Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1:72 Matilda II's Deagostini and ?

The tank on the right arrived today in the post from Hong Kong with a Somua 35 and the Stug from the previous post. Nearly identical to the Deagostini Combat Tanks Collection vehicle I received last month. It isn't as well made with the smoke launchers and a few other bits including the exhausts cast as part of the body or turret rather than as separate parts.
The unknown vehicle on the right has the id stripes that were a feature on some real  life vehicles.

Revell British 8th army soldier for scale.
I've had a look about for possible producers for these three tanks but have so far drawn a blank. Could they be rejects from the factory that produces the vehicles for these part collections? They just look too similar to CTC vehicles, even down to the tank numbers to be a coincidence.

The tracks on the Deagositini vehicle (right) are much more accurate.
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  1. What you have is 2 Deag Tildas , the one with the stripe is from the collection that was issued in France , the no stripey one is from the current collection or a Polsih knock off , the printing on the bases are the clue , the bad Polish ones have less text and it is larger and blockier

  2. i've just dug the bases out of the bin. they aren't the deag ones. will post when i get a moment.