login   |    register
Armor/AFV
For discussions on tanks, artillery, jeeps, etc.
REVIEW
Capricorn GM 15TA Armoured Truck
c5flies
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: October 21, 2007
KitMaker: 3,684 posts
Armorama: 2,938 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2012 - 02:13 PM UTC
Jim Rae takes a look at Capricorn Publications' latest title in their useful Army Wheels in Detail series. This time, the subject is the GM 15TA Armoured Truck.

Link to Item



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
SgtRam
Staff MemberContributing Writer
AEROSCALE
#197
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 06, 2011
KitMaker: 3,971 posts
Armorama: 2,859 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2012 - 02:43 PM UTC
Jim

Excellent review, and I do with there was a model available for this interesting vehicle.

thanks for the review.

Kevin
ChrisDM
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 01, 2010
KitMaker: 717 posts
Armorama: 697 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2012 - 03:15 PM UTC
Actually Kevin, I have thought about kitting this; even getting so far as measuring one, but I think there were rumours a little while ago about a plastic kit. Anyone know any more about that?
PantherF
Visit this Community
Indiana, United States
Joined: June 10, 2005
KitMaker: 6,188 posts
Armorama: 5,960 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2012 - 07:09 PM UTC
Nice review and I too would love a kit! What an interesting vehicle.








~ Jeff
grave_digger
Visit this Community
Clare, Ireland
Joined: December 30, 2008
KitMaker: 952 posts
Armorama: 834 posts
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2012 - 09:28 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Actually Kevin, I have thought about kitting this; even getting so far as measuring one, but I think there were rumours a little while ago about a plastic kit. Anyone know any more about that?



yeah Chris, I think I do know a little
Cheers
Libor
ChrisDM
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 01, 2010
KitMaker: 717 posts
Armorama: 697 posts
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2012 - 01:28 PM UTC
No Libor, I mean I heard there was going to be one in Styrene, not resin
tankmodeler
#417
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 01, 2004
KitMaker: 3,123 posts
Armorama: 2,539 posts
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2012 - 03:57 PM UTC
For those who can't wait for Styrene, there is a resin one from Wespe. It's not a great kit. Not at all bad, roughly 80's/early 90's level casting technology. I haven't measured it to check for accuracy, but it is basic in a number of areas.

The parts are cleanly moulded though with relatively few bubbles but some of the mould shift can be brutal, especially on the smaller cylindrical parts.

HTH

Paul
AlanL
Visit this Community
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
KitMaker: 14,499 posts
Armorama: 11,675 posts
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2012 - 06:56 PM UTC
Good to see another reference for the vehicle coming out, fingers crossesd for both an Armoured and Open Top version in plastic.

Cheers

Al
grave_digger
Visit this Community
Clare, Ireland
Joined: December 30, 2008
KitMaker: 952 posts
Armorama: 834 posts
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2012 - 08:22 PM UTC

Quoted Text

No Libor, I mean I heard there was going to be one in Styrene, not resin



LOL did I say resin....
tankmodeler
#417
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 01, 2004
KitMaker: 3,123 posts
Armorama: 2,539 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2012 - 02:11 AM UTC

Quoted Text

LOL did I say resin....



Mr. Libor, I'm afraid you have

SAID

TOO

MUCH!

Now you must die.

Oddjob? Take care of this please.







Paul
SdAufKla
Visit this Community
South Carolina, United States
Joined: May 07, 2010
KitMaker: 2,238 posts
Armorama: 2,158 posts
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 04:08 PM UTC
A very useful review, indeed, especially as I collect up references for my Mirror Models, Ltd (LZ Models) C15TA.

Now have a copy of this book on order, and I'm hoping that it'll cover the engine details well enough to do the Mirror Models kit some justice.

I guess Libor's hints were not too much after all!

(PS: I'm also looking forward to the Otter Mk1 next month.)