Monday 9 September 2019

Armourfast Cromwells


I finished assembling and undercoating the remaining Armourfast Cromwells yesterday, adding various bits of stowage to make them a little less boring. As I had a spare kit left over, I thought I'd have  ago at some scrim camo netting on a turret, following the very effective but very simple technique used here: 


I'm not sure mine will look as good in the end but it will hopefully work, although I'm only trying it out on the turret at the moment in case I screw it up. I've mashed the gauze bandage a bit more and gone for overkill with the PVA but I think it will look fine, once I've left it to set and sprayed it with Ultramatt Camo Brown. It's certainly better than my old green stuff and oregano method!


If it does look good I may well add some netting to the tanks I've already assembled, leaving the spare hull for conversion into an ARV recovery vehicle using the S and S white metal conversion kit. I'm sure I can think of a good scenario hook for a tank recovery mission under enemy fire!

Cromwell ARV in action during Operation Blackcock

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