A-9 Cruiser Tank – 28mm

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This is a 28mm model of the early war British Cruiser tank Mk 1, the A-9. Although only 120 copies were made is served with the BEF in France in 1940, in the Western Desert and in Greece in 1941.
I started with Tiger Ace’s outstanding early war pack file of the A-9, enlarged it from 1/100th to 1/56th, add

  • sliced the tracks off into separate files
  • flattened the hull bottom – the A-9 and A-10 had “V” shaped hulls, but that poses issues with FDM printing so I played with history and made the bottom flat, as per the CAD pic in this post
  • created assembly notches for the tracks.
  • created turret pivot posts separate from the turrets, to minimize support required in print.
  • separated the main guns from the turrets to allow for a cleaner print
  • created a more defined shovel and track tool on the right side hull

The photos show both the 2 pounder armed turret plus the 3″ Howitzer armed close support version.

The file enlarged from 1/100th with still wonderful detail, and the test print came out well.

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