated. The Lee has another small turret on it as for as the Takom it’s relatively straight forward and all the compound angles line up, I haven’t built anyone else’s Lee /Grant so unsure the best, Carl built the MiniArt one here...I would recommend the Takom, I have a feeling it’s cheaper as well......

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