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Churchill Deep Wading Set
Churchill Deep Wading Set - (for AFV Club Churchill Mk III)
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

Introduction

As well as upgrading the Churchill Mk IV turret and producing a set of Early Pattern Tracks to fit the new AFV Club Churchill Mk III, Resicast have produced a new set of Deep Wading Gear for the vehicle.

The Mk IV Turret is Reviewed Here, and a review of the Early Pattern tracks can be found Here, both on Armorama.

The Set

The set comes packed in the standard sturdy professional box supplied with most Resicast kits. Cast in a light gray resin, the items were free from any damage or air bubbles and the clean up looks to be minimal. Inside the box you get 4 plastic zip bags layered in bubble wrap for extra protection, an 8 page A5 instruction booklet along with some plastic rod you will need for the conversion.

The instructions are in the new, clearer style with good black and white pictures for reference, and diagrams of the tensioning rods.

The set consists of the 2 side air inlets plus the rear air outlet, (welded pattern). The D-Day style exhausts are included in the set, plus exhaust stays, tensioners, clamps, Bowden quick release mechanism, turnbuckle, trunk corner reinforcement and various clamps and rings.

In addition, a set of brackets to replace the tools which need to be carried inside are provided with the set.

This is a simple set that most modellers should be able to build and can be used on any of the Mk III Churchill hulls.

Conclusion

A simple, but detailed, set of Deep Wading equipment for the Churchill Mk III hull. This can be used on the Gun Tank or the forthcoming AVRE, giving modellers further choice in how they choose to finish their vehicle. As always the detail is excellent, the instructions easy to follow. The addition of a set of empty brackets for the tools is also a welcome plus. Clean up should be minimal. There are quite a lot of very small parts so be careful not to break them and make sure the Carpet Monster doesn’t get them!! Normal precautions apply when working with resin.
SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent casting and a highly detailed set, useful for both stand alone vehicles and diorama scenes. A very welcome and useful set for Allied modellers.
Lows: Modellers will have to source decals as appropriate to their build.
Verdict: Highly Recommended.
Percentage Rating
88%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35.2310
  Suggested Retail: 17.50 euro
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 12, 2009
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.29%

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

Copyright ©2019 text by Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of KitMaker Network or the British Bulldogs IPMS-UK group. All rights reserved.



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Easter Post - bump. Al
APR 17, 2009 - 01:49 AM
   

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