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  1. AFV Club news | 13.7.15

    We present the new 1/35 scale M60A1 from AFV Club. This brand new model is bristling with detail. Also new is Schwere Panzerpaehwagen SdKFZ 233 with 7.5cm gun and the Russian T-34/85 with transparent turret and detailed interior. Hobby Fan's detail up resin figures sets for the AEC Matador and M60A1 have come in, and we have a small quantity of the premium "Ding-Hao" Churchill carpet layer type B. Xuntong of China has delivered their new Illyushin IL-4 (DB-3) in 1/48 scale, and this is now available too. Ask your usual stockist or dealer for these new releases. Visit our website http://www.pocketbond.co.uk for more details.
  2. German Panzertriebwagen No.16 Trumpeter 1:35 History Panzertriebwagen No. 16 (PO PzTrWg 16 or PT 16) - German heavy armoured motor car , powered by a diesel engine with an output of 550 HP driven by a Voith hydraulic transmission, was produced by the German company Berliner Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft Actien vormals L. Schwartzkopff in 1942. It is based on type WR 550 D14 armoured locomotive, then fully encased in armour and equipped with two additional crew members for the armoured artillery positions on the two ends of the unit. They were initially armed with two 20mm anti-aircraft gun - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 - but were modified by the crew members. The armament was replaced with Russian 76.2 mm FK 295/1 artillery cannon (as found on type BP42 armoured trains). The thickness of the armour of Panzertriebwagen No. 16 ranged from 31mm to 84mm. This vehicle was the heaviest single-rail armoured vehicle. Only one copy was built, which fought on the Eastern Front. In 1943, PzTrWg 16 was a reserve weapon, which was used to patrol areas threatened by the guerrillas. In the spring and summer of 1944 it was deployed to Army Group Centre. It saw action in the battles of Rawa Ruska and Lublin, then withdrawn to Radomafter, moving the front to the west. From August to September 1944, it ran the stretch of Kielce, patrolling the railway lines between Krakow, Skarzysko and Radom. In April 1945 PzTrWg 16 took part in the battles of Neuruppin. On 1-2 May 1945, it was captured intact in Neustadt (Dosse). The Model The first thing you’ll notice with this kit is the size of the box, it is big. A lot bigger than I had expected, and not only is it big, but when you open it is full to the brim with medium grey styrene. The most notable part is the single piece centre section, which houses the diesel locomotive. It must be one heck of a mould to produce this 340mm x 100mm x 100mm part, complete with openings and some very nicely moulded detail. In fact the moulding of this kit is excellent throughout. With no sign of flash or imperfections other than a few moulding pips and the occasion flow lines. There is nothing that should worry the sort of modeller that would buy this kit. The good news is that this vehicle is still extant so there are quite a few photographs on the interweb that will help with researching for this build. If you include the rail sections, there are eleven quite large sprues, along with fourteen separate parts, one sprue of clear styrene and three sheets of photo-etched brass. There is quite a lot of detail included in the kit, particularly for the engine running gear that unfortunately will not be seen that easily, but YOU will know it's there. The build begins with the construction of the track bed consisting of two long sections, four short sections and the two end pieces, one of which needs to be cut down to fir, which is clearly shown in the instructions. The sleepers are then fitted from beneath the track bed, and again a section at one end needs to be cut down to fit. Turning the bed over you can then slide the tracks through the moulded ties cutting the last two lengths to suit. Each track join is provided with a pair of fishplates included in the kit. Now whilst the track structure can look pretty good out of the box, it may be worthwhile sourcing some scenic ballast, metal tracks, (1 Gauge), and fishplates to improve the realism. To do this it may require the moulded ballast to be sanded/ground off, otherwise it could look like there is too much. All the gear required to do this can be sourced from HERE Construction then moves onto the gun trucks. Each truck is made up of eight wheeled bogies and each bogie is made up from two sides, to which the suspension springs are added. Each of the four axles is fitted with two wheels and capped off with poly caps and the three piece axle ends. Each axle end is then slotted into