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dropshort Inactive Member12 Feb 2009 10:14 a.m. PST

Hi, newbie here, I'm trying to get hold of Cromwell models, I have phoned and emailed all to no avail, is there a secret batphone number that I need to use? The problem is they are the only company that makes the models in 1/76 that I need.

Mike

combat wombat Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Feb 2009 11:15 a.m. PST

I leave a message and and follow up with an email. I just picked up a bunch of thier new isreali stuff and it is worth the effort.
CW

Tarleton12 Feb 2009 11:15 a.m. PST

I think your best bet is to write them a letter. That method seems to work.

dropshort Inactive Member12 Feb 2009 11:54 a.m. PST

Hi CW many thanks, i've left several messages on their anser phone, and emailed them, their web site's down so how can I find out their range and cost of figures? I know their stuff is supposed to be good, is there a stockist elsewhere where I can pick up their stuff?

Mike

Tarleton12 Feb 2009 1:23 p.m. PST

Their stuff is the dogs Bleeped text!

Jamiesons Modelshop in Glasgow carries at least some of the Cromwell range.

dropshort Inactive Member12 Feb 2009 1:47 p.m. PST

Thanks Tarleton, I'll give them a call tomorrow

Dragon Master Inactive Member12 Feb 2009 3:45 p.m. PST

Good luck. Having problems getting a hold of Cromwell Models seems to be a reoccurring theme on the Internet it would seem.

dropshort Inactive Member13 Feb 2009 9:53 a.m. PST

"The sun has got his hat on, La La" Many thanks Tarleton, spoke with jaimisons today, they must have a searchlight with the Cromwell logo on in their back yard, They've been in contact with Cromwell and he's bringing in some vehicles tomorrow and I can get a sample. Just out of curiosity does anyone have any late war Russian / German they are looking to get rid of?

Mike

dropshort Inactive Member14 Feb 2009 12:16 p.m. PST

Looks like I was singing too early! jaimisons were told the Cromwell guy was coming in today and never showed! Honestly the more I speak to people the more I am thinking of binning 1/76 scale and go to the 1/72, at least I can get hold of what I want, what a way to run a business, surprised he's still in business!!

spontoon Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2009 12:31 p.m. PST

Superlative models is why he's still in business! No trouble getting hold of them from Canada!

Tarleton15 Feb 2009 2:34 a.m. PST

dropshort,

What about Milicast? They're in Glasgow too and and very good. Very good to deal with too. There are other 1/76 resin manufacturers out there as well.

dropshort Inactive Member15 Feb 2009 9:37 a.m. PST

Hi Tarleton, I deal with Milicast alll the time, they are the pinnacle of professional service, and their vehicles are top drawer, sadly they do not do the vehicles I am after, very late war / post war German and IS 2's, this is down to Cromwell and that, my friend, is where I am stuffed! Even the shop (Jaimessons) said he was a nightmare to deal with (not exact words, but the gist was there) and his vehicles look SUPER.
Thanks Spontoon, I might have to emigrate!

dropshort Inactive Member17 Feb 2009 6:48 a.m. PST

Looks like my sun hat is back on again! Spoke to Gordon yesterday, cracking chap, he didn't realise so many people were after him(?), anyway all being well should have some figs from him soon.

kabrank02 Mar 2009 4:41 a.m. PST

Web sute still down

Jemima Fawr02 Mar 2009 8:39 a.m. PST

This is indeed a recurring problem. A friend of mine gave up in exasperation at trying to sell his stuff, as trying to get fresh stock was almost impossible. Cromwell's stuff is incredible and if it were marketed correctly it could dominate the 1/76th scene, but alas…

Personal logo Grand Duke Natokina Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2009 11:05 p.m. PST

Dropshort,
Check Milicast. They do 76th scale resin and like Cromwell are also located in Glasgow. I have direct ordered from them sending cash [pounds bought at the locel currency exchange]. If I recall their service was one week to Southern California.
Natokina.

Arkoudaki Inactive Member17 May 2009 4:42 p.m. PST

Hi all,

I would suggest that you try Brookhurst Hobbies, as they use to be the distributer for Cromwell and still do have quite a bit of stock. Of course they don't have the complete range but they do have some…and some is better than none.

I honestly don't know what has happened to Gordon over at Cromwell. I heard he had some family problems, so perhaps that is what is occupying his time. And family does come first.

