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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Oct 2011 5:00 p.m. PST

Any suggestions for what could fill in for the Bilbao armored car in the Spanish Civil war? Looking for something close in 15mm. Thanks!









Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Oct 2011 5:37 p.m. PST

It's probably not much help, but we've got one in 10mm…!


Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Oct 2011 6:02 p.m. PST

That would be a bit small! But thanks.

Yesthatphil15 Oct 2011 10:36 a.m. PST

If I was converting one in 15mm I would probably start with a Skytex/CD Humber


A similar shaped steel box bar the angular mudguards and the smaller turret (all easily fixed with a file and some putty/green stuff)

Good luck


Jemima Fawr Inactive Member15 Oct 2011 11:10 a.m. PST

The two are rather different in size though. The Humber LRC was based on the Humber Snipe sallon car, whereas the Bilbao was based on a somewhat larger (Renault?) truck.

Yesthatphil15 Oct 2011 4:23 p.m. PST

Maybe the Skytrex model is oversized? I have a couple of spare ones … aside from from the diddy turret the body is the same size as a (BF) Soviet BA 10 … 45mm(L) x 20mm(W) x 17mm(H excl turret)

How that relates to the size of the SCw one I was just judging relatively to the people in the photos.

However, it was just a suggestion (I'm no expert on the period, although I do adapt and scratch build mid 20thC vehicles quite successfully)

No worries


Jemima Fawr Inactive Member15 Oct 2011 4:32 p.m. PST

Sorry, I don't know to be honest, as I haven't seen the Skytrex model 'in the flesh'. I was thinking of the real vehicles next to each other – the Humber LRC was just an armoured-up saloon car. If the Skytrex model is oversize, it may well do

Tango0116 Oct 2012 11:32 a.m. PST

This is, maybe, the one you are looking for.


Hope it helps.


GrumpyOldMan16 Oct 2012 2:07 p.m. PST


as well as the Matchlock one there is also the one being released soon by Minairons link . They seem to be talking about it being available in November maybe.



Martin Rapier17 Oct 2012 2:18 p.m. PST

I have the old SDD Bilbaos in 15mm, maybe some of those are still knocking around? I think Stronghold bought the moulds.

Looks like there are newer offerings available instead of having to convert though, as it isn't one of the easiest SCW AFVs to convert to.

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