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Bullbasket

A new lease of life for a Tamiya Cromwell.

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1 hour ago, Bangor Lad said:

Nice build. I have one in my stash and quite fancy having another to compliment the one I finished last month. 

Cheers

Thanks very much. I've still got a couple of Centaurs and Cromwells in the stash, but I'm always looking out for more (especially if they're cheap!)

 

John.

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19 minutes ago, Billydick said:

Cracking 1st attempt Bullbasket .. What makes it for me is the two beautifully painted crew figures

 

Thanks Billy. Those Resicast figures are really good.

 

John.

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Very nice John, the extra details bring out the model :like:

 

Regards

Richard

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2 minutes ago, Ripaman said:

Very nice John, the extra details bring out the model :like:

 

Regards

Richard

 

Thanks Richard. This only the second time that I've revisited an old model, and in both cases I'm glad that I did. I can achieve a lot more now than say 12 years ago. Makes a change for something to get better with age (apart from wine that is):D.

 

Regards,

 

John.

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Yes totally agree with you regarding getting better with age, I find I don't need to hurry as I use to, do that at work :D

 

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Richard

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Ouhaou !! I am really impressed :o

 

Very nice job ... this conversion was so fast !

 

The crew is superb ... I'm just trying to begin with figures, I have many things to learn and practice before doing as well ;)

 

E

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Hi Etienne,

Thanks very much. To be perfectly honest, I did the original build about 11-12 years ago and this conversion a couple of years ago. I always write up notes on my builds so I've been working from those.

With regards to the figures. It helps if they have good, sharp definition. That's why I usually replace the heads with ones from Hornet. They are probably the best you can get.

 

John.

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12 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

Hi Etienne,

Thanks very much. To be perfectly honest, I did the original build about 11-12 years ago and this conversion a couple of years ago. I always write up notes on my builds so I've been working from those.

With regards to the figures. It helps if they have good, sharp definition. That's why I usually replace the heads with ones from Hornet. They are probably the best you can get.

 

John.

 

Doesn't change my comment about the quality of the conversion ;)

 

I note your advice about figures ... for the moment, I'm training on kit's styrene figures but I think I'll buy a set of Hornet's head !

 

E

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2 hours ago, Etienne said:

I note your advice about figures ... for the moment, I'm training on kit's styrene figures but I think I'll Guy a set of Hornet's head !

 

I don't know of any stockists here in France, so I usually buy mine from Historex Agents. They stock the full range.

 

John.

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Very well achieved, looks better, and figures so natural....:popcorn:, cheers John :D

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2 hours ago, FrancisGL said:

Very well achieved, looks better, and figures so natural....:popcorn:, cheers John :D

Thanks very much Francis.

 

John.

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