Free Model #3 - Cromwell Mk IV

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by Toddlea, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Toddlea

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    Here is my build thread for the Free Model #3 contest. I chose this model from Thaipaperwork because it is well designed and is a subject I find interesting. Kit is only 5 pages but has the opportunity for lots of detail. You can download it here.

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  2. KCStephens

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    YEA!
    Another armor build - I love it!
  3. Soaring

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    I'll be watching with an intrigued imagination...
  4. Toddlea

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    Not much to report. Spent extra time to keep the body square and seams aligned. Also doubled all the hinges and hatches on this part.

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  5. Soaring

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    Looks good to me :) By the way, do you use a pen for outlining the tabs?
  6. KCStephens

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    Todd,
    Looks great so far! That's a fine looking model. Quick question for 'ya...Did you reinforce the hull with heavier card stock?
  7. Lex

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    A Thaipaper tank? Nice! Looking forward to it!
  8. Toddlea

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    Thanks for the comments. I used 3 types of paper for this kit. 110lb cardstock for the hull and turret pieces, 90lb cardstock for the rest and anything that has to be rolled small I use 32lb text. I color the edges with Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens. They have a cool pointed brush and they don't bleed.

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    I have a few of those ... they are great.
  10. jaffro

    jaffro Long term member

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    can you please show a picture of the tip of one of those pens close up? they could be just what I have been looking for.

    Nice start to the build btw, straight and clean.
  11. NULLMOON

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    nice to see a brit tank makes me want to start my valentine:thumb:
  12. Toddlea

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    Pitt pen tip.

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  13. lriera

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    Thanks for the tip about the pens. I also have asked for my set of pens.
  14. Toddlea

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    I've spent the last two months making road wheels but here is a picture of the front with all the fiddly tiny parts.

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  15. Soaring

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    Excellent work! So the light rails are made of paper? Because that is truly something!
  16. GT5500

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    They are included in the kit, when I made mine I used the paper ones but it looks as Todd has used wire. Great job so far, those headlight supports ar the smallest tubes I have ever rolled ( I guess less then a 2mm unrolled).
  17. Toddlea

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    The tubes are pretty small. I use a pin to roll them around.
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    Looks nice so far! Clean work. I hope to see this one completed.

    Ken
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    Great job so far! I'm looking forward to building a tank one of these days and that's one I will definitely consider.
  20. Toddlea

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    Turret finished. Fairly strait forward build. Tabless construction is always a challenge. Added built up hinges, hatches and bolts.

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