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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP14 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!

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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…!

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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP14 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

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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

Phil
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Jemima Fawr15 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

Phil
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Jemima Fawr15 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

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2012 11:32 a.m. PST

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

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Hope it helps.

Amicalement
Armand

GrumpyOldMan16 Oct 2012 2:07 p.m. PST

Hi

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.

Cheers

GrumpyOldMan

Personal logo Martin Rapier Supporting Member of TMP17 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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