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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:33 am

Please feel free to chat about this months TOTM.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:52 am

Oooh, we have our first entry :thumbup:

And it's a very nice looking British/Commonwealth Churchill, ya don't see many of those about these parts :D

Thank you MichaelC :thumbup:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:32 pm

And Sweet Jesus is it a nice one too .
Not being a fan of Allied tanks as I am, the Churchill just looks more chunky and capable than the others.
My favorite is the Firefly, but only with Churchill tracks draped all over it !!!
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:08 am

What a splendid entry MichaelC! Such a beautiful piece and I agree with Herman a very capable tank :thumbup:
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Postby tomhugill » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:19 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:And Sweet Jesus is it a nice one too .
Not being a fan of Allied tanks as I am, the Churchill just looks more chunky and capable than the others.
My favorite is the Firefly, but only with Churchill tracks draped all over it !!!

I agree on the firefly!
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:50 am

The Churchill could absorb a lot of punishment; and needed to, considering how slow it was. It was, like most Brit tanks somewhat under-gunned (until the Comet and Firefly came along, in 1944). Still, it could climb like no other tank. This meant it could attack those enemy positions other tanks couldn't reach ( A Heineken tank? :D )- It did so with commendable good effect in the Korean War.
Here's a vid of a beautifully restored Churchill climbing a test hill at Bovington.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:52 am

An enviable possession, Michael, by the way. It's also an excellent product of teamwork :thumbup:
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Postby MichaelC » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:34 pm

43rdRecceReg wrote:The Churchill could absorb a lot of punishment; and needed to, considering how slow it was. It was, like most Brit tanks somewhat under-gunned (until the Comet and Firefly came along, in 1944). Still, it could climb like no other tank. This meant it could attack those enemy positions other tanks couldn't reach ( A Heineken tank? :D )- It did so with commendable good effect in the Korean War.
Here's a vid of a beautifully restored Churchill climbing a test hill at Bovington.
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Thanks guys....... Funny enough at our last meet, Dean had some of the roof vent painted as bunkers and the Churchill just climb right over it. So even the scale version is quite the climber.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:28 pm

Mr dane61, thank you for your entry :thumbup:

Well, I think you are far too modest, that really is a very nice looking Tiger 1 :thumbup:
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Postby Ad Lav » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:32 pm

I’m waiting to finish some stuff off, i’m sure you don’t want my old stuff on again :)
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:40 pm

Ad Lav wrote:I’m waiting to finish some stuff off, i’m sure you don’t want my old stuff on again :)

Poor excuse ;)
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 pm

Thank you Adam :thumbup:

Another nice looking tank, ok, it's a Sherman, I'm biased, it's going to look nice to me, even without the "correct" gun (firefly ;) :haha: )
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:10 pm

Thank you Carl, very nice panzer 4, much prefer the look of yours over mine :thumbup:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:25 am

And thank you Mr Jimster for your rather nice early Tiger 1.
Do you by any chance call it Leia ;)
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Postby jarndice » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:48 am

Some of you might have noticed that I do not involve myself in the photographic side of the Forum and for that reason I have always considered any involvement of mine in the TOTM competition to be hypocrisy which is why I have avoided it but the standard this month is so high that the temptation to cast a vote is very tempting.
Some very high quality models,
Any of which deserves recognition for the scrupulous attention to detail they exhibit.
I shall continue watching from the sideline's being both envious and of course stealing ideas for my own builds. :haha:
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Postby Jimster » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:52 am

Mick, do you mean the Princess’s hair compared to the side pods on the turret. :haha: I see the resemblance now. I should play the Star Wars Empire March when the tank is slowly rolling up.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:02 am

Jimster wrote:Mick, do you mean the Princess’s hair compared to the side pods on the turret. :haha: I see the resemblance now. I should play the Star Wars Empire March when the tank is slowly rolling up.

Now try unseeing it :D
But surely being called Leia, it would be a rebel ;)

Shaun, we know you lurk about in the TOTM section :D And it's quite funny that you should pipe up this month, the three German entries made me think of you each time when they were entered, can you believe it, both left hand faux Arial tubes removed and a turret box that isn't up in the air. . . . I thought, Boy, Shaun must be so excited, he may be tempted to vote ;)
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Postby FredtheFrench » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:54 pm

Many beautiful models. The choice is difficult :clap: :clap: :clap: , but mine is done... :thumbup:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:26 am

Congratulations to MichaelC, this months TOTM winner :clap: :clap: :clap:

Who would have thought a British second world war tank could beat three powerful German tanks ;)

I must add, a congratulations to our runners up, all the entries were/are of a very high standard. They were all winners in my eyes :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:31 am

Congratulations Michael such an outstanding submission :clap:
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