So in the meantime, try Brookhurst and see what they have. I just recently picked up four Panther Ausf A's from them…and Cromwell's models are superb!

Arkoudaki Inactive Member19 May 2009 3:25 p.m. PST

Aside from Brookhurst in the USA (sunny California), I also found some more Cromwell Models here in the UK, as Hannants in London. They apparently had a restock 6 weeks ago but still do have some things…minus the ones I picked up );.

viking Inactive Member07 Jul 2009 6:42 a.m. PST

Seems that Brookhurst has gotten rid of the Cromwell line.Who in Canada may carry the Cromwell models line as I am looking for some of the models that can be used in 1946 games such as the E-50.

Arkoudaki Inactive Member17 Aug 2009 9:16 a.m. PST

Hi Viking, Brookhurst does have some of the Cromwell left but mostly the old stuff/earlier releases. I doubt they have any of the more newer releases. Sadly, I can't locate Gordon Brown who runs Cromwell and his website is down. Hopefully Gordon and Cromwell will be trading at EuroMilitaire in Sept 2009 here in the UK…fingers crossed!

nickinsomerset25 Aug 2009 5:22 a.m. PST

I emailed Cromwell this morning and had a reply email with up to date list and order information within the hour,

Tally Ho!

Horrocks Inactive Member26 Aug 2009 3:05 a.m. PST

would you care to share the list

nickinsomerset27 Aug 2009 3:28 a.m. PST

If you give me your email I will send it to you,

nickdives4@hotmail.com

Horrocks Inactive Member30 Aug 2009 5:03 a.m. PST

nick

email sent

horrocks

Horrocks Inactive Member31 Aug 2009 3:29 p.m. PST

nick

will wait to hear how you get one actually getting the stuff from him now, keep us posted

N Drury10 Sep 2009 6:06 a.m. PST

Has anyone here recently placed an order with Cromwell?

RollingThunder Inactive Member13 Sep 2009 11:14 a.m. PST

I've not ordered recently but got a quick response, next day no less, for an up to date kit list and ordering instructions only last week.

Arkoudaki Inactive Member19 Sep 2009 3:35 p.m. PST

Hi all,

I was at EuroMilitaire today and spoke with Gordon Brown who owns and operates Cromwell. Here is the news. The 1/76th scale ranges are effectively dead…there will be no new releases and the existing range will be phased out. The move will be to 1/72…and that doesn't seem to be too likely for all the WW2 stuff…seems focused more on the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) and other modern era vehicles.

So there it is, get what 1/76 Cromwell you can as when they are gone they are gone…unless you can convince Gordon to produce some from existing moulds.

Hope this info is helpful.

A

anleiher Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2009 8:27 p.m. PST

Ah, that explains it. It's Gordon Brown's fault.

N Drury20 Nov 2009 11:31 a.m. PST

I too received a kit list by email quite promptly but trying to order by email doesn't seem to get anywhere.

spontoon Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2009 5:50 p.m. PST

Brookhurst aren't a reliable source of anything!

N Drury05 Jan 2010 5:29 a.m. PST

I received an updated catalogue from Gordon before Christmas and have sent off an order. I'll post here when it arrives.

N Drury20 Feb 2010 9:55 a.m. PST

No response from Cromwell as yet.

Tarleton23 Feb 2010 10:25 a.m. PST

I followed my own advice and sent an order for a single tank early/mid december…. Not heard a dicky-bird. No response to an email or one to Hanrattys who are also syupposed to stock Cromwell.

Thats my lot with Cromwell unless I actually can feel it in my hand at a show or something!

Sapper863 Inactive Member05 Apr 2010 5:22 a.m. PST

Hello Tarleton.

Not heard a dicky-bird. No response to an email or one to Hanrattys who are also syupposed to stock Cromwell.

Hmm Do you mean me perhaps, ie Friendship Models. Without knowig your name I cant check back on my emails to see if your message arrived, and was replied too. However I could be that I missed it.

I only stock cromwell kits when I am able to get them. which is far to irregular for me to carry the range. I could sell the kits and over hand but the supply is simply not there.

Any cromwell I have is on ebay, Dont panic its all at the buy it now not auction. check out my ebay store friendship_models. I have a JS II from Cromwell/ostmodels, and two ISU122SPG.

I have also taken over the old CMSC WWII Figures and accessories range and am looking to expand the 1/76th scale range. I will also be doing some 1/72nd scale kits as well.

Sorry I cant help with the Cromwell situation.