their appropriate position on each side plate, which is also fitted with eight brake shoes. The end plate is then attached and fitted with an seven piece mounting beam. The lower hull of each turret mount is then fitted out with eight brake actuators and sixteen axle end plates before the axle unit is fitted to the lower hull, ensuring the brake lever fit into the slot in each actuator. Nest, it’s on with the assembly of the buffers and associated coupling fittings. Each buffer is made up of three parts, upper and lower halves and the buffer itself. You need to assemble to buffers with globe ends and four with flat ends and fit one of each to each end of the vehicle trucks once fitted with their mounting plates and three part step which fits to an L shaped beam on the outside of each buffer. For more realism you can buy aftermarket buffers of the correct style, complete with springs, from RB models. The coupling links are then assembled from seven parts which look really good, but again you could possibly replace them with 1 Gauge gear if that is your want. The ends of the turret trucks are complete with the addition of more L shaped angle iron, hose connections, additional clamps, and two six part lamps. To the rear of each truck hull, three more access steps are added. The decahedron style turrets have five fixed plates moulded to the roof and five separate plates which need to be carefully glued into position. The turret is fitted out with the mantlet, pistol port hatch, roof hatch, two additional plates and twelve PE rivets. The rather simple gun barrel is made up of left and right halves with a separate muzzle with an appropriately hollowed out end. Beneath the gun barrel is the prominent recuperator, which is also in left and right halves, and fitted with a PE frame. With the recuperator fitted to the barrel the gun is then glued to the turret base, which is then fitted to the turret. The styrene canvas cover then fits over the gun and glued to the previously fitted PE frame and the turret. With the turrets complete they can be put to one side whilst he modeller gets on with assembling the upper hulls of the turrets trucks. The single piece hulls are fitted out with hand and foot plates, hand rail, rearming and access hatch, which is protected by two protective plates. Although there is no interior the hatch can be posed open and held upright by two clamps on the protective plate ends. The upper and lower truck hulls are then joined together and finished off with the addition of the turret. Once again these assemblies can be put to one side whilst the construction of the engine section is carried out. As with the fore and aft turret trucks the engine construction begins with the assembly of the running gear side plates. Each plate is fitted with the axle mounting plates, suspension fittings, and suspension springs along with the three piece brake accumulator. The plates are joined together via the rear mounted cab plate, and the two cross beams with the axles sandwiched between, unglued. The eight wheels, each with separate balancing weights, are then attached to the axles followed by the two, two piece connecting rod end bearing mounts. The brake mounting frame is then slid between the wheels and fitted with the separate two part brake pads. Each of the connecting rods are made up of four separate rods and connected to each other by bearing joints, after which the rods are fitted to the wheels and end bearing mount. The completed wheel assembly is then fitted to the engine floor which has a separate centrally mounted disc. At this point the large engine casing ends are fitted out with front and rear access doors, hand holds, and viewing ports. On the roof there is another large access hatch fitted both at the front and the rear complete with PE eye bolts, along with two command cupolas, each made up of twelve parts and fitted with six PE parts, mounted fore and aft The large central roof opening is filled with a grill section and fitted with the exhaust cover. The moulded on hatches on the roof of the engine are fitted out with numerous PE brackets and two hand rails. The engine floor with running gear is slide into the body of the engine which is finished off by the fitting of the hinged side plates at the base of the main body. The two turret trucks are then put on the rails and joined together by the engine, thus completing the build. There is only one paint scheme shown on the colour printed sheet, and that is of the train in overall Panzer Grey. Conclusion Whilst this kit is not really that difficult to build even though there are quite a few parts, the result will be a really impressive and unusual model to have in your collection. As mentioned above there are plenty of opportunities to add further detail it should look great out of the box with the addition of weathering to both the tracks and the train. As with all of Trumpeters rail kits the tracks can be joined together form each kit to make a long and more complex train or diorama. Very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of UK Distributors for
