Rolls Royce A/C kits

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Rolls Royce A/C kits

Joined: June 2nd, 2007, 11:55 pm

May 1st, 2011, 9:32 am #1

Guys I am looking for 1/72 scale kits of three different marks of Rolls Royce Armoured Cars used in WWII. I understand these to be.......

1914 Pattern. (with "desert" wheels).

1920 Pattern. (MkI)?

1924 Pattern (1940).

Does anybody make them?
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Joined: August 15th, 2009, 7:40 am

May 1st, 2011, 4:39 pm #2

Depending on which medium you prefer,Cromwell models do one in resin, im not certain of the type offhand (try Henk of hollands website) or a lovely little metal kit from the "Tommy Aitkins" range. I made several variants from this one kit including the "Fordson RR used by the R.A.F. in Iraq.Very easy to do as well! No doubt others are available but dont spring to mind at the moment.
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Joined: June 2nd, 2007, 11:55 pm

May 1st, 2011, 5:56 pm #3

Dave, I will use any medium, but injection moulded kits are mu No 1 choice.

Is the Fordson conversion easy? Is it the same as the R.A.F used in the Western Desert when a Company served with the 11th Hussars?
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May 2nd, 2011, 7:18 am #4

The conversion basically involves increasing the leangth of the chassis and body from behind the turret and fighting compartment.It is also slightly higher by a couple of milimeters in this area.You also need to change the wheels, i used some from an old minitanks model.I did an article for Military in Scale covering the Rolls Royce series in June 1995.I can send you photocopies of this article to help you if thats any use?
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Joined: August 15th, 2009, 7:40 am

May 2nd, 2011, 7:19 am #5

Dave, I will use any medium, but injection moulded kits are mu No 1 choice.

Is the Fordson conversion easy? Is it the same as the R.A.F used in the Western Desert when a Company served with the 11th Hussars?
The conversion basically involves increasing the leangth of the chassis and body from behind the turret and fighting compartment.It is also slightly higher by a couple of milimeters in this area.You also need to change the wheels, i used some from an old minitanks model.I did an article for Military in Scale covering the Rolls Royce series in June 1995.I can send you photocopies of this article to help you if thats any use?
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Joined: June 28th, 2005, 12:28 am

May 2nd, 2011, 3:58 pm #6

Also from a fellow in Tacoma,Washington, a metal 1/72 range-called Reviresco. He makes both of these cars, I have the Rolls 1924 late pattern as used in 1940. Regards, Mark.
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Joined: June 2nd, 2007, 11:55 pm

May 2nd, 2011, 10:39 pm #7

The conversion basically involves increasing the leangth of the chassis and body from behind the turret and fighting compartment.It is also slightly higher by a couple of milimeters in this area.You also need to change the wheels, i used some from an old minitanks model.I did an article for Military in Scale covering the Rolls Royce series in June 1995.I can send you photocopies of this article to help you if thats any use?
Thanks for the kind offer.
If I get the kit, I might just take you up on it.
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Joined: June 2nd, 2007, 11:55 pm

May 2nd, 2011, 10:41 pm #8

Also from a fellow in Tacoma,Washington, a metal 1/72 range-called Reviresco. He makes both of these cars, I have the Rolls 1924 late pattern as used in 1940. Regards, Mark.
Sorry Mark, just to avoid confusion can you confirm which two model RR are available from Reverisco?
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Joined: June 28th, 2005, 12:28 am

May 3rd, 2011, 12:04 am #9


All variants, so far as I can tell. They make a decent basis to build upon, considering the competition stateside. True 1:72 scale.

http://www.tin-soldier.com/sg/afvkit2.htm
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Joined: June 2nd, 2007, 11:55 pm

May 3rd, 2011, 12:59 am #10

Brilliant Mark, thank you.
Now do we know of anyone who sells them in the U.K?
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