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AFVClub Churchill Mk III*, finishing process
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 04:20 AM UTC
I wrapped up construction on this a couple of weeks ago, and have begun the finishing process. I figured I would essentially post daily/session updates as it transforms from a lump of multi-colored plastic and brass to something resembling finished.

Here was the project at the completion of major construction.



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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 04:22 AM UTC
Then here is the base painting. This project represents a tank in the fall '44. Color is based on SCC15, which was the US Olive Drab equivalent. Paint is a Tamiya mix of OD lighted with Deck Tan and a little yellow-green.

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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 04:23 AM UTC
Next session was detail painting some of the items. All this was done via brush and Vallejo paints.

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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 04:31 AM UTC
And to bring everything up to the present, last night I did the markings. The name of the tank will be "Phantom", which is a made up name I found on some unused decals from a previous project. But the unit markings represent a tank from the 9th Royal Tank Regiment, 34th Tank Brigade.

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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 06:32 AM UTC
Really nice work Jesse, it looks like a decent kit. I cant wait to see it finished.
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 06:42 AM UTC
It's a very nice kit. Typical AFV club. I used the ET Models photo-etch set for some additional details, and then added a few items out of the spares box; the ammo box on the turret side, POW cans, and the first aid box on the rear hull plate as details.

The kit comes with a metal barrel, but I used one from RB model because it had the nice brass turned muzzle brake, where as the kit wants you to use the plastic piece. Also shaved off the mounting bosses for the rear scraper, per photos I had found of these tanks.

The cables are from Eureka also, and are significantly larger than the string included in the kit, to the point that they aren't going to seat in the bracket that runs over the hull side doors. So I need to figure out a solution there.
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 03:31 AM UTC
Here's the next installment. Started adding some "crud" using a mixture of static grass, celluclay, pigments, and diluted white glue. It dried a very light color, but I'll be using various enamel colors to vary the color.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:47 AM UTC
Next update. Weathering is coming along.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 01:53 PM UTC
Nice looking build, paint, and weathering. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 03:48 AM UTC
Looking good,

I do love the Churchill tank.

Regards Jason
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC
Excellent work Jesse

Nice build, paint and wethering.
Captures the look nicely

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 11:27 AM UTC
Thanks all. It too bad the Constructive Feedback forum is fairly dead these days.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 11:57 AM UTC
Nice work Jesse I really like the weathering
Top shelf
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 04:06 PM UTC
you've really got that Churchill down to a fine art, I would like to have seen a little more dirt on the upper turret, possibly boot prints from crew standing or walking on it.

just my tuppence worth.
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC
I am definitely planning on adding some mud where it would have kicked up from the missing fenders. That's very common on wartime images. I'll try to upload a few more shots when I get some free time.
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 02:53 AM UTC
Awesome job on the weathering!
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 03:39 AM UTC
Some others from the same timeframe as the previous. I've been working on the figures for the last ~week or so. The upcoming holidays have put a damper on how much time I've been able to dedicate to this project.



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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 07:19 AM UTC
Jesse,
That looks great! You've done a great job with the build and the weathering really helps to set it apart. Thanks for sharing!!

Cheers,
Rick
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC
Brilliant work and progress and especially so given the short time in which this has all come together.

Gary
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 04:55 AM UTC
The Churchill's been sitting while I work on the figures. After looking at these photos, I want to do a few touch-ups, and then it'll likely be time to flat coat to kill the shine.

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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 06:44 AM UTC
Nice job all around.....Maybe I should try one of those AFVs........😊
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 04:25 AM UTC
Well, I finished up this project, but the website I was using to host the pictures is no longer working... maybe this will work?

https://scontent.fatl1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82480887_10217036219632067_4314954149650235392_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQmpsuAKUSWiKpAfXT12DSlCzWNcn0u8BlAIwaLOCiYLGEjI92M9QKp4p0uHLINh7VU&_nc_ht=scontent.fatl1-2.fna&oh=c7bdb52635a009336a24b40072054c41&oe=5ED5B3CD
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 06:13 AM UTC
those figures look fabulous, very life like.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 09:00 AM UTC
Damn fine work Jesse! A great, quality build all the way around.
Thank you for sharing !

3 out of 3 beer rating, for an all around quality build !
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 05:06 AM UTC
Ok, so now I'm using Flickr, so hopefully I can host pictures again.

Here's another shot from the rear:
IMG_20200115_012604 by Jesse Naughton, on Flickr