Churchill MK3 project.

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Churchy, May 14, 2017.

  1. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    Just a few pics of my Churchill project.The model is all steel with the turret sides being 6mm thick. IMG_20170514_113118977_HDR.jpg IMG_20170514_113124438_HDR.jpg IMG_20170514_113214908_HDR.jpg
     

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  2. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Exceptional, what scale will it be when finished?

    Also what sort of engine will power it etc?
     
  3. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    Hi swiper,i have'nt decided on the motors as yet but more than likely it will be two mobility scooter motors or similar.Even in it's bare state,the turret weighs over twenty kilos,so the motors will need to be powerful.I'm just working on the hatches and the fixtures and fittings at the moment which again will all be steel,along with the gun.Then there is the mechanisms for the gun elevation and firing.Also,realistic type welds have yet to be applied which will be made from steel putty mixed with fine steel shavings.
    It's a bit of a job to be honest but i'm enjoying every minute of it and i will keep posting updates as the project progresses.
    I will be starting the hull soon which i'm looking forward too.....it's over five feet long and again will all be steel......it's great using a welder instead of a tube of glue.
    All the best,neil.
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Oooooooo - enter it in Robot Wars with real AP ammo and see what that does to the opposition

    Looking good

    TD

    edited to add:
    Hope you are not in trouble over the garden table repaint :blush:
     
  5. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    Lol....it's an old table....l'm in the middle of doing the garden as well.....so while it's looking like a building site i can get away with things.
     
  6. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    I was expecting something at 1/35!! o_O
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    blimey well done Neil
    make sure you keep us updated as you progress



    regards
    Clive
     
  8. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    Will do Clive.....cheers for the comments everyone.
     
  9. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    A couple more photos.Just put the hatches in......they were a labour of love.....could'nt get them right for ages. P1060610.JPG P1060611.JPG P1060612.JPG
    Just the gun,periscopes,aerials,welds and fittings to do now and that will be the turret nearly finished.....oh and the hinges on the storage box.
     
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  10. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Any idea which unit you'll mark it up as yet?

    Quite a few ended up getting ARV cupolas in 34 Tank Brigade before Normandy (and were retrofitted as the campaign went on).

    Well jeal.
     
  11. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    Not a clue........i'm getting so wrapped up in information regarding the Churchill that i don't know whether i'm coming or going.I see so many modifications on these vehicles that it's even harder to know what to do.
    What a fascinating tank.......it's sort of becoming an obsession.
     
  12. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    A few more fittings and fixings going on.A lot of work still to do on the periscopes and mountings,the flag carrier on the side is nearly done and like the original is made of material. P1060622.JPG
     
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  13. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

    A great project and looking forward to seeing final tank.

    Just thinking ahead I would expect this model to weigh about a ton? There are good vehicle trailers around, but perhaps you would to drive it to events, can't image how the discussion at the licensing office will go. Dropping the kids off at school would be great fun.

    Best of luck keep buggering on as Winnie would say.

    David
     
  14. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    Some photos to come soon........had a break from the project as other things took priority but starting up again.The gun is now nearly finished and the turret will be completed shortly.
     
  15. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member Patron

    Just seen your first photo - looks a very small calibre gun :D
     
  16. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    Latest pics.Gun now in,just working on the periscopes etc.Even the smallest details are taking an age due to the fact everything is being made from steel.....it's hard graft but enjoyable. The turret is sitting on a stanley roloing tool chest which gives a better impression of the size.
     

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  17. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Careful now or you'll get Churchill Fingers.

    I want more work.

    More.

    More.

    [This is ace.]
     
  18. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    Hi Swiper,i'm hoping to post more regularly now.......work on the project is progressing slightly quicker now.
     
  19. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Given what you have stated I assume the scale to be around 1/5.
    You are making a wonderful job and I wish you well with your project.
    Researching Tanks poses more questions than answers due to modifications in the factories and in the field.
    Regards
    Tom
     
  20. Churchy

    Churchy Member

    A few more pics.Gun almost complete and a few closeups of the fittings and flag carrier.....which are nearly finished.
     

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