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Humber Mk 1 Stowage
Humber Scout Car Mk 1 Stowage
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by: Pat McGrath [ EXER ]


Originally published on:
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Introduction

Resicast have brought a stowage set to fit the Bronco or Skp Humber Scout cars.
Whichever version of the Humber scout car you build you'll need stowage. Various ammo boxes were often welded on to vehicle fenders, and the rear deck often piled high with whatever the crew thought they needed. This set of stowage is specific to the Humber Scout car and contains stowage for one vehicle.

The Kit

The set includes:
  • 4 resin wheels(2 left, 2 right)
  • 1 large rear stowage bundle
  • 2 damaged ammo boxes for the rear fenders
  • Tarpaulin wrapped K Guns
  • 1 Clear plastic windscreen
  • 1 windscreen wiper ( 1 spare)
  • 2 wing nuts ( 2 spare)
  • Windscreen wiper 1 Spare

The instructions sheet consists of one A6 sheet with black and white photos showing the stowage in place on the kit and the assembly of the windscreen, plus a key to what each piece is.
All of the parts, apart from the windscreen, are very crisply cast in a greenish colored resin and the detail is excellent. I couldn't find any air bubbles in my set that I can see.

The Large Stowage Bundle:
This is designed to fit in the centre of the rear deck and overhang slightly. It has two ropes tying it down and the detail where the tarpaulin is drawn in and bunched by the ropes is very good. There is a small resin casting plug on one end which needs to be removed.

The Covered K Guns:
This resin piece depicts the twin Vickers K guns in the mounting covered by a canvas tarp. The gun pintle is shown sticking out from the bottom. There are no straps, fastenings or seams on the canvas and the shape is a bit amorphous. I haven't seen any photos of the K guns covered by a tarp so for all I know this depiction is 100% accurate.
There is the stub of the casting plug on one end which needs to be removed.

25 pdr Ammo Boxes:
These are crisply cast and are dented. They come with a resin plug which will need to be removed- I use a razor saw.

The Wheels:
Both the Skp and Bronco kit wheels have their problems, so the inclusion of resin replacements is a good idea. The tread is well defined and the bolt detail is very crisp. There are the remains of the casting sprue on each wheel which will need to be filed flat. This spot will show up on the tread so the wheel should be positioned with this spot touching the ground.

The Windscreen and Fittings:
The windscreen and frame comes as one piece of clear plastic. The wipers and wing nuts are separate resin pieces. You get one spare wiper and two spare wing nuts. This piece will need careful painting.

Conclusion

Though it is a bit minimalist by Resicast standards, this vehicle specific stowage kit will enhance either the Bronco or Skp kit.
SUMMARY
Highs: Quality of casting and inclusion of resin wheels.
Lows: The covered K guns could be better defined.
Verdict: Recommended.
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35.2298
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 08, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.05%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.29%

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About Pat McGrath (exer)
FROM: DUBLIN, IRELAND

I served three years in the Irish Army. Then I studied fine art for five years. Acted professionally since leaving college (Look me up on IMDB- Pat McGrathIII) Interested in Allied Armour 1942-45 and German SPGs. Other interests are figures and Sci Fi models

Copyright 2019 text by Pat McGrath [ EXER ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



Comments

Nice review, Pat! I like that the tires are included as well as spare wing nuts and wiper. The twin Vickers K does look a little blob-like, but if I ever build another Humber, I'll definitely buy this set to go with it.
AUG 07, 2010 - 05:09 PM
Thanks for the review Pat. I particularly like the stowage in this set, not a fan of having the twin-K's covered up they way they are but I still wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of these upgrade packages.
AUG 07, 2010 - 05:34 PM
Hi Pat, Thanks for that appreciated. Re the Twin Vickers, I spoke to Graham when he was over at Duxford and he mentioned that he was going to recast the part as he wasn't entirely happy with it. Don't know if that has happened thought. It would be interesting to see it painted up, give a better idea of the look. Thanks again. Al
AUG 07, 2010 - 09:44 PM
It would be interesting to see if there were any photos of the Twin Ks or any other MGs covered up. Was there an issued rain cover or was it just an ad hoc arrangement by the crew
AUG 07, 2010 - 10:33 PM
Hi Pat, Sounds like a good possibility it's a: Covers, Canvas, Twin Vickers MG Mk 1 for the use of - sign here Al
AUG 08, 2010 - 10:12 AM
   

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