Crusader

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:56 pm

So gentlemen this is the story so far

What you are looking at is a crusader built by Ludwig
The photos are of how it was when delivered. after I altered ride height
And one taken today of the cammo going on.

It has servo elevation and recoil.
All wheels are metal and tracks appear to be metal panzer III tracks.
The gear box’s are belt driven. I don’t know the brand as I don’t usually use them so if anyone has any idea let me know.

It will eventually be running on the clarks board with the cromwell sound pack as it’s the best fit and closest match.
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At this stage the turret has been repainted and skirts removed following repairs due to damages in during shipping
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This is the damage before repair
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Note the white strip between wheels. This is 3mm plastacard to restrict suspension and correct ride height
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Ride height sorted repairs made. Time for full repaint
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Finally. It pays to have someone good drawing and painting with something other than a spray can in the house. This is the cammo so far.
Painted by the mrs

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:32 am

For such an awful real tank it makes a great looking arc model!
Top job to MRS Brute for the paint handiwork!
That’s teamwork folks ;)
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Postby Panzerjaeger66 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:05 am

awful? the British tanks are unique and I like them! Valentine, Matilda, Centurion and of course Crusader; aren‘t they beautiful? :thumbup:

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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:00 am

Agreed! Bring on the British tanks! As a former owner of many British Motor Company cars over the years, I still have a fondness for the quirky looks & nature of British design. Even those Lucas refrigerators that are always known for warm beer. :haha:
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:03 am

I still can’t decide on the skirts though

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Postby midlife306 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:12 am

Wow, that’s a beauty


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Postby RobW » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:39 am

Xiaoshan_Sailor wrote: Even those Lucas refrigerators that are always known for warm beer. :haha:


What do you expect from the Prince of Darkness? Inventor of the short circuit, amongst other things....

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Postby biertje » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:34 pm

Looking really good.
And just remember, the British tanks were the best :)

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:14 pm

Thanks for the comments.

I want to scratch build my next 2 British if anyone who has done so can provide me measurements for them. It’s cheaper than buying kits and I would say more satisfying.
Though I haven’t scratch built anything yet

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Postby biertje » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:53 pm

Exhibitedbrute wrote:Thanks for the comments.

I want to scratch build my next 2 British if anyone who has done so can provide me measurements for them. It’s cheaper than buying kits and I would say more satisfying.
Though I haven’t scratch built anything yet


What do you want to build?
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:44 pm

biertje wrote:
Exhibitedbrute wrote:Thanks for the comments.

I want to scratch build my next 2 British if anyone who has done so can provide me measurements for them. It’s cheaper than buying kits and I would say more satisfying.
Though I haven’t scratch built anything yet


What do you want to build?


Either Churchill III or Cromwell.
I could go centurion aswell.

They are 3 that I know of where I can access metal wheels tracks and gun barrels

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:41 pm

Or perhaps even a comet.

As I said I have never done a scratch build so perhaps which ever would be best fo a first

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Postby biertje » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:15 am

I would suggest to go for the Cromwell, no strange cast turret and an quite easy suspension to make.
best way to start is to buy a 1/35 scale kit and start measuring that.
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:31 am

Any British tank is good starting with Mother. 8)
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Postby spee34 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:44 pm

intresting model, never see bevore, as a model... 8O :silent: :thumbup:

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:42 pm

Going model shop see what I want to build

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:48 pm

Might see if a Matilda is achievable

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:17 pm

Following a discovery just made I have decided my scratch build will be a cromwell.

My theory is thus.

The crusader and Cromwell are both cruiser class tanks.
So I looked at some photos and discovered the are both on the same lower hull.

That being said. I should be able to use the measurements or copy the lower hull of my crusader and build up the top to fit. Hardest part being the turret.

Can anyone confirm my theory?

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Postby Kaczor » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:02 pm

Great. I know that Crusader was crappy tank but I always love look of it.
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Postby RobW » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:28 pm

I think the Crusader is a bit shorter & narrower: not it's by enough to show though. There may be other subtle differences too.

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