Author Topic: 1-18 Scale Little Willie Tank ADD-ON Kit  (Read 1207 times)

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1-18 Scale Little Willie Tank ADD-ON Kit
« on: October 28, 2014, 12:31:54 PM »
This Add-On Kit works with the original Little Willie (No.1 Lincoln Machine) Tank model.

It contains the Steering Carriage - Tail Unit, seen in many photos of Little Willie during testing.
The Steering Unit proved to be cumbersome and fairly ineffective and was removed for much of
Little Willie's testing...however it was present on the Tank at the Press and Public presentation
in 1916...and it was later redeveloped for the Mk.1 Tank that actually went into service.

The Kit also contains a printable display base sheet...to fit the longer model once the steering unit is attached.



It also comes with a scale model of the proposed "Gun Turret" that was fitted very early on in Willie's development
and was never completed. It was intended to house a rail mounted, elevating 2Pdr Gun, and featured four "pistol ports".
The Turret was removed sometime before the Tritton track system was installed...and never refitted.

Kit is up at ecardmodels:  http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-18-scale-no-1-lincoln-machine-little-willie-add-on-kit-paper-model.html

and has been added to the catalog at www.papermodelshop.com




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Re: 1-18 Scale Little Willie Tank ADD-ON Kit
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 01:01:33 PM »
Welcome back, Dave

I think that this will be of interest to several of our Armor modelers
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Re: 1-18 Scale Little Willie Tank ADD-ON Kit
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 06:19:56 PM »
Looks like at least half a dozen people have picked up this kit so far...and thats great!

Unfortunately, I just found a small error with the kit...which I have fixed.
(I used my prototype Little Willie model to design the add-on, which is slightly different scale.
And I forgot to re-adjust the scale in the final kit, so it will be a bit big for the Little Willie model)


Just log back in to your ecardmodels account and download the model once again.
As I said, the error has already been corrected and a new file has been uploaded in place of the old one.

Make sure to delete the earlier (wrong scale) model before you download the replacement.
The file names are the same...so I wouldn't want you to get confused.

Thanks!
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Re: 1-18 Scale Little Willie Tank ADD-ON Kit
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2014, 08:11:17 AM »
This is a great add-on. It suites the tank well and even enhances the fact that all this was very experimental in those days. Fine work, might aquire it some day too.

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Re: 1-18 Scale Little Willie Tank ADD-ON Kit
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 11:27:40 PM »
No kit is complete without its "original" box.

Same goes for Little Willie.

So, heres the box!
http://www.mediafire.com/download/whzyq0e6yctzdcb/Willie_Box.pdf

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