Well! Ello everyone, today I'm giving a go at Nobi's fantastic Cromwell tank. I've tried building it a few weeks ago, but either was too lazy or too busy. So I'm trying it again also because, I'm going to order a few kits for my birthday. I want to get used to armor building, because next week I plan to order the Challenger, Bradley M2, Halinski F-14 Tomcat, Corsair, USS Indianpolis, and a few others from the Paper Model Store. What I'm really testing my skills for is the Halinski Sherman VC Firefly, I really want to buy that kit, but I'll probably have to wait a few months after it comes out. :thumb: I really can't express how awesome this kit is. Nobi, you did a great job of designing the Cromwell, and I simply love absolutely everything you did to it. Thank you for this amazing Cromwell kit, and hope to see more awesome armor designs from you soon. So I first printed out two copies of the kit, one for detailing, the other for the actual shape. I also had six copies of it already printed and in storage for about five months, so I decided to use it. I cut out the nuts and bolts for the turret, and laminated them to 1mm cardboard. Since I don't have a special punching tool, I had to individually cut them out. [It was a pain :cry:] And I'll go to the hobby store to get a small punch set to get in the bolts. While I was waiting to get my punch set [Which I'm still looking for] I started on the side skirts? Fenders? I'm not really sure what to call them. I built the shape of it, and painted it in an olive drab color scheme. I would have gone with the same color as the kit, but I saw a pleasing representation of the Cromwell in a darkish green color, and it seemed like olive drab. Then I laminated some other pieces from the Fenders and stuck them onto the main piece. After looking at some pictures, I think I shouldn't have done that. I believe they were supposed to be recessed instead of extruding them. Alas, I'll just stick with it, I think it looks alright for now. :thumb: More progress tomorrow, I'll be jumping from the Cromwell and the RX-78, but I'll manage to fit it in. [Can't wait for those kits :mrgreen:] *Note: I know, I'm not pro with paints, but I plan to do some weathering after I get this finished. Also, excuse me for the horrible pictures, I'm not any good with the camera.