have a number of wireless set kits available on the market. I reviewed kit no 35.2235 Here on Armorama
,and Pat McGrath reviewed kit No 35.2317 Here
on this site also.
The first set (35.2235) included wireless set types No 18, No 19, No 22 and No 38. The second set (35.2317) contained a No 19 wireless.
Just recently released, Resicast brings us yet a further set of useful wireless equipment and this is a brief look at kit no 25.2328 depicting the No 11 Wireless Set.
Thanks is given to Pierre Piveteau for his help with developing the set.
The No 11 Wireless was a portable transceiver developed in 1935, used as a general purpose low power set, a vehicle station (truck/AFV), ground station and animal pack station. Frequency range 4.2-7.5MHz. MO control. RF output 0.6-4.5W. R/T and CW, with a range up to 20 miles. This was a very successful design, superseded by Sets No. 19 and 22. More data on the No 11 Wireless can be found Here
The sets comes packed in the standard Resicast zip plastic bag(s) with a paper insert depicting the product and the manufacturersí details.
This set contains 5 x No 11 Wireless Sets in 3 different configurations and comes complete with accessories. The sets are cast in a light grey resin and were free from any damage or air bubbles.
To aid understanding, the kit includes an A4 foldout page depicting the different configuration of the sets and the black and white pictures of the original plates are clearly marked showing what the parts are and where they go.
You get 1 x No 11 wireless set on itís own, 2 x No 11 wireless sets with Supply units LP No 1 and H.P No 1 complete in carrying frame in the normal arrangement, and 2 x No 11 wireless sets with Supply Units LP No 1 and H.P. No 1 in carrying frames with the alternative arrangement.
To add to the sets you get 5 sprues containing 4 carrying handles on each, (parts D), plus 6 sprues with headphones and mics (parts F & M) and 4 Aerial Condensers (part F). To complete the build you also get 2 frames for the HP Unit (part H) and 2 Supply on Frame units (parts E). Also included are 5 sprues containing 4 tiny wing nuts.
All the sets are beautifully cast and match the details on reference pictures pretty much spot on, although I didnít count every knob or switch, I did have a good try and if there is something missing I canít spot it. The frames have been expertly moulded to 4 of the sets to make life easier for the modeller.
The additional parts to make up the sets are equally well done and I never cease to be amazed at the quality and level of detail that Resicast produces, these are terrific sets.
The No 11 set was widely used by British and Commonwealth forces during WWII. These sets are of particular use in the early war years, but can be seen in service throughout the war.
You will have to supply your own wire, personally I use lead wire but that is up to you. Minimal clean up is necessary; I separated the sets from their stubs with only a slight pressure from a modelling knife. There are some very small parts to work with so take care when handling parts such as the wing nuts.
These are a set of terrific wirelesses, beautifully cast and will add detail to any vehicle or scene you might build, and probably have to be seen to be truly appreciated.
Another cracking and useful set of accessories from Resicast.