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Churchill AVRE CarpetLayer (Type B) Twin Bobbin

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Mark Bannerman05/12/2009 19:38:18
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Had a wee bit of  a Churchill withdrawal  so decided to start a new project  using the AFV Club AVRE Churchill, Cromwell Models turret, conversion by IMA and some sheet styrene. The Churchill is built and primed but left off the attachment point behind side hatch door on hull as I am uncertain what the attachment point looks like. Researching this now ....


Edited By Mark Bannerman on 05/12/2009 19:39:25

Chris Meddings05/12/2009 19:47:43
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Brilliant, you really can't have too many Churchills Mark

Edited By Chris Meddings on 05/12/2009 19:47:53

Mark Bannerman13/12/2009 20:53:29
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Step two - the twin bobbin is built and the special hull attachment are affixed to the model. The next challenge is how to glue/attach a relatively front heavy attachment onto the side hull mount so that it stays ...and that will be my project this week. I also have to consider I will be adding more weight on the drums with wooden stakes and mat....
I's onwards and upwards ...

Robin Buckland13/12/2009 21:05:38
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Hi Mark,
Another interesting looking Churchill.  I have really got to get round to building the one I have here as soon as I can fit it in.  I have always had a liking for the 'Funnies' of 79th Armoured Div.
Sean Emmott13/12/2009 21:39:38
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Looking very good indeed, Mark.  I'd have thought such a front heavy attachment would need a couple of metal pins and some epoxy glue.  And maybe a weight in the back of the hull to keep it sitting steady.
How many Churchills is that now?
Mark Bannerman13/12/2009 21:54:52
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Robin - there are many Funnies that have yet made their appearance in the modelling world. Which project are you contemplating ?  
Sean - a few pins will be an absolute must. I had not thought about a weight on the rear. This is a very good idea.  Will have to look into this.
How many Churchills is that now?  
More than I can count. Three on the go now and the scary bit is that I have 4 AFV Club Churchills and 1 Cromwell Churchill still in their shrink wrap waiting in the wings. There is certainly no shortage of conversion possibilities when it comes to the Churchill tank....  

Edited By Mark Bannerman on 13/12/2009 21:56:42

Chas Kenny14/12/2009 02:24:46
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I thought the Universal/Bren Carrier had an untold number of conversions!
Mark Bannerman16/02/2010 02:56:59
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Back on the Churchills ..for a change of pace.
I attached the carpet laying arms to the side of the hull. With this configuration, I can either attach the TLC Laying Device and Carpet (Carpet Type A) or a Carpet Layer (Type B) Twin Bobbin.  

Chris Meddings16/02/2010 09:34:35
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Great to see this back Mark
Pete Heath17/02/2010 17:49:26
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Hi Mark,
Good grief man, do you never stop!!!
Terrific stuff!!

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