AFV Club's Australian Centurion was the groundbreaking first of a range of tanks that had been on many a modeler's wish list for decades ... they are all accurate, well designed and build up in to excellent representations of factory fresh vehicles.
However, if you look over photographs of any Aussie Centurion in Vietnam, it will always have plenty of stowage in the turret bustle basket. Sure ... there are plenty of Vietnam era accessory sets about, but the basket is an odd shape, and making all the bits fit can be a bit like trying to solve a Chinese puzzle.
Aussie manufacturer Firestorm - which produces an extensive range of updates and accessories for the Australian Cent - has come up with a simple low cost solution.
Firestorm's Centurion Stowage Set Vietnam is a single block of resin comprising steel and wooden ammo boxes, tarps, webbing and other personal items and even a smoke grenade - the whole lot just drops in to the stowage basket, or you can glue it to the rear of the turret and build the basket around it.
Highs: Simple, easy and cost effective update.Lows: Makes Aussie Cents all that easier to build, which means I'll just have to do more! Resin section may be a tight fit in assembled bustle rack.Verdict: A quick and commonsense way to accesorise your Cent
About Mick Toal (Heatseeker64) FROM: NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
Journalist and photographer - aka :"scribbler and snapper" - based in Sydney Australia. Been modelling as long as I can remember and it's my great distraction away from work. Regards my career, well every time I think it's slowing down it goes and speeds up again! Check out my blog at: http://heatse...