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Building the Churchill Mk III c/w Interior

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The next thing to add were the tracks. I needed the early style Churchill track and I had a set of the Resicast tracks already. Resin track tends to send one into a state of panic and I asked a lot of question about the best way to fit these. In the end they were a breeze to work with, there is a simple guide that comes with the set, simply follow it and take you time. They needed very little clean up. I think they turned out well and have excellent detail.

The tracks are link and length and you will need to stabalise the front idler wheels to make adding the links easier. I used a tiny bit of PVA glue so that I could still move the wheel if I need to.

When adding the track you will need to glue down the top sections first once you have joined them up as per the build picture. The tracks fit the kit really well and only a tiny amount of super glue will be needed along the L shaped runners on the kit to get a good fix. I have already revied this set here on Armorma

Resicast Churchill Early Pattern Tracks Live links

I painted as much of the track as I could before fitting but left all the individual links clear so that I could get a good fix on the joints. Any slight imperfections can always be disguised by the addition of some well placed mud!!

I used Humbrol Matt 70 for the base coat, a home made dark grey for the basic colour and then a mixture of X10 Gun Metal, XF 56 Metallic Grey and X11 Chrome Silver to add contrast and wear to the tracks. Pin washes of Dark Umber, some unmentionable stuff from the gunk pot and Mig P245 Brown for Green were also applied.

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About the Author

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...


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I just skimmed through this build feature and am already finding it helpful. Maybe this will be my next non-campaign project after I finish my MK IV? It's a good thing Darren likes British armour, or we may never get around to finishing some of these builds
SEP 01, 2010 - 05:31 PM
Looked like an interesting build Alan. Thanks for the article. I may have to add another Churchill to my list by the looks of it - I'm beginning to love doing resin interiors.
SEP 01, 2010 - 11:07 PM
I've just started the MkIII Avre, hope i haven't already dropped a cod with how far i've progressed. Just about to read and find out.... Andy
SEP 02, 2010 - 01:22 AM
Hi Ken, Jeremy and Andy, Hope you find it useful folks. Al
SEP 02, 2010 - 02:17 AM
Andy there is a walk around of the AVRE on this site.
SEP 02, 2010 - 04:23 AM
Hi Andy, Here's a live link for the AVRE. http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=3168 Enjoy. Al
SEP 04, 2010 - 12:00 AM
A real master modeler's work.
SEP 04, 2010 - 12:10 AM
Thank you Bill and glad you enjoyed the article. Al
SEP 04, 2010 - 02:40 AM
This kind of support and interaction is what makes this community great!
SEP 04, 2010 - 12:03 PM
Hi Jeremy, Yes, there are a good bunch of helpful people around, they are what make most of my builds possible. Al
OCT 01, 2010 - 11:17 PM