The Oke first appeared in May 1942 and was the brainchild of Major J.M. Oke, after whom this Mk.II Churchill version was named. The conversion consisted of Ronson flame throwing equipment with a fuel tank mounted on the rear with an external pipe leading to the front fixed angle mounting with the BESA MG remaining in its original place.
Tintagel, the subject of this build, was originally assigned to 10 Troop, 'B' Squadron, 48th Batallion, Royal Tank Regiment prior to being transferred to the Calgary Regiment for the Dieppe Raid where it was renamed BOAR.
The base kit used was AFV Club's Dieppe Raid Churchill with ITA providing the conversion parts required along with a Voyager PE set. While the turret was nicely cast, the flame throwing equipment was not so I ended up scratch building all of those parts myself. The vehicle was painted in SCC2 Brown using a Mike Starmer mix and weathered with the usual mix of oils, enamels and pigments.
As Tintagel was based in England at the time and would only have been used in training exercises rather than combat, weathering on the vehicle was restricted deliberately to dirt/mud./dust without and chips/scratches etc.
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