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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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A27L Cromwell Mk.IV
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 02:38 PM GMT+7
Some new photos. Machine gunner's hatch.


Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 01:36 PM GMT+7
Some little progress. Many screws from Aber as usual.
bellers
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Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2012 - 10:37 AM GMT+7
hi artyom im building the same kit so will be following your build.thanks for the heads up on the RB gun was gunna get that for my kit.also was something not to your likeing with the hobbyboss tracks as you went for friuls(i no they are nice tracks but at a nice cost )all the best wayne
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Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2012 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Hi Artyom,

Just keeps getting better, lovely work the detail is looking terrific.

Al
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 05:08 AM GMT+7

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hi artyom im building the same kit so will be following your build.thanks for the heads up on the RB gun was gunna get that for my kit.also was something not to your likeing with the hobbyboss tracks as you went for friuls(i no they are nice tracks but at a nice cost )all the best wayne


Hello Wayne!
It is very good that my build log will be useful for you. Unfortunately RB is not so good,so as Armorscale. Friul is expensive,but they are most accurate. Modelkasten and Hobby Boss have mistakes. So to build a Cromwell is not so easy as I thiught in the beginning.
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 05:09 AM GMT+7

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Hi Artyom,

Just keeps getting better, lovely work the detail is looking terrific.

Al



Thank you Al! Still try to do my best. By the way I have seen you review about new British crew from Bronco and have decided to order them
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 05:20 AM GMT+7
I continue to work with details.


The Aber front tow cable fixer was incorrect, so I decided to build scratch one. I wasn't easy but I am happy with a result.



While nuts and rivets are on their way to me,I have started to work with rear. Aber screws and PE for Cromwell.


Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 07:48 AM GMT+7
Hello dear friends and British armor fans! After very long pause, I have cotinued my work with Cromwell. I have decided to go further with detalisation. So, this is my results.








Scratch stowage box at the rear.






More details soon! I hope you will enjoy the building process
philhendry
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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 11:07 AM GMT+7
This looks brilliant. Amazing attention to detail. I do have just one query though, regarding the title. You have it labelled as 'A27L Cromwell Mk.IV'. I thought the 'L' suffix indicated a Liberty engine, which would make it a Centaur... If it's a Cromwell, it surely ought to be an A27M (for Meteor)?
JSSVIII
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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 11:39 AM GMT+7
Wow! That is an amazing job Artyom, how many sets of screw heads have you used so far?
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 06:00 PM GMT+7

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This looks brilliant. Amazing attention to detail. I do have just one query though, regarding the title. You have it labelled as 'A27L Cromwell Mk.IV'. I thought the 'L' suffix indicated a Liberty engine, which would make it a Centaur... If it's a Cromwell, it surely ought to be an A27M (for Meteor)?



Greetings,Phil! Thank you! You are right. It is a mistake. I know that many Cromwells Mk.IV were modernised from Centaurs Mk.I and Mk.II.
So, I don't know how to correct mistake on the title=(
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 06:09 PM GMT+7

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Wow! That is an amazing job Artyom, how many sets of screw heads have you used so far?



Hello, John! To be true, I did not count. Hungreds....and many types of them.
For example. Some Masterclub rivets were drilled foк hex rivets(bolts)imitation.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:28 AM GMT+7

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Wow! That is an amazing job Artyom, how many sets of screw heads have you used so far?



Hello, John! To be true, I did not count. Hungreds....and many types of them.



Sorry for the confusion Artyom, What I was trying to ask was how many SETS of Aber 35A101 assorted slotted screw heads did it require to install all the screw heads on your build, to put it another way, how many 35A101 should I buy if I wanted to do the same thing myself?
Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 08:57 PM GMT+7

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Wow! That is an amazing job Artyom, how many sets of screw heads have you used so far?



Hello, John! To be true, I did not count. Hungreds....and many types of them.



Sorry for the confusion Artyom, What I was trying to ask was how many SETS of Aber 35A101 assorted slotted screw heads did it require to install all the screw heads on your build, to put it another way, how many 35A101 should I buy if I wanted to do the same thing myself?




I understand. You will need two sets. App. 15-20 per cents were lost on my carpet ,so I have bought two of them. That is very sad that Masterclub still ignoring this type of screw heads. Several times I have written to it's owner,but no result yet.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:36 AM GMT+7
Thank you Artyom, I'm not sure I have that kind of patience, but it"s good to know the details if I ever want to try. I can't wait to see your build with paint on!
Neonik
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 08:15 PM GMT+7

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Thank you Artyom, I'm not sure I have that kind of patience, but it"s good to know the details if I ever want to try. I can't wait to see your build with paint on!



Very good if my suffering will help you! Much work still have to do
Neonik
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 08:36 PM GMT+7
Some little progress.







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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 11:53 PM GMT+7
Very nice work Artyom! I always look forward to seeing your progress .
Neonik
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 06:32 PM GMT+7
Hello! Next stage - side skirts. The were made from plastic,copper and aluminium foil. I have tried to make some damages and to do them alike Viller's Bocage Cromwells. The work is incomplete,because I need to buy some nuts to put them on the shelve rear side.





JSSVIII
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 10:38 PM GMT+7
That is some very impressive scratchbuilding Artyom!
Das_Abteilung
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 12:48 AM GMT+7
I think this takes super detailing and quality of workmanship to an entirely new level of excellence.

So, that's my Centaur project going on eBay...........
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 07:48 PM GMT+7

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That is some very impressive scratchbuilding Artyom!


Thank you,John! I have tried to make splasher from copper too, but failed. Aluminium foil is more sculpturesque.
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 07:50 PM GMT+7

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I think this takes super detailing and quality of workmanship to an entirely new level of excellence.

So, that's my Centaur project going on eBay...........



Hello,Peter! Thank you! I am trying to do my best. Cromwell is rather hard model to build.
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 08:07 PM GMT+7
Some progress.

Front little lights.


Driver's hatch. Workable with new pillows


Das_Abteilung
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:55 AM GMT+7
I had a look at the Cromwell and Centaur Dozer at Bovington at the weekend. The various screw heads you mention are almost completely invisible under a layer of paint on those vehicles. They fit their holes so closely that there are no discernible gaps around them, are recessed about 1mm below the surface and the slots seem to fill easily with paint. I had to bend down to let the light catch them to even see them.

I think on my Centaur I might try just drilling very slight dimples and scribing the screw slots. Assuming I ever get round to building it, that is. Going back to A27L vs A27M, RMASG Centaur IVs were re-fitted with Meteor engines before D Day and technically became Cromwells but retained their Centaur designation. They were only in action for about 10 days and were never used again, so I don't suppose anyone was bothered.