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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #60 on: December 18, 2019, 03:42:36 PM »
Well, I have taken the plunge and ordered four Cromwellís in 1:150 scale from Kevin.  One to practice on and three to use in my military train.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2020, 12:05:46 PM »
Hi @Panzer-Shop.nl, @The Q, @Richard G Dallimore, @kirky, @Tank, @Railwaygun, @Snowwolflair, @RailGooner, @emjaybee,

Well my four Cromwell tanks arrived this morning from @Panzer-Shop.nl.  To say they are miniature masterpieces is a gross understatement.  They arrived well packed and the detail is astounding - I just hope my painting can do them justice.

The barrel has been slimmed down as Kevin promised and the turret rotates freely.

I simply cannot recommend these models enough.

Many thanks Kevin for your help and patience.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2020, 12:14:23 PM »
Hi @Paddy,

They arrived just this morning? I wondered if you had them a few days ago already. I guess postal services had more trouble then I hoped from Christmas because that took long!

Good to hear that you are happy and I thank you for the compliments! If there is anything I can do to help you in the future, let me know!

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2020, 12:31:11 PM »
Hi Kevin, ( @Panzer-Shop.nl )

In terms of painting them, my plan was.

1. Soak them in IPA for 5 minutes.
2. Gentle scrub then with a toothbrush under warm water.
3. Leave to dry.
4. Prime them with Halfordsí grey primer.
5. Paint them green etc.

Does that sound like a good plan?

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2020, 12:35:19 PM »
Hi @Paddy,

Cleaning them in IPA and letting it dry is also fine. IPA vaporizes fast.

Be very careful making them warm or cold under the tap. Warm water makes them flexible, if you change the angle of the barrel and let it cool is will retain that position. Make it cold and it will become extremely brittle so that it breaks when touching the wrong part.

I do not use water for cleaning at all. I would suggest skipping that part, and especially donít use a toothbrush when made cold. When on normal temprature they wonít break and a toothbrush is fine.

A primer is good, paint will stick without it, but a primer is of course rarely the wrong choice. Sounds good! Iím curious to see the pictures!

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2020, 01:06:33 PM »
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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2020, 01:20:00 PM »
@Paddy can you do me a favour. Well, two actually.

1. Can you get a couple of good pics up.

2. Can you get a measurement over the widest point of the tank, preferably within 0.5mm if possible.

I'm interested to see how they look/measure up against the white metal Cromwell's I currently have, to see whether I change tack, again, and try a third version of the Cromwell's.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2020, 01:44:54 PM »
Hi @emjaybee

Not at home at present but happy to oblige later.  In terms of photos, they are identical to the ones on Kevinís site but with a finer scaled barrel.  I will take a couple of photos too though.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2020, 08:42:49 PM »
Hi @emjaybee

I will take the photos in daylight but the tank is a wee bit under 18mm wide.  When I say a wee bit, probably 1/5th of a mm.

Sat on a flat wagon the tank looks perfect.  At true 1/148 scale the tank would be 19.6mm if Wikipedia is correct?

Hope this helps.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2020, 08:55:13 PM »
Hi,

At the very wisest point, which is the ribs on the added mudflaps (is ribs the right word?) the design is made to be 20.08mm wide. There should by far not be 2mm shrinkage in the width, but more between .5 and 1mm. 2.908m divided by 150 (not 148) ends up to be 19.39mm. I believe that should be right, if you count the ribbons.

Did you count those ribbons? If the size is still that small I am curious to why that is. I will then reprint and investigate why it shrunk that much. Maybe the cold in the extremely long shipping process, which in theory should not be a problem. But who knows.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2020, 09:31:53 PM »
Hi @emjaybee

I will take the photos in daylight but the tank is a wee bit under 18mm wide.  When I say a wee bit, probably 1/5th of a mm.

Sat on a flat wagon the tank looks perfect.  At true 1/148 scale the tank would be 19.6mm if Wikipedia is correct?

Hope this helps.

Kind regards

Paddy

Thanks very much for the info. I look forward to seeing the photos. Then I've got to decide whether to press on with my white metal ones or switch to these.
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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2020, 09:58:34 PM »
Hi Kevin ( @Panzer-Shop.nl ) and @emjaybee

I was measuring from the outside of track to track.  Placed on top of a 1/148 flat wagon the edges of the tracks hang over just like the prototype photos earlier in this thread i.e. pretty damn perfect.

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The level of detail/finesse that Kevin achieves is amazing.  There is even a little machine gun sticking out the front.

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #72 on: January 08, 2020, 10:03:40 PM »
Hi,

Oef, thatís a relief. The top part of the hull is slightly wider, so then it should be in the right range. I was very suprised by those numbers, haha. Glad you like them! :D

Kevin

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #73 on: January 08, 2020, 10:20:44 PM »
Hi Kevin ( @Panzer-Shop.nl )

Sorry, did not mean to worry you.  Also, thank you for clarifying the preparation and painting steps.

Kind regards

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Re: Military Webshop
« Reply #74 on: January 09, 2020, 12:18:31 PM »
Hi @emjaybee and @Panzer-Shop.nl

As promised, here are four photos of Kevin's Cromwell tank in 1/150 as delivered.  These have not been cleaned in IPA or anything else.









Sorry for the quality of the photos - it is not an easy item to capture given its transparent nature.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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