If I may add a little something, Suez was "56" not "58".
When I was working on the Hawker Hunter, I realised that I could claim to be a "Suez" baby. Dad was ready\on board when the stand down came at the back end of October early November '56. I was born August '57 which by my dodgy calculations equates to 9 months after.
You are indeed spot on which is why I am posting in the what if section, what if the British Army had built the FV217 and it had served in a what if environment of an extended Suez conflict.
I like to play with hypothetical situations.
Sorry Sir, I thought the "what if" refered to the tank.
Looking good Sir . The springs are a lot better, I used them on my Caernarvon . Whatever you do with the tracks, make sure you add a tad glue. They tend to fall apart without .
Interesting, when I took on their FV215B, I was impressed by how robust their tracks were!
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED, because a few of the parts required are borrowed from the original Conqueror sprues, there is going to be quite a lot of leftover parts, mainly turret. If interested, you can have them, preferably if you would be kind enough to cover postage.
1. What would be the most appropriate shade of sand colour? 2. Any thoughts of a low cost, crew figure I could use as I think it would help add scale interest.
That suspension looks amazing and great paint work.
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