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A15 Crusader

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Category:Vehicles - Tanks
Vehicles - Tanks
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Used from:1941–1945
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:GB
Model:A15 Crusader

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adamcole completed this item
14. November, 23:18
adamcole
Kit built well. no issues except one decal had trouble settling. a few days of persistence and she's done. Used AK Real Color paint for the green - very nice. Recommended as a solid little kit.
14. November, 23:21
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13. November, 19:42
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20. October, 07:31
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13. October, 11:20
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27. August, 19:17
aaron walters Added a new review for:
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1 | 16. August, 04:12
Sebastian Meyner
How is that a kit review again? I mean the articel contains two cad renders of the future kit and that's it....
16. August, 05:35
aaron walters
The option says preview Sebastian, that's the only way you can enter these (try it yourself)
It does say "previewed on" in the box.
This is a Scalemates side issue to fix
16. August, 08:53
Augie
Hi Sebastian, Aaron

Your both correct in this instance, I have sent across the suggestion to change the wording so its easier.

thanks

Augs
16. August, 09:07
scalemates
Thank you for bringing this up :)

the main issue here is the international character of this website and the different meaning of "preview/review" on different modeling websites and regions of the world

Previously we used the word "Review"....

When we used that word, we got a lot of feedback that a "Review" is an article where you "build the thing/used the thing" => and we got plenty of building articles not even containing sprue pictures.

When we use review = we get plenty of "gallery articles"
When we use preview = we get plenty of "announcements"

In general
- If there are no sprue pictures = the "In-box reviews" section is not the right section. (if it is an interesting announcement with some extra info => very welcome in the comments section)

So for TMN, they use the word "preview" for an "announcement/news".... and is not our version of a "preview/review"

I'll add a label stating that "news announcement", or articles without "sprue pictures" are not intended



16. August, 10:33
Sebastian Meyner
Thanks Tim. Good idea
16. August, 11:03
Nigel
Perhaps we could have a graded selection system (eg radio options) so each link can be properly identified? I don't like the idea of losing these news announcements because they give an idea of what's currently known.
16. August, 19:13
aaron walters
The problem is the option to put an article in the box marked "Add preview" is clicked - the article then turns up sometimes in the reviews section. This is not where it was meant to go but it does end up there through no fault of the uploader.

Previews are not reviews that is understood, but the dialogue box doesn't allow for it presently

Adding a new section would solve it.
17. August, 04:02
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11. July, 15:20
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3 | 31. May, 07:40
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James C
Thanks Daniel, Nigel and Alexander :)

@ Nigel - Yeah, I completely agree mate. Tamiya are doing themselves a massive dis-service reboxing older Italeri kits. The Italeri/Tamiya M24 Chaffee kit for example was pretty bloody awful, although to be fair this Crusader kit did go together very well in comparison. But still way over priced for what it is. Their Sd.Kfz.231 (6 wheeled armored car) was also another abomination that just annoyed the hell out of me and not worth the cost of the plastic it was molded from. I've yet to build their M109 Paladin, so will be interesting to see what that's like as I have both their Vietnam and Gulf war versions.

@ Rui - I received the Thunder Models Scammel Tank Transporter kit for Xmas last year; so the plan is to possibly load this Crusader on to the trailer.
Scammell Pioneer TRMU30/TRCU.. (Thunder Model 35200, 1:35)

1:35 Scammell Pioneer TRMU30/TRCU30 Tank Transporter (Thunder Model 35200)
 
24. June, 19:20
Rui S
Do you have the trailer James? That will be wonderfull
24. June, 20:04
James C
Yep. It's one of the reasons I concentrated on British armour this year... to see which one I load up on the back ;)
24. June, 20:13
Rui S
Great, I see that the truck brings the trailer. I'm looking forward to see that big set, Mate.
Do you have a album of the Sd.Kfz.231 build? Why it was an abomination? I like that armored car.
24. June, 20:14
James C
No I didn't bother re-shooting it as I disliked the result so much. If it had been priced more in line with other typical Italeri boxings like their Puma kit that I also did, I wouldn't of minded so much. For what its worth, the Italeri 234 Puma (8 wheel) is better than the Tamiya/Italeri 232 (6 wheel) and just a quarter of the cost! Very dishonest marketing by Tamiya.

