Lions and Tigers and Bears……….

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I have also finished the Retrokit conversion kit  For the Sherman Calliope Rocket launcher. This is sure to get an “oh wow” at after school club!  This is a stand out upgrade for the standard WWT Sherman kit, its quite eye catching when along side the basic model. I decided to pad out the Hull front with some Blu Tak to weight it down as i thought the Rocket launcher might unbalance the tank a bit, this worked perfectly.  I’m thinking about scratch building a rocket or two to add to the launch tubes.

Very impressed with this kit, Domi has done a fantastic job of this. Again all parts nice and crisp no air bubbles. One of the support struts was a little warped, but this was easily rectified after placing briefly in near boiling water to soften it up a bit, then the arm/strut was gently reshaped.  You’ll need a hack saw and a file to remove parts from sprue, but it really isn’t a lot of work and the parts are very easy to cut and file through, though be sure to wear a dust mask while doing this. The parts were then super glued in place before painting.

I have just ordered a couple of the new turrets from retrokits so that will be the next job on the work bench!

Oh My 2

 

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2 responses to “Lions and Tigers and Bears……….

  • 1bigal

    HAhaha! Love that calliatrope! That tank really looks top heavy!

  • slotkarman

    Its a monster, the front end of the hull is more blu tak than tank:) but it does the job nicely, quite delicate so i will have to look after it at the club.
    Really really pleased with it, its turned into one of my favourites. going to try and build some rockets for the launch tube at some point.

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