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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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cromwell 120mm resin models
volkjagger
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: November 22, 2006
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008 - 08:19 AM UTC
i require info on this model both of them 1 120mm scale hezter
and 120mm luch both are resin

http://www.xs4all.nl/~cromwell/

i am wanting to now is it accurate and what is the state of the resin they use
both are cheap and avalible
is is easy to build and put to gether
are the parts go loads of flash on them
and last is the company any good on deliverys after sale support

MrMox
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008 - 07:23 PM UTC
I have a quite old Tamiya magazine where there is a buildt feature on the Hetzer - it looks quite good and fit was reported to be good. One thing to notice is, that its hollow from the bottom, so there“s no bottom in it.

They are both quite old releases so the might not be up to standard level of detailing, but then again, 1:16 is such a great scale for scratchbuilding

I have never dealt with the company so I cant really comment on that, but since the models i question are rather big, my guess would be, that they are made to order, so some deliverytime should be expected - why don“t you give them a call ?

Cheers/Jan
volkjagger
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Joined: November 22, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 08:46 AM UTC
hi thanks for your reply can i have the issue and year of the tamiya magazine please
so that i can read it 160 pounds is a lot of money to spend on a model i want to know how well the
build when and if there is any problems and i dont want to waste my cash
me163b
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Joined: February 15, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 02:39 PM UTC
I bought this kit several years ago. Haven't build it yet, but I am quite happy with the casting quality and detail. Cromwell Model tend to model and cast a lot of surface detail on rather than cast them as individual pieces. I doubt it makes much differences once painted. Tracks are the length type; need to be heated and wrapped around drive wheel and idler. The main armour body is casted as a single piece, side wall are thick and heavy. No warping noticed in any parts. As above reply, there are no floor and no interior detail.

BTW, if there are any parts you are interested in looking at, I can try to take a few pics for you.
ScottS
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California, United States
Joined: March 28, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 12:23 AM UTC
Here's an article at Military Modelling. I have the Luch, It looks good in the box. I plan on building it sometime next year.

http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article/mps/uan/553
Broonie
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Joined: December 13, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 01:45 AM UTC
Hello Paul,
My thanks for your interest in my 120mm kits, I'm sorry to say they are no longer in production and don't have any plans at this time to re-release them.
My best,
Gordon.
volkjagger
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 05:59 AM UTC
okay sorry to hear about that it would have been easier just to ring you many thanks
guess will have to get the accurate aromur 1/15th Scimitar CVR(T) Late
abit pricey
i nearly had the money
many thanks for your replys