The Churchill NA75
A older version of this article first appeared within the Journal of the SOTCW
During the fighting in
This problem deeply worried Captain P.H. Morrell who
was at the time attached to 16 Base Workshop REME employed scrapping wrecks after
the fall of
Upon arrival in
As you all know by now Bill Krieg was kind enough to send me a box of part-built, semi scrap and broken kits.
Well among them was a venerable Airfix Churchill, among other issues was a lack of gun mantlet, I decided this was a opportunity to try and build a Churchill NA75. Now the Airfix Churchill hull/tracks is OK, and after some major stripping and rebuilding looked passable, but every image I`ve seen of an NA75 has had parts of the track covers removed (I guess to allow for quicker maintenance in the muddy conditions of Italy). So rather than taken a razor-saw to what was already a patched up plastic hull, I came up the idea of switching hulls/turrets with a Britannia Mk IV (which is modelled with the track guards removed).
Now scale/size between the two models may have been an issue, but on closer inspection - they were pretty close.
The finished NA75
she won`t win any modeling awards, but I`m quite pleased with it