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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!

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