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Assembling The Centurion Mark 5 (VAN040)

Step 1. Begin assembly by attaching the tracks to the hull of the Centurion.

Note: Each track has been keyed to correspond with a particular side of the hull; this aids in ensuring the correct orientation of the tracks when assembling the miniature.

Below: The correct alignment for the left-hand side track.Below: The correct alignment for the right-hand side track.Below: The left-hand side track attached to the hull.
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Tip: When referring to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
Below: The right-hand side track attached to the hull.Step 2. Next, attach the front mudguard to the front of each track.Below: The left-hand side front mudguard attached to the track.
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Below: The right-hand side front mudguard attached to the track.Below: Both front mudguards successfully attached to the tracks.Step 3. Next, attach the rear mudguards.
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Note: The left-hand side rear muguards has a small cylinder on it. Below: The right-hand side rear mudguard has a plane surface. See the examples below.
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Below: Both rear mudguards successfully attached to the tracks.Step 4. Next, attach the additional fuel tank to the rear of the hull.
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Step 5. Attach the main gun to the front of the turret.Step 6. Next, attach the turret stowage rack to the rear of the turret.
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Step 7. Attach the loader’s hatch to the top of the turret.Step 8. Attach the commander’s cupola to the top of the turret.
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Step 9. Attach the .30 cal AA MG to the mount on the cupola.Below: The fully-assembled Centurion ready for the painting table.
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Adding A Tank Commander
Step 1. Replaced the closed commander’s cupola with the open cupola.Step 2. Add a tank commander figure to the open cupola.Tip: The .30 cal AA MG will need to be attached on a slightly different angle with a tank commander.Below: The fully-assembled Centurion Mark 5 complete with tank commander.
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ANZAC Vehicle Painting Guide
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Centurion (VAN040) Spotlight

includes one Centurion Mk 5 tank

Of the many nicknames that the tankies of the 1st Armoured Regiment acquired from the infantry, the most unkind was probably ‘koalas’ (a reference to koalas being a protected species, not to be sent overseas, and not to be shot at), a reference to them not being sent to Vietnam until 1968. The ‘turret heads’ dealt with that nickname in their first battle, and after that the infantry requested tank support whenever contact with the enemy was expected.

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The regiment’s flag bears the colours brown, red, and green, based on the Royal Tank Regiment’s motto: ‘From Mud, Through Blood to the Green Fields Beyond.’ They certainly found plenty of mud and more than enough blood in Vietnam, although their losses during their rigorous training were higher than their losses in Vietnam itself.

Designed by Tim Adcock
Painted by James Brown

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Contents of the Centurion Blister
Contact the customer service team at [email protected] if you have any issues with any of the components.
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Description of Components
a. .30 cal AA MGs.
b. Loader turret hatch.
c. Right-hand side rear mudguard.
d. Left-hand side rear mudguard.
e. Right-hand side front mudguard.
f. Left-hand side front mudguard.
g. Closed turret cupola.
h. Open turret cupola.
j.
.30 cal ammunition can stowage piece
k. Jerry can stowage piece.
l. Tank commander figure.
m. Main gun.
n. 2x Spare road wheels.
o. Additional fuel tank.
p. Turret stowage rack.
q. Left-hand side track
r. Right-hand side track.
s. Resin hulls & turret.

 

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M113 M74C & T50 Turrets Assembly

 

a. 1x M113 Driver head sprue.
b. 2x M113 T50 turrets.
c. 2x M113 T50 main guns.
d.
2x M113 T50 turret hatches.
e. 2x M113 M74C turrets.
f. 2x M114 M74C hatches.
g. 4x Vehicle commander figures.
Assembling The M113 T50 Turret
Step 1. Attach the main gun to the front of the turret ensuring that the shorter .30 cal MG is on the right-hand side.Step 2. Next, attach the hatch to the top of the turret.
Tip: When referring to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
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Below: The hatch attached to the turret. Step 3. The T50 turret simply replaces the weapons turret of the stock M113.

Learn more to assembly the M113 here…

Below: The fully assembled M1113 complete with T50 turret.
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Adding A Vehicle Commander
Step 1.Attach the hatch in an open position.Step 2. Add the vehicle commander into the open hatch.Below: The M113 with T50 turret fully assembled complete with vehicle commander.
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Assembling The M113 M74C Turret
Step 1. Attach the M74C turret hatch to the rear of the turret.Step 2. The M74C turret simply replaces the weapons turret of the stock M113.

Learn more to assembly the M113 here…

Below: The fully assembled M1113 complete with M74C turret.
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Adding A Vehicle Commander
Step 1.Attach the hatch in an open position.Step 2. Add the vehicle commander into the open hatch.Below: The M113 with M74C0 turret fully assembled complete with vehicle commander.
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M113 FSV Turret Assembly

 

Step 1. Begin by attaching the FSV deck to the hull of the M113.

Learn how to assembly the M113 here…

Step 2. Attach the driver’s hatch to the FSV deck.
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Below: The driver’s hatch attached to the FSV deck.Below: The M113 FSV hull fully assembled.Step 3. Next, attach the main gun to the front of the turret.
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Below: The main gun attached to the turret.Step 4. Next, attach the hatches to the top of the turret.
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Below: Adding the hatches to the top of the turret.Below: The fully assembled M113 FSV.
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Adding A Vehicle Commander

Step 1.Attach the hatch in an open position.

Step 2. Add the vehicle commander into the open hatch.Below: The M113 FSV fully assembled complete with vehicle commander.
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