Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New 1/72 Frontline Bookmobile

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I'm proud to show you our latest product, a 1/72 scale Catalonian frontline bookmobile on Ford AA chassis. The Catalan Government pioneered during SCW the very first proper bookmobiles service in Spain, as a way to bring leisure and culture to the Republican soldiers. It consisted of a small fleet of adapted trucks/buses, whose task had to be visiting regularly field hospitals and rearguard encampments. One such bookmobiles was built on a Ford AA van chassis - and this is the one we've reproduced in this kit.
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As it can be seen above, this is a pretty light and easy to assembly model kit. Most of its parts are high quality resin, except for a few metal or hard plastic parts. Kit is complimented by a white metal female driver/librarian, whom you can watch below:
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And last, kit comprises a couple of optional resin panels, so as to convert the van into a windowed ambulance. Following such purpose too, a decals sheet is included containing the markings needed for either a Catalan bookmobile, a Spanish Republican ambulance and a fictional, humouristic British bookmobile.
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This new model kit is already available from Minairons Miniatures webshop, www.minairons.eu.

3 comments:

Gunbird said...

A must buy for my collection!

peter said...

Excellent models!

Greetings
Peter

Stephen Beat said...

Ordered yesterday! Looking forward to it arriving. :)

Mine will be for my WW2 Finnish Continuation War collection. Though I haven't decided if it will be a radio car or an ambulance.