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Thought i would share this one with all my fellow plastic bashers,just been informed by Strellets that the 3 British howitzers on thier list in 1.72 scale will be released in spring of 2012 and will be in HARD PLASTIC. Excellent news especially as this will coincide with Oxfords release of a Scammell Pioneer artillery tractor. Ok, two of the guns are really WW1 types but the 60pdr was used in France prior to Dunkirk and also in the western desert. Im chuffed to mintballs!!!!
being 'Chuffed at mintballs'I mean? I know that being 'Knocked up' is being awakened in the morning and 'coat the five ply with a coloured emulsion' means 'paint the plywood'. this is a new one to me.
More British guns is a great thing. I have a few old metal artillery pieces but they are pretty poor compared to todays offerings.
Hi Mike, the saying is a very old lancashire one meaning " to be very pleased indeed!" Which i am at Strellets guns.I just love artillery, the god of war,Perhaps someone out there might do a 155mm Long Tom in plastic to replace the horrible Hasagawa offering.we live in hope but if a small company like strellets can come up with these then anything is possible.
Mark Thomas (Login heavyjunk) Missing-Lynx members
November 7 2011, 1:38 PM
I greatly improved just such an ancient model by swapping out the barrel for the Matchbox "M40 SPG" barrel, which has a better shape, and replacing the wheels/tires with ones from the old ROCO 1:87 gun. ( Early 155 guns in action seemed to not have the deep tread "military lug" pattern tires, having a tread similar to civilian truck/trailer tires.)
Good news! The Oxford Scammell is 1/76 so may be a bit small for the 60 Pdr from Strellets. If you want a 1/72 Scammell to tow it, Wespe do a resin one.
Matador Models do a nice 60 Pdr (ex-Trux) in 1/76 which I just built to go behind my early Matador (Milicast).
The Scammell R100 towed the 60 Pdrs and also the 7.2" Gun, 6" Howitzers and the heavy AA Guns. All are available in 1/76 from various manufactures.