Churchills

We're all interested to know "what's next" so this is where Tracy, Nicholas & the team will be able to share with us what's on the bench & the progress it's making into full production. But please be patient as things don't always go smoothly!
adt70hk
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Churchills

Post by adt70hk » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:36 am

Hi there

Have you ever thought about doing a line of Churchill's?

Thanks.

Andrew

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Re: Churchills

Post by sandsmodels » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:57 pm

a churchill would be good, but which one?

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Re: Churchills

Post by forrester » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:12 am

I'd say III or IV for Normandy.
However PSC do a Churchill with these options covered. I think Armourfast do best when producing vehicles NOT available elsewhere as quick builds. Their Sherman M4A2 for example is the mainstay of my Sherwood Rangers force.

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Re: Churchills

Post by adt70hk » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:31 pm

Good point about PSC.

I've got some of their Churchills and like them, although they are 'relatively' expensive compared to AF kits and even some of their own kits - albeit they're not that expensive in absolute terms.....

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Re: Churchills

Post by sandsmodels » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:06 pm

i think the mk 3 or 4 would have more options for conversions like the ones we make, but a mk 7 could only really have a crocodile, mk8,
postwar bridgelayer or post war avre, so more limited.

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Re: Churchills

Post by adt70hk » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:54 pm

sandsmodels wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:06 pm
i think the mk 3 or 4 would have more options for conversions like the ones we make, but a mk 7 could only really have a crocodile, mk8,
postwar bridgelayer or post war avre, so more limited.
I actually have one of your bridge layer conversions for the PSC kits. My son loves using it in our little battles.

Andrew

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Re: Churchills

Post by sandsmodels » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:12 pm

glad to hear it, we have the jumbo bridge conversion also to fit the psc mk4 almost done.
that is why i think the earlier churchill would be better but psc have the start on armourfast, so the m18 must be a better bet at present, then maybe a lee/grant.

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Re: Churchills

Post by Armourfast-Colin » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:51 pm

sandsmodels wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:06 pm
i think the mk 3 or 4 would have more options for conversions like the ones we make, but a mk 7 could only really have a crocodile, mk8,
postwar bridgelayer or post war avre, so more limited.
I think that Mk 7s were used for more than just Crocodiles - a large part of S Squadron 3rd Bn Scots Guards were moved onto 7's following their encounter with the Jagdpanthers on Hill 226 at the start of BLUECOAT - and, given that the only Mk7 available is the Airfix one (at least in plastic), then ANYTHING would be better than all of those bleeping wheels (I can't be the only one who, as a child, actually believed the instructions that said don't glue them in place & the tracks & wheels will roll round & then spent several years still finding the occasional 1/76 Churchill wheel!! :lol: )

But, of course, doing the Mk7 also opens up the possibility of a Croc :mrgreen:

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Re: Churchills

Post by PTR » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:19 am

Airfix Churchill tank... one of the first models I ever built as a kid, I'm surprised that I was not put off for ever.
The appeal of Armourfast for my son and I, is largely based on the build being the opposite experience to that bloody Arifx kit. Wheels and tracks moulded together is a brilliant idea.

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Re: Churchills

Post by sandsmodels » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:07 am

colin i meant as far as conversions go, loads of mk7 were used as gun tanks, but hardly a great to make conversions on, sadly.

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