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At the top of my AFV stash there's the Mirage 1:72 T-26 m.1933 kit. However, I wouldn't like to build it as a Spanish Civil War or Nomonhan machine. Some time ago I spotted Rubicon Models 1:56 (presumably a wargaming item) T-26 kit #280070 https://rubiconmodels.co.uk/pl/products/280070-soviet-t-26-light-infantry-tank-1 The tank shown on the box lid has a white number 36 and two white horizontal stripes - one on the rear of the turret and the other on the hull just below the turret. I have never encountered such a T-26 marking before. Do you think it's a pure fiction or is this scheme based on the real machine? And if this is true, what were the circumstances - the 1939 invasion of Poland, the 1939 Winter War or the 1941 Barbarossa? Of some 4,700 tanks deployed by the Soviets (against the 330 that Poland could field) in 1939, the T-26 accounted for some 40%. They were all single-coloured (4BO), but the schemes published so far usually show the m.1938 variant with a conical tower. Have you ever met the picture of the T-26 m.1933 from the invasion of Poland? Or from the 1941 invasion of Iran? Or the 1945 invasion of Manchuria? Any help will be appreciated. Cheers Michael
I probably shouldn't be entering any more GBs just now given my crash-and-burn rate in the last couple and I won't be starting this for a while but this is a project that has been on my mind for some time, prompted by the announcement of Rubicon's new Valentine kits. One has duly arrived from the good people at Rubicon Models UK: It not only has parts for a MkIII CS but also comes with the NZ Divisional markings. Hopefully I'll get a start some time before the GB ends... John
John posted a topic in Mediterranean Theatre of Operations (MTO) in WW2 GB IIII'm waiting for some brass Besa barrels for my Comet tank so there's a gap for a quick, simple build. A Jeep seems to suit the bill: This is another of my small collection of Rubicon 1/56th scale kits. It's a wargaming miniature but nicely detailed. The kit consists of one sprue of parts and individually bagged body and canvas top parts: There's also a nice sprue of optional crew figures suitable clad for the Western Desert: Usual Rubicon high quality instructions: Generic decals: Looks like fun. John
After my ruminations on 1/56th scale models a few weeks ago, I decided to get one and have a closer look. Having watched lot of how-to videos on YouTube, it seemed that Rubicon Models were probably the current leaders in the field. I'm a sucker for WW2-era trucks and they have a CMP truck in their range, so that was a fairly easy decision. The kit cost £18 plus £1.80 p&p from Plastic Soldier Company, so they're not cheap. 28mm armour generally seems to come in at or above £20. For your money you get a very well produced package, starting with a glossy end-opening box with a nice piece of artwork on the front and some information about CMP trucks on the back Inside we find 2 individually bagged sprues of dark grey plastic: A one piece cab and canvas tilt individually bagged and taped to a card sheet: There'a bagged decal sheet: And a high quality glossy instruction leaflet: Unbagging the bits and pieces reveal high quality mouldings: It's a nicely detailed little kit, simpler than the Airfix Bedford MWD which is probably its closest equivalent. You don't get painting instructions beyond the 2 profiles on the back of the box. The decals sheet is generic, rather that having markings for specific vehicles, which I gather is typical for this genre, so research will be necessary to choose a subject. There are also no windshields, which will have to be rectified if the kit is intended for a display piece rather than a gaming miniature. I'll put this together in between other ongoing projects. It should be interesting, and the first priority will be to pick which individual vehicle I'm going to finish it as. Incidentally this isn't the only CMP truck in my stash, I've got its big brother too: John