please note, the above photos are NOT of my models
Plus Model is a Czech Republic based company, making high quality models in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35 scales, using resin as their chosen medium. The majority of their products are diorama accessories but they do bring out some fairly good kits in all scales. The majority of those kits include photo-etched brass details, wire and copper rodding, chain where necessary and some reasonable quality decals. Most kits are flash free but they do tend to have large blocks of moulding resin attached to items. My biggest gripe with them is their instructions. They really are worse than dire; being little more than poor quality line drawings with arrows pointing in random directions to where a part should go! Using some of my reference books has been a must with this build and consequently slows down the modelling process.
As I touched on earlier, the decals are of reasonable quality, somewhere around 1980's Tamiya with large amounts of carrier film needing to be trimmed from each decal. What is rather useful is the call-outs for the decals during the build. There are also some good cockpit decals plus, a thoughtful Morris-Commercial decal for above the radiator. Nice touch that!.
The Morris-Commercial CDSW Light Breakdown recovery vehicle was one of many versions of this early war truck. It was based on the CD 6x4 type but with a six cylinder engine instead of a four cylinder one. Production was started in 1935 with versions being built for towing field guns and Anti-Aircraft guns as well as troop carriers and breakdown units. All versions were built with the under floor winch. The breakdown unit was fitted with with a manually operated crane and completely fitted out with recovery equipment.
Many of the vehicles were lost during the rescue operations at Dunkirk and were later used by the Germans. Other vehicles went to the Northern Desert and were to become the work horses of the REME and RASC recovery units. Those units that went to the desert were then involved in the battles in Italy and back to Europe for D-Day. CDSW's saw limited service in the Far-East, but many served post-war in countries around the World until 1955.
So far this is as far as I've got with the build. Unfortunately, work and The Leader of the Opposition (aka Mrs Smeg) get in the way of completing projects. I know the front bar looks somewhat askew, but trust me, it is right in actuality. Anyway, more work on it tonight and hopefully more to report in the near future.