|The Crocodile was a flamethrower version of the Churchill. The fuel trailer's hitch is fully articulated (moves sideways & |
up/down & rotates) & the interior of the trailer is well detailed with tanks, pipes, and valves etc.).
BELOW: The rear of the tank & the trailer are very well detailed. I didn't glue the trailer's access hatches in place so I can
remove them to view the interior if I wish.
|ABOVE: Among the other nice details are all the hull & turret periscopes.|
MOUSE-OVER: A look at the rear of the tank without the trailer. Note the mufflers, exhaust pipes, & the flame-thrower fuel
transport pipe (so detailed it runs all the way along the underside of the tank to the front where it enters the hull).
|SUBJECT: W.W.-II BRITISH CHURCHILL TANK - CROCODILE FLAMETHROWER VARIANT|
KIT MAKER: TAMIYA SCALE: 1/35
SPECIAL FEATURES: Turret rotates. Main gun & flame projector elevate & depress (the flame gun also moves side to
side). Highly detailed flame-thrower fuel trailer (removable panels / interior detail). Fully articulated trailer-hitch.
|SUBJECT: M4A2 SHERMAN - COMPOSITE HULL VARIANT|
KIT MAKER: TAMIYA + VLS SCALE: 1/35
SPECIAL FEATURES: Turret rotates. Main gun elevates and depresses.
ADDED: New cast resin upper hull & transmission cover (by Verlinden / VLS). Machined aluminum 75mm gun barrel.
This is my completed
M4A2 before I
weathered it. The
final finish was
matched to the
vignette setting in
which the tank is
displayed (see last
This model is a
combination of a
Tamiya M4 kit and
VLS resin hull
I wanted my M4A2
to look fairly new, so I
on the lower hull,
I also loaded up the
tank with a fair
amount of exterior
stowage, which is
something I don't
|LEFT - Weathered hull and tracks, plus|
external stowage (track, spare wheels, gas
cans, oil drum, rope, real fabric tarp).
ABOVE - The Tamiya kit's plastic 75mm gun
barrel was replaced with a machined aluminum
barrel for added realism.