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AFV Club Churchill AVRE
ted_hayward
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 03:24 PM UTC
Ted Hayward builds AFV Club''s new Churchill AVRE Mk. III kit.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
AlanL
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 04:50 AM UTC
Hi Ted,

Always good to see a build review. Every thing I've read about the AFV Churchill is positive. I'm looking forward to the release of this kit.

I will certainly build a Mk III AVRE, but also a Mk IV with the Resicast Conversion, although I may just use a gun tank for that.

For those who might want a Mk IV then have a read here.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=3896

It's truely excellent that this AVRE is available to a much wider audience. I can't praise AFV Club enough for not only giving uis the New Mk III gun tank but also what looks like an excellent AVRE Mk III.

Al
ted_hayward
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 02:13 PM UTC
You're prayers for a different variant may be answered sooner than you think!
SSGToms
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 03:13 PM UTC
Thanks for the great review Ted. I'll be picking up one of these on Sunday!
AlanL
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 05:18 PM UTC

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You're prayers for a different variant may be answered sooner than you think!



Interesting, I hope they do a Facine version.

Al
jimbrae
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 08:44 PM UTC
Curiously enough, I have found ONE photo of the AVRE Mk. III in Normandy. So, AFV Club have been absolutely correct in two of their decal choices...
Scottosaurus
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 07:43 AM UTC
Hi Jim:

Can I ask where you found that photo? I've got this kit (along with Resicast's deep wading gear) and am eager to build it, but haven't seen any photos of Mark III AVREs in Normandy (which is what I'd like to build).

Cheers and thanks,

Scott
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 08:06 AM UTC
Hi Scott,

Here you go. The first is a Mk IV followed by 2 Mk IIIs.

Imperial War Museum B8774



This pictures is also shown in British Armour in NWE Vol 1 by Dennis Oliver page 56.

A couple more for you





Al

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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 05:40 AM UTC
I wonder how long before the AM kits arrive for the "Funnies" Bobbins, Fascine racks, mine plows, and all the rest!
Scottosaurus
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 05:01 AM UTC
Hi Alan:

That's great - thank you very much. I'll definitely be building this one as soon as I'm done my Bronco Staghound (which will be this weekend, since it's going to the AMPS show in Maryland this weekend).

Cheers and thanks again,

Scott
AlanL
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 05:05 AM UTC
Hi Scott,

Good luck at the show.

Al