Monday, October 22, 2012

PSC UC End State

Good evening,

Here are the Plastic Soldier Company Universal Carriers in their end state.






Lovely wee kits. The headlight was a bit of a pain to fit, and the mudguards took a little figuring out, but, once they're all together...lovely!

Nick

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  1. Lovely stuff Nick, they really have come out fantastic.

    Ten out of ten.

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    1. Cheers Paul, yeah, I'm pretty pleased with them.

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  2. Bravo Nick, some of your best work yet! (from what I've seen anyway).
    Some tasty weathering and a well painted crew.
    You Kiwis had the Labour Day holiday today I think, is that how you had time to finish these beauties off?

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    1. Thanks John. Yep, they came out pretty nicely. And yes, Labour Day has meant that I got some planning done, and some painting!

      Still haven't got my reading ready, and I'm on road patrol first thing in the morning, so...not sure what I'll do there!

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  3. These look great. The driver and gunner must really know what they are doing as the guys in the back look very "relaxed" ! ;o)

    Cheers, Dave

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    1. Ha! :-) Good point Dave, yes they do indeed! Not so sure I'd be lounging around in the back like that on the way to the front!

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  4. Great work Nick... more SH over the Xmas holds hopefully !!!

    Robin

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    1. If not sooner! My reports have to be in to my syndicate head by the beginning of Week 6, so...after then...

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  5. I like, they look great, need some.

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  6. Really nice, just reminds me to check if the Hat British Tank Riders would fit, so I could add a bit more variety when I get around to building mine

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    1. Thanks Will. Have a look at the previous post about the HaT bods. Yes, if you take their packs off, they'll fit, but they are smaller than these PSC blokes.

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  7. Nice work. Can't wait until these become available in my neck of the woods. Looks like PSC may have made the prices of the IBG UCs drop by about 30% as well. Hopefully my copy of "Australian Military Equipment Profiles Vol.2" will arrive soon so I can start planning some LP2 UC conversions.

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    1. Thanks. Umm, sorry, what?! What's an IBG Universal Carrier? An LP2?

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    2. IGB is a Polish model manufacturer. Go to the bottom of the page at http://henk.fox3000.com/ibg.htm to see their 1/72 UC kits. LP2 is the Aussie pattern UC which nobody seems to care about.

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    3. Ahh, thanks for that. Man, joining all those track links must be very...challenging!

      As for the LP2, how different was it, and would you really notice the differences in 1/72?

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    4. The front hull and headlamp differences are pretty noticeable. Tracks and other areas not as much:

      http://www.mheaust.com.au/Aust/Research/LP2/Local%20pattern%20carrier.htm

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    5. Ah, I see what you mean about the headlamps especially. Scratchbuild those atop the PSC or IGB kits?

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    6. I'll probably work off of PSC kits. As you noted, the IBG kits are ab bit over-engineered.

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    7. Good call. These go together really nicely.

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