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Dragon: Churchill Mk. III AVRE
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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 09:46 PM UTC


Matthew Lenton looks at Dragonís Churchill Mk III AVRE with its 290mm demolition mortar. Is it all ready to go and bust some bunkers straight out of the box?

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DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 12:58 AM UTC
About what was expected. Very detailed review and much appreciated ....
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 01:44 AM UTC
Excellant review with it's observations but sad to see Dragon continuing with what appears to be their "old, new standard". As Brent above has sadly commented "...what was expected."
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Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 06:14 AM UTC
good review. Nice to see someone have a really good look at a kit.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 06:16 AM UTC
for me the existing issues were bad enough but the incorrect loaders hatch (and incidentally the ventilator in front of the front hatches that is also wrong) are a killer for me when taken with the other problems on the rear deck etc


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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 - 03:34 AM UTC
Brent, Jan, Chris, thanks for the appreciative comments.

Chris, the ventilator you mention, I must admit I'm not sure what is wrong with it other than that it appeared to have been simplified into something like an inverted saucer - I think it is otherwise vaguely correct in its placement and size, is it?

The most stupid thing has happened actually; I bought your Modelling Churchills book to use as reference, before this kit arrived in the post, and while a Mk III AVRE doesn't specifically feature, there is some useful content, but I also obtained the Gun Power book and ended up using that while writing the text of the review because - almost unbelievably - I have managed to lose the Modelling Churchills book... I've looked everywhere I can think of about three times, and of course the family are like the US Govt in the X-Files, denying all knowledge of ever having seen it. I expect it will turn up eventually.