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A27L Cromwell Mk.IV
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 01:58 AM GMT+7
Hello everyone! Now 'm building British cruiser tank A27L Cromwell Mk.IV. i've decided to my work to you. The Cromwell is from Tamiya. It's a very nice kit, but i want to make it in detail. I was planning to use Hobbyboss tracks, PE from Aber (35060,35A061) and from Voyager (PE 35094), gun and machineguns from RB,antennas from Armorscale.

So I've decided to start with turret.
In the beginning i have added missed weld on pistol ports and commanders hatch. then I drilled holes on a pistol ports.
On photos u have marked all interesting moments to my mind.
Screw heads and weld.

Weld,right antenna mount and the form of the "pillows'" and how they are fixing on the hatches.

Weld, basement for AA machine gun and left antenna mount.


That's what I have for today.





The hatch doors will be workable.





I will gratefully will listen all advises and suggestions!
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 04:26 AM GMT+7
Wow, great work makes me want to get back on with mine!

Paul
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 04:44 AM GMT+7
Hi There,

Offf to a great start. There is a walkabout here that might be useful.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=3311

AL
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 05:12 AM GMT+7

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Wow, great work makes me want to get back on with mine!

Paul



Hi Paul! It is very beautiful tank. I'm enjoying this building,especially after working with models from Alanger and Heller.
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 05:27 AM GMT+7

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Hi There,

Offf to a great start. There is a walkabout here that might be useful.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=3311

AL



Hello Al! Thank you, of course it will! I'm using this walk but very carefully. there is something wrong with hull of this Cromwell.
http://www.toadmanstankpictures.com/cromwell.htm
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 01:46 AM GMT+7
I have some new photos. I've worked with commander's hatch more carefully and added some new little details (periscopes,periscopes armor) . You can see it on the photos.


This is what I have on this moment.




I have worked with gun mantlet. The besa machine gun was added.


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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 02:50 AM GMT+7
Excellent work, looking good.

Al
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 04:17 AM GMT+7
Hi Artyom. Very impressive detail, and those working hinges on the turret hatches are amazing!
Keep up the great work, looking forward to seeing more progress.The Cromwell is one of my favourite looking AFV's.
Cheers,
Tim
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 04:39 AM GMT+7

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Excellent work, looking good.

Al


Thank you Al! I'll try to do my best with all the rest. A little bit later I will add some new photos with front details.
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 04:41 AM GMT+7

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Hi Artyom. Very impressive detail, and those working hinges on the turret hatches are amazing!
Keep up the great work, looking forward to seeing more progress.The Cromwell is one of my favourite looking AFV's.
Cheers,
Tim



Thank you Tim! I've just done what Aber offered to do Cromwell is very interesting and charming tank. I like to work with it! I hope new post won't dissapoint your expectations.
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 08:22 AM GMT+7
Some days ago I started to work with front of the hull. Here is my progress. Nearly only half of what I am planning to do.




Now I am waiting for Masterclub nuts and rivets,screws from Aber,Fruilmodel tracks and some additional photos from tank museum.
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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 01:48 PM GMT+7
Hello! I have some new photos of my building.
that is very sad but RB model gun barrel (it's muzzle brake) is incorrect. It's too long,counterweight is too big. So I have made some modifications.


Than I finished a machinegun.



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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 01:56 PM GMT+7
Turret hatches ready.




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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 12:17 AM GMT+7
Friulmodel tracks were modified with Masterclub flat rivets. Technologically one side of the track always hollow.

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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 01:16 AM GMT+7
Hi Artyom,

Great detail, you'r making good progress.

Al
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 01:30 AM GMT+7

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Hi Artyom,

Great detail, you'r making good progress.

Al




Hello Alan!
I think in the end we won't recognize Tamiya's model
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 06:07 AM GMT+7
Great detail, Artyom! If your painting will be as good as the detailing, we'll be in for a masterpeice!

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 08:47 AM GMT+7
Hi Artyom. Fantastic attention to details. Love what you´ve done so far. I like the fact you added those rivets to the Friul tracks ... a personal peeve of mines about Friuls. What rivet size did you use?
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 10:59 AM GMT+7
Excellent work ....I'll be following your build .

Rick
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:48 AM GMT+7

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Great detail, Artyom! If your painting will be as good as the detailing, we'll be in for a masterpeice!

Cheers!
Stefan



Thank you Stefan! I will try to do my best in both. I hope you will like the result.
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:56 AM GMT+7

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Hi Artyom. Fantastic attention to details. Love what you´ve done so far. I like the fact you added those rivets to the Friul tracks ... a personal peeve of mines about Friuls. What rivet size did you use?



Frank thank you very much! There is still much work to do with hull, turret is almost ready.
I have used Masterclub flat rivets 0,7mm, (MC435024)
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:58 AM GMT+7

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Excellent work ....I'll be following your build .

Rick


Thank you Rick! I will try to post new photos as soon as I can.
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 12:27 PM GMT+7
Cromwell has one peculiar feature - great amount of screws on the hull Unfortunately Masterclub does not produce screws. So screws are from Aber.
It was rather hard to put them on to armor,but i did it.











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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 05:46 PM GMT+7
Flamin' heck - now that's what I call attention to detail! Great stuff Artyom.



Have you lost a drivers hatch hinge though?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:06 AM GMT+7

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Flamin' heck - now that's what I call attention to detail! Great stuff Artyom.



Have you lost a drivers hatch hinge though?



Thank you Ken!
No it is not lost,it's in the box. I will work with hatch a little bit later.