Finally! A 48th Churchill

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Finally! A 48th Churchill

Joined: August 8th, 2010, 8:05 pm

March 13th, 2012, 8:40 pm #1

Aurora kit no. 327 rocks! Yeah it came out in 1967. Personally I built one with Dad in 1968. My first AFV.
Seriously the kit is not that bad. It can be made into a nice example of the prototype. However you will need a new barrel and besa mg. Tracks is the main issue with #327. Luckily I met a guy who knew a guy contracted to make heavy weight Churchill tracks. If you can find one give it some love!

Stephen J. Pringle
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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:07 pm

March 13th, 2012, 9:12 pm #2


hi Stephen

'Silk purse out of a sows ear'

Another alternative is the Corgi 1/48 kit. Not 100% plastic but like The Hobby Master kits. a mix of plastic and metal.
I have not checked for accuracy or detail yet. I intened to convert it to a Churchill ARC using the Gasoline conversion.

I have finaly finished detailling and building (Needs to be painted) the Hobbymaster JS2. You can all thank me for the Tamita kit.

Look forward to seeing the results

andrew
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March 13th, 2012, 10:49 pm #3

I've seen the Corgi on the Gaso-line site. I just have an emotional attachment to the old Aurora kit. Also, most of them are still in the US.
I just matched up the resin tracks to the kit and looks OK to me.

Stephen J. Pringle
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:41 pm

March 14th, 2012, 3:48 pm #4

Aurora kit no. 327 rocks! Yeah it came out in 1967. Personally I built one with Dad in 1968. My first AFV.
Seriously the kit is not that bad. It can be made into a nice example of the prototype. However you will need a new barrel and besa mg. Tracks is the main issue with #327. Luckily I met a guy who knew a guy contracted to make heavy weight Churchill tracks. If you can find one give it some love!

Stephen J. Pringle
used the Churchill Mk III at Aberdeen PG for their research. I must have met the same guy who knew a guy - I have several sets of Churchy tracks on the plane from Oz as we speak. They should redress the one big weakness of the Aurora kit. The turret can also be reshaped to make the cast turret Mk IV, and there are a number of conversions to make from that.
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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:07 pm

March 14th, 2012, 5:30 pm #5


hi Guys

Pray tell where the Churchill tracks can be obtained, Pretty please

andrew
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Joined: January 11th, 2008, 6:42 pm

March 15th, 2012, 12:15 pm #6

whether Tamiya or a return by AFV Club if Andrew builds one the new kit will follow!
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:41 pm

March 15th, 2012, 3:21 pm #7

hi Guys

Pray tell where the Churchill tracks can be obtained, Pretty please

andrew
Bill Wiseman of WW2 Productions did some Churchill tracks for Steve Faxon, the later heavy tracks, and now he has done a number of sets for me. I have four of the old Aurora Churchill Mk IIIs, but ordered 8 sets because I want to use the rest to cover a number of British Shermans that used Churchy track as applique armor. There is NOTHING else out there that looks even remotely like Churchill track, so Bill came to the rescue. Since he just cast my tracks last week, the molds may still be warm.....
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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:07 pm

March 16th, 2012, 6:38 pm #8

Hi Bruce

I lost a lot of contact details when changing computer

do you have his connact details please

andrewdeeley371@btinternet.co.uk --- change .co.uk to .com

Thanks
andrew
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:41 pm

March 16th, 2012, 10:38 pm #9

Churchill tracks could become a best-seller.....

Won't Work 54 will not allow me to post his email address, so you'll have to contact me by email and I'll send it to you.
Last edited by Bruce Culver on March 16th, 2012, 10:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: March 26th, 2003, 4:28 pm

March 17th, 2012, 3:16 pm #10

Andrew,

Just drop a line to Bill Wiseman at --> ww2productions@netspace.net.au

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Bruce,

Quote --> Won't Work 54 will not allow me to post his email address...

Oh! really? Why?
Lu


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