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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2021 7:40 a.m. PST

I could not resist posting this which will introduce one of the first "Armoured Fighting Vehicles" seen in Ireland. Several of then were created for British Army use in the Easter Uprising of 1916 in Dublin. Basically it is a Daimler lorry used by the Guinness factory, but with a loco boiler mounted and some loopholes for riflemen therein.

I first came across this decades ago but never thought I would see a model of it.

This is on a French site of all things! Google translate is some help…some!


Grelber13 Apr 2021 10:24 a.m. PST

It has such a wonderful, rattletrap WWI appearance! I love it! Looking at the boiler and thinking about being inside makes me feel claustrophobic, though.

I'm surprised the boilerplate even remotely bulletproof.


Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2021 10:30 a.m. PST

Yeah, a lot of WWI stuff looks like something 40K Orks would use ! 🤩

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2021 11:00 a.m. PST

You did remind me that this was more of an APC than AFV. I agree entirely that any protection was more from concealment than bullet stopping. Any gunfire would have been very close range in 1916.

These are very well known in Ireland (well, amongst modellers anyway) and very well documented photographically

and of course I now see the title, which I cannot change. Imagine an Irishman who cannot spell Guinness properly!


jhancock13 Apr 2021 6:03 p.m. PST

But can you drink a Guinness properly?

Too much might explain the spelling!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2021 12:03 p.m. PST

Only in Dublin.

There is a Guinness Factory even in KL, Malaysia (a largely Muslim country!) which amazed me on my way to the airport, first time I saw it.

But only in Dublin can you enjoy it from a tap…properly. And then you have to be patient. They pour it in three stages and leave it. First time I saw that I was really hacked off (over 40 years ago) and thought they were taking the Mick. Deo Gratia I did not complain at being kept waiting.

What a brilliant idea for a model though.

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