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Old 06-04-2019, 06:51 AM
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1/72 Australian Matilda II

I continue my 1/72 Pacific series and here's the new model.

Matilda II in Australian markings. Another important tank of Pacific War.
They took part in operations in New Guinea and Borneo

Here's a good link where you can read much more:

Matilda Infantry Tank in Australian service

And just a few words about model. It's based on Czech ABC BESTR 1/87 scale design. Once again I repainted and resized it to 1/72. Also, I've modified the turret hatch and I've added exhausts which were not included.
My Matilda II is based on the example from Puckapunyal museum. I couldn't find any decent WWII photos where markings are clearly visible so I relied on the pictures from museum. I'm still trying to identify what period this tank represents. So far, I know it belongs to Australian 4th Armoured Brigade.
I'd be very grateful if someone could say something more about markings on my tank.

That's all I think.
Enjoy the pictures.

Here you can find the DUKW from last photo:
1/72 Australian DUKW
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:45 AM
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Always loved Matilda. Clean build, nice addition to your collection!
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:40 PM
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very nice dam good build
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Great looking little tank. Nice job.
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I'd be very grateful if someone could say something more about markings on my tank.
Nothing to say but praise your efforts K. Looks spot-on to me.

It's a shame Puckapunyal (and no, it's not easy for me to pronounce either ) is a such an out of the way place. The Australian Army training base there would certainly be worth a visit.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:28 PM
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It was great Kacper! A very nice armored.
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Extra Information on Matilda

Beautiful model of your tank ! Excellent work ! Please visit website named APMA.org.au and you will find our model club website we have since 1976 ! go to index page and you will see many Matilda articles . Let me know what issue you would like and I will send you a copy !

my email is marmour@projectsurveyors.com.au

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Thanks for all kind words.

And thanks for the link to APMA, Malcolm.

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It's a shame Puckapunyal (and no, it's not easy for me to pronounce either ) is a such an out of the way place.
Actually I was wondering if those "traditional Australian words(?)" are easy to pronounce for native Australians. I had a lot of problems when typing "Puckapunyal" in google. So many times it said: no results. And I had no idea what's wrong! Then I saw what's wrong. I wrote "Packapyungal" or something like that...
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Very nice, I especially like the scenery in the background of your pictures, it is nice to see the vehicles in their operational environment!

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Thank you, Doug!
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