Cheers
Ian Hanratty
friendshipmodels.org.uk

trikefj Inactive Member23 Apr 2010 10:02 a.m. PST

Gordon at Cromwell undoubtedly makes the best resin models.However getting them to fulfil mail orders can take many months,and a lot of angst,as he does not reply to emails or phone messages (until legal action threats are left…..cheques cashed 4 months before goods recd).

Best option if possible is to buy from him direct at expos. but if you are abroad this is not possible!

Shame,he really needs to get a website up to showcase his wares,but on the other hand he can't seem to cope with his orders now ,let alone coping with increased sales!

iceolate Inactive Member25 Apr 2010 6:57 a.m. PST

great models but I had to give up on the range because of all the issues described above. In doing so I gave up resin altogether but you may be interested to know that Milicast established a range of 1/76 or 1/72? quality resin WW2 vehicles

N Drury22 Oct 2010 4:46 a.m. PST

Yesterday I received by email a catalogue from Cromwell so they still give the impression of being in business. I never received a reply to my order placed last December, though as the cheque was never cashed it is quite possible it failed to reach them.

Contact details are given as:-

CROMWELL MODEL PRODUCTIONS
UNITS N 1& 2, GLASGOW NORTH TRADING ESTATE,
24 CRAIGMONT STREET, GLASGOW G20 9BT.

TEL. No. 0141- 942 – 8596
E Mail: cromwellmodels@yahoo.co.uk
OR
infoatcromwell@yahoo.co.uk
OR
ordersatcromwell@yahoo.co.uk

Tarleton16 Jan 2012 11:50 a.m. PST

My brother had an order and cheque for some Cromwell goodies sent to this address returned by the post office today. So I don't know if Cromwell are still trading/in existence???

Very sad if they have disappeared :(

heavytrack1 Inactive Member16 Jan 2012 5:55 p.m. PST

Oh Bum!!! I was preparing for the long wait and was going to send him an order! I can't beleive a company that produces such quality models can operate like this? I am really wanting 1/76 German E series stuff, as far as i'm aware no one else does them, unless any of our European friends know of someone there that does. What a bloody shame if he has finished, still with all the bad press? Can only hope he sells the business and someone makes a go of it, boy they'd certainly be busy!!!

yankincan Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2012 3:07 a.m. PST

I had some success ordering Cromwell stuff from United-Fun in Germany. I see now that the site is down due to the owners health issues. To bad really they had some great stuff.

heavytrack1 Inactive Member17 Jan 2012 8:41 a.m. PST

I know Gordon now offers paypal, is it pos to check with paypal if his acount is still active? anyone know?

PiersBrand18 Jan 2012 2:59 a.m. PST

I know people who have had orders filled recently using PayPal.

Sadly he wont answer my emails though so I guess its luck of the draw if he deems you worthy of response! ;-)

Ayatollah Khomeini Inactive Member22 Jan 2012 4:28 p.m. PST

F**k Cromwell..giv ya money to someone who provides a decent service.

heavytrack1 Inactive Member22 Jan 2012 8:03 p.m. PST

F**k Cromwell..giv ya money to someone who provides a decent service.


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I do mate, I do! Just tarting up a load of 15mil stuff to flog on flebay so I can donate to Tom's (milicast) retirement fund (not for a very long time I hope!)
Prob is, Tom don't do an E50, E75 or E100 or Crokodil in 1/76, now if he did……….Oh boy!

N Drury19 Mar 2012 7:32 a.m. PST

Cromwell models are listed here –

link

Has anyone had any success ordering them from this site?

deephorse19 Mar 2012 12:47 p.m. PST

I have ordered from T&T (not Cromwell items) but it took a good six to seven months for the order to be completed. I was not alone in having such a long wait as T&T's own forum, and that of Braille Scale on Missing Lynx, will testify. Milan is an honourable guy but I think he lists items that are not always in stock and he (and you) are then at the mercy of his suppliers.

Why not just post a question about stock levels of these models on his forum?

Hornswoggler07 Apr 2012 6:02 a.m. PST

Despite the obvious good will of people who have actually met Mr Brown, if you spend any amount of time on popular modelling forums you would realise that the business model of Cromwell is completely non-existent.

Over on missing-lynx/Braille Scale they actually had to make up a set of rules for posting gripes about Cromwell because the sheer volume of complaints every time a Cromwell product was mentioned was swamping the board.

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