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AFV Club Churchill Mk. III
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 09:37 AM UTC
Jim Rae takes a look at the Churchill Mk. III, a newer release by AFV Club in 1/35.

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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 10:39 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Jim, I bought one of these today so it'll be interesting to see what you make of the build.
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 06:49 AM UTC

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Thanks for the review Jim, I bought one of these today so it'll be interesting to see what you make of the build.



Hi Dave - only one!!!

Thanks for the reviwew Jim.

Al
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 06:55 AM UTC
Great review.

In the process of painting/weathering this kit at the moment. It was a joy to build.

Jon
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 09:28 AM UTC

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Hi Dave - only one!!!

Al



At £31 each - yes, only one!

Probably to it'll be finished as the Canadian example without the track guards. Somehow the Churchill seems more brutal looking that way and shows the descent from WW1 tanks........

jimbrae
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 09:25 PM UTC
Apart from the 'basic' Mk. III kit, Ted Hayward is working his way through some of the add-ons that AFV Club is producing. The first two (the accesory set & the individual track-links) have already been posted and linked into THIS Review. There is still a 6-pounder ammo set and a bolt set to come which will be added soon...
paulchatfield
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 10:24 PM UTC
Hi Jim
Nice review of the kit and spot on. Having built one, virtually, from the box, I can tell you it's as good as it looks and goes together very nicely. I'm on my second now, using sone resicast conversion parts, and can say don't fear the suspension, just fit it as per instruction stages.
I also used the Hobbyfan kit, used in the link, and that is very nice too. Although your reviewer has fitted the skirt incorrectly as it requires the front fenders to be on, to support it.

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 08:47 AM UTC

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Hi Dave - only one!!!

Al



At £31 each - yes, only one!

Probably to it'll be finished as the Canadian example without the track guards. Somehow the Churchill seems more brutal looking that way and shows the descent from WW1 tanks........




Hi Dave,

I got 2 from LM , both at a really good price. Planned to use them for engineering vehicle conversions but the builds of the gun tank look excellent so I shall have to aquire some more!!

Hi Paul,

Yes saw that too, the dust excluder was used when the front fenders were on. I've read somewhere along the way, that the removal of the front fenders, and said dust excluder actually helped cut the dust down so that the driver could see? i like the stowage set though.

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:03 AM UTC
[quoteHi Paul,

Yes saw that too, the dust excluder was used when the front fenders were on. I've read somewhere along the way, that the removal of the front fenders, and said dust excluder actually helped cut the dust down so that the driver could see? i like the stowage set though.

Al[/quote]

I read that too on a page dedicated to Kingforce. Apparently removing the fenders, and therefore the Skirt too, was a better solution than using the Skirt in the first place. The stowage set is extremely nice though and i wouldn't hestitate to recommend it. maybe they could do a smaller set, without skirt, at a reduced price and then that would suit far more Churchills! Just athought

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:48 AM UTC
Well spotted, guys - Typical British engineering, it sounds like (I can safely say as the owner of several Jaguar cars). I bought the book , "Mr. Churchill's Tank" after I completed the model.