  3. F-106B Delta Dart 1:48

    F-106B Delta Dart 1:48 Trumpeter The F-106 Delta Dart was a development of the troubled F-102 Delta Dagger, which never reached potential until its design was changed sufficiently to warrant a new name and number. The Six was America's last dedicated Interceptor and had a long life from the 60s through to the 80s when it was gradually drawn down and consigned to history. The problems of the F-102 were solved by changing the shape of the fuselage to comply with the "area rule" for supersonic jets, adding variable intake ramps, plus other substantial changes to the wings, tail and the avionics system. With that brief list it is easy to see the need for a new name which recognised the differences and distanced it from the stigma attaching to the old name. The improvements were so successful that the airframes remained almost unchanged throughout service, despite some proposed changes that didn't reach fruition. The B model was the combat capable trainer version, the changes for which actually improved the aerodynamics of the aircraft at supersonic speeds. It also reduced the apparent sharpness of the cockpit and nose, which some would say improved its look somewhat. During drawdown many single seated airframes were converted to drones to be blown apart in high speed missile tests. The Kit The initial release of the F-106A was greeted with initial suspicion from fans of the 'Six, but it was given a clean bill of health after inspection, and pronounced fit for the duty of taking the mantle from the old Monogram kit in this scale. Now we have the two-seater, and high hopes for another good model. The box is standard Trumpeter fare, with a painting of a 106 with deployed braking 'chute on the top, and inside is plenty of plastic. There are nine sprues in mid grey styrene, two in clear styrene, a small fret of Photo-Etch (PE) brass, large decal sheet, instruction booklet and separate colour painting guide. Detail appears good, and there is little in the way of riveting on the surface, but the panel lines are engraved into the surface, with a constant depth and width throughout. We start the build with the cockpit, which houses two ejection seats. The seats provided are the final seats fitted to the 'Six, which were Weber zero-zero ROCAT seats, that superseded the original Weber Interim and Convair B-seats in 1963. The seats are quite well detailed and have a set of PE screw belts that are perhaps a little skinny and simplified for the task. They fit into a one-piece cockpit tub, which has moulded-in rudder pedals and side consoles, the latter also having panel decals on the main sheet. The instrument panels are fitted next, and detail is again good. They also have instrument decals, which also include the panel colour around some of the dials to simplify painting. Control columns and throttle quadrants are added to complete the cockpit, other than the modeller having to paint the simple sidewall details that are moulded into the fuselage. The nose gear bay forms the base for the cockpit, so must be built up from individual surfaces that trap the twin-wheel nose gear leg inside, after which the exhaust trunking tube is glued together and encased in a larger surround. A simplified representation of the rear of the engine is moulded into the end cap, and set of exhaust petals are added to the rear of the inner section, surrounded by the flared outer nozzle. This, the cockpit, nose gear bay and a four-part main weapons bay are then closed up in the fuselage, after which the two part engine intakes are added to the sides, with the trunking extending around 5cm, as far back as the ends of the intake inserts. There are ejector pin marks inside the outer part of each intake, and you will need to do something to the intakes to prevent possible light leakage from any gaps within the fuselage. A blanking plate and a faded black semi-circle would be my favourite option to fool the eye into thinking there is a full intake trunk in there. The lower wing is full width with a large and well-detailed gear bay added to the insides, which is then glued to the fuselage and the upper wing halves are added along with their inner and outer flaperons, which can