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Bullbasket

A New Lease of Life for a Tamiya Cromwell

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If you've followed this in WIP, then you'll be aware of the background to this build/upgrade, but if you haven't then briefly, I originally built this Tamiya Cromwell around 11-12 years ago as a first 1/35th build. A couple of years ago, I revisited the build and stripped it down as far as I could and then rebuilt it as a later model Mk.lVf. 

So this was the starting point..............

 

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.................and this is what I ended up with.

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BTW. Sorry about the 1/1 scale cobwebs!!

 

John.

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That was a really excellent update/upgrade and well worth the effort. Very impressive modelling! :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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32 minutes ago, PlaStix said:

That was a really excellent update/upgrade and well worth the effort. Very impressive modelling! :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

 

Thanks Stix, much appreciated. I thoroughly enjoyed the update.

Regards,

 

John.

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Well, I would have left well alone with the excellent original but the rework is even better.  Especially like the realistic treatment of the pots and pans.  Crew figures really good as well - both before and after.

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14 minutes ago, Seahawk said:

Well, I would have left well alone with the excellent original but the rework is even better.  Especially like the realistic treatment of the pots and pans.  Crew figures really good as well - both before and after.

 

Many thanks. The trouble with the Tamiya figure in the first photo is that he is under scale all round, so you can't even just say that he's a short a*se!!

 

John.

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Superb build in both versions.

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Lovely work, I've been following the WIP with interest.

 

Pete

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19 hours ago, BerndM said:

Superb build in both versions.

 

Thanks very much. Appreciated.

 

John.

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19 hours ago, Buzby061 said:

Lovely work, I've been following the WIP with interest.

 

Pete

 

Many thanks. Just gotta love Cromwells!

 

John.

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It used to be very cool, but now it's clearly improved. :goodjob:

Cheers John :cheers:

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I wish I could have a makeover like this model. Go from looking great to looking really fantastic ;).

 

It looks superb John, I need to catch up on the WIP to see how you achieved this great update.

 

Really nice paintwork and weathering :thumbsup2: 

 

:goodjob: 

 

Best regards

TonyT

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15 hours ago, FrancisGL said:

It used to be very cool, but now it's clearly improved. :goodjob:

Cheers John :cheers:

 

15 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

I wish I could have a makeover like this model. Go from looking great to looking really fantastic ;).

 

It looks superb John, I need to catch up on the WIP to see how you achieved this great update.

 

Really nice paintwork and weathering :thumbsup2: 

 

:goodjob: 

 

Best regards

TonyT

 

Many thanks to both of you. My old models either end up as spare parts for another project, or as in this case, being rebuilt and hopefully improved.

 

John.

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Very nice re-cycling John, it looks great!

 

Brian

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2 hours ago, BeeKay said:

Very nice re-cycling John, it looks great!

 

Thanks Brian. Waste not want not!

 

John.

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I always like this tank, it looks unique.

 

The old one look nice, but your rebuilt made it so nice!

 

I also rebuilt some of my old models hope to improve them, coz unable to buy new kits. :wonder:

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7 hours ago, sinhow said:

I always like this tank, it looks unique.

 

The old one look nice, but your rebuilt made it so nice!

 

I also rebuilt some of my old models hope to improve them, coz unable to buy new kits. :wonder:

Thanks Sinhow. Recycling of models is a good way to go. I hope to see some more of yours on here.

 

John.

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It was good to start off with but now it is a real beauty,....cracking stuff,

Cheers

           Tony

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2 hours ago, tonyot said:

It was good to start off with but now it is a real beauty,....cracking stuff,

Cheers

           Tony

 

Thanks Tony. I appreciate the encouraging words.

 

John.

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Outstanding build love all the little details such as the pots and pans and gear stowed around the tank.

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1 hour ago, stevej60 said:

Outstanding build love all the little details such as the pots and pans and gear stowed around the tank.

 

.....and honestly, they were so easy to do. Thanks Steve.

 

John.

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50 minutes ago, Carius said:

Superb job John

 

Praise from the Master. Thanks Carius. Much appreciated.

 

John.

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My friend, an excellent job has to be recognized :worthy:.

 

I thank your kind words about me.

 

Cheers:cheers:

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