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UK Clarkat Type B

Brengun, 1/72 scales

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Brengun Item No. BRL72020 - UK Clarkat Type B

 

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Ten grey resin parts; a small photo-etched fret and instructions.

Price:

17.09 Euro plus shipping available online from Brengun

and specialist hobby retailers worldwide

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

A simple conversion set, beautifully cast and nicely detailed. Well packaged to minimise damage to parts.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

Highly recommended and thanks to Brengun we now have a British aircraft towing tractor - can we have more please?


Reviewed by Graham Carter

FirstLook

 

At last we have a British tow tractor to complement our RN or FAA carrier-borne aircraft. A familiar sight on Royal Navy carriers in the 1940s and 50s, and probably at FAA ground base as well, this cute little fellow was used until the arrival of larger aircraft led to it being phased out. A number are preserved both in museums and by private individuals and a search of the net will find quite a bit of detail out there.

 

 

The small but strong box contains ten beautifully cast grey resin parts that give the body, wheels and seat, while a 6-piece PE set adds the instruments panel, pedals, steering wheel, tow hook and control levers. Casting blocks have fine attachments to the parts and clean-up will be a breeze. The modeller only needs to make a 10mm HSS steering column. A tiny clear insert goes behind the instrument panel for the 3 dials there. The finished model is only 25mm long and 12mm wide and with its rounded beetle-like shape it is a cute as a button!

The A5 instruction sheet goes through the assembly in a clear manner. I would say that a finished model would be the result of less than an hour’s work, paint and all!

The small decal sheet provides the instruments and Royal Navy numbers for a vehicle from HMS Victorious in 1944 (overall Royal Blue) and one from HMS Triumph in 1948 (orange/yellow). Painting instructions cover details such as seat cushions and knobs.

Highly recommended and thanks to Brengun we now have a British aircraft towing tractor - can we have more please?

Thanks to Brengun for the review samples.


Review Text Copyright 2021 by Graham Carter
Page Created 24 February, 2021
Last updated 24 February, 2021

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