Cromwell´s Befehlspanzer III D1

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Cromwell´s Befehlspanzer III D1

Joined: April 25th, 2005, 9:10 am

May 24th, 2012, 8:13 am #1

Hi,
yesterday I received the above mentioned kit, purchased via a third party.
Cost me 95 Euros, but it really is worth every cent!!
Rarely have I seen such a nice resin-kit.
No warpage, superbly cast parts, a great kit!
Let´s hope someone picks up the masters and starts producing the kits again!
ITA to our rescue, please!!
Jürgen
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Joined: October 18th, 2004, 6:49 pm

May 24th, 2012, 12:19 pm #2

Jurgen,

I agree it is a very nice kit but not without its flaws. I built one for my contribution to the Osprey Modelling 43 book 'Modelling Armoured Vehicles' if you're interested in seeing how it went together and the improvements that I made.

Regards,

Tom

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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 9:10 am

May 24th, 2012, 1:34 pm #3

....will try to get hold of a copy. Already found pics of Frank Schulz´ III D1 on the net, together with your book this should suffice.
Another recently started project on my bench is the wedding of DML´s old III E with Zvezda´s Befehlspanzer III E. I have the relevant Panzer Tracts and alraedy moved the turret forward to clear the openings on the top-deck...
Thanks again
Jürgen
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Joined: July 16th, 2009, 11:00 pm

May 24th, 2012, 3:13 pm #4

Hi,
yesterday I received the above mentioned kit, purchased via a third party.
Cost me 95 Euros, but it really is worth every cent!!
Rarely have I seen such a nice resin-kit.
No warpage, superbly cast parts, a great kit!
Let´s hope someone picks up the masters and starts producing the kits again!
ITA to our rescue, please!!
Jürgen
Sorry Jurgen, I have no interest in picking up Cromwell's Axis masters. every company does better when it sticks to a niche it can get known for and relied on to fill; mine is Allied, especially British. There is too much to explore in British and allied for my attention to start wandering

I believe though that some Cromwell axis stuff has resurfaced elsewhere, so you never know

Chris

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