Bren Gun Carrier
Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:43 PM
Posted 23 October 2011 - 11:11 PM
I am about to dip my toe into the world of AFV and I want to start with a small diorama featuring this famous little carrier. I want to make a version used by the BEF in the days leading up to Dunkirk so where to start? Apart from a very expensive all metal model and resin kit it seems the only other model in 1/35 is Tamiya's version, I have a question about this model as from what I have found on line about this model is that it is a good model for it age but it is let down by its early style of track, I have not able to find any after-market replacements for this part and in fact I have only found one set of PE for this kit in general so have I missed anything else that I could get to improve this kit and convert into to a Mk1?
Resicast do a conversion on the Tamiya kit to make a Universal Carrier Mk.I, not cheap but very complete and accurate.
Of course that doesn't get you a 'Bren Carrier' as such, the name was commonly used for most of the carriers but a true BEF-era Bren Carrier is a very different animal to the UC Mk.I
It depends on how much you want to do yourself, most people say the Tamiya kit upper structure is too thick and needs to be replaced, I tend to agree, its quite an old kit nowadays, if you are going to contemplate doing that then rebuilding a Bren Carrier superstructure onto the Tamiya lower hull wouldn't be too hard, then you'll need to equip it and kit it out to suit your references.
I've done similar projects with the 1/48th Tamiya UC kit.
Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:56 AM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:14 PM