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[MOC] Lego Technic RC A11 Matilda I Light Infantry Tank

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Hi,

I wanted to show my latest model, which is of the A11 Matilda I, a British Infantry Tank that was in production from 1937 until 1939. It saw brief service at the beginning of the Second World War with the British Expeditionary Force during the Battle for France in 1940, probably the most famous battle it participated in was the Battle of Arras, where it was found the Matilda I was almost inpenetrable to most German anti-tank guns, having 60mm of frontal armour protection. After the withdrawal of the British Army from Dunkirk, the Matilda I was seen as obsolete and withdrawn from service.

 

Features:

-1:8 Scale.

-6.4kg Weight.

-Powered by four PF-XL Motors for the tracks.

-The Hull is powered by two SBricks and two battery boxes fitted with 14500 Li-Ion batteries, providing 22.2v of power for the hull.

-There is an SBrick and 7.4v Li-Po battery box in the turret which powers only the Commander's Periscope.

-Nine motors in total, 4x PF-XL, 5x PF-M.

-The Engine is a Ford V8 Model 79, accurately represented in the hull.

-Functioning headlights.

-The turret can be traversed 360 degrees, and the main .303 Vickers Gun can be elevated and depressed.

-The Commander's Periscope can be traversed 360 degrees, the Driver's Persicope can be rotated with limited traverse.

-Functional track tensioners.

-Functional and accurate leaf spring bogie (Horstmann) suspension.

 

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Looks huge! Can we get a minifig for scale, please :laugh:

Well done!

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Speechless! So many amazing details and I could not take my eyes of the periscopes (little things capture my attention most it seems...). I also love how you used SNOT with some studs on top, resembling life like rivets. NPU with the main gun and the side guns (or are they smoke launchers)? 

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1 hour ago, chlego said:

Can we get a minifig for scale, please :laugh:

 

Try and spot him!

https://imgur.com/a/MrWVKhm

 

23 minutes ago, ark0 said:

NPU with the main gun and the side guns (or are they smoke launchers)? 

Thank you!

They are supposed to be Smoke dischargers, and needed to have a diameter of 3 studs, so I couldn't use 2x2 round bricks or 4x round plates, I thought these black pulleys would be the best option.

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Another masterpiece! Very well done! :thumbup:

I will move this to the Scale Modeling Forum.

Also, frontpaged! :wink:

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Looks great! So much bigger than I thought it would be when I first looked at the picture...

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28 minutes ago, Milan said:

I will move this to the Scale Modeling Forum.

Thank you, I shall post these here from now on :)

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This is huge. The minifigure is so small next to it.

I also like the colour scheme. Great job on getting that shape. I guess at this scale, imagination is only the limit. 

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First glance at the pic/youtube vid = ok, there's the IRL tank, where is the LEGO version photos...

Big thumbs up!

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On 2/18/2021 at 9:51 PM, JintaiZ said:

Looks great! So much bigger than I thought it would be when I first looked at the picture...

Thank you, it's roughly 70cm x 30cm x 30cm

13 hours ago, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

Wow, this is too real ...fantastic tank! :wub_drool:

 

11 hours ago, Shiva said:

First glance at the pic/youtube vid = ok, there's the IRL tank, where is the LEGO version photos...

Big thumbs up!

Thanks! I tried to capture the details of the vehicle as best as I could!

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