26 January 2003

MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Jorit Wintjes - Airfix 1/72 Crusader Tank AA Conversion

This article is one of many articles and gallery contributions from fellow amateur smallscale enthusiasts all over the world that appeared on the old MiniatureZone website during the first six years its existence when there were only a handful of websites dedicated to smallscale models and wargaming.

If you've been around on the internet since back then, we hope you like the nostalgia, and if you´re a newcomer, hope you enjoy looking too.

This was really a fun project. Scratchbuilding the smaller parts took perhaps 15 minutes, the rest was painting and enjoying the result, which could serve as a nice accessory to a harbour layout for a wargame.

An old Crusader AA conversion based on the Hasegawa kit which I don't like for several reasons, one of them being the outrageous turret. So a few years ago, when seeing a blurry picture of a 40mm AA conversion I thought 'that's it!' and off I went. Needless to say that it's only a mere lookalike, markings are obviously wrong, and the overall shape is suspect. I'll definitely have to do this again one day.

Copyright 2003 Jorit Wintjes

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