British Churchill Mk VII, 34. Tank Brig., 107. RAC. Backdating Tamiya’s Korea vintage ‘Crocodile’
Churchill Mk VII early, 34. Tank Brig., 107. RAC
This is Tamiya’s 1/35 Churchill ‘Crocodile’ (which is Korean war vintage – high turret bustle, etc) to a WW2 vintage, as seen in the iconic photo’s of ‘Briton’
Opened track covers at turret (which apparently could jam the turret traverse with accumulated mud!), added inner structure to track sponsons, removed forward mud guard, modified intake ducts to early config (removing armor plates, etc) removed incorrect postwar hatch bustle and scratchbuilt flush turret hatch, Besa machine gun to replace flame thrower, scratchbuilt tow cables from solder, detailed oil and water cans and mounts, added weld beads. Replaced all tie downs with brass wire tie downs.
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