be off-set to add some interest. An insert is added to the spine behind the cockpit, and the two-part tail fin with separate rudder is installed on the flat space at the rear, using two tabs and slots to hold it in place. At the base of the tail are a pair of clamshell air-brakes that can be posed open or closed by adding or leaving off the extension jacks during construction. The canopy is a substantial moulding and is beautifully clear, with a five-piece assembly fitted between the cockpit to accept the jack that raises it for entry and egress. A rear bulkhead and three PE rear-view mirrors are added before it is attached in either the open or closed position by adding an extra part or not. The angled windscreen fits closely over the coaming on a well-defined ledge, so should fair in well. The nose cone and separate pitot probe are added to the bulkhead at the front, with the latter best left of until later to protect it from damage, as are the tiny PE angle of attack probes on each side of the nose. The main landing gear are substantial struts with two ancillary struts forward and aft of them, plus two large retraction jacks, and another two bay door jacks on the centreline bulkhead. The bay doors are equally large, with one captive to the gear leg, and the others hinged along the centreline. A pair of clear landing lights are installed to the outboard doors before installation, the rears of which should be painted silver and the lenses masked off to give them a realistic looking reflector. Trumpeter have thoughtfully included an APU forward of the main bays, which has a little RAT to power the aircraft in the event of an engine stall. The 106 was capable of carrying its weapon load internally to keep a smooth aerodynamic profile in pursuit of speed in the days before Stealth. The bay is well detailed, and you have the option of covering this up with a single piece door, or displaying the contents with a pair of open doors with large struts that open and close them. The doors have a cut-out to allow the release of the centrally mounted AIR-2 Genie air-to-air (A2A) nuclear missile (what were they thinking???). The inner bay door folds in as the outer door folds out, leaving the bay totally clear when fully open. This allows the four AIM-4 Falcon A2A missiles to swing out from the bay on their double-trapeze mounts, pushed into the airflow by a long ram at the rear. The missiles are provided in three parts plus clear seeker head, an adaptor rail, and the two trapeze mounts, which are stowed either side of a large avionics box at the front of the bay. A pair of streamlined additional fuel tanks are slung under each wing to give the aircraft extra range, which are made up of two halves split vertically with a separate pylon that mounts just outboard of the main gear bays. Markings There are two decal options available on the sheet, and it's any colour you like as long as it's ADC (although the profiles look like natural metal finish). From the box you can build one of the following: US Air Force 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Air National Guard, 57-2533/02 – all over ADC Grey with blue tail stripe containing white lightning bolt. US Air Force 119th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 177th Tactical Fighter Wing "Jersey Devils", New Jersey Air National Guard 57-2514 – All over ADC Grey with red chevron on the tail and New Jersey in red. The decal sheet is well printed and generally in good register, although the blue seems to be the tiniest fraction out in the vertical, but it doesn't show up anywhere other than a few small decals under close scrutiny. There are a couple of misspelled stencils too, but you have to be looking hard to spot them, so it's hardly worth doing anything about them. The instrument panel decals are nicely done with some sections surrounded by black panels, and various lines on the side consoles to differentiate between sections of the panel. Conclusion What looks to be another winner from Trumpeter, and a surprisingly large model when completed. Review sample courtesy of UK Distributors for
  4. Trumpeter Ju 87G-2 | 1.7.15

    New Ju 87G-2 Stuka in scale 1/35 is on sale now. Ask for kit reference TM03218 at your model shop.
  5. Trumpeter F-106B | 1.7.15

    USAF F-106B Delta Dart two-seater, scale 1/48, is on sale now. Ask for kit reference TM02892 at your model shop.
  6. German Armoured Train PzTrWg 16, scale 1/35, is on sale now. Ask for kit reference TM00223 at your model shop. New tooled armoured diesel locomotive type WR550 with two armoured artillery positions fore and aft. Section of trackbed and rails for display included.
