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Offline Fitz

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PSC 15mm Cromwell
« on: October 30, 2020, 03:56:22 AM »


I got this PSC 15mm (1:100) Cromwell as a freebie some time ago, I think for renewing my Wargames Illustrated subscription. (I've since given them the flick, having become fed up with repeatedly not getting my monthly magazine, and also with seeing less and less in it that I was actually interested in).

It's a decent enough little kit, and it comes with a deep-wading exhaust stack and a Culin hedge-cutter, neither of which I've included. The sprue also includes fore and aft track guards, which I've also left off.

The trickiest bit of assembly is the turret, which has no definite location pins and needs to have its plates held in place while they're being cemented. Also, some of the locating lugs on the one-piece running gear components are much too long, and had to be trimmed off before the element was glued in place.

I was originally going to get some decals for it, but in the end the cost of postage put me off, and I just painted on the markings. As it turns out, hardly any Cromwells actually had the Allied star painted on the turret sides, so I might as well have saved myself the effort there.

Offline Etranger

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Re: PSC 15mm Cromwell
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2020, 05:47:04 AM »
Smart to leave the Cullen prong off. There are lots of pictures of a Cromwell fitted with one. They are also pictures of probably the only Cromwell fitted with one...
"It's only a flesh wound...."

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: PSC 15mm Cromwell
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2020, 10:55:53 AM »
The hand painted star is great :-* :-* :-*
I have the 1/72 scale PSC kit and it was cracking, very easy to put together

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: PSC 15mm Cromwell
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 07:04:28 PM »
Nice work.

There is an option for the Normandy Cowl exhaust deflector, which was fitted after D-Day to stop exhaust fumes being drawn into the fighting compartment.

Offline TheWeasel

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Re: PSC 15mm Cromwell
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2020, 04:36:43 AM »
Thanks for sharing! This looks astoundingly good
It's good to have role models.

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: PSC 15mm Cromwell
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2020, 08:55:58 AM »
Excellent job on that Fitz  :-*

Offline Iv.An.

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Re: PSC 15mm Cromwell
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2020, 09:06:32 AM »
Khorosho,khorosho!
« Last Edit: November 16, 2020, 10:19:46 AM by Iv.An. »

Offline Mindenbrush

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Re: PSC 15mm Cromwell
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2020, 01:10:21 PM »
Nicely weathered and some very accurate stars 👍
Wargamers do it on a table.
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