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CATMAN2 Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 2:13 a.m. PST

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New PSC 1/72nd German SdKfz 231 8 rad Armoured Car!
Each sprue also contains options to build 232 radio, 263 command and 233 Stummel versions plus crew figures

3 models in a box

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Tarleton05 Apr 2017 2:27 a.m. PST

They look little crackers!

christot05 Apr 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

Oooooooooo……
But I don't NEED any….
Wait! These are 231s not 234s
I do need some

Marc at work05 Apr 2017 6:49 a.m. PST

Loveley – I need these for those BGK scenarios – when are they due out?

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 8:16 a.m. PST

Just when I thought I didn't need any…..

Rapier Miniatures Inactive Member06 Apr 2017 1:34 a.m. PST

Excellent, can you do Daimler Dingos and armoured cars next please!

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

I just bought two sets of them, but I'm going to convert them into US armored cars for All Quiet on the Martian Front :)

Personal logo HidaSeku Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

These look great! Might need to pick some up!

number410 Apr 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

Can't wait for the mailman to bring mine – and the new Battlegroup Tobruk book!

Blacky75015 Apr 2017 4:20 a.m. PST

So I'm guessing the 234 family can't be too far aware

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 10:09 a.m. PST

Not sure about that Blacky, the early ones were chosen bacause of Battle group Tobruk ( Got mine and its fab :) ), I been trying to persuade PSC to do the 234's and schwims for ages but no one ever takes notice of me lol
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number422 Apr 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

These are fantastic! I've been a big fan of PSC vehicles from the get go, but they've outdone themselves this time; nice sturdy models (no more flimsy axles to break)and even the "bed frame" antenna was easy to assemble. The MG34 barrel for the 263 radio command version is very nicely sculpted too, a vast improvement on earlier kits

Oh yes, another bonus is the unused parts from other variants fit nicely on to the chassis and lower hull of the terribly inaccurate old Airfix kit if you have any of those knocking about ;)

number424 Apr 2017 8:52 p.m. PST

Under construction in the foreground – you can tell the result will be a sturdy model. Above that, Airfix with the PSC turret and upper hull, Top one is the Roden kit and the sdkfz263 armored command post at left is the PSC option straight from the box

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Marc at work26 Apr 2017 1:04 a.m. PST

That is a remarkably tidy build area you have there – I am impressed. Mine looks like an explosion in a toy soldier and paint factory.

With the Airfix/PSC hybrid, does that suggest the PSC kit is a tad small, as Airfix were renowned for being 1/76.

number426 Apr 2017 1:48 p.m. PST

LOL So does mine – I had to do a lot of tidying up to be able to take the photo!

Airfix have always been a bit funky about scale and this being an old bagged kit from the 190's (yes, I had to build it!) was marked just as 00 scale……. if anything it is slightly
on the large side comparing it with the 1/72 Roden model. Anyway, it works with the PSC upper hull with minimal sanding and filling.

The Airix Crusader is another kit that is oversized for 1/76 as it has almost identical dimensions to the Armourfast 1/72 kit.

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