WW2 British radio truck question...

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WW2 British radio truck question...

Joined: May 11th, 2005, 9:18 pm

July 27th, 2012, 11:02 pm #1

I have been asked to build a British Signals radio truck,for a guy whose father landed at Arromanches on D-day...he was Royal Corps of Signals and i read a statement he made in a newspaper cutting,he was with Montgomery's HQ at Creully for several weeks.I am an armour fan/builder but have very little knowledge of soft-skins,particularly the Radio trucks in use at the time...can anyone suggest a site that may give me some idea of the vehicles used in Monty's HQ ? I have googled a few sites but have not found much out as such,any help would be much appreciated Paul Warner.
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Joined: August 5th, 2005, 9:47 am

July 28th, 2012, 1:10 am #2

Some of Montys vehicles are very wellknown, like the Humber Snipe.
This has been made by Airfix in 1/32:

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/ ... 5501.shtml

Others are the Leyland Caravan, this has been made by Wespe in 1/35:

http://www.wespemodels.ro/index.php?rou ... uct_id=135

And the Fordson with the mapvan, at least the caravan is available from Wespe, I thought the Fordsson used to be as well:

http://www.wespemodels.ro/index.php?rou ... ct_id=1258

http://www.reynaulds.com/products/Wespe/35036.aspx

He also used a Mack caravan, also produced by Wespe:

http://www.wespemodels.ro/index.php?rou ... uct_id=180

Apart from these im sure he must have had some Bedford QLRs and this may very well be the vehicle you are looking for. Plus Models used to do a conversionkit for the old Airfix/Italeri/Revell Bedford QL Portee:

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/r ... t6474.html

http://www.creativemodels.co.uk/plusmod ... -5618.html

Resicast have a very nice full kit of the Bedford QLR:

http://www.historexagents.com/shop/hxpr ... de=R351138

Several of Montys vehicles, both of the Caravans, the Humber and the Mapvan belongs to IWM afaik and if Im not mistaken they are all displayed at Duxford, photos of them can be find every here and there, just google.

Hth

Desert-Erik
Sweden

CU@C4

www.c4-open.se
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Joined: April 24th, 2005, 12:23 am

July 28th, 2012, 6:29 am #3

I have been asked to build a British Signals radio truck,for a guy whose father landed at Arromanches on D-day...he was Royal Corps of Signals and i read a statement he made in a newspaper cutting,he was with Montgomery's HQ at Creully for several weeks.I am an armour fan/builder but have very little knowledge of soft-skins,particularly the Radio trucks in use at the time...can anyone suggest a site that may give me some idea of the vehicles used in Monty's HQ ? I have googled a few sites but have not found much out as such,any help would be much appreciated Paul Warner.
You will probably get a better answer there. From Photos of the various TAC HQ's of Montly I have seen the Radio trucks tended to be Bedford QLR's. These are avail in 72nd from IBG and I believe we are also getting a 35th Version from IBG later in the year
Al
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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 11:46 am

July 28th, 2012, 12:24 pm #4

I have been asked to build a British Signals radio truck,for a guy whose father landed at Arromanches on D-day...he was Royal Corps of Signals and i read a statement he made in a newspaper cutting,he was with Montgomery's HQ at Creully for several weeks.I am an armour fan/builder but have very little knowledge of soft-skins,particularly the Radio trucks in use at the time...can anyone suggest a site that may give me some idea of the vehicles used in Monty's HQ ? I have googled a few sites but have not found much out as such,any help would be much appreciated Paul Warner.
if so pm me

i've lost your contact details

MJH
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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 9:18 pm

July 28th, 2012, 11:55 pm #5

Mark,i'm unable to e-mail at the mo'will try and call on sunday evening...baby permitting
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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 11:46 am

July 29th, 2012, 7:17 am #6

and Denise is at her mums so no point in calling

drop me a pm when you can

MJH
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Joined: June 1st, 2004, 12:04 pm

July 29th, 2012, 9:59 am #7

Some of Montys vehicles are very wellknown, like the Humber Snipe.
This has been made by Airfix in 1/32:

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/ ... 5501.shtml

Others are the Leyland Caravan, this has been made by Wespe in 1/35:

http://www.wespemodels.ro/index.php?rou ... uct_id=135

And the Fordson with the mapvan, at least the caravan is available from Wespe, I thought the Fordsson used to be as well:

http://www.wespemodels.ro/index.php?rou ... ct_id=1258

http://www.reynaulds.com/products/Wespe/35036.aspx

He also used a Mack caravan, also produced by Wespe:

http://www.wespemodels.ro/index.php?rou ... uct_id=180

Apart from these im sure he must have had some Bedford QLRs and this may very well be the vehicle you are looking for. Plus Models used to do a conversionkit for the old Airfix/Italeri/Revell Bedford QL Portee:

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/r ... t6474.html

http://www.creativemodels.co.uk/plusmod ... -5618.html

Resicast have a very nice full kit of the Bedford QLR:

http://www.historexagents.com/shop/hxpr ... de=R351138

Several of Montys vehicles, both of the Caravans, the Humber and the Mapvan belongs to IWM afaik and if Im not mistaken they are all displayed at Duxford, photos of them can be find every here and there, just google.

Hth

Desert-Erik
Sweden

CU@C4

www.c4-open.se
As Erik says, the Montgomery vehicles are at Duxford, however they are set out to allow visitors to view the interiors and are not really positioned to get decent 'all around' photos. Coupled with the stygian gloom of Duxford's Land Warfare Hall this makes photography a problem.
When the vehicles were originally moved from Monty's former home I think some 'official' photos were taken by the IWM, which might be the best option.

jh
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 5:28 pm

July 31st, 2012, 7:35 am #8

I have been asked to build a British Signals radio truck,for a guy whose father landed at Arromanches on D-day...he was Royal Corps of Signals and i read a statement he made in a newspaper cutting,he was with Montgomery's HQ at Creully for several weeks.I am an armour fan/builder but have very little knowledge of soft-skins,particularly the Radio trucks in use at the time...can anyone suggest a site that may give me some idea of the vehicles used in Monty's HQ ? I have googled a few sites but have not found much out as such,any help would be much appreciated Paul Warner.
Hi Paul.

What scale do you want to build the model in.

A previously listed there are some examples in 1/35th scale in resin.

In 1/76th there may be more options.
Monty's Caravan and Daimler Dingo by Matchbox.

Airfix have recently released a Pair of Bedfords a QLD and QLT. Both lovely kits, both can be converted into radio versions with some scratch building.

Some time ago a number of companies produced various models of vehicles associated with Monty, I forget which companies, but think Trux and 4 Mil may have been the ones, their ranges I believe where sold to Matador Models. Paul T, may be able to remember more.

There was a recent posting on the Braille Scale forum, by Dan Taylor on a Matador Models, Conversion of a QLR.

How is the nipper keeping you on your toes I hope.

Cheers

Ian
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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 9:18 pm

August 4th, 2012, 3:08 pm #9

Just found out about IBG's future releases in 1/35....may still have a go in Braille scale having looked at Dan Taylors stuff in the small scale forum Thanks for the reply mate
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