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AFV Club Churchill Mk IV
c5flies
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Posted: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 07:44 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly provides an in-box review of the newly released Churchill Mk IV British Infantry Tank from AFV Club.

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Thanks!
Jmarles
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Posted: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 01:32 PM UTC
Nice review! I have the AFV Chruchill AVRE kit and man it looks "involved" - the suspension and wheels intimidate me alone! But it looks like it will turn out looking pretty darned nice....maybe Archer has some decals for this beast.....if the kit ones do not suffice...
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Posted: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 04:04 PM UTC
Thanks for the review, Alan.
I want to mention that the Stryker anti-reflective lens decals are NOT included with this kit. They are a separately-available accessory item suitable for the AFV Club Stryker kits, soon to be available through retailers. Item # AC35011
ChrisDM
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Posted: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 11:54 PM UTC
Great review Al

Thanks for mentioning the ITA interior on the way, its being cast as we speak. I've also retooled the MkIII interior and will be re-releasing that at the same time

Chris
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Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 05:58 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Thanks for looking in and the comments.

Ted, yes a bit of a teaser on the Striker set, free-be if you like.

Julian, the suspension takes a little time, but is easier that it looks and is really well detailed.

Chris, look like another excellent offering form AFV. Opens the door for a N/A 75mm nicely, although I already have the Resicast Turret.

AL
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Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 06:25 AM UTC
Hi Al,

I wouldn'y be too surprised to see an NA75 from AFV Club in the future

In my semi-educated opinion AFV Club have really lifted themselves into the modelling 1st division/ premiership wth these kits. My new favourite manufacturer
AlanL
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Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 06:45 AM UTC
Hi Chris,

Yes, I was very impressed by the Mk III, this one looks as good. I love the options with the fenders, so many choices.

Al
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 04:05 AM UTC
Hi
I bought my kit from lucky but ,I was too late and no extra tracks were included in my kit, does anyone know if afv club sells that extra sprue and a half as a seperate item. I think the tracks draped over the turret etc as shown in the boxart gives the kit a extra boost look wise...

Mike
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 06:37 AM UTC
Hi Mike,

I can probably send you the extra track sprue. I should have some in the Resicast Churchill stowage set I can use if need be.

PM me your address.

Al