In comparison, I found their 232 is poorly molded, the fit of that angular hull was not the best and the fit of the rear axles to the chassis was just sloppy as hell. Tamiya included a metal barrel which given it's basic shape was a bit unnecessary, as well as a standing commander figure to pose outside of the vehicle and then quadrupled the price!

I agree that it's a cool looking vehicle, and If you can find the original Italeri (2004) boxing, I'd recommend it as it includes the overhead aerial frame, but I would not recommend the Tamiya re-issue as your not getting anything for the inflated price and they did away with the aerial frame. Given the overall quality, I'd also avoid the later (and much more expensive) Italeri re-boxing as well)

I'm a fan of Tamiya engineered kits in general as you know your getting quality... even with their older kits. But your not getting that quality with these re-released Italeri kits, but your still paying Tamiya prices.
24. June, 20:32
Rui S
I see, and I agree :( To pay a lot more just for a nice boxart??? Tamiya shouln't overprice it.
Italeri had an upgraded kit with PE & resin parts.
Sd.Kfz. 232 (6 Rad) (Italeri 6445, 1:35)

1:35 Sd.Kfz. 232 (6 Rad) (Italeri 6445)
 
24. June, 20:42
Zach Wilson
exceptional precision
24. June, 20:57
James C
Thanks Zach :)
24. June, 21:22
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24. June, 14:47
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23. June, 16:55
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1 | 19. June, 08:12
Rui S
Nice paintjob
19. June, 18:54
James C added a new photoalbum.
31. May, 07:32
Neuling
Top build. Colours and weathering are absolutely convincing.
31. May, 17:10
James C
Cheers :)
31. May, 19:15
Rui S
Great work
16. June, 21:40
James C
Thanks Rui. I believe that this Italeri kit is still your only option, if you want to build an A15, Crusader Mk. III in 1/35 scale etc.
17. June, 15:16
Spanjaard
very nice job James!
17. June, 15:21
James C
Thanks Spanjaard, much appreciated mate. :)
17. June, 15:22
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16. June, 15:11
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15. June, 06:21
Derek Huggett
'Wargame' standard detail for an easy option!
23. May, 11:15
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1:35 Crusader III (Testors/Italeri 812)1:35 17 Pdr ANTI-TANK GUN (Accurate Armour G001)1:35 17pdr OQF (Armorscale A35-011)3+
 
8. May, 12:20
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5. April, 14:17
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10. February, 22:28
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7. February, 12:50
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1:35 Britische Crusader III (Revell/Italaerei H-2114)1:35 Crusader III Detailing Set (Airwaves AFV35077)
 
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1:35 Crusader Mk.III (Tamiya 37025)1:35 CRUSADER 20mm TWIN AA Mk-III TURRET & PARTS (Accurate Armour C043)
 
6. August 2019, 04:42
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BUILT 2018
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Derek Huggett
Instructions/parts map refers to Sprue Frame D/Ramka D - not required or included in this model!
1. August 2019, 10:52
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30. January 2018, 20:31
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13. December 2017, 08:08
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10. December 2017, 12:29
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1:48 Crusader Mk.III (Tamiya 32546)
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22. December 2016, 22:06
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20. December 2016, 08:05
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One gun tank, one CS
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23. June 2016, 07:20
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27. April 2016, 10:15
Campbell Brand
Bought this very slightly started Crusader II/III tank at the Scottish Nationals model show at Perth. Thoroughly enjoying the "Normandy to the Baltic" British Army collection so decided this would be a good start to a "British Army in North Africa" collection.
27. April 2016, 10:20
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18. January 2016, 11:24
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1:72 Crusader Mk.I/II Cruiser Tank Mk.VI (S-Model (China) PS720003)
 
18. January 2016, 11:22
Justin Rowe
1st kit for 25 years, never made a 1/48th tank before. Great kit, found the tracks a bit fiddly. Enjoyed using an airbrush for the first time. Used LifeColour acrylics.

