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1:285th Scale Modern French Armor


ERC-90S SAGAIE (pack of 4)
Product #
F-10
Manufacturer
Suggested Retail Price
$5.50 USD

VAB-VTT (pack of 4)
Product #
F-11
Manufacturer
Suggested Retail Price
$5.50 USD


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

I don't know about you, but I love scenarios because they give a focus to my collecting, painting and planning. I am happier when I can "control" my purchasing and painting to models I at least know I have a scenario for!

So I do, in fact, have some scenarios in mind for post-war French forces in the event war breaks out in Europe (in the 1980s!). Therefore, I didn't feel guilty acquiring some French armor and having our friends at Fernando Enterprises in Sri Lanka paint them up. Basing was done by me, using Litko 3mm wooden bases and FlexSteel.

ERC-90S Sagaie

French armor

The ERC-90 is a six-wheel armored recon vehicle. From what I understand, the French invested in wheeled armored vehicles because the cost was much lower, and they thought the vehicles would be as good as tracked vehicles given that France has a dense road net.

French armor

These vehicles have been used in the French Fast Deployment Force, providing some 'muscle'.

French armor

I found the above picture online, and asked the painters to match the look.

French armor

The model comprises two parts: hull and turret.

French armor

The long, thin gun barrel is delicate. It bends easily, but fortunately does not easily break!

French armor

VAB-VTT

French armor

VAB in French stands for 'armored vanguard' and VTT stands for 'troop transport.' It carries ten passengers, and has a machinegun turret.

French armor

I located the above photo online, and asked the painters to match the scheme.

French armor

The little machinegun turret is a separate part.

French armor

French armor