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1/72 and 1/76 Scale Armor and AFVs.
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Chieftain Tank kits ...
pbennett
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 09:20 PM UTC
Am I correct in thinking that there are no small-scale kits of the Chieftain tank at present? I know Airfix produced one in 1/76 scale many years ago, but this is out of production, and almost impossible to source. Matador offer an upgrade set, but this obviously requires a donor kit. It strikes me as odd that such an iconic vehicle has not been released by any of the mainstream companies such as Revell, Dragon and Trumpeter ...
Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 09:28 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I know Airfix produced one in 1/76 scale many years ago, but this is out of production, and almost impossible to source.



Almost indeed

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Airfix-02305-Chieftain-Tank-1-76-Neu-OVP/253453042526?epid=1023458536&hash=item3b02fa835e:g:3ccAAOSwJtdaRPKM

On a side note Cromwell Models has released a 1/72 Chieftain Stillbrew :



a Burlington Chieftain Mk5/2 :



a Mk 2 :



a Mk 10 :



and a Mk 11 :



H.P.

AKirchhoff
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:21 PM UTC
Hi!
Cromwell had Chieftains on offer before...at least 20-25 years ago, when they had reliable service. (Yes, they really were reliable at some time in the past!). I have these from the first days, they did not have so many parts than those of today, but I guess same detail. For example, the running gear was casted complete. Also I do have FV432, FV424 and FV510. If someone is interested, I want to sell them off.

Andreas
goldnova72
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 06:44 AM UTC
Flames of War have some nice plastic Chieftain tanks in their Team Yankee war game . All sorts of other cold war era Brit armor available , but I can't remember if the game is 15mm or 20mm scale
CowboyfromHell
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 07:14 AM UTC

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Flames of War have some nice plastic Chieftain tanks in their Team Yankee war game . All sorts of other cold war era Brit armor available , but I can't remember if the game is 15mm or 20mm scale



Officially, FoW is in 15mm scale, about 1/100th.
praynor
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 05:15 AM UTC
hello ,i'm looking for information on the three mk.s of chieftain tanks. I compleated the mk.2 some years ago but somehow lost all info about who made the models.
thanks for any help.



TankManNick
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 07:03 AM UTC
https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/takom-172-chieftain-mk-10-chieftain-mk-11/
iam2brb
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 07:33 AM UTC
I wonder if the kits leave little puddles of oil where they leak as well?
Johnnych01
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 08:10 AM UTC
Haha.... Chieftains only leaked if your driver forgot to put the engine belly plate back on .... We always knew where all the oil was....sloshing around in the engine bay lol
petbat
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 08:32 AM UTC
Takom announced they are releasing a 2 in 1 Mk 10 & Mk11. Release was scheduled for next month

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=34611

And a combo Mk 5 with FV 432 if the above thread comment holds true...
nikon1
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 12:00 PM UTC
Takom is releasing two different kits with Chieftans.
1) two in one with one MK10 and MK 11
2) MK 11 and an FV432
This is a good time for Btaille Scalers

Cheers
Charlie
praynor
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 01:22 AM UTC
Hello, Could you please tell me the name of the kit maker who made the mk.2,mk.10 and mk.11 chieftain tanks below, thanks
Armorsmith
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 01:24 AM UTC
Takom makes a line of Chieftains in 1/35.