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Resicast 6pdr Ammo Boxes
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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009 - 04:31 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly provides an In-Box Review of Resicast's 6pdr Ammo Boxes-Early Pattern in 1/35.

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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009 - 04:49 PM UTC
Alan did these ammo boxes have markers of some kind on them, I would suspect burnt in/or sprayed on information. If so is there the need to again to search out decals for them?
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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009 - 06:19 PM UTC
Hi Darren,

Pictures of these boxes are hard to find. On the 2 examples I looked at neither showed any sign of markings. The indentification for these may have been the wavy line on either side of the box as I can think of no other reason for it being there.

If anyone has any pics I'd be delighted to see them.

Al
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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009 - 07:14 PM UTC
Thanks for that Alan it was just my belief that some kind of marker should be on the boxes.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 03:50 AM UTC
Hi Darren,

It's possible, but I couldn't find an example.

Al
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Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 08:36 AM UTC
Hey Al,
Another helpful review !!!
I just wish someone like Dragon, AFV Club (even Tamiya), etc..... would do a 6pdr in plastic.
The old Tomy/Italeri/Peerless kit is not bad but it's the U.S. version IIRC and the Tamiya kit is not worth mentioning.
For that matter any Allied AT gun would be welcome.
Cheers.

jjumbo
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2009 - 10:28 AM UTC
Hi John,

Yip, we don't have many artillery pieces in plastic that's for sure. Glad you found the review useful.

Thanks

Al
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2009 - 11:34 AM UTC
Nice review Alan

do you have shares in resicast as you must spend a small fortune with them


cheers

keith
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2009 - 08:03 PM UTC
Hi Keith.

Thanks . Unfortunately not, but I do have a lot of Graham's kits, it's not only that they are great pieces but he is one of the few manufacturers who make only British/Commonwealth stuff and he does sets and accessories not done by anyone else, or simply done better than anyone else.

I've been building up stuff over a fairly long period of time for various projects, some of it is built, so I can't review that. but the In Box stuff I can. I still have 4/5 items I got over 2 years ago to review and I've been lucky enough to get some review samples.

As the wife now says, "you have too many models" , but we all know that can never be the case Mind you I have a fair few other kits too,

What raised the purchase level was the issue of the replacement tracks for the carriers. I had been waiting at least 3 years for those and they were closely followed by his excellent range of carrier updates, stowage and accessory sets with the icing on the cake being the Rolls Royce and the T 16 that came out at the end of last year.

Resicast have certainly been busy, I didn't count them all but last year I'm fairly sure about 20 new items came out, this year looks to be as equally exciting, THE AVRE update for the Churchill kit looks great, other items are obviously in the pipe line, and the early Scout and Bren carriers are shown on his site for release sometime this year. There is a new carrier driver and crew for the first time in 30 years

So yes, I am certainly a big fan, I hope I give an un-bias this is what you get/this is what I think view of the sets, not always easy when you open a box packed fully of quality stuff .

Mind you I've also been doing some reviews on Accurate Armour and Ultracast kits another 2 of my favourite manufacturers.

Cost wise, it is certainly an expensive hobby, but until the plastic manufacurers build more British/Commonwealth kits, if that's your genre then soon or later you have to go down the resin path, unless you can scratch build all your own stuff and I'm a long way from that.

I wouldn't like to add up what I spend on modelling each month, SHMBO would have a fit , but the last 18 months have seen a hugh increase in the number and type of Allied kits available, which is great for me and allied modellers but not so good on the bank account

Cheers

Al