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|VCarter ||10 Jul 2019 11:29 a.m. PST|
How do these compare size wise to the old Airfix carriers?
|wmyers||10 Jul 2019 2:25 p.m. PST|
How many of the variant spruces are in each box?
For the two wasps, some of the parts are used for both, so if there is only one sprue you can't make 7 different variants. Only 5 and 2 regular carriers.
|forrester||10 Jul 2019 2:59 p.m. PST|
Bigger than Airfix [which are 1/76]
|advocate||10 Jul 2019 5:07 p.m. PST|
35 figures suggests at least 5 sprues.
|Griefbringer||11 Jul 2019 1:41 a.m. PST|
I would assume that the kit contains 7 of the basic carrier sprues (available since long ago, with 4 crew each) and 1 variant upgrade sprue.
This would give the mentioned 7 vehicles and 35 crew.
BTW: looks like there is also a spare Bren gun on AA-mount provided as an extra bit.
|Griefbringer||11 Jul 2019 3:28 a.m. PST|
On a second glance, it also looks like there might be two Vickers MGs and two .50 cal MGs on the sprue; one with gunner arms attached and another without.
|wmyers||11 Jul 2019 8:18 a.m. PST|
They have the AA Bren on the 3 inch Mortar version in the pictures. There is also a part that is to be used for both the Vickers AND the 50 Cal. So, even if they give an extra Vickers and an extra 50 Cal., for a total of 4 mg's, it looks like you'll only be able to use 1?
|wmyers||11 Jul 2019 8:20 a.m. PST|
VCarter, a little "google-fu" is your friend:
|VCarter ||11 Jul 2019 10:19 a.m. PST|
Thanks so much, the very info I needed.
I have way to many of the Airfix models.
|wmyers||11 Jul 2019 3:40 p.m. PST|
So the variant sprue may be something you could use to modify the ones you already have.
It might be worth emailing PSC and see if they'd be able to sell you one.
I'm sure with not much work you could make the parts fit.