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Builds 1/35th scale White Scout car M3A1 with Eduard detail set

almost there, just some scratches for the roller at the front needed, it still looks like chef just refitted a new one in the LAD. It will sit and wait for a figure and diorama inspiration moment, till then it will remain in the motor pool with all the others.
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There’s an interesting (and short) psychological description of why you buy Kits so that you can turn them into something else in Harry Pearson’s great little book about being a boy in the 60s/70s:


Scratch building eh? Soon to be a thing of the very distant past.....
Another one in my Kindle... this site is bad for my visa card...
 

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Point/Question, the bulls head in the yellow triangle. That’s the Tac badge for Hobart’s 79th Armoured isn’t it?
Most definitely. If you look at the Division Orbat, you'll see it's heavily subscribed with Engineers and Recon units.
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the other two British decal options in the kit, are either of these more likely for Western Desert use?
The one on the left is HQ 79th Armoured Div, though I've never seen it in that format, with the div sign on a white rectangle above the AoS sign.

The one on the right is VIII Corps. The AoS sign is a complete mystery to me though and looks completely made up to me.

Both formations only fought in NW Europe, sorry.
 
Oh well. I suppose you could resort to Afrika Korps markings to denote a captured vehicle.
 
Interesting. Close to zero infantry assets, pretty useless formation for anything but the intended purpose.
79th Armoured Division wasn't a division in the traditional sense and was completely incapable of independent action, as you say. It's best to think of it as a 20th Century Siege Train. It had stacks of armoured engineering assets and specialist armour that would be attached to other formations for specific tasks. Crocodile flamethrower tanks and Buffalo amphibious vehicles were also brought under the division's umbrella, as were Sherman DDs for a time.
 

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the M3 Scout car in it's glass case sealed forever, well until someone knocks it off the shelf.

Now that is a thing of beauty.

Might one tender the suggestion to not make the photos so damn small, however...?!!!

See, I've made them bigger in the quote box by pulling on the little grey square in the corner that appears when you select them.
 
I’ve now got an image of hundreds of glass boxes stacked in every room in your house, garage and garden
 

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I’ve now got an image of hundreds of glass boxes stacked in every room in your house, garage and garden
I suspect that that may well be why he is somewhat altruistic and philanthropic with his models...
 

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Further to my earlier query, it appears that the default state of British M3A1's was without the roller but many were used with the roller, ie; straight from delivery by the yanks.
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a few M3A1's sans roller.
 

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