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Resicast RA Jeep Conversion
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 01:18 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a look at the RA Jeep Conversion set, one of the older offerings from Resicast, designed for the Tamiya Willys Jeep.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 09:19 PM UTC
Hi James,

That was fast lol, lol.

A bit of an after note:

"I spoke with Graham and he has only a few sets of the Airborne Decals remaining. I may be some time before these are available again. He will also be including in the kit a further set of instructions regarding the positionable steering, which was added to the kit as an update set. If you have the kit but not the steering instruction sheet just email Resicast and they will send you a copy of the Pdf file instructions."

Thanks

Al

Edit: A further piece of infomration. I see the Airborne Museum has now been moved to Duxford, no double as a result of Government cuts, so best check on the status if you planning a visit. The Airborne Shop is still in Browning Barracks, Aldershot.
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 11:19 PM UTC
Hey Al,
Thanks for another informative review !!
Man, you must have serious money invested in your stash of Resicast !!!
No wonder you have a weekend job !!
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 11:38 PM UTC
Hi John, Thanks.

I've been buying Resicast kits for about 4 years now. Started with a few figures to see what resin was like, then a couple of small accessory items to see if I could build them and it kinda grows a little each month. As my skill imporved, and my fear of PE and Resin lessened, I've branched out in to more complex items.

They make the widest choice of British Army figures and equipment I know of, although Accurate Armour are a close second. Given my interest in all things British/Commonwealth it was always going to happen.

The possibility of the 1/35 Horsa sparked my interest again in Airborne stuff, which in truth I had been trying to avoid as I have enough stuff to catch up on lol, lol , but sooner or later it was a road I was going to go down.

Here's the picture shown on page 11 of the instructions, hard to resist:



and another one I came across



Dio possibilities with Airborne Troops are brillient.

Yes, the weekend job helps fund the hobby.

Cheers

Al

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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2009 - 06:39 AM UTC

this looks very nice Alan,seen the Resicast Airborne jeep conversions whilst shopping online and thought I might 'find' them in the stash at some point!
It also didn't help that I have the 2 'After the Battle' books on Operation Market Garden,if the pics of XXX Corps armour dont getcha then the para jeeps will!!

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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2009 - 07:07 AM UTC
Hi Steve,

Thanks for looking. Yes, lots of fun and I would think a popular subject. Resicast do a number of versions, Signals, Medical, Scout, RASC and Standard version. It's unlikely 2nd echlon vehicles would have been converted. They also have the small trailers, 6pdr and 75mm pack and the only 3" mortar team I know of, so lots of choice.

I mentioned decals or lack there of in the review. Included in the kit should have been a small set specific to the RA kit. Resicast kindly forwarded them along.



Also in the afternote I mentioned that Graham has a limited supply of the more generic set, so I've included a picture of these, but this is a small stock, so first come first served I would think until or if they are reporduced.



MB seem to be heading down the Airborne route with their first 2 sets of paras, but Resicast already has an established platoon of figures and some cool accessories. Cost of course is a big issue, but I see a build up of these happening over the coming months as the announced MB 1/35 aircraft will add a complete new dimention to the possibilities for Airborne dioramas and took me down this road much earlier than I had expected!!

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2009 - 10:28 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

this is another kinteresting one, this chapo landed in his kilt



or is you want something completely different, rail jeeps in Burma



Al
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 07:49 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Guys,

this is another kinteresting one, this chapo landed in his kilt




Hey Al,
Man, I've just got to show that to my Dad !
You have to wonder if he was wearing his kilt in a regulation manner, no boxers or briefs !!
Definitely wouldn't want to be standing under that guy when he landed if that was the case !!!
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 02:46 AM UTC
Hi John,

Yip, look up and get a surprise

Here's another couple for you



RASC supply jeeps



even Paras have to eat.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 03:23 AM UTC
Be nice if Resicast were to do the same with a loadout for the 75mm Pack Howitzer in its airborne configuration...
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 05:47 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

I'm not sure if they would have used the jeeps. Quite possible I suppose, it depends what was landed in the Hamilcars, they could carry quite a load. Also what survived landing!!

1 x Tetarch Light Tank
1 x 25pdr with tractor
2 x Universal Carriers
2 x Dingo Scout Cars
1 x 17pdr with a Loyd

Do you have any pics of them towing the 75mm? Don't have a lot of para references.

one in action:



and a 6pdr




Cheers

Al