In 1942 the UK made a new type of tank: a medium tank which has a great gun, combined with great mobility. The result was the A 27 Cruiser Mk. VIII, or better known as the Cromwell, named after the British soldier Oliver Cromwell.
The result of the idea for the Cromwell works perfectly in the game (World of Tanks), too! The 76-mm Vickers gun has a great reload and does relatively much damage but the 570 HP Rolls-Royce Meteor Engine ends the row. The Cromwell is an awesome tank for a dynamic playstyle. Use your speed for good though, because the armor is thin.
So that was the explaination! Welcome to a new sort of build from me after a while: a tank! I chose the Cromwell because when studying it it doesn't looked impossible in LEGO®, so I did it.
Now I did not do it alone: the rendered main pic, and the tracks (because I didn't knew how to do that :P) are made by Alex Sonny, many thanks Alex!
The turret and hull design are mine.
Now all of you tank nerds say "you forgot this little detail", etc etc, it's my first tank. I know it's not 100% perfect but I gave it a try, and I hope you like it!
Enough chit chat, let's move through some pictures.
The rear. The exhausts of the Cromwell end in a grille, shaped like a BBQ-grille. No idea where it's good for, but it looks fun!
Right hand side of the turret, while making a SNOT logo on the left hand side, this side has a spotlight. The turret was a complex design, but I like how it turned out eventually.
The 76-mm Vickers gun. Bit of a basic gun, but you know! It's my first try... And there's this little machine gun coming out of the front ;)
The turret can turn 360 degrees. Just by using a simple 2x2 turn table. Yay for simple pieces!
So that's it! I hope you like it and give feedback!
@Karol: Thank you very much! @Dylan: Thanks! I own the Cromwell in WoT, it's very fun to play but actually the mobility is it's great feature. The gun is the top gun of the Churchill I and it can even easily penetrate tier 8 armor but it doesn't do a lot of damage... @James: Thank you! Actually I think the turret is my favorite part too!
@Starscream: Thanks! Unexpected could be, it's because of my recent obsession of World of Tanks ;) @Joao: Thank you very much! @Dr. Monster: Thank you! @Senator: Haha, thanks! @Nick: I've never done this ;) thank you! @4571 police: I was a bit active in groups and comments here and there but I wasn't in full build mode... @Alex: Thanks! I have a half-Leaf prototype somewhere, but due to the styling and LEGO®'s fault the wheels are too small and I can't figure out a way to add opening front and rear doors in the small wheel base. After some experimenting it could be cool, because I like how it's now! ;)