Monday, 28 April 2014

Thanks 1st Corps!

Those nice chaps at 1st Corps have very kindly given me a couple of vehicles to review.

I hope to get them assembled and painted ASAP, but until then, here's an unboxing (well, un-jiffybagging) post!

First off this nifty WW1 British truck. As you can see the main piece is resin, with separate and therefore detachable resin cab cover and tarpaulin.

The metal bits consist of the wheels, brake/gear levers, the straps that connect the bonnet to the cab cover, and a driver and passenger. I particularly like the latter, who is grimly clutching his rifle while his coat collar is turned up to protect him from the elements.

The only slightly tricky procedure so far has been the drilling of the wheel hubs and axles, as I think pinning the wheels will stand me in greater stead than just glueing them on.

The pieces are very well cast and, writing this mid-clean up, aren't giving me too much trouble with removing flash and such. It seems quite a chunky beast so it'll be interesting to see how it compares size-wise with my 1/48 Tamiya and 1/50 Corgi vehicles.

Next up is this cracking Yeomanry armoured car - designed to represent the numerous privately commissioned armoured cars of the period.

Again the main body is resin, with two resin armoured rear wheels and metal front wheels and hatch covers.

Note that there are four hatches, so plenty of scope for conversion with lots of figures or weapons poking out! The vehicle also has three lamps attached to it, so it could easily be used as some sort of armoured scout vehicle.

Again mid-clean I'm not having any headaches with the filing and snipping and there are no awkward mould lines or the like. As above I'm going to drill and pin the front wheels on.

Perhaps my favourite part of this kit is the figure that accompanied it (I don't know if this is usually part of the purchase) - a chap holding a rifle and nattily dressed in Oxford bags and tank-top.

Stay tuned then folks!


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