Coventry MK1 Armored Car in 1/35th Scale WW2 & Postwar | Armorama™

Bill Cross reviews the new resin Coventry Mk. 1 Armored Car from Scotland's Scottcast.


This is partial text from the full article (usually with photos) at https://armorama.com/news/review-coventry-armored-car-in-1-35th-scale
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Thanks for the review!
One less question/obstacle for my wallet to worry about …
I like the looks of the Coventry.

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Thanks Bill for the review!
A beautiful kit of a bad ass looking armored car.
Those instructions are a head - scratcher though.

… intended as bait for masochists :grin:
Just another modelling challenge, if I had to choose between good instructions with bad parts or bad instructions with good parts I would pick the good parts every time.

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Thanks, Gents, I look forward to building it, and I will be reviewing the Mk. 2 shortly (very similar for the most part with additional parts for the bigger gun). I agree: I would rather deal with vague instructions for an excellent kit than have a Tamiya that will require extensive upgrading to meet my standards. Others’ mileage may vary.

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I’ll just say this: AEF Designs
The worst from both aspects: far less than average instructions and bad parts.

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AEF Designs? Better left dead and buried, never to be mentioned again, left in the burning dumpster of history where it belongs. Terrible, incoherent instructions, every kit incomplete, warped short shot parts, missing parts, no two mating surfaces matched, parts buried in flash so you couldn’t find them, huge air bubbles and pin holes everywhere, all the parts brittle as hell, and the whole box and contents reeking of cigarette smoke. Turd in a box. POS. Not even good enough to use as a template for scratchbuilding. And NO customer service. I could continue…
Thank God that rubbish has finally disappeared from vendor tables and EBay and found it’s way to landfills where it belongs.

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Why not say what you really feel Matthew/(!)

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Oh Brian that’s the short list! My full rant about AEF Designs products and it’s shady owner would go about 10 minutes. There’s a lot of history there.

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OK.
I’ll try baiting y’all with: I-Corps
or as I prefer to say: I-corpse
I managed to get hold of their/his M60/M48 bridgelayer.
One of the side sections had huge lumps of resin on both
sides of the beam, opposite each other.
Bugger, I thought to myself and continued unpacking the rest of the parts.
After a few more side beams I got one with a huge lump of silicone mold
stuck straight through the side beam.
By sheer coincidence the size and shape of the lump-of-silicone
matched the lump-of-resin perfectly. It still amazes me …

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Can we keep the discussion focused on the review item? There are many crappy makers, but let’s not castigate these folks who have SUPERB customer service. From all I can see, the parts are sharply-cast and should produce a killer model.

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How is the build coming along?

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Hey guys did the Coventry see combat? I don’t recall ever seeing this vehicle.

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" Output concluded with a further 220 vehicles in 1945. The Coventry was deployed by the British Army, but they arrived too late for wartime service. Some of these units were sold to France and later saw action against the Viet Minh during the Indochina War.["

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