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Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Attack Kits Mercedes L1500 Personnel Carrier (aka "Kübelwagen"), built from the box. The "Profi Pack" box contains flawless plastic parts, resin wheels and a photo-etch fret. Due to scale, assembly was rather fiddly, and the instructions are sketchy in places. I painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, according to instructions, representing a vehicle of 8. Panerdivision, France 1944. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. Thank you for your interest, best greetings from Vienna!
Despite the challenges I've enjoyed making my Marmon Herrington so when I saw that Hannants had a number of other variants. One was the MFF variant of the MkII armed with two Vickers machine guns. This was widely used by South African forces and was the main Armour in the East African campaign. So I bought one which arrived earlier in the week.
The Marmon Herrington Armoured Car was widely use daily by British and Commonwealth Forces in the Mediterranean and Africa theatres. As well as Greece and North Africa they were used extensively by South African Forces in East Africa. It was built in South Africa from parts from the US, Canada, the U.K. and South Africa and saw action across the continent and around the eastern Med. Over 5000 were built from 1940 to 1944 until replaced by heavier armoured and gunned vehicles. There are a number of Marks and the ME version was designed specifically for use in the Mediterranean theatres. There's a single sprue which contains well moulded parts with fine detail. There is a bit of flash on some parts but hopefully nothing that is too difficult to get sorted out. Double page instructions which are OK but the kit lacks location marks and the instructions have a vagueness about them. As well as the colour schemes on the rear of the box there are colour call outs for 4 options, 3 for NZ Forces in Greece and one for a British Unit in North Africa, for which there is a small transfer sheet. I was hoping for a SA option to complete the triumpharate of built, used and employed by Africa(ns). But as Meatloaf says, two out of three ain't bad. All are in the Caunter scheme which will be a challenge, both because of the masking but also getting paint matches, particularly at the moment when shopping is curtailed and sending paint in the post is challenging. But I'll sort something. Let the modelling begin.