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Dragon AMoM March - Pilgrim
Pilgrim
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England - North, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 02:55 PM UTC
This is Tamiya's 1/35 Churchill VII with Eduard barrel, Eduard PE, Resicast (& a couple of bits of Verlinden) stowage, bits of track from the spares box for the applique armour and some minor scratch building for hatch and tow cable detail.









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Sean
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 03:56 PM UTC
That's a rockin Churchill Sean!
Love the muddied look; quite authentic. The photo quality is great, but for me has highlighted one flaw, that being the finish on the entrenching tools/shovels on the rear deck. I don't know if it is the reflection doing it, but they seem a little 'rough' on the blade surface whereas it would be a smooth steel finish? I know I'm picking nits here, but to me it jumped out from the photo...
Other than that, best of luck, and it would be good to see a Churchill get up!
Cheers
Brad
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 04:06 PM UTC
Not bad! Very well weathered!
Pilgrim
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 05:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text

That's a rockin Churchill Sean!
Love the muddied look; quite authentic. The photo quality is great, but for me has highlighted one flaw, that being the finish on the entrenching tools/shovels on the rear deck. I don't know if it is the reflection doing it, but they seem a little 'rough' on the blade surface whereas it would be a smooth steel finish? I know I'm picking nits here, but to me it jumped out from the photo...
Other than that, best of luck, and it would be good to see a Churchill get up!
Cheers
Brad



Thanks Brad. The "rough look" on the shovels is mud. They've been used!


Sean
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 05:43 PM UTC
Another awesome entry. Finding it very hard these days to choose one. Good luck. Definitley a contender.
Bob
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 05:51 PM UTC
Excellent Sean. Loved this first time around, and now that the track stowage has lost its glare, it look excellent. Both the tracks and tank appear to have been through the same weathering conditions .. its all tied together. Love all the weathering and the stowage on the back. Have to agree with the comments in the previous thread ... this is one of Tamiyas best kits. Nice one.

Quoted Text

The photo quality is great, but for me has highlighted one flaw, that being the finish on the entrenching tools/shovels on the rear deck. I don't know if it is the reflection doing it, but they seem a little 'rough' on the blade surface whereas it would be a smooth steel finish?


Looks to me like the shovels have been used and thats the remains of the dried on dirt on them??
Torchy
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 02:36 AM UTC
Nice build Sean not enough Churchills around,we must have more!
the weathering looks cool,I like the mud and dust the mud still on the tools is a nice touch
What paint did you use?
Good luck
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 04:04 AM UTC
Sean,

Nice build. I like the weathering! Very well done.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 05:34 PM UTC
Outstanding work!! The mud, the stowage and the extra track links really makes it a unique build.

Thanks for sharing and good luck
Pilgrim
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2007 - 08:57 PM UTC
I'm just giving this a bump now voting has started.

Sean
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2007 - 10:41 PM UTC
Great looking Churchill Sean, its good to see a British subject out there, best of luck in the contest.