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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.355

Infantry Tank Matilda Mk.III/IV "Red Army"
Item No: 35355

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Length: 164mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

Comrade Matilda
Britain supplied the Soviet Union with more than 1,000 Matildas under the auspices of the "Lend-Lease" policy during WWII. Sporting a 2-pounder gun and armor up to 78mm on the front, and offering a top speed of 24km/h, the Red Army deployed it with an infantry support brief. Later Red Army Matildas were given updated tracks and bogie skids in place of return rollers in order to help them cope with the punishing conditions.
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About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Matilda Mk.III/IV "Red Army". Length: 164mm, width: 72mm. ★The heavyweight form of the Matilda is captured with aplomb. ★Updated Red Army track type, bogie skids and side skirts are faithfully recreated. ★Slit-less locker hatches on the hull front are Red Army Matilda spec. ★Assembly type tracks use individual links. ★2 crew torso figures are included in the kit. ★Comes with 2 marking options, with various turret slogans also recreated.

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★The model accurately captures the form of the Red Army Matildas supplied by Britain.

Assembly components are used to recreate tracks for harsh winter conditions.

★Skid bogies were employed in place of return rolers. Altered side skirts are realistically depicted.


★Parts realistically capture cast surfaces such as on turret. 2 marking options are included.

★Two realistic torso figures recreate commander and driver, adding another layer of realism to the kit.

★Hull front locker hatches are recreated with the updated, safety conscious slitless design.

Unit unknown, Southern sector of Eastern Front,
Summer 1942
19th Tank Corps, Central sector of Eastern Front,
January 1942

★Tamiya Color paints for painting the Infantry Tank Matilda Mk.III/IV "Red Army"

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-10 Gun metal 81510
80010 XF-56 Metallic grey 81756
80356
X-11 Chrome silver 81511
80011 XF-59 Desert yellow * 81759
80359
XF-1 Flat black 81701
80301 XF-62 Olive drab * 81762
80362
XF-2 Flat white 81702
80302 XF-64 Red brown 81764
80364
XF-8 Flat blue 81708
80308 XF-84 Dark iron 81784
80384
XF-15 Flat flesh 81715
80315 --- --- ---
* A mixture of XF-59 and XF-62 is used to recreate hull color

Useful tools in construction of the model
Item 74095 Drill Bit (1.0mm)
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)

Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C

Information is correct as of June 22, 2017. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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