Saturday, August 17, 2013

New Cruiser

Had some time earlier this week to put together one of the latest additions to my early war collection



Base coated and washed on sprue


Clear, simple instructions giving two options: 'buttoned' or 'unbuttoned'


A few brass parts, a couple of which I actually used :)




The whole kit went together in about ten minutes



Extremely well engineered, no flash




Nice to have the correct markings for a change, the kit comes with several options



Here it is between my only other cruisers (SHQ) for comparison


This last picture is of the memorial to the fallen at Rainbow Beach, where I have just spent the last four days on retreat with other veterans from my course. 


12 comments:

  1. A neat looking kit, reasonably sharp mouldings. I've only got the slightly later versions (with the additional turret armour) for the Western Desert made by Frontline Wargames. Much more a wargame bit of kit than this.

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  2. Great job on the A13 Al. One of my favourite cruiser tanks. I scratchbuilt two of these a while ago and will post soon. For some reason however I painted mine in Desert Sand rather than Bronze Green. Must have had a bit of a moment! See you were up my way the other day. At least you had good weather.

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  3. Cheers boys, certainly a fav of mine too. Col, it's a great part of the world mate, Wide Bay/Burnett is a cool place to live :)

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  4. Thanks for the post. These are high on my list of BEF-stuff to buy.

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  5. Immediately being placed on my "to buy" list.

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  6. very nice indeed on my 'to buy' list as well, not sure if anyone sells it in the UK though

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    1. Plastic Soldier Company mate :)

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  7. It goes on my "to buy" list as well ;)

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  8. Good to see the early war getting some attention.

    Nice execution.

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    1. Get some too mate, you know you need another era to collect :):)

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  9. Nice work on this one. The early war stuff has a charm of its own. Saw several of the later N Africa models in a Bolt Action game at GenCon last week.

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