My M41 Walker Bulldog, with its 'canvas' gun mantlet cover
Sunday, 9 May 2010
I've built two of Tamiya's M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tanks. The first one I got rid of years ago because I wasn't happy with the build/paint quality. I recently decided that I wanted to have another go at building it, so my wife bought me one. The difficulty I had with the first one was with the canvas gun mantlet cover. You're supposed to use one of the cellophane bags that the model's parts come in. There lay the problem, the cellophane used in the bags isn't flexible enough to be able to get it to sit right. So instead of one of the cellophane bags, I tried cling film instead and it worked a treat! There's still a little bit of work to be done on the mantlet cover, I just haven't got round to it yet. Apart from the fiddly mantlet cover, this was one of the easiest models I've ever built. It goes together so well, and there isn't a lot of small, fiddly parts to put on it.