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The latest Churchill Mk IV in 1/72...

The latest Churchill Mk IV in 1/72...

...a new release from Dragon United Kingdom - World War 2

Robin Buckland26/11/2011 09:38:07
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The new 1/72 Churchill Mk IV from Dragon is now here, and a very nice kit it looks to be as well. One I am looking forward to building.
 
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Chris Meddings26/11/2011 12:43:59
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Thats a shame; despite some very nice features and details on some parts it looks like there are a few errors, including a very large one on the engine deck. Hard to see how they messed up the engine hatch prop rods and central cover. The cover is way out of place and it only has two rods. Lets hope the crew don't plan to look at more than half the engine at any one time Also the turret halves don't match. The ventilator position suggests its an early MkIV turret but the bottom half has no overhang, suggest a late mkIV or MkV/VI
 
Surprising they messed these things up given the amount of free data on the internet now on the churchill, let alone the books and the fact they could have just looked at the AFV club one
 
 
It will be interesting to see what it looks like built anyway.
 
 
PS sorry to add more insult to injury, but Castlerobin IV was an NA75, not a MkIV

Edited By Chris Meddings on 26/11/2011 12:45:07

Edited By Chris Meddings on 26/11/2011 12:53:24

SteveM26/11/2011 18:53:28
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I saw this on a Polish web site when I ordered a few things yesterday, I was going to order it but I'm not so sure after Chris's comments
 
 
Maybe a bit of cross kitting from Italeri or HasyG or are there faults there too
How about a 1/72 correction set Mr Meddings I'd be your first customer
Cheers
Steve
 
Malcolm Shaw26/11/2011 19:45:08
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I was looking forward to this when it was announced, but at £15 a pop i`m no longer interested.
DML dropped the ball with this one, too many errors for my liking.
Is it because it isn`t German, do you think, as i don`t hear many negative comments with regard to quality with their German kits, or am i just being aver critical.
 
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David Kranich26/11/2011 20:53:46
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It is because it is 1:72 I think. Most of their range in this scale is rather easy in detailling, because they are optimized for their die-cast kits. These are made from their normal 1:72 kits.
Robin Buckland02/01/2012 15:51:00
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Not got markings applied yet and weathering then to do, but here is the Dragon Churchill built up.
 

Comments welcome as always.
 
Robin
 
SteveM02/01/2012 20:42:52
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Looks very nice Robin
I can see this in the stash before too long
Chris gave me a lot of info on how to correct the errors DML have made, when I do find one , I'll blog it with Chris's notes to guide me.
Cheers
Steve
Robin Buckland03/01/2012 18:36:50
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Hi Steve,
 
As you say, Chris did identify some errors, but as ever I like to build one from the box to show what you actually get in the kit, and overall it looks good for a 1/72 Mk IV at last. I am hoping they do some of the AVRE variants using this hull now...
 
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Malcolm Shaw03/01/2012 19:32:17
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I wonder if the Airfix bridgelayer would fit on this hull.
I`m very slowly putting one on an old Esci hull.
Good idea to put the SBG on it too, Robin.
Still think it is a bit expensive though.
 
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SteveM04/01/2012 21:35:05
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Your'e right to do so Robin I've lost count of the 'review' kit builds I've read that list a load of AM, parts of other kits and mods.
Looking forward to seeing her with markings and weathering
Cheers
Steve

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