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A27L Cromwell Mk.IV
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 06:00 PM GMT+7

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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.




Hello,Peter! I agree with you. It is not necessary to show all that bolts. They really could be seen only at closer look. But in my opinion most of Cromwells from museums has been painted 2-3 times. So we have there 2 or more paint layers.
For example Cromwell from Latrun.

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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:54 PM GMT+7
Some progress. Camping tools


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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 02:07 AM GMT+7
It was very difficult to make correct boxes. Some little progress.

Example.

Box covers with piano hinges. Workable.

Progress.



I will try to do my best with them. What do you think. What can I put in there? Need some advises!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 07:39 PM GMT+7
Little progress with boxes and stowage. Need some advises what else can I put in the boxes....




And a hook for cable. Handmade =)
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:12 PM GMT+7
Looks great Artyom, the boxes and the cable hook came out great. For filling the boxes, hammers, wrenches, track pins, rags, pry bars, are what I can think of at the moment. Very nice work!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 02:27 AM GMT+7

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Looks great Artyom, the boxes and the cable hook came out great. For filling the boxes, hammers, wrenches, track pins, rags, pry bars, are what I can think of at the moment. Very nice work!



Hello,John! I will try to find this tools. Thank you. I am planning to byu Bronco AB3562 and some kits from Panzer Art.
But I haven't found out what exactly ammo boxes I need to byu for Cromwell. Panzer Art gives many variants of ammo boxes.
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/202964-bronco-ab3562-field-accessories-set
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:24 AM GMT+7
Greetings! It is very hard to work with Cromwell boxes. I try to do my best, but all those locks.... Almost have finished one of three. It is not finished. I have fixed box cover with glue. Then I will remove it for interior pfinting.







And the main thing in the tank! Griddle!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 02:52 AM GMT+7
I have finished working with boxes. They are ready. I was very pleased to work with Eureka's cables. They are perfect!




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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:10 PM GMT+7
Coming along nicely Artyom, I agree with you totally, I think the Eureka cables are the best out there!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:55 PM GMT+7

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Coming along nicely Artyom, I agree with you totally, I think the Eureka cables are the best out there!



Hello,John! Indeed! I am very happy!
A little addition. Very little chain

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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 09:10 AM GMT+7
Hi Artyom,

I hate to be just repeating what the others have said....but I will! This is a great project - really nicely done! Looking forward to your next update!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 10:34 PM GMT+7
nice work , great details
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 01:58 AM GMT+7

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Hi Artyom,

I hate to be just repeating what the others have said....but I will! This is a great project - really nicely done! Looking forward to your next update!

Cheers
Nick



Hello,Nick! I am very pleased, thank you! Unfortunatelly,I have stopped working with hull because I am too busy at work. I hope this won't be for a long time. I have some mistakes with hull. I will correct them and them will work with turret. I will post as soon as I will have any progress.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 02:00 AM GMT+7

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nice work , great details


Thank you! Trying to do my best
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 06:46 AM GMT+7
Some little progress from me. I have returned to the hull and tried to fix some mistakes. Unfortunatelly I have missed this holders.


I like to work with copper,so here they are.

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Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:09 PM GMT+7
A really amazing build Artyom!
You almost don't need the Tamiya kit at all
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 06:46 PM GMT+7

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A really amazing build Artyom!
You almost don't need the Tamiya kit at all



Thank you! In the beginning I didn't know that this model from Tamiya will very poor in detalization I hope other their models are better
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:44 PM GMT+7
That is some very excellent PE work Artyom, absolutely first rate!

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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:09 PM GMT+7

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That is some very excellent PE work Artyom, absolutely first rate!

Ernest



Hello,Ernest! Thank you! Unfortunatelly almost every PE detail was modified or reworked
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:37 PM GMT+7
This is a truly spectacular build.
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 01:37 AM GMT+7

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This is a truly spectacular build.


Thank you,Matt!
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 01:41 AM GMT+7
Last chain was added to the hull. Hull is ready.


I have started to make a basket on a turret. It is rather hard. this is intermediate result.




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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:16 AM GMT+7
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.
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 08:51 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.
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:27 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!