login   |    register
Early Aviation
Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Hosted by Kevin Brant
REVIEW
Roden 1/35 RR AC 1920
JackFlash
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,670 posts
Armorama: 256 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 08:17 AM UTC


As sure as the machine gun was born it was discovered that airfield protection and convoy escort duties need to be motorized. Better still the company chosen to manufacture this hot box was Rolls Royce. With all the recent surge in 1/32 WWI aviation kits Roden offers a great little incentive to add to the depth of any large scale display.


Here a Camel on its nose and an infantry column passing by with an early British Armoured car raising some dust.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here. As this is an armoured car and even though I want to use it in a diorama with an aircraft I am transfering the thread to the Early Armour section.

Thanks!
JackFlash
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,670 posts
Armorama: 256 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 10:28 AM UTC
Here is a bit of fun on the subject.

MSRP = 59.99
Squadron = 53.99

Plastic-Models-Store.com price = 36.95
They are an advertizer here.
JimMrr
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 03, 2007
KitMaker: 1,505 posts
Armorama: 382 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 03:46 AM UTC
A friend of mine picked up this kit recently and had only 2 bad things to say :
It seemed a bit costly
The detail was "soft"
But this is alot cheaper than buying the Accurate Armour resin kit I guess
I remember the good old days buying a Toko kit for $15.00CAD....sigh..
Removed by original poster on 04/21/09 - 18:03:21 (GMT).
JackFlash
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,670 posts
Armorama: 256 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 07:22 AM UTC


Here is Squadron's modified version of the Roden box art in their monthly supplament.



The text above the image of the dog says
"Figure and dog not included in the kit."
JackFlash
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,670 posts
Armorama: 256 posts
Posted: Monday, June 22, 2009 - 04:32 PM UTC
For another Kitmaker review see Pat McGrath's contribution here.
JackFlash
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,670 posts
Armorama: 256 posts
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 04:37 PM UTC
Here is a bit of fun from the Roden website. Note the Vickers MG is not bored out. If it was a safety cap there should be a small chain hanging from the flash suppressor. Imagine having one of these doing sentry duty on an airfield, in a convoy or passing by a nosed over aircraft.

JackFlash
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,670 posts
Armorama: 256 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 03:56 AM UTC
Word of caution on the instructions. Step 1 - 3, Do yourself a favor and unite the basic engine halves before adding the generator, magnetos, carburetor, distributor cap, plumbing, water and oil pumps. There should be a solid foundation first rather than trying to align the engine halves after everything is attached externally.

As this is an armoured car and even though I want to use it in a diorama with an aircraft I am transfering the thread to the Early Armour section.
jaypee
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: February 07, 2008
KitMaker: 1,699 posts
Armorama: 168 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 04:31 AM UTC
Slibh na mban, is what I'd model if I had one of these.
The mount of Micheal Collin when he was ambushed.

http://www.esatclear.ie/~curragh/sliabh_na_mban.htm

Look forward to seeing your progress