3RTR Humber Scout Cars

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3RTR Humber Scout Cars

Joined: September 6th, 2002, 2:07 pm

September 11th, 2011, 9:14 pm #1

I'm currently working on a diorama that will have a Humber Scout Car from 3RTR. The Bronco kit has markings for one named "Cerebral" and I was wondering if the IWM photo BU2758 is this vehicle ? I saw a TO&E for 11AD and they say the regiments only had two Humbers and so I'm wondering if my build is OK to portray this vehicle ? I currently have pictures of my build up on the CC discussion group.

Jim Guld
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 11:30 am

September 12th, 2011, 6:21 pm #2

fitting the 3RTR pattern and sensible for the Intelligewnce Officer - but is NOT a known name

Dick
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September 12th, 2011, 7:04 pm #3

Dick,
Thanks for the info. Bronco seems to have the WD number wrong also. They have it as F255374, whereas the vehicle you used in your AFV Modeller article is either F196184 or F186184.

Jim Guld
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September 12th, 2011, 9:20 pm #4

I think Jim that the census is correct for a HSC, but again not necessarilly one with 3RTR. The famous photo of a 3RTR HSC F196184 leading Comets led by COBRA is commanded by the Int Offr, a Lt Crockett if memory serves.
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Joined: December 10th, 2006, 10:57 am

September 13th, 2011, 9:42 am #5

Dick,
Thanks for the info. Bronco seems to have the WD number wrong also. They have it as F255374, whereas the vehicle you used in your AFV Modeller article is either F196184 or F186184.

Jim Guld
James, If you do a search on here for 3RTR you'll find that the T Numbers in the Bronco kit are fictional, posted by the chap who did them. That one is in the SKP kit.

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September 13th, 2011, 1:58 pm #6

Hi Craig,
The number provided in the Bronco kit though not known to be from 3RTR is at least a known HSC number going by the data, Pre-1948 Census numbers listed at the MAFVA website.

Jim Guld
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Joined: December 10th, 2006, 10:57 am

September 13th, 2011, 4:01 pm #7

Hi James,

Horses mouth
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/th ... 27s+Humber

scroll down to Dick Taylors post.

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September 16th, 2011, 2:59 pm #8

If anyone feels misled!
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September 17th, 2011, 2:14 am #9

Dick,
As the number is possible, I'm not dogging you. It would be nice if Bronco and other manufacturers would just put in a blurb in the marking instructions that this is only a "best guess" or something along those lines.

Jim Guld
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 11:30 am

September 17th, 2011, 4:47 pm #10

That is just what my original caption said!

DT
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