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Ratel 20 SADF 1988 (1/35)
gregair
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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Joined: March 23, 2007
KitMaker: 12 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 03:22 AM UTC
This is my 1/35 resin “Red Carpet Models” Ratel 20 IFV of the South African Defence Force while being used by Natal Mounted Rifles in 1988.

Although tank crew, I spent a month as crew on this particular Ratel.

It is not fully complete, I still need to complete the registration numbers, add callsign’s (T10) and the vehicles name (Diesel & Dust), also a few details need adding on, more antenna, indicator light guards and some weathering/ paint touch ups..

All the hand holds, railings and the rear turret gun mountings were made using various thickness wire supplied with the kit.

The turret has not been fixed in place yet and I have I noticed after I took the photos that the turret was out of alignment (see darker brown unweathered section around top of hull near turret ring).

It was a great kit to build, unfortunately this company has closed down and this particular kit is unavailable.
There is however a 1/35 Ratel available by Baxmod (http://www.baxmod.co.za)







Gundwan
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South Africa
Joined: June 21, 2010
KitMaker: 18 posts
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 07:06 PM UTC
Good stuff...Looks good....well done.
gregair
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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Joined: March 23, 2007
KitMaker: 12 posts
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 07:00 AM UTC
Well I am gonna say that this is finnally "done"
Could do with a few touch ups and the seam on the wheels could be better but im going to leave it as it is now.