https://uk.pinterest.com/justinrowe315/tamiya-crusader-148/
3. January 2016, 22:33
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2. November 2015, 19:29
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6. January 2014, 23:09
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Fabian D.
like it
"perhaps joining Scalemates has focused my modelling mind a bit more"
might be, good for you... curretly scalemates is ceepping me away from the bench pretty often ;)
11. January 2014, 22:05
J Irwin
Very nice build. It really looks great.
13. January 2014, 18:02
Martyn Fox
Cheers Jonathan,how's yours coming on?
13. January 2014, 20:54
Alan Rush
Very nice Martin.
13. January 2014, 21:05
Mark Swift
Very nice one of my favorite tanks, I wish Tamiya did the MKIII one in 1:35
13. January 2014, 21:14
Martyn Fox
Thanks Scalemates. Yes I think the Italeri is probably the best in 1/35, but it's nearly as old as me :)
13. January 2014, 21:21
Mark Swift
I know its also the only one (MKIII at least), but to fair it not too bad considering its age but a new one would be nice haha
13. January 2014, 23:52
Laurent Demaille
Very well done, I like it
10. September 2015, 09:41
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1:72 Cruiser Tank Crusader Mk.III (Hasegawa 31126)1:72 Metal gun Barrel (Armo 72713)1:72 Crusader Mk.III Set (Royal Model 409)
 
31. July 2015, 17:18
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23. July 2015, 18:32
Rui S
That's a really piece of 1/72 Art. Well done scratch, paint and finish, Great weathering. Congratulations
24. July 2015, 00:43
Erik Houghton
Thank you very much, Rui
24. July 2015, 00:57
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15. March 2015, 18:26
Rui S
Very nice piece...
15. March 2015, 21:39
Ulf Petersen
Wow, that one is cool! 8)
16. March 2015, 06:04
Dave Humphreys
Great finish. I like this very much!
16. March 2015, 09:05
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16. March 2015, 18:43
Marcin J
Thanks all :)
18. March 2015, 14:39
Donald Medley
Nice Detail
18. March 2015, 16:16
Acki
I agree, nice british steel!
18. March 2015, 19:46
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1:35 Crusader Mk.II (Italeri 6385)
 
25. February 2015, 20:28
Marcin J
Hello! Can you tell me what colours I should use to create one tone desert cammo? Preferably Vallejo or MIG acrylic paints. Many Thanks!
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7. January 2014, 18:10
Martyn Fox
Nice little kit. Building it myself at the moment.
7. January 2014, 19:56
J Irwin
It sure is. I'm almost done assembly and hope to have it primed soon. Yours looks really good.
8. January 2014, 18:44
Martyn Fox
Cheers Jonathan. I've just put the base coat on. Then it's on to my favourite part, the fine detail painting and the weathering to bring it all together.
8. January 2014, 21:40
Martyn Fox
Just finished the build in my albums.
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5. January 2014, 17:30
Wim van der Luijt
Count me in....I love 1:48 vehicles
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12. October 2013, 18:40
Es-haq Khosravi
Very Nice!
12. October 2013, 19:38
Mark Swift
Thanks!!!
12. October 2013, 19:48
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8. August 2013, 07:10
scalemates
Again a great example of a timeline!
28. February 2013, 20:26
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12. December 2011, 09:10
Holger Kranich
Great work, Wilfried! I like the way you made the washing! Did you used oils for it?
12. December 2011, 09:18
Donald Junis
Wilfried...very niceMate...Well done!
12. December 2011, 11:01
Tim Vereecke
nice one indeed!
12. December 2011, 11:06
Wilfried Bogaerts
Thx mates!

@Holger, paintingw as done with Revell enamels followed by a coat of Klear, a pin wash with oils, some light drybrushing and a matt cote. Sorry but I can't remember the exact colours I used as this kit was build a couple of years ago, and my memory... well... euhm...
12. December 2011, 11:36
Tim Vereecke
Wilfried, don't forget to create attach a project to your album... ;)
12. December 2011, 11:42
Wilfried Bogaerts
oops, done (I think ?)
12. December 2011, 11:58
Tim Vereecke
yep it works... the advantage is that your project and album will show up when people look at the Product page ;)
12. December 2011, 11:59
Holger Kranich
Very nice, Wilfried! And as long as you find your way to here, the memory cant be too bad! ;)
12. December 2011, 12:07
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1:72 Crusader Mk.III (Revell 03125)
 
12. December 2011, 11:46
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12. December 2011, 09:01
Wilfried Bogaerts
Revell boxing of the Hasegawa mould
12. December 2011, 09:02
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