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Fire at Will
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on Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Three Sextons for my WW2 British army. The models are Plastic Soldier Company and they assemble easily except for a bit of protruding plastic on the rear stowage boxes that need to be removed to get the side panels to fit correctly.
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I built two late model versions and one early (in the middle) the only differences being the tracks and the differential housing. For anyone interested they are marked up as 153rd (Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment as part of the Guards Armoured Division.
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I felt that the PSC version was rather large and it certainly is compared to the S&S version, but when I checked the dimensions the PSC one was quite close to 1:72
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Tony Barton
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on Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Much needed vehicle models but it's a shame they gave the crew Infantry helmets, when most pics show the crews wearing RAC helmets.
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on Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:37 pm
Tony Barton wrote:Much needed vehicle models but it's a shame they gave the crew Infantry helmets, when most pics show the crews wearing RAC helmets.

From the Leicester's site they seem to be mostly wearing berets.
http://www.paoyeomanry.co.uk/PM/LYWW2RA153.htm
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on Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:03 pm
It's a shame they made the gun commander looking through binoculars when the target should be 5 miles away........his real job is to look at and double check the sight settings applied by No. 3 gunner in the layer's seat and propellant charge in the cartridge case before it is loaded by number 4 - if he needs binoculars to see something that close he shouldn't be in the army! Shocked

The beret is actually its forerunner, the "Cap, GS" as issued to the Royal Artillery in 1943.  Known to the troops as "caps, ridiculous" for obvious reasons, it was replaced by the beret proper after WWII, and some photos show the earlier Field Service ("side") cap being worn by individual soldiers right up until 1945, particularly those serving in theaters further away from UK supply lines.  

I've also made successful gunners from Airfix commando figures - their lack of web gear and pouches makes them ideal as well as the smaller (1/76th) size enables them to fit in the fighting compartment of the vehicle much better. I simply added a blob of suerglue gel to the tops of their knitted caps, pushed it down to the right and painted khaki.  Close enough for government work Wink
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