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King of Snake

Matilda II infantry tank modeling

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  • Thanks for the feedback. For the mud shoots, you mean the holes in the side plate armour? I did model the sideplate with some refence images so it should be roughly correct. But they don't have the covers in yet.

    And you are right about the roadwheels. I did not yet position them with a reference image, just wanted to get something in there quickly to be able to say I made SOME progress at least ;) I am planning on modeling the braces and suspension for the wheels (at least if I can find some good reference. Again, shots of model kits are probably going to be the main reference for inside parts like these).

    I don't think there's any Matilda tanks on display here in the Netherlands otherwise I'd go and see a real one myself :)

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    Snake there are hardly any Matilda IIs left in the world the only one I know of is at Bovington Tank Museum, Dorset UK. I think you should buy yourself a kit and use that. Tamiya do a good 1/48th scale one and a 1/35th scale on but that one is expensive. You could also opt for the Airfix 1/76 scale. Or try these:

     

    https://ospreypublishing.com/matilda-infantry-tank-1938-45

     

    https://ospreypublishing.com/modelling-the-matilda-infantry-tank

     

    HTH

     

     

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  • Thanks for the links. I'd love to visit the Bovington Tank Museum sometime. I've seen a couple of video's of Matilda II's in working order in Australia, like this one

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    Nice flick - didn't they make a lot of noise! The Tilly was one of the only tanks in WWII to have served the duration of it. The Aussies used them effectively in the jungle once they became obsolete in Europe.

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  • Another small update, working on the wheel braces... dunno if I'm gonna do all the suspension as you won't see it anyway :)

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    29 minutes ago, King of Snake said:

    Another small update, working on the wheel braces... dunno if I'm gonna do all the suspension as you won't see it anyway :)

    wheels.JPG

    do it bro its good practice :D

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  • Ok so I'm currently going through Toby Pitman's Making it Look Great 11 modelling tutorial series and I thought I'd give another attempt at continuing this model. The complexity of the turrent basically made me give up as I'm just not experienced with modelling enough. Still I seem to have some success now with the top part. Still need to tackle the task of making this shape "merge" with the cone-like lower half of the turret. This is definitely a daunting model to tackle. Maybe I should have started with a boxier tank like the Panzer ;)

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    as long as you match the amount of segments to the lower half, should be easy enough to bridge/stitch and sow together, although i would cut the bottom/move points around of the top section into roughly the shape the bottom section takes when it attaches to the top, then all you would need to do is select the dome part one its all connected and do a little inner extrude to give yourself a supporting edge to make that joining seam sharp

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  • Thanks man. Yeah perhaps I have been overthinking it. Right now I'm trying extruding edges downward from the top section and just lining the points up until they intersect with my "dummy cone". This seems to be working as well. I think it does not matter hugely if the cone shape is not 100% perfect as I don't think it is on the actual vehicle (many imperfections in a real world object like this).

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  • So I ended up with this, which seems like it could work, although obviously I still have a bunch of n-gons and triangles and edges that I don't know what to do with yet. Really not sure what my edgeflow could/should look like here.

    matilda turret blocking 04.c4d

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