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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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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
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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

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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.
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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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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!
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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.



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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
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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.
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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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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
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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.