As well as upgrading the Churchill Mk IV turret and producing a set of Early Pattern Tracks to fit the new AFV Club Churchill Mk III, Resicast have produced a new set of Deep Wading Gear for the vehicle.
The Mk IV Turret is Reviewed Here
, and a review of the Early Pattern tracks can be found Here
, both on Armorama.
The set comes packed in the standard sturdy professional box supplied with most Resicast kits. Cast in a light gray resin, the items were free from any damage or air bubbles and the clean up looks to be minimal. Inside the box you get 4 plastic zip bags layered in bubble wrap for extra protection, an 8 page A5 instruction booklet along with some plastic rod you will need for the conversion.
The instructions are in the new, clearer style with good black and white pictures for reference, and diagrams of the tensioning rods.
The set consists of the 2 side air inlets plus the rear air outlet, (welded pattern). The D-Day style exhausts are included in the set, plus exhaust stays, tensioners, clamps, Bowden quick release mechanism, turnbuckle, trunk corner reinforcement and various clamps and rings.
In addition, a set of brackets to replace the tools which need to be carried inside are provided with the set.
This is a simple set that most modellers should be able to build and can be used on any of the Mk III Churchill hulls.
A simple, but detailed, set of Deep Wading equipment for the Churchill Mk III hull. This can be used on the Gun Tank or the forthcoming AVRE, giving modellers further choice in how they choose to finish their vehicle. As always the detail is excellent, the instructions easy to follow. The addition of a set of empty brackets for the tools is also a welcome plus. Clean up should be minimal. There are quite a lot of very small parts so be careful not to break them and make sure the Carpet Monster doesn’t get them!! Normal precautions apply when working with resin.