Monday, 30 August 2010

The Joy of Airfix (6): The Scammell Tank Transporter

Perhaps at first glance an unusual choice of kit to make. It was one that I never owned as a kid, nor was there really (I must confess) any great urge to rush out and buy the kit as a kid. So why now? It does have its uses, honest.

For my Command Decision British 1944 RTR, in the command company it can serve as a recovery vehicle until I scratch build a Sherman ARV or the like, least the front Scammell tractor part of the kit can :)

The formation somehow feels more complete for having it!

As a footnote for "geek" merit, all the wheels (some eighteen all told) move, although it has a rather cumbersome gait or waddle when pushed (and is kept well away from the playful kids)


Al said...

Super. CD has a number of unusual units represented, other than line ones at least.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

And I'd call this one a bullet magnet!

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

One of my favourites.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

It is certainly a big beast as you get a lot of plastic for your buck ;)

I must get round to at least undercoating all this bare plastic!