1/76 Milicast Scammell SV1S Heavy Recovery

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Neilie, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    I just finished the new Milicast Scammell SV1S/T and here it is finished for the 1st Armoured Division as it may have appeared in the Spring of 1940 prior to going to France. Roughly 44 of these went to France and it is believed none returned. The more common SV2S with the telescopic jib did go on to serve in NA and other theatres throughout WW2. I was built basically OOB with some modifications especially to the back end as it is so new, the instructions weren't ready when I got my copy so relied on photos to get the back details more or less correct. The figure is also a Milicast "Squaddie" with a head-swap to a helmeted one from their Engineers range and decals as usual were provided by Pete Marshall and my thanks to him. Dick Harley also provided input on the rear detail and I am much obliged to Dick for his knowledgeable input. I also elected to go with a single colour of Khaki Green #3 as suggested by Andrew Foulkes as many vehicles in excess of 3 tons were finished that way and with no disruptive so my thanks to him as well. Unfortunately, the colour appears to be more green in the photos although in reality, it is more brown.

    Cheers,

    Neil

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Neil as ever excellent model thank you for posting
    regards
    Clive
     
  3. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thank you very much Clive.....much appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
  4. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Again the amount of detail for this scale size is astonishing ... Neil, you must have 'sharp eyes' like an eagle and a monk's patience
     
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  5. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks stolpi.....the eyes are 78 years old but still serving me well....had a right eye cataract removed early this year and the left is a candidate down the road a bit.....an Optivisor is a necessity however.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
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  6. jamesmurrow

    jamesmurrow Senior Member

    Always impressed with the quality your work!:salut:
     
  7. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Neil,

    I gave you a like but otherwise I have run out of superlatives.

    Could you reveal a secret and tell what paints you use. I have been finding it difficult to find suitable shades without mixing. I still use the old fashioned, but never the less expensive good quality paint brush. Partly because I do not like equipment which needs care and attention in setting up, careful cleaning after use and somehow looses the intimacy of a brush.

    Mike.
     
  8. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thank you James and Mike for the kind words.

    Mike....paint....I do use an airbrush for the base coat but do all detail and disruptive if any with a brush. I use Humbrol and Model Master enamels. In the case of the latest BEF vehicles I have been using Humbrol 155 for Khaki Green #3 which varies from tin to tin between a greener or browner shade so I try to mix them a bit to get closer to Mike Starmer's colour chips which I use faithfully. Unfortunately, my photographic skills are lacking and I just use my phone and consequently the true colours aren't always what is portrayed in the photos. Lately, the Humbrol paints have the consistency of porridge and are not great to use. I am think of finding a new line. The model master are pretty good and a nice consistency but are mainly US type colours and I do use their Olive Drab for US vehicles in British service. I am currently doing a Mack NM towing a 7.2" Howitzer on the US M1 Carriage and will use the MM Olive Drab for those. Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
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  9. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Thank you Neil.

    I used Humbrol for as long as I can remember but have recently found them somewhat variable in colour and difficult to use. I will try Model Master.

    Not much wrong with your photographic skills.

    The Mack NM is one of my favourites, Yum, yum.

    Mike.
     
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