Modeller Kev Smith discusses the process of building and painting a Tamiya 1/35 scale Cromwell Mk.IV tank

The right rear track guard was remodelled with thin metals. This goes a long way to add realism to a model. Not only does it have a more in-scale look, but the modeller can also add realistic battle damage. In this case, small holes were punched through the thin metal to suggest shrapnel or bullet damage
I removed the left rear track guards to replicate battle damage. This also helped to add individuality to a model
Tamiya is highly regarded for its attention to detail, exemplified by the Cromwell Mk. IV kit

The Cromwell tank was a British cruiser tank developed during World War Two and was in service from 1943 onwards.

The Cromwell was designed as a successor to earlier cruiser tanks, such as the Crusader. It aimed to address some of the shortcomings of its predecessors, particularly in terms of speed and armour.

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