  7. Skoda 42cm Heavy Siege Howitzer Takom 1:35 History The 42 cm L/15 Küstenhaubitze M. 14 (42 cm, 15 calibre, Coastal Howitzer Model 14) was a super heavy siege howitzer used by Austria-Hungary during World War I and by Nazi Germany during World War II. It was designed to penetrate the weakly armoured decks of modern dreadnoughts in accord with the prevailing coastal defence doctrine that held it was better to attack the weakest point with high-angle indirect fire than to attempt to challenge their strongly armoured sides with exceedingly expensive guns that had to be equally as well armoured to withstand return fire from the battleship. Howitzers were significantly cheaper and could be hidden behind hills to avoid the expense of armouring them. The known problem of hitting a moving target with indirect fire was to be alleviated by massed fire from multiple weapons all firing with the same data. At any rate, two howitzers were bought to defend the main Austro-Hungarian naval base at Pola on the Adriatic. They were to be installed on a turntable carriage with an armoured dome able to traverse a full 360° for all-around defence. The turntable rested on a ball-race ring, set in a concrete foundation. However, with Pola unthreatened after the outbreak of the war, it was decided that they might be better used in support of the Army. The first howitzer was already fixed in place, but the second wasn't yet installed and Skoda was able to adapt it for mobile use by January 1915. On the 14th of that month, Howitzer No. 2, assigned to Küstenhaubitze Batterie (Coastal Howitzer Battery) no. 1 fired its first shot at the railway station in Tarnow, Austrian Poland. Eight M. 14s were eventually ordered (along with a spare barrel and cradle), although one was retained by Skoda. Barrel production was very slow, so slow that barrels originally ordered for coastal mounts were put into service as part of the 42 cm Autohaubitze (Motorized Howitzer) M. 16. One surviving gun was used in 1940 by Nazi Germany to shell the Ouvrage Schoenenbourg from a position near Oberotterbach; the 60- and 80-cm guns later used by the Third Reich (for example at Sevastopol) were not ready in time for the French campaign, so World War I vintage heavy pieces like this Skoda and also a surviving Gamma-Gerät tube had to be used. The Skoda, apparently the sole M17 model, entered German possession following the annexation of Czechoslovakia in 1938/39, and was renamed from 42 cm houfnice vz. 17 to 42 cm Haubitze(t); it also served at Leningrad and Sevastopol, even though its barrel life was rated to only 1,000 rounds. The Model As with the SKODA 30.5cm reviewed HERE this kit depicts a M.1917 as it was used in the siege of Sevastopol in 1942, and according to history it was the only one. Contained in the top opening box, with a stylised photograph of the weapon with Eric Von Manstein standing to one end, whilst another weapon is seen firing on Sevastopol in the background, are three sprues of dark grey styrene. All the parts are free of flash, but there are quite a few flow marks and a few ejector pin marks on visible faces of the larger parts, but look to be fairly easy to clean up as there isn’t too much detail around them that could be lost. As per the previous kit Takom have used slide mould technology very effectively in the production of the barrel parts allowing for a pretty seamless build, although there is less in this kit so there will be some cleaning up of the barrel required. The small landscape A5 booklet of instructions is very clearly printed and easy to use. Construction begins with the assembly of the of the centre section of the gun which includes the trunnions, the breech, and breech block, which are all made up of two parts. Two collars are fitted to the front of the centre section, followed by the outer barrel. The assembled breech and breech block are then attached to the rear of the trunnion section, after which the three piece inner barrel is slid in from the front. The single piece end section of the inner barrel has a nice representation of the rifling, although if you look really closely they are straight and not curved which is a limitation of the moulding process. On the underside of the gun a rounded base plate is affixed along with a shaft fitted on the centreline, between the recuperator ends. At this point the central circular base section is assembled form the two halves provide and fitted with four tabs, which will slot into the outer base when complete. The traversing gearbox is fitted with etched lengths of bolts before being attached to the left hand trunnion mount and finished off with the attachment of the traversing wheel, which is assembled from three parts, the wheel, shaft and handle. The elevation wheel is fitted with its handle, whilst the two footplates are