British Cromwell Cruiser Tank Mk.IV (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35 221-3300 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘British Cromwell Cruiser Tank Mk.IV’.

British Cromwell Cruiser Tank Mk.IV


Tank, Cruiser, Cromwell (A27M), and the related Centaur (A27L) tank, were one of the most successful series of cruiser tanks fielded by Britain in the Second World War.

The Cromwell tank, named after the English Civil War leader Oliver Cromwell, was the first tank put into service by the British to combine a dual-purpose gun, high speed from the powerful and reliable Meteor engine, and reasonable armour, all in one balanced package.

Its design formed the basis of the Comet tank.

Source: Wikipedia


Where I got it

British Matilda MK.III/IV (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35 300 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘British Matilda MK.III/IV’.

British Matilda MK.III/IV


“Queen of the Desert” – The Matilda was developed as a heavily armored infantry tank and was the British Army’s main tank in North Africa during WWII.

The Matilda swept aside Italian opponents and was respectfully called the “Queen of the Desert” by German forces. During Operation Battleaxe to lift the siege of Tobruk in June 1941, German forces famously used their 88mm AA guns in the anti-tank role as they were the only effective counter against Matildas.

The Matilda has written her name into the history books as a highly effective tank which continually proved her worth during many fierce battles throughout North Africa.

Source: Tamiya Website


Where I got it

Track, British (Friulmodel)



Aftermarket working metal track links for my British vehicles, in 1/35 scale.

Please verify the vendor’s website, before using the information below


Cromwell, Mk.IV ATL-43
Crusader ATL-69
Comet ATL-90


Valentine ATL-32
Matilda, Mk.II ATL-71
Matilda, Mk.III/IV ATL-72


Centurion ATL-65 ATL-135
Challenger 1 ATL-81
Chieftain ATL-101


Churchill ATL-60


Archer ATL-113
Bishop ATL-32

Source: Friulmodel

RMS Titanic (Academy)

This is the Academy/Minicraft 1405 kit in 1/350 scale, of the ‘RMS Titanic’.

RMS Titanic


RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US.

The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service.

Titanic was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect. Andrews was among those lost during the sinking. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew.

Source: Wikipedia


Where I got it

  • Loppemarked, Carlsberg

British Matilda MK.II (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35 024 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘British Matilda MK.II’.

British Matilda MK.II


Rommel’s Bane – After WWI, England began development of infantry tanks which featured thick armor and produced the same speed to that of walking soldier. From this, two cruiser tanks were produced prior to WWII with one being the Matilda Mk.II infantry tank. It was the first British tank to come with a diesel engine. It was armed with a 2pounder main gun and had thick armor up to 70mm in some places which made it one big weapon.

At the beginning of WWII in May 1940, the Matilda was deployed to France were it fought hard against the Rommel led German tank divisions which consisted of Panzer I, II, & III tanks. It was quickly discovered that the opposing Germans tanks could not penetrate the Matilda’s thick armor and relied on the anti-aircraft 88mm gun to knock them out.

1941 saw the Matilda again once more face off Rommel’s tank divisions, but this time in North Africa. It was here where it fought fierce battles against Panzer III and IV tanks and once more it was impenetrable. This war which raged for three years saw the 88mm anti-aircraft gun the only thing capable of knocking out the Matilda.

Source: Tamiya Website