Wednesday, 15 January 2014

A history of Airfix HO/OO AFV kits - part 17 - 1977

1977 saw only a single new kit - but what a useful one!  I still think of this as a fairly new kit.  A rather more involved build than most Airfix kits, the Bofors - and more particularly the Morris tractor - rewards a degree of care and patience.
This pair serve as the LAA Regiment of 5 Indian Division.



6 comments:

Archduke Piccolo said...

I was given one of these several years ago. Still haven't built it...

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
Best get on with it then! It's still a pretty good kit.

Paul Foster said...

I think one of the best of the old Airfix issues.

It's very accurate with no dumbing down of the parts, but you are on the money when you mention the degree of skill needed to polish her off.

Really useful crew as well.

Lots of scope for conversions.

Nice post Tim.

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
I do have some conversions of the Morris - but like so much else I couldn't find them for the photos. I'll have another look soon....

Will McNally said...

A lovely kit.

I see Oxford diecast have just released the gun in brown and it seems to have sights, which are only available as etched brass add -ons for the Airfix one

Tim Gow said...

Will McNally
Sights? I think your standards must be rather higher then mine Will! I'll settle for a gun with a barrel!