attached to the left hand mount, which is then fitted to the base. The elevating shaft is fitted with two cogs and attached to the inner face of the left mount. Do not glue this shaft if you wish to have the gun barrel movable. The shaft is covered by a large plate fitted to the front of the mount, after which the right mount is fitted to the base, ensuring the elevation shaft is fitted correctly, followed by a curved plate fitted to the upper rear of the mounts. The traversing lock/brake handle and clutch unit is fitted to the four piece housing and the whole assembly is attached to the base, just next to the left mount. To the rear of the mounting there is another gearbox, with a double winding handle attached. This is then fitted with a double wheeled contraption which hauls the shells up to the breech. This is quite a complex assembly so a bit of care will be required. The build is completed by the assembly of the outer base halves to which the circular base is then slotted into position. The kit also includes one figure, that of Eric Von Manstein who commanded the 11th Army in the Crimea during the bloody siege of Sevastopol in which this howitzer was used. Strangely the paint chart shows two different schemes, one of green over grey when used by the 787th artillery division at Sevastopol and the other in grey overall, also at Sevastopol. Since there was only on gun of this type available it does seem a bit odd to have two schemes, but there you go. Conclusion As with the 30.5cm siege howitzer this is one pretty obscure weapon. Whilst there are not too many parts, they are all very well moulded and when complete this will look most impressive on the shelf, or as part of a diorama. Unfortunately, as with the earlier kit, no crew are provided, and in this case no ammunition either, so some scratchbuilding will be required if you go down that route. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of UK Distributors for
  8. Trumpeter News | 29.6.15

    We present the very latest new Trumpeter releases, shipping out to model shops now. Star release is the Panzertriebwagen No 16, a really impressive kit. The armoured diesel loco has a one-piece body shell, and that's a big piece of plastic! Plus you've got the two-seater Delta Dart with totally new fuselage, the T-62 now with mine plough included, and USS Maryland BB-46 in 1945 configuration with new decks and waterline plate. Check out the PLA Type 59 Field Gun which is virtually a whole new tooled kit, not just a reboxing. It's all here http://www.pocketbond.co.uk
  9. Evening all! Now available and shipping to good model shops is the all-new Mosquito in 1/32 scale from HK Models. The kit includes two resin figures, a pilot and a navigator. http://www.pocketbond.co.uk/Product.aspx?ID=4447 Here is a quick reminder of the other great new models released this week.
  10. Greetings all. New in stock from RODEN we have the long awaited 1/144 scale Bristol Britannia in BOAC markings, and in 1/72 scale the NC/AC-123K Provider, codename Black Spot. Order them now from your model shop.
  11. Hello everyone, Our first post here on Britmodeller is to let you know we now have in stock Takom's new FUG fork lift and KrAZ-6322, both in 1/35 scale. Order now from your model shop. Have a good weekend.
  12. Bedford ‘OLB’ tanker 1:24 Emhar The Bedford O type chassis was launched in 1939 before the start of WW2 as a lorry chassis biased on specifications set out by the Ministry of Supply. The O type was available in a long wheel base, or short wheel base 5 ton lorry. A quick note to help with the lettering used for models, O is the chassis range, L is long wheel base, S is short wheelbase, B is 5 ton capacity, A is 3-4 ton, D is shown is a factory drop side body with T being a tipper! Confused.... Well this model is an OLB, O type, ‘L’ong wheel base, ‘B’ 5 ton lorry! The O Type was re-specified for military use during the war, with simplified square bonnets, and differing suspension and wheels. Production of the O Type continued until 1953, many have been preserved including the OB (O type Bus) models. A trip to any vintage show will have one or two examples being shown. There is allot of unused parts on the sprues left over from the previous drop side version so the spares box will benefit. Construction starts with the little Petrol engine, the parts have some nice detail but as always you can add more here including HT leads. Take some time on the engine as you can leave the sides off the bonnet to reveal the detail here. Next comes the ladder chassis, this is made up from 2 long rails and 6 cross members. Having built one of these the parts are a very good fit and the location pins and slots give very positive fits and help keep the chassis straight. The small petrol tank is made up in 4 parts and has a horizontal seam that