Truvks 'n' Tracks '97

Truvks 'n' Tracks '97

Post by John Harri » Sun, 23 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Trucks 'n' Tracks '97
Well after an all too brief visit to this years 'Trucks 'n' Tracks' I can
report that as far as new releases go the military modelling hobby is still
on the up.
At a guess visitors were slightly down compared with last year, and a couple
of familiar UK traders were sadly absent.Accurate Armour were showing the
first prototypes of their first 1/15th scale kit, a Scimitar CVR(T) the kit
is an 'early' vehicle, and were displayed complete with a crew, the
projected price is around 250 (UK pounds).
AA were also selling their new Conqueror Mk.II and an update set for the
Dragon Sherman Mk.V/Vc. AA are also stocking the FCM conversion for a
'Panzerzerstorer Panther mit 12.8cm Pak'.
Cromwell Models announced several new kits, a 'Gulf War' Centurion AVRE, a
Panzer III Ausf.D, and numerous German troops in 'tank rider' poses.
Cromwell also had a new series of 1/35th decals, all modern British Army.
Of the continental maker, the Belgium company 'Resicast' had their new 'Land
Matress' (Canadian Rocket projector), just imagine an Allied Nebelwerfer.
Resicast also announced a Bedford QLB Bofors gun tractor, Caterpillar Dozer
D7, Bedford OY, and Bedford QLT the last two being British WW2 trucks.
The French were there in force, ADV/Azimut had yet more railway items, a
flatcar, a GAZ field car, a 12.2cm K 390/2(r) Russian Howitzer. They also
showed a really neat set of GI figures to place in a Jeep.
PSP were also into the railway fashion, and are proposing to complete a
whole train, the first being a 'Wagon Artillery 105mm with Flak 37'.
The new British company Arran Models had a Bedford 15cwt truck and a Guy Ant
of similiar size. SMA had a German Faun ZR Road & Rail tractor (railways
again!) and the much smaller German DKW 123cc motorcycle.
New injection models from Eastern Europe included three versions of the
Renault UE light tractor, including a Luftwaffe airfield defence version.
The Italian company 'Royal Models' had no less than three update sets for
the Tamiya Wespe, an interior, external details, and a set including a
complete brass replacement set for the fighting compartment sides.
The German company 'New Connection' had yet more conversions for the DML
Hetzer, and were also selling a Hungarian conversion for a T55 Recovery
vehicle (to fit the Esci kit).
The German company 'Militarmodelbau' had a Fuchs armoured car in their Elite
range, together with various conversions to create Bundewehr versions of
existing kits.An increasing trend seems to be to 1/48th models, no doubt
spurred by the availability of the ex-Bandai kits, ADV and SMA were among
those now producing 1/48th kits and conversions.
I will expand this brief review on my homepage, hopefully before the end of
the month.
Thanks
John  

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Truvks 'n' Tracks '97

Post by John Harri » Sun, 23 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Trucks 'n' Tracks '97
Well after an all too brief visit to this years 'Trucks 'n' Tracks' I can
report that as far as new releases go the military modelling hobby is
stillon the up.
At a guess visitors were slightly down compared with last year, and a couple
of familiar UK traders were sadly absent.
Accurate Armour were showing the first prototypes of their first 1/15th
scale kit, a Scimitar CVR(T) the kitis an 'early' vehicle, and were
displayed complete with a crew, the projected price is around 250 (UK
pounds). AA were also selling their new Conqueror Mk.II and an update set
for theDragon Sherman Mk.V/Vc. AA are also stocking the FCM conversion for
a'Panzerzerstorer Panther mit 12.8cm Pak'.
Cromwell Models announced several new kits, a 'Gulf War' Centurion AVRE, a
Panzer III Ausf.D, and numerous German troops in 'tank rider' poses.
Cromwell also had a new series of 1/35th decals, all modern British Army.
Of the continental makers, the Belgium company 'Resicast' had their new
'LandMatress' (Canadian Rocket projector), just imagine an Allied
Nebelwerfer. Resicast also announced a Bedford QLB Bofors gun tractor,
Caterpillar Dozer D7, Bedford OY, and Bedford QLT the last two being British
WW2 trucks.
The French were there in force, ADV/Azimut had yet more railway items, a
flatcar, a GAZ field car, a 12.2cm K 390/2(r) Russian Howitzer. They also
showed a really neat set of GI figures to place in a Jeep. PSP were also
into the railway fashion, and are proposing to complete a whole train, the
first being a 'Wagon Artillery 105mm with Flak 37'.
The new British company Arran Models had a Bedford 15cwt truck and a Guy
Antof similiar size. SMA had a German Faun ZR Road & Rail tractor
(railwaysagain!) and the much smaller German DKW 123cc motorcycle.
New injection models from Eastern Europe included three versions of the
Renault UE light tractor, including a Luftwaffe airfield defence version.
The Italian company 'Royal Models' had no less than three update sets for
the Tamiya Wespe, an interior, external details, and a set including a
complete brass replacement set for the fighting compartment sides. The
German company 'New Connection' had yet more conversions for the DML Hetzer,
and were also selling a Hungarian conversion for a T55 Recovery vehicle (to
fit the Esci kit).
The German company 'Militarmodelbau' had a Fuchs armoured car in their Elite
range, together with various conversions to create Bundewehr versions of
existing kits. An increasing trend seems to be to 1/48th models, no doubt
spurred by the availability of the ex-Bandai kits, ADV and SMA were among
those now producing 1/48th kits and conversions.
I will expand this brief review on my homepage, hopefully before the end of
the month.
Thanks
John
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