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Christmas Contribution
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 02:26 AM UTC
Hi Guys

Not quite finished but here's my Christmas Contribution to the site. An old Churchill Mk VII I'm re-vamping at the moment.





Cheers

Al
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 04:54 AM UTC


Yip, should ahve done a red and white pixi suit

Cheers Derek, and have a grand time

Al
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2007 - 12:23 AM UTC
Nice one Alan, I just love the Churchill tank, there's a certain something about it I have been thinking about doing an allied tank, as well as the Tiger, for my poles apart theme. I'm torn between a T-34 and the Churchill. Is this the Tamiya kit and what is it like to build?

Have a great Christmas and new year

Mal
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2007 - 05:56 AM UTC
Hi Mal,

Happy Christmas to you too. Yip, it's the Tamiya kit, the only game in town at the moment if you want a plastic 1/35 Churchill. You'll need the Eduard PE set to tart it up a bit but it's like all the Tamiya kits, fits well together and builds into a good model.

There is a rumour that AFV are going to release a 1/35 Churchill, don't know how much truth there is in that one but a new updated version is long over due.

Enjoy the hols and I'll look forward to the build.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - 11:31 PM UTC
OK I'll look out for the Tamiya Churchill, is the PE really necessary? I'll probably get it anyway but it seems, to me, that armour modellers theses days just have to use the latest PE, metal barrel and tracks, otherwise it aint a real tank
(thinks) I seem to be slipping in and out of the dark side, best be a bit more careful.(thinks)
Armour, no proplem (thinks)sheeeeesh, not sure how long I can keep this charade going.(thinks)
Mal
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 12:18 AM UTC
Hi Mal,

I'm not a big fan of PE and not very good at using it, but the Eduard set does add a lot of detail that is missing on the kit. Especially useful are the can holders on the rear and the tow wire fittings.

Thank goodness I haven't got hooked on the metal barrel thingi as that would be more expense. The kit tracks are pretty good and I stayed with them too. I usually only use PE if I can't make it in plastic or like the Churchill it adds a lot to the finished kit.

One reason why we need a new Churchill lol, lol.

Cheers

Al