Churchill Mk. IV – Photo gallery

Photo gallery of my scale model of a Churchill Mk. IV, a British infantry tank used during the Second World War and in the Korean War.

This is the seventh kit I've completed so far, built from Novembre 2013 to May 2014. At the end I decided to keep this tank "brand new", more for the lack of spare time rather than for artistic reasons. Thus it's almost clean, with no scratches and virtually with no rust.

Churchill Mk. IV – Filters and washes

Filters and washes with oil colors help giving tridimensionality to the model, both through slight variations of the base color and highlighting some details.

For both the filters and the washes I used oil colors. These are more versatile than acrylics, because they allow more control on color shading and they have longer drying time, thus giving more time to fix any errors. On the other side, however, they can be used only with volatile solvents such as white spirit or turpentine.

Churchill Mk. IV – Camouflage painting

Tanks like this Churchill have a flat olive green camouflage, but we can add some dynamism to it with some simple painting techniques.

The camouflage color of this British tank was a solid green. Brightening some zones and with a bit of detailing I managed to not make it look flat!

Churchill Mk. IV – Assembling

This Churchill Mk. IV kit is well detailed, with a long but not difficult assembling. A separate set of track is nonetheless a better option.

The Churchill is often regarded as "ugly", but it has nonetheless its own charm! I bought this very good AFV kit (no. 35154), reproducing the Mk. IV version of the tank.

By Paul Hermans (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Churchill Mk. IV – History

History of the Churchill, an infantry tank used by the British armed forces during the Second World War and the Korean War.

The Churchill infantry tank has been used by British forces during the Second World War as a close support heavy tank. It was heavily armored, but slow and often with not enough firepower to face its enemy counterparts.