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Photosniper: Chieftain
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 07:41 AM UTC
Michal Sindera reviews one of the recently published books from Kagero Publishing "Photosniper" series, This issue focuses on the famous British MBT - the Chieftain, preseting its versions from prototype to Mk.11.

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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 07:44 AM UTC
Nice review Michal it is just a pity that they put such an unreliable engine in it or it could have been another winner like the Centurion.
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 07:51 AM UTC
I picked up this book because I have Rob's other 2 books and he knows his stuff. It"s a book for modelers by a modeler. He's also a tanker as we Yanks say so he knows his stuff when it comes to armor and Chieftans in particular. Now if only someone made a kit worthy of his books.

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 08:16 AM UTC
Very nice book!

I wish they had made an episode of 'Tank Overhaul' with the Chieftain like they did for the Centurion. I mean afterall, it was the bigger brother and the forefather of the Challenger tank.










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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 08:56 AM UTC

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I picked up this book because I have Rob's other 2 books and he knows his stuff. It"s a book for modelers by a modeler. He's also a tanker as we Yanks say so he knows his stuff when it comes to armor and Chieftans in particular. Now if only someone made a kit worthy of his books.

Tom



I heard a rumor at the Atlanta AMPS show last weekend that Meng may be tinkering with one, dunno how true that is though... OK Meng, what have you to say?

I did bend the AFV Club representatives ear ref. a Chieftain model but I don't think they have one in the pipeline at this point in time.

What I don't understand is why Tamiya doesn't update their old one (new sprues) or just do a new one...


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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 11:10 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

I picked up this book because I have Rob's other 2 books and he knows his stuff. It"s a book for modelers by a modeler. He's also a tanker as we Yanks say so he knows his stuff when it comes to armor and Chieftans in particular. Now if only someone made a kit worthy of his books.

Tom



I heard a rumor at the Atlanta AMPS show last weekend that Meng may be tinkering with one, dunno how true that is though... OK Meng, what have you to say?

I did bend the AFV Club representatives ear ref. a Chieftain model but I don't think they have one in the pipeline at this point in time.

What I don't understand is why Tamiya doesn't update their old one (new sprues) or just do a new one...


Keith.



Ahmen brother, your lips to the model gods ears.
Tom