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Tamiya 1/35 scale conversion
Matilda Frog

by Jason Woollett

 

Matilda Frog Flame Thrower

 


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Introduction

 

Here is my 1/35 scale Australian Matilda Frog Flame thrower tank. According to my references, 409 Matildas were used by the Australian Army, and a few were converted into Flame throwers.

The old Tamiya kit (35024) was used with an old MR conversion (MRA-35146) I'd bought years ago on a trip to Brisbane. I painted the tank with a railway paint called "Pullmans Green" which , according to Osprey's Modelling the Matlida Infantry Tank, is a perfect match for the Frog. Most Matildas had some form of added armour on the engine deck, and I did this using wire flyscreen.

 

 

The two figures are from Firestorm. The model was weathered with MIG pastels.

I really enjoyed this conversion and I am very excited about Firestorm releasing new products for what was an important tank to the Australian Army in the Pacific during WWII
 

 

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Modelling the Matilda Infantry Tank
(Osprey Modelling 5)
Author: Mark Bannerman
US Price: $17.95
UK Price: 12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: February 25, 2004
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841767581
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Model and Text Copyright 2005 by Jason Woollett
Images Copyright 2005 by Brett Green 
Page Created 23 February, 2005
Last Updated 23 February, 2005

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