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Churchill A.V.R.E.

Posted by panzerman825 on 28 Aug 2017, 10:24

Thanks to both Kekso and Mai Stac for such wonderful comments.
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Posted by panzerman825 on 28 Aug 2017, 10:39

Next Build Update:
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Scratchbuilt 2 spare road wheels and their spring housings. Also made the brush guard attachment too.
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I also added a fuel container to the rear engine deck area. Both the spare road wheels and container were envisioned after I found a reference photo showing them on the Bridge layer variant.
Yea!! The figures from Milicast have arrived. Work on the figures will commence shortly. Thanks for watching. Questions or comments?
Bill
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Posted by Wiking on 28 Aug 2017, 14:14

The fuel tank is a nice addition. I like things like that without too much extra work. As an example seen in my Dio called Feldumbauten.

Waiting eagerly for the painted crew!
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Posted by huib on 29 Aug 2017, 13:06

Very nice Bill! I like that you continue to add more detail.
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Posted by panzerman825 on 20 Sep 2017, 06:06

Sorry everyone it's been so long since I've done an update. My apologies.
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I've finished the last bit of tank detailing. I replaced the simplified rigging system provided in the kit with a more accurate one. This is made out of styrene and nylon thread.
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A-frame header plate, pulleys, shackles, etc. were replicated as close as possible to the original system. Also visible is a Tank commander figure from Milicast.
Note: To counter balance the weight of the bridge, nuts and bolts were added to the interior of the Churchill.....a lot of them....Hahahahahahaha.
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Correct anchor footings were made as per reference photos. Use of nylon thread to replicate wire rope chokers worked out quite well. Cotton thread has a tendency to fray and look fuzzy.
Thanks for watching. Any questions or concerns, feel free to ask.
Bill
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Posted by Kekso on 20 Sep 2017, 10:03

So, so cool... looking forward to see more
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Posted by huib on 20 Sep 2017, 12:43

More great work, Bill! This Churchill is getting more beautiful and interesting every time. I especially admire the pully and cable system that you scratchbuilt. An impressive level of detail, and technically not easy to do so neatly, I would say from my own experience.
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Posted by Wiking on 20 Sep 2017, 16:30

Lot of work. Looking good. Like the rigging as all the white parts.
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Posted by Graeme on 20 Sep 2017, 17:34

That is a very impressive looking model, the rigging is excellent.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 Sep 2017, 03:48

Fantastic Work. BB
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Posted by MABO on 21 Oct 2017, 13:36

Amazing project. I love what you have done with all the details you added!!
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Posted by Peter on 15 Nov 2017, 20:09

Wonderfull work Bill! I like it how you did the conversions! :thumbup:
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