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Vickers Light Mk.VI (15mm, 3d print) Empty Vickers Light Mk.VI (15mm, 3d print)

on Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:48 pm
Vickers Light Mk.VI (15mm, 3d print) 2018-12-13-VickersLightMkVI-001

The most common tank in the British arsenal at the beginning of WWII was the Vickers Light Tank Mk.VI, in two main variants: the VIb (bottom), armed with one .50 and one .303 Vickers machine-gun, and the VIc (above) with a 15mm BESA and co-axial 7.92mm BESA machine-gun.

Despite being the most common tank available to the BEF, I've had none at all in my wargaming force, because they are frankly pretty crap. They're bullet-proof (just), but fall to bits if confronted with anything heavier than rifle-calibre missiles, and their armament is wholly inadequate against almost any other tank, allied or enemy, they're likely to encounter in France.

However, I thought in the interests of historical veracity I'd better make some, so I have, half a dozen, which should provide plenty of cheap and easy targets for the Dirty Nazis.

Vickers Light Mk.VI (15mm, 3d print) 2018-12-13-VickersLightMkVI-002

Vickers Light Mk.VI (15mm, 3d print) 2018-12-13-VickersLightMkVI-003

The hull for the Mk.VIb and Mk.VIc is essentially identical, so I've just printed a pair of turrets for each hull.

The "B" markings for this particular model are made up, and will be different to all the others. That's because this one, the first one I printed, does not have turrets interchangeable with any of the other hulls, while the others all are, and I want to be able to distinguish it at a glance.
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Vickers Light Mk.VI (15mm, 3d print) Empty Re: Vickers Light Mk.VI (15mm, 3d print)

on Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:43 pm
We use them a lot. I have a platoon of two B´s and one C.
They are very very fast, so very convenient.
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