Any alternative markings for the Tamiya Humber Mk IV Armoured Car?

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Any alternative markings for the Tamiya Humber Mk IV Armoured Car?

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:37 am

June 5th, 2018, 7:32 pm #1

Hi All, 

The subject says it all. Just wondering if there are any other decals options out there for the Humber? I've looked, but I may have missed something. 

Thanks, 

Art 
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Joined: April 6th, 2010, 8:25 pm

June 7th, 2018, 8:11 am #2

No dedicated decal sheets as far as I'm aware but if you are willing to source decals from elsewhere then the options are much wider as many infantry-related Recce units operated the Humber. I think pretty much every Infantry Division in NW Europe operated Humbers at some point.

I've built both my Humbers in alternative markings - an RAF Armoured Car Company example in Aden (1945-46) and a Humber belonging to the Protection Troop of the 8th Army HQ in Italy (1944-45). The decals are a mix of commercially available unit markings and home-printed serials.

Regards,
John
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:37 am

June 7th, 2018, 7:17 pm #3

Thanks John. I ended up buying a few sheets that should have the markings I need (argh! Why can't I just use the markings in the kit?!?!??). Anyway, I'm curious what the RAF car looked like. Do you have any pics of your model or a real one? Thanks again. Art
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Joined: November 24th, 2004, 1:44 am

June 7th, 2018, 7:48 pm #4

Art.  I just emailed scans of the 1/35 Bronco Humber Mark IV to you.  Let me know if you get them.
Patrick Keenan
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Joined: April 6th, 2010, 8:25 pm

June 12th, 2018, 8:34 pm #5

One Humber Mk IV of the Aden Section, No. 2 Armoured Car Company. They had six IIRC, the only RAF unit to use the Mk IV and incidentally the most heavily armed (calibre-wise) armoured car used by the the RAF to that point. They were not a success in the brutal terrain of Aden and survived less than a year in service.

Regards,
John
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