needs to be filled and sanded. The lorry rides on leaf springs and they come next, the locations are OK, but the rear is a bit loose when I built mine. The front axle is fixed so you can’t pose the wheels turned without some work. The back axle fits positively on the back springs, and on my build I made the 2 part back axle, fixed it to the springs before gluing to the chassis as one unit. This helped with locating the springs and keeping the axle straight. There is a short extension to add to the back of the chassis along with some simple side crash bars and cab steps to complete the chassis. The spare wheel carrier on the rear can be glued in place now you can attach it without the spare wheel in place, it’s not easy and it is a bit of a fiddle but the wheel can be added after painting. You can build, and paint the chassis before gluing the engine in place as on some Bedford lorries this may be a contrasting colour. The wheels are very well detailed including the correct hubs and nice period tyres; ensure you paint the inner parts (B60) on the front wheels black as they can be seen through the holes on the outer parts! The tank body has a couple of options, so you need to check the reference pictures of the lorry you are building. You have the option of a 3 or 4 compartment tank, the tank parts need the correct tank lids and discharge ports cutting out, they are engraved markings inside the top and bottom of the tank, the instruction sheet shows what ports need cutting, so take care as this may become confusing. There is also the option of flat end caps, or domed ends to the tank, so again check your references here. The instructions give no guidance on what parts you need for the 3 examples on the decal sheet. The tank supports are fitted and you need to ensure you don’t mix up parts N6 and N7 as they are slightly different, the same with support parts M7 and N14! Take your time when removing parts from the sprues! Here the option of 3 or 4 tank compartments makes construction different, and also there are differing tank lids and discharge ports to choose. A single tank walkway is included for the top of the tank, and remember no health and safety back then so no hand rails or non-slip mesh, just a simple ladder and wooden board walk way. Hose racks for the lower sides are added, and there are 4 nice hoses, moulded in hard plastic, for the trays. The ribbed detail is very nice and looks realistic. Being picky it would be nice for them to be a soft flexible vinyl so they could be used in a diorama. Now the tank is done it can be painted and decaled before adding to the chassis. The cab is next on the build; the interior can be built, and painted before the complete and painted shell is slid over. As in the 1940’s the cab is simple, seats, steering wheel and some basic dials, there is allot of interior detail shots on line, and in the vehicle walk around area on Britmodeller to help with the paint and details, the bulkhead has the fuse box so you can add some wires and a few more details here. With the interior on the chassis a few piles link to the very nicely detailed radiator and radiator shell. The moulding is exquisite with the thin bars and the complex shape very well captured, the same goes for the bonnet sides, they are thin and scaled well, they can be left off to show off your engine, maybe in a garage having a bit of work done! The cab shell is a single part, and this is a newer version. On the early castings there was a nasty seam on the back of the roof, this isn’t present on the review kit, but a smaller one is present on the front edge, it is not as bad as previous versions though. The shape of the cab looks spot on to me, and the separate doors are a god fit, and can be posed open! There is a single window wiper and mirror to fit, but the optional passenger side wiper and mirror are also in the kit so they can be added if required! A single clear sprue is very well packed, being wrapped in foam and in its own bag. The parts are nice, but the engraved ‘mesh’ on the headlamps looks far too heavy and I wish this had been altered in this newer boxing of the lorry. A nice decal sheet contains 3 different liveries for the lorry, Dominion, Cleveland, or Bradford Dyers including the correct registration plates for the 3 lorries, nice badgering decals and some cracking dials for the dash board that look just like the 1:1 dials on the lorry. Conclusion I love the O type Bedford, and this is a very welcome kit in 1:24. This is the 4th version, a Long wheel base drop side, a short tipper and a short recovery lorry also being available. I hope Emhar give us some more versions in the future, (How about an OB Bus?) If you don’t build civvy Lorries I know KFS are about to issue some military conversions for this in resin and etched metal. Review sample courtesy of