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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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A27L Cromwell Mk.IV
Neonik
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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.


















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: 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 - 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: 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: 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.



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!
Neonik
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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 - 07:23 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 - 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: 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: 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!
Neonik
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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 - 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.
Neonik
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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 - 01:37 AM GMT+7

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This is a truly spectacular build.


Thank you,Matt!
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:37 PM GMT+7
This is a truly spectacular build.
Neonik
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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 - 10:44 PM GMT+7
That is some very excellent PE work Artyom, absolutely first rate!

Ernest
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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: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:09 PM GMT+7
A really amazing build Artyom!
You almost don't need the Tamiya kit at all
Neonik
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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.

Neonik
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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
Neonik
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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: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 10:34 PM GMT+7
nice work , great details