Royal Navy Tow Tractors
Skunkmodels Workshop, 1/48 scale
S u m m a r y
||Skunkmodels Workshop Item No. SW-48017 - Royal Navy Tow Tractors With Crews
|Contents and Media:
||151 parts in grey plastic; decal sheet; cardboard deck printed onto the back of the box.
plus shipping available online from Lucky Model
||Great accessories for your Sea Harrier FRS.1 or FA.2 or a standalone scene; helpful bonus parts including boarding ladder and wheel chocks; well-sculpted deck crew figures; bargain price.
by Brett Green
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Skunkmodels Workshop's latest release is a 1/48 scale Royal Navy Tow Tractors set with nine deck crew figures.
The set comprises 151 parts in light grey plastic, a small decal sheet and a Royal Navy carrier deck section printed onto the back of the box.
Two full tractors are supplied on two identical grey sprues. Each tractor is made up from 54 plastic parts.
Detail and textures, including treadplate, look good. The wheels are broken down into hubs and separate tyre halves. Two tow bars are supplied too.
Also included on the sprues, although not mentioned in the instructions, are two Sea Harrier boarding ladders (Parts A62, A26 nd A29). These should be appropriate for either the FRS.1 or FA.2 versions.
The tractor colours are called out as Golden Yellow up until the mid 1980s, or Olive Drab from the mid-1980s onward. Generic markings are provided on the small decal sheet.
The third sprue contains nine deck crew figures.
These all have separate heads and arms, plus one set of wheel chocks. Moulding and sculpting looks good.
The printed deck is a nice idea too. This is printed onto the glossy cardboard box so you'll want to cut it out and hit it with a coat of Flat Clear.
Skunkmodels' 1/48 scale Royal Navy Tow Tractors With Crews is a versatile set that will either compliment your Sea Harrier model kit or be an effectve standalone display.
It is great to see some modern Royal Navy deck vehicles and crew figures.
I'll look forward to seeing what Skunkmodels comes up with next.
Thanks to Lucky Model for the samples
Review Text and Images Copyright © 2015 by Brett Green
Page Created 6 November, 2015
6 November, 2015
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