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MiniArt British Staff Car with Crew
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Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 01:12 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly provides a review of the British Staff Car with Crew from MiniArt, a Bantam BRC 40 with three seated figures in 1/35.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 12:08 AM UTC
Hey Al,
Happy Victoria Day !
Again, another concise review !!
Can't wait for MiniArts Valentines !!!
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 12:41 AM UTC
"all the Bantams were either issued to Britain or Russia under the Lend Lease scheme."
Not so, some Bantams were used by US troops. The Time Life website has photos of Bantams in Luzon in the Philippines in 1941, shortly before the Japanese invasion.
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 03:47 AM UTC
Hi John,

Thanks.

Hi Gerald,

I didn't say no Bantams were issued to the US

"The American Bantam company did end up producing 2675 Bantam BRC- 40ís, but once the US Army standardised the production of the Ford and Willys version all the Bantams were either issued to Britain or Russia under the Lend Lease scheme"

I said once the US standardised the production of the jeep all the rest were shipped out under the Lend Lease Agreement, sorry if that wasn't clear.

Al
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 10:32 AM UTC
A very cool little release. Is that paint scheme confirmed? It looks pretty cool. Nice to see some unique releases these days.
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 06:11 PM UTC
Hi Julian,

This I believe is the picture the box art is based around



I'll see if I can find anything on the paint scheme. There was some talk about it when the kit was announced, perhaps in the original News post>

Al
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 10:00 PM UTC
Wouldn't mind picking up one of these, but I must confess to being a bit underwhelmed by the decal options. The first one is a bit garish for my tastes, and RAAF for the 2nd one? Would have liked to see a couple of "regular" options if you know what I mean.

How picky am I?
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Posted: Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 11:02 AM UTC
I agree. The markings were a disappointment as well as color schemes. But do your digging and you'll find they were used by Commonwealth forces up through Sicily. I'm doing mine as a horribly repainted/marked out forward recon. It's going to be a hoot when done!
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Posted: Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 08:58 PM UTC
Hi Peter,

How did you find the kit builds?

Al