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IBG: Scammell Pioner SV2S Released!
pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:10 AM UTC
My came yesterday by mail, is just beautiful. I can not wait to build it.
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:54 AM UTC

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Got mine in mail on saturday

Tires are full styrene, cab has an interior. And I think it's stirring up more emotion than many other kits having update sets... and why crying for AM sets already without even seeing what's actually in the box? Mine looks like an OOB candidate...

Decals: They put in a lot: German, Russian, US, British... (would have to check for others still, cab as well -> need to check again)



The remark about 'update/AM sets' covers additional equipment like hammers, hooks, oil cans etc. as used by the UK troops.
From praxis I know that these trucks were loaded by all sorts of tools which their crew called 'usefull'!
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 01:00 AM UTC

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I hate this trend some companies have with vinyl tyres



Funny you say that as I fee exactly the opposite. I like vinyl tires a lot more as I find them easier to work with.





That does surprise me as most people complain about vinyl tyres on military and aircraft subjects.
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 05:26 AM UTC
I guess I have been very lucky. All these years and I have never had the problems others complain about regarding vinyl tires! (Knock on Wood!)

Cannot always get rid of the mold lines but other than that . . . .
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 03:08 PM UTC
Same here, no problems with vinyl tires so far. What I like the most about them is that you can put a screw in them to replicate the sag, including the side "bags".
Kevlar06
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:53 PM UTC

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I guess I have been very lucky. All these years and I have never had the problems others complain about regarding vinyl tires! (Knock on Wood!)

Cannot always get rid of the mold lines but other than that . . . .



Can't wait to get my hands on this Scammel-- I've wanted one since 1964 when I had a Dinky Toys Scammel pioneer. It's funny-- I have the in box original 1957 issue of the Monogram Jeep and 37mm gun. It has vinyl tires and they look just like new after 60 years in the box, not very detailed but they've held up pretty well-- do folks hate vinyl because they are hard to paint with acrylics? I think they're fine as long as they have some detail.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 03:44 AM UTC
sorry mate your Dinky Pioneer is an Explorer the problem with some tires is they react with the plastic Dinky found this out after changing from rubber and changing to plastic hubs Airfix and some Matchbox kits also went that way so you can see why some prefer plastic
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 06:12 AM UTC

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sorry mate your Dinky Pioneer is an Explorer the problem with some tires is they react with the plastic Dinky found this out after changing from rubber and changing to plastic hubs Airfix and some Matchbox kits also went that way so you can see why some prefer plastic



No worries, but read the text again-- it wasn't about the Dinky Toys but a Monogram Jeep, from '57that had vinyl tires. I just said I've wanted the Scammel Pioneer since I used to have a Dinky Toys Pioneer many, many, years ago.
VR, Russ
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 12:59 AM UTC
Going through the web I see some things about which I would like to know more:
1. Were the engines originally mint coloured?
2. I see often white and red nuts on the wheels? Correct in WW2? And if so, was it maintenance related?
3. The same for the handle of the crane, being red? As for the front coupler?
4. The round part on the fuel tank: transparant? Used for level control?

Thanks for helping me out!

Paul
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 01:49 AM UTC
1 no post war black i belive but my morris is bronze green
2 no post war
3 maybe but doubtful
4 yes its a sort of fuel gauge
almost everything was painted in a base colour and would only be highlighted if time permited the red and white wheel nuts were for white change wheel red Do not remove as this was under pressure split sim same as highlight paint on handles red dangerous white to see in poor light fuel caps yellow diesel. red petrol. but not used war time.There is a good link mentioned before on H.M.V.F.forum.
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 10:50 AM UTC
Thanks, David.
So you own a real one?
25PDRFG
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 05:14 PM UTC
No mines a Morris Commercial C8 Quad
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:49 PM UTC
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lfzp6p4e2c9r568/AADnb76I-awv4pbRkEV0Q-7Va?dl=0

Some chassis details.
Source: IBG Staff

This modeling company understands our needs!

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Bigred69
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Armed Forces Europe, United States
Joined: December 27, 2015
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:10 AM UTC
It looks like the company did some in depth research on this truck. The detail photo look really good. The more the Better.
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:41 PM UTC
The IBG staff answered my question about the expected release data for the artillery tractor and the tank transporter with 'June and July'.
The IBG Staff actually is very responsive to questions forwarded via their Messenger and Facebook account.
A lesson to be learned for quite some other modeling cies.

I picked up my recovery vehicle last week.
And I got a box full of fun for an acceptable price: 40.
The only question I encountered so far is the cable over the crane beam: I presume that it should be wound around the axle of the winch in the middle a few times. ( like at old water lock doors.) Only than it is possible to shift the beam back and forth.
The detail with the motor cover side plates can be solved by heating them carefully in very hot water and bend them inwards.
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 12:32 AM UTC
Today I started the build of the first parts of this crane.
From IBG I received per Messenger quite some detail pictures from the framework and brake system at the back. However, I have still some open issues to solve.
The internet doesn't show anything about the brakes.

The instructions are quite clear, though in some cases the exact location needs to be figured out by dry fitting. E.g. The reinforcement (PE8) on the crane beam.
Also it would have helped a bit more if the photo etch fold form would have been printed on the instructions. Now it states 53 degrees for the mud guards. Quite some puzzleing! In case the silhouete would have been printed one could follow the lines without any difficulty.
Must be rather easy to solve in the next batch of instructions!?
The same for the back side of the seats, which need to be curved.

The parts are very well connected to the beam, so transport damages are near to impossible.
Though this creates quite some spots which need further trimming. With a good scalpel or knife it only means more time for scrubbing and scratching!

Due to the fact that I am going to paint quite parts some in detail I didn't follow the instruction steps.
First a overall coat of olive drab Vallejo Model Air 71.316. Thereafter the details.
Since there is quite some wooden planking on this model I scratched the structure in the cabin floor. I will create some wear and tear on the floors, but there will certainly not be any over weathering!(What was under the olive drab?)
These vehicles were well kept by their crews, who wouldn't allow extreem rust or layers of mud.
My build will be a SV2 from 22nd Armoured Brigade, workshop REME of the 7th Armoured Division in June 1944. Just after the landings, so all second line equipment was still spic and span!
As a driver I tried the Miniart UK guy. Without the cushion he is able to reach the pedals. But with it...... Here the Dremel will have to do some carving to get it fixed. 'Luckily' one can not see too much of it since the doors are moulded 'shut'.
All together, if one doesn't care too much about the details of cabin and window this kit certainly gives a lot of fun and can be turned in something really nice.
And let's face it: that is what modeling is all about, I guess. Having fun.
And, yes, I will try to upload some photos. (1954 Dummy with hardly any computer knowledge)
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 02:21 AM UTC
Am I correct when I paint the differential housing of this crane white at the back side?
In my memory this was done with English wheeled vehicles.
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 11:31 PM UTC
One of the options for this vehicle is 7 armoured division (with the famous red desert rat) 22 brigade (with a red deer).
Now my question is which shoulder patch would be on the uniforms of their crew? The rat or the deer?
And where can I find more about the way vehicles were identified with these division or brigade signs?

Thanks in advance

P.
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highway70
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 10:03 PM UTC

STEVE CROASDALE
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They are counterweights.
I used the book ; 'Tugs of War' to do my AA 1/48 kit.



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