WIP - Churchill ARK MK1

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WIP - Churchill ARK MK1

Joined: February 6th, 2004, 3:31 am

June 3rd, 2009, 11:16 pm #1

An on-going project of sorts. Tamiya Churchill VII converted back to an earlier MK IV variant using a slew of bits (Accurate Armour, Cromwell Models, IMA, Eduard, and Legend). The ARK MK 1 is a Resicast offering and comes with both long rear and short rear ramps.

The Churchill ARK MK 1 with long ramps and ready for primer



This is the same project but dry-fitted with the short ramps that were included in the Resicast conversion kit.
This would be the positioning of the Churchill with short ramps to allow tanks to cross over seawalls.



I opted for the long ramps. The model has been primed and base-coated. I used two different tones of green to contrast the carrier tank and the ARK. The next step is markings and weathering...
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Joined: February 16th, 2002, 10:24 pm

June 4th, 2009, 7:25 am #2

Hi,

Nice ARK you build there.
I thought that the Resicast conversion was intended for the newer AFV Club Churchill kit.
Did you have to do much surgery on the part to make it fir to the Tamiya kit?

Gr,
Marcel


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Joined: April 26th, 2005, 4:41 pm

June 4th, 2009, 11:37 am #3

An on-going project of sorts. Tamiya Churchill VII converted back to an earlier MK IV variant using a slew of bits (Accurate Armour, Cromwell Models, IMA, Eduard, and Legend). The ARK MK 1 is a Resicast offering and comes with both long rear and short rear ramps.

The Churchill ARK MK 1 with long ramps and ready for primer



This is the same project but dry-fitted with the short ramps that were included in the Resicast conversion kit.
This would be the positioning of the Churchill with short ramps to allow tanks to cross over seawalls.



I opted for the long ramps. The model has been primed and base-coated. I used two different tones of green to contrast the carrier tank and the ARK. The next step is markings and weathering...
Very nice and very clean conversion. I like it!
Do you plan to built ALL the Churchill based funnies?
Regards
Gilles(Lostiznaos)
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Joined: February 21st, 2004, 11:58 am

June 4th, 2009, 2:27 pm #4

An on-going project of sorts. Tamiya Churchill VII converted back to an earlier MK IV variant using a slew of bits (Accurate Armour, Cromwell Models, IMA, Eduard, and Legend). The ARK MK 1 is a Resicast offering and comes with both long rear and short rear ramps.

The Churchill ARK MK 1 with long ramps and ready for primer



This is the same project but dry-fitted with the short ramps that were included in the Resicast conversion kit.
This would be the positioning of the Churchill with short ramps to allow tanks to cross over seawalls.



I opted for the long ramps. The model has been primed and base-coated. I used two different tones of green to contrast the carrier tank and the ARK. The next step is markings and weathering...
Hi Mark,
Im a great fan of your work, always spot on, and this is no exception.
would look even better on a shermy chassis (-:

fantastic work,
cheers,
malc
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Joined: February 3rd, 2002, 7:47 pm

June 4th, 2009, 4:21 pm #5

An on-going project of sorts. Tamiya Churchill VII converted back to an earlier MK IV variant using a slew of bits (Accurate Armour, Cromwell Models, IMA, Eduard, and Legend). The ARK MK 1 is a Resicast offering and comes with both long rear and short rear ramps.

The Churchill ARK MK 1 with long ramps and ready for primer



This is the same project but dry-fitted with the short ramps that were included in the Resicast conversion kit.
This would be the positioning of the Churchill with short ramps to allow tanks to cross over seawalls.



I opted for the long ramps. The model has been primed and base-coated. I used two different tones of green to contrast the carrier tank and the ARK. The next step is markings and weathering...
As always- you are the master f the Churchills- really nice job and your resin work is outstanding- very clean assemply too.

Please keep us posted - and the fascine looks pretty good too!

JD
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Joined: February 6th, 2004, 3:31 am

June 4th, 2009, 7:33 pm #6

An on-going project of sorts. Tamiya Churchill VII converted back to an earlier MK IV variant using a slew of bits (Accurate Armour, Cromwell Models, IMA, Eduard, and Legend). The ARK MK 1 is a Resicast offering and comes with both long rear and short rear ramps.

The Churchill ARK MK 1 with long ramps and ready for primer



This is the same project but dry-fitted with the short ramps that were included in the Resicast conversion kit.
This would be the positioning of the Churchill with short ramps to allow tanks to cross over seawalls.



I opted for the long ramps. The model has been primed and base-coated. I used two different tones of green to contrast the carrier tank and the ARK. The next step is markings and weathering...
Many thanks for your kind comments chaps

The ARK frame fits onto the Tamiya perfectly without any adjustments or modifications. It is a very easy conversion and anyone looking to try resin for a first time can rest assured this would be a worthy project.

I had planned on retiring away from the Churchill. But then AFV Club releases a Churchill and those dreams of retiring were suddenly shattered. As a result - for better or for worse - many more conversion projects inevitably lay ahead...

Mark
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 6:44 am

June 4th, 2009, 7:40 pm #7

As always- you are the master f the Churchills- really nice job and your resin work is outstanding- very clean assemply too.

Please keep us posted - and the fascine looks pretty good too!

JD
my good old tried and tested yard brush method Mark?

I'm building the AFV Club Churchill III AVRE at the moment. It's interesting to compare the two models.

Who would have thought 30 years ago that there would be a mainstream kit of an AVRE

Simon K
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Joined: October 24th, 2007, 10:10 pm

June 4th, 2009, 7:42 pm #8

An on-going project of sorts. Tamiya Churchill VII converted back to an earlier MK IV variant using a slew of bits (Accurate Armour, Cromwell Models, IMA, Eduard, and Legend). The ARK MK 1 is a Resicast offering and comes with both long rear and short rear ramps.

The Churchill ARK MK 1 with long ramps and ready for primer



This is the same project but dry-fitted with the short ramps that were included in the Resicast conversion kit.
This would be the positioning of the Churchill with short ramps to allow tanks to cross over seawalls.



I opted for the long ramps. The model has been primed and base-coated. I used two different tones of green to contrast the carrier tank and the ARK. The next step is markings and weathering...
I like this work very much. Looks very clean. An in fact beautiful model. Hat off,...
Hold us on the running one.

Cheers

Flo
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Joined: February 6th, 2004, 3:31 am

June 4th, 2009, 7:56 pm #9

my good old tried and tested yard brush method Mark?

I'm building the AFV Club Churchill III AVRE at the moment. It's interesting to compare the two models.

Who would have thought 30 years ago that there would be a mainstream kit of an AVRE

Simon K
I have used your method on several occasions (which is a great alternative and inexpensive !) AND have also used the bundle packs that can be ordered from Cromwell Models. Just doing a fascine for the ARK MK 1 and using the Cromwell Models offering (image).

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Joined: April 1st, 2005, 8:40 pm

June 4th, 2009, 10:07 pm #10

I like this work very much. Looks very clean. An in fact beautiful model. Hat off,...
Hold us on the running one.

Cheers

Flo
Nice build Mark, but like your Dieppe Mk.III in the Osprey Churchill book, you haven't trimmed the Tamiya sponson inners down to suit the shape of the older style side plates. The Legend sets give you parts to sort the front of the sponsons.

Hope you haven't started the top coat yet,

Cheers,

Jeremy.
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