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Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 05:43 AM UTC
Kit Form Services is a British company that is carving itself out a name producing 1/24th scale military vehicles in resin, it should also be remembered that this company also produces models outside of the military realm and I highly recommend you pay their site a visit. In this news report we take a look at the FV601 Saladin Armoured Car.
The information below is provided by Kit Form Services.

FV601 Saladin Armoured Car
The fifth kit in our series of Classic British Military Vehicles. The 485 part kit includes the usual highly detailed B80 Rolls Royce straight 8 engine, in a fully detailed engine bay with hinged covers & hinged oil cooler & oil cooler support bar. Complete torsion bar suspension & running gear with 12.00 x 20 Track Grip tyres. A fully detailed drivers compartment with working hatch & full compliment of controls, stowage & instruments. The incredibly well detailed lift out turret & turret basket, is complete with all gunners & loaders controls, seats, stowage trays & boxes, C42 & B47 radios, .30cal ranging MG, main armament ammo racks with 24 rounds of ammo in HESH, HE & Smoke format,+ six empty cases & a sliding breach block (each round of ammo also has 2 decals). With the turret lifted out the remainder of the inside of the hull can then be viewed to reveal further ammo racks, crew water tank, 3rd fuel tank, fire extinguishers, batteries & even more stowage. On the outside of the vehicle are the commanders .30MG, turret stowage basket in brass etch, working turret hatches, smoke dischargers, fire extinguishers, pioneer tools & tow ropes, first aid kit & 4 gallon water container. All 5 external stowage bins are thin wall cast & hollow & have separate pose able lids & padlocks for diorama work.

Parts count;- 260 parts in high quality TQ resin, 76 parts in cast white metal, 149 brass etched parts = 485 parts in total, plus decals & various plastics/brass rod etc. The extensive decal set includes unit markings & call sign plates, plus UN markings, full data plate & gunners control /sight markings & even marking decals for the 76mm ammo cartridge case bases & projectiles.

225.00 UK & EU
187.50 non EU export

Our thanks to Kit Form Services for sending us this information.
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Absolutely. Must. Have. Look at this monster! It's awesome! The pictures of this are great but I'm imagining how impressive this thing has to be when it's right in front of you. The detailing possibilities with this model are incredible. Mix it in with a 1/24 car or truck and you've got the makings of a really interesting urban diorama. Add this one to the list of models that I have to get soon. Jim Large Scale Armory
OCT 29, 2011 - 04:55 PM
KFS stuff is awesome. I bought a heap of 1/24 truck stuff, and it arrived quickly, and very well packed. the casting quality is second to none.
OCT 29, 2011 - 07:57 PM
I have built one of these and it is a very nice kit indeed Its also huge and very heavy!
OCT 29, 2011 - 09:05 PM
Very neat and detailed kit. Looks like as many parts as some of the 1/16 Trumpeter kits but in a 1/24 wheeled vehicle. A definite must for those that are detail oriented. ~ Jeff
OCT 29, 2011 - 09:16 PM

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