Sunday, 13 September 2015
Churchill IV and Churchill VII
I have several unbuilt or unpainted Churchill tanks - Britannia (8), Airfix (1), and Plastic Soldier Company (2) On my "to do" list. I already have 16 - nine of which are 79th Armoured Division "Funnies". Pictures of two Churchill Bridgelayer tanks were posted earlier this month. Here are two more recent additions:
Britannia Churchill IV (75mm) with Britannia command and crew figures.
Airfix Churchill VII with turret armament replaced with metal Britannia 75mm and co-axial Besa machine gun. I didn't care for the fragility and thinness of the gun barrel on the original model so have gone to the other extreme with the Britannia armament - while not to everyone's taste I like the modifiaction and find it makes the Airfix model "fit" visually with Britannia models. I also notice a missing road bogie that needs repairing!