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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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A27L Cromwell Mk.IV
alewar
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Canelones, Uruguay
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:48 PM GMT+7
I just smash mine with a hammer.
Great work!!!!etc....
Regards from the south
Álvaro
Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:06 AM GMT+7
Artyom I’ve only just discovered this – superb work! I assume you have Scale model shows over there, you should enter this masterpiece & it should easily win First Prize whether you paint it or not. Maybe just paint one side of it....? maybe not

Neonik
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 07:23 PM GMT+7

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You're really getting closer to the end Artyom, that is a huge amount of very nice construction! I'm really looking forward to the rest of your build, and the paint & weathering.



Hello! Yes, I am getting closer. But this will be very difficult painting project. That's why I have decided to biult and paint Mark.IV from Takom for training.



Maybe you should build another Cromwell, but out of the box, and use that to practice on. You could display it next to this one so everyone could see all of the improvements you made. It would be easier than listing all of your improvements, which would take pages LOL!



Hello, John! I think tis is an inetresting idea. I will think about it. I am afraid it will be a little bit boring build Perhaps I will find A30 Challenger from SKP. It is alike Cromwell and it could be biult OOTB, because there are no aftermarket to it.
Neonik
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 07:24 PM GMT+7

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I just smash mine with a hammer.
Great work!!!!etc....
Regards from the south
Álvaro


Hi,Alvaro! Greeting to you from the North
Thank you! I'll try to do my best and hope that you will like it.
Neonik
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 07:33 PM GMT+7

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Artyom I’ve only just discovered this – superb work! I assume you have Scale model shows over there, you should enter this masterpiece & it should easily win First Prize whether you paint it or not. Maybe just paint one side of it....? maybe not




Hello,Tim! Thank you for pleasant words! We do have model shows, but rare Most of them are in Moscow, I live in St.Petersburg. I will try to take part itf it will be.
It is very difficult to win First prize because there are a lot of great and experienced modellers in Russia.
I will think about halfpainted tank,it is a brand new idea!
Neonik
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 08:01 AM GMT+7
Hello! Very little progress with Cromwell.Lack of time.Turret basket has been done. I only need to do the welds where rods have to be fixed.

I have looked at the Viller Bocage pictures and have seen plates with divisional or platoon markings. I have made them.

And I started to work with lamp spotlight. It is in progress. Now it consist of 19 parts including cables and holder. And one curious observation. When the tank wasn't on march the spotlight was turned to the turret not on the road.



Stickframe
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 10:20 AM GMT+7
Hi Artyom - very nice work - this is fun to watch - thanks for posting!

Nick
Neonik
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 12:27 AM GMT+7

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Hi Artyom - very nice work - this is fun to watch - thanks for posting!

Nick



Hello,Nick! Thank you! I hope next post will be with complete turret. Some details have to be added.
Afroman
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 02:17 AM GMT+7
Exceptional work Artyom, Can't wait to see more
Neonik
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 08:23 PM GMT+7

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Exceptional work Artyom, Can't wait to see more



Greetings,Ollie! Thank you! I will try to do my best
Neonik
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 12:44 AM GMT+7
I have finished turret at last! Basket is ready. All hatches are workable. Muzzle brake was reworked with Tamiya compound so as "pillows" on hatches. After a little brake I will work with stowage. Then final fotosession on a good camera.


















Neonik
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 12:30 AM GMT+7
My greetings to all. At last I've maden pre-paint photo session with a whole Cromwell. I hope you will like it.

















And a little surprise. Before paintind I've decided to build this. Guess what is it....

jon_a_its
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 01:09 AM GMT+7
Charioteer?
Neonik
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 01:55 AM GMT+7

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Charioteer?



Challenger A30
Roast
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 02:24 AM GMT+7
Ah, that is brilliant news! Always loved the Challenger A30. Too bad that the SKP offering is not that good, so all we have is the old resin one from Accurate Armour.

I have followed your Cromwell project with great interest, so I am very much looking forward to your next project.

One question for you, surely you are aware of the different, wider, track used by the Challenger. Have you found a solution for this as I read elsewhere on Armorama that the SKP aftermarket tracks are not that good.
The wider tracks also call for a different sprocket, by the way.

Theo


Neonik
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 02:45 AM GMT+7
[quote]Ah, that is brilliant news! Always loved the Challenger A30. Too bad that the SKP offering is not that good, so all we have is the old resin one from Accurate Armour.

I have followed your Cromwell project with great interest, so I am very much looking forward to your next project.

One question for you, surely you are aware of the different, wider, track used by the Challenger. Have you found a solution for this as I read elsewhere on Armorama that the SKP aftermarket tracks are not that good.
The wider tracks also call for a different sprocket, by the way.

Theo

Hello,Theo! I think Challenger is very interesting tank, so I try to do my best with it. Indeed SKP model kit is very bad. Owful plastic, low accuracy of the details. I had combined SKP hull with Tamiya's Cromwell parts.
I know about the track and have 3 variants.
1.Try to use kit's clickable track. They are very bad unfortunatelly.
Here are they on their site.
http://www.skpmodel.eu/product.php?id_product=81
2.I have bought SKP 147 already. I am waiting it from Moscow. Probably they will be better than kit's one.
http://www.skpmodel.eu/product.php?id_product=169
And they have it own drive spocket.
3.To use tracks from Cromwell. Masterclub or Friulmodel.
Roast
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 02:57 AM GMT+7

Hi Nikolaev!

I like your plans. Since you already have the SKP kit, it indeed is best to work on that, but I suspect that you will gradually replace most - if not all - parts of the hull and turret, add a replacement 17 pdr barrel (PMMS says LionMarc or Aber are the most accurate).
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/rb_model/rb35b07.html

If the Cromwell tracks are usable for the Challenger, Masterclub would be ideal, but you already know that, ofcourse!
Neonik
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 05:03 AM GMT+7

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Hi Nikolaev!

I like your plans. Since you already have the SKP kit, it indeed is best to work on that, but I suspect that you will gradually replace most - if not all - parts of the hull and turret, add a replacement 17 pdr barrel (PMMS says LionMarc or Aber are the most accurate).
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/rb_model/rb35b07.html

If the Cromwell tracks are usable for the Challenger, Masterclub would be ideal, but you already know that, ofcourse!




Theo,thank you! I have already thought about the barrel. I will try to get Aber. But I think it will be rather expensive. Hopefully I have another Cromwell from Tamiya,so some part whica are suitable for Challenger,I will replace.