Sunday, 2 February 2014

Churchill Tank WIP

It's been a while since I posted a WIP, so here we go...
This time it's a Churchill tank which I purchased 18 months ago second-hand. It's one of those ready-made types which had a basic paint-job and needed some minor repairs. I have repainted it and drilled & pinned one of the main guide wheels for the tracks as it was making the tracks go all wonky. In addition I have added stowage - a rolled up tarp  & backpack on turret from AB (I think), 2 boxes from Black Dog resin bits, and a couple of blanket/tarp things out of greenstuff. I have painted some minor chipping, but will save most of the weathering/pigments until after decals (some of which may need to be hand painted as I don't have appropriate in stash). I'll try the pigments after the Dullcoat this time & see how that goes. Reasonably pleased with it so far.





Also for those who may have thought I was slipping in painting Battledress Brown, here is a photo of some AB British ready to be undercoated ;-D



Cheers,

John

16 comments:

  1. It looks a chunky monkee! Good work.

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    1. Cheers Paul. Not the best main gun, but pretty decent armour. I think this is my fourth Churchill, plus I have a resin Crocodile in the stash.

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  2. Great painting on the Churchill. I used White Ensign S.C.C. 15 to paint my Churchill as the color was spot on. But mine are the 15mm PCS model. Enjoy your blog keep up the excellent posts.

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    1. Thanks Gary.
      The White Ensign paint is enamel rather than acrylic isn't it? I use 50/50 Vallejo Russian Uniform & Olive Grey to get my version of SCC15, pretty happy with it. I don't know why a paint manufacturer doesn't release SCC15 in acrylic, I'd buy it.

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    2. That's a great tip for painting British armour, thanks.

      I'm liking the look of your Churchill. Very nice.

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    3. Thanks Mike. Not my original formula, picked it up from some modelling site somewhere :-)

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  3. Nice job. Although it's just convincing me that I really need to add a Churchill or two to my collection! Incidentally I saw a Churchill 'in the flesh' for the first time last summer, much smaller than I imagined!

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    1. Cheers Alan.
      Did you see your Churchill at Bovington?
      A handy tank to have, typically British, chunky armour, but limited firepower.

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    2. It was the Gate Guard at the Muckleburgh Collection in Norfolk. Sadly the missus wouldn't let me visit :-( I grew up in the same county as Bovington, but only went once as a small kid, we spent more of our time at the Royal Navy Air Museum at Yeovilton!

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    3. I never got to the Yeovilton base, even though we lived in Yeovil for a couple of years. I went to Bovington when I lived in Weymouth, it was brilliant, I'd love to go back again.

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  4. All coming along nicely Jacksarge!

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    1. G'day Paul thanks for the encouragement :-)

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  5. That's one great looking tank John. Very nicely done.

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    1. Thanks mate. Trying to keep myself occupied whilst I'm out of action as far as working goes :-)

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