Building the Takom WWI Heavy tank MARK IV Male #35008 1/35 scale
by Kristof Pulinckx © Modeler Site
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I’ve always been a fan of WWI armour and was just waiting for a decent kit to arrive on the market. The Mark IV was high on my wish list and with recent releases from Tamiya and Takom we have plenty of choice in high quality kits. But which one to choose? After reading several reviews on the internet I opted for the Takom ‘Male’ kit as its detail is slightly better than the Tamiya one. Although the latter would be easier to built.
The construction starts with the assembly of the main hull. Most parts have bevelled edges and care is needed when cutting the parts from the sprue in order not to damage them.
Another very important step in the construction is the dry fitting of all parts before gluing them together; this ensures everything is lined up perfectly. Some putty is needed to fill some minor seams that should not be present if we look at reference pictures.
The parts of the hull need to be carefully glued together to make sure it’s all perfectly aligned. Dry fitting is key here. The large screw is also installed to be able to attach the model to a wooden base at a later stage.
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