Comet to Cromwell

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Comet to Cromwell

Post by David Skeldon » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:41 pm

Hi,
My latest project.
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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:08 pm

Hello david
I was wondering when someone was going to do this conversion ,carnt wait to see more progress its looking good so far will be watching out for more .
All the best ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nick

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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by John Wiggins » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:57 am

Hi
Look forward to seeing more of this build!

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John

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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi David,

Any tips as I picked up my Comet last week and will soon be starting my Centaur Dozer build.

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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by David Skeldon » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:31 pm

Hi,
I think you are the one to give tips going by your sexton build.For a dozer you will have to make new sprockets as the centuar used 22 teeth with 14 inch tracks.I have cut my tracks to look like the 15,5 inch which used 18 tooth sprocket as used by some cromwells .you can cut them down and fill the holes to look like 14 inch but no sure how strong they will be. As to the rest i am having to alter just about every panel as the armour is thinner on cromwells.The Comet and the Cromwell /Centuar do look alike but they are totaly different tanks.Good luck.


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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:50 pm

Hi David,

Thanks for the info. Will have a proper look when I get everything out of the boxes. May have to use a little "artistic licencse" but will see.

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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by michael hilton » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:15 pm

Hello David, thank you for posting and for the photo's....I will be following your build.

Best wishes...Mick

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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by Tim Bowman » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:47 pm

Hi David

Great conversion!!! Watching with much interest.

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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:15 pm

Another great conversion :D

Can't wait to see the finished model.

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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by David Skeldon » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:24 am

Bit more done on the turret.
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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:14 am

Coming along nicely David :D

I'm amazed at the number of bolt heads on the glacis plate - had we forgotten how to weld at this point in the war :roll: :shock:

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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by David Skeldon » Sat May 05, 2012 2:04 pm

One track almost done
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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by Adrian Harris » Sat May 05, 2012 4:52 pm

Looking good David :D

I hope it hasn't taken the whole month to do one track :shock:

What's involved in shortening them :?:

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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by David Skeldon » Thu May 24, 2012 9:56 pm

Bit more done
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Re: Comet to Cromwell

Post by Nick Farrugia » Thu May 24, 2012 10:45 pm

Hi David
looking very good you are making steady progress ,thanks for posting the pics ,looking forward to the next instalment .
Allthe best ,,,,,,,,,,,,nick

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