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Tamiya Churchill Build

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Tamiya Churchill Build
Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, July 30, 2017 4:43 PM

Started this build last month and this is where I am at with it.  I built a set of Friulmodel tracks #ATL-60 and had a question.  First off here are some photos (moved from photobucket to Flickr).

 

 

 

 

I won't bore you with the rest of the build photos. 

About the Friilmodel tracks for the Churchill.  Are they mirrored tracks or is one left side and the other right side?  If I turn the set the same direction as the other track run the pins I assemble the tracks with are on the outside and the cast pin molded on the track is on the inside against the tank side.  I want to have the molded pin facing the outside for both tracks,  but the way they assmeble is impossible to have both molded pins facing outside or have I made a stupid mistake when assembling them?  The tracks are Friulmodel #ATL-60.

 

Marcus

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, July 31, 2017 5:23 AM

Nice start on that.

Fruil usually indicates when the set has left and right tracks. I checked there website and it doesn't say anything for the Churchill tracks. Unfortunatly with those type of tracks it means you have to have one side with the end of the wire on the outside. But once cut and painted you really can't notice.

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 31, 2017 7:23 AM

She looks good to me, looks like you did a little colour modulation there? 

Sorry no idea about the Friuls though. 

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Monday, July 31, 2017 10:03 AM

Gamera

She looks good to me, looks like you did a little colour modulation there? 

Gamera,

Yes the first time I tried this on a tank.  I primed it with black primer and then added white primer in the center of all of open areas so the paint would be darker on the outside and lighter in the center.

I think it came out good but I believe I could do better with more practice.

Marcus

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 31, 2017 10:14 AM

Could a Matilda be far behind? 

That's a classic old kit. I never could get it to go together right, but that was years ago.

I built a Tamiya T55 (Israeli Tiran 5) using Friuls. Same thing on the pins. I tried every which way to figure what I was doing wrong. But as stated, once trimmed and painted they look just fine to me.

And in the case of this monster, can't hardly see most of the track anyhow.

Cool model.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Monday, July 31, 2017 2:16 PM

I put the tracks on with one reversed so the molded pins are on the outside.  If anyone asks I will just say the crew was in hurry and just threw them on.  Will post pictures later.

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  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 9:19 PM

Looks good from here. Nobody will notice the track pins but will notice if one side is flipped around and different from the other side.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Friday, August 04, 2017 10:07 PM

Made more progress this week.  Assembly is done and now I am just doing the painting of the tools and such.  

Started painting the crew gear and supplies.  Once that is done will add them to the tank and clear coat in prep for decals.

 

Marcus

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 05, 2017 12:53 PM

She is looking good. Not a fan of modulation myself, but your doinjg a good job of it.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Monday, August 14, 2017 6:24 PM

She is ready for clear coat so I can put the decals on.

 

Sorry about the focus on some of these shots, I am still learning to use this cameral.

 

 

 

 

That's all for now.  Will post when I have the decals and weathering done.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:33 AM

She's coming together great and really nice work there on the storage. Yes

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:45 AM
Nice modulation on the green,and the stowage looks great.

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:26 PM

Looks great!  This is on my wish list, so thanks for posting.  Now I want it even more.  The friulmodel tracks are awesome, and the stowage is very well done.

It's kind of funny how they put that little gun in such a large tank.   The model really shows this.

D

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:59 PM

Thanks everyone. 

ManCityFan

It's kind of funny how they put that little gun in such a large tank.   The model really shows this.

I put this tank along side my Tiger II and it is as long as the Tiger but narrower and lower.  During most of the war the British tanks were very well armored but they were slow and under gun.  The Grants and Shermans really saved their butts during El Alamein.

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