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Bob C

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Tamiya Cromwell
« on: October 04, 2020, 11:35:54 AM »
Finished this a couple of days ago. It's the Tamiya 1/35 scale Cromwell MK IV, this one is slightly different in that it has an Accurate Armour split drivers hatch which allowed the driver to escape when the turret was traversing. it's in the marking of the 8th Hussars which was the armoured recce unit of 7 armoured division.
painted in my usual way with Tamiya, Hataka and ammo mig paints.
I have another two Cromwell and an ARV to do.

MSea

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Re: Tamiya Cromwell
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2020, 12:01:38 PM »
Another excellent model Bob

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Re: Tamiya Cromwell
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2020, 12:02:57 PM »
Wow, that looks really nice.
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chriswil42

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Re: Tamiya Cromwell
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2020, 01:44:58 PM »
An excellent model Bob.
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Re: Tamiya Cromwell
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 02:54:18 PM »
Nice, the figures look good.
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Re: Tamiya Cromwell
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2020, 03:02:17 PM »
Great model and diorama. Why the white roof?

Bob C

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Re: Tamiya Cromwell
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2020, 05:56:43 PM »
Iíve read that because the forward troops had been hit by the RAF frequently an order came out before operation goodwood to paint the top flat surface of turrets white, I donít think it was a good idea and the tank crew didnít like it either. There are a few pictures of Cromwellís that look a light colour on the tops which is bigger than the normal white star. I think itís a bit debatable but it could be feasible.

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Re: Tamiya Cromwell
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2020, 06:32:37 PM »
You've made a cracking job of this one. Love the camouflage strips.
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Re: Tamiya Cromwell
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2020, 06:28:17 PM »
It looks really great, Bob. The photos with the background are great!

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Re: Tamiya Cromwell
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2020, 05:32:23 PM »
It looks really great, Bob. The photos with the background are great!

Fully agree with Red Lancer,
The model is very impressive, but the pictures just take it to another level.
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