Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Our next 1:72 model!

We're excited to present you the next SCW model tank we shall release in 1:72nd scale --pretty soon. It's the IGC Sadurní d'Anoia assault tank, commissioned in late 1936 by the War Industries Board of Catalonia (IGC) to a small factory in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia town, so far well-known by their renowned Benach civilian tractors. The factory --by then held by CNT trade union-- responded to the commission with two prototypes of the turretless tank whose images you can watch here.

Both prototypes were shown to Presidents Azaña and Companys in late January 1937, along with some other original designs. In spite of their excellent mechanical features, prototypes weren't approved for mass production due to poorly armed, as well as (even worse!) not having foreseen a rotating turret capable of sustaining heavier weaponry. However, that first experience proved to be valuable enough for encouraging later the production of an artillery tractor using the Sadurní chassis --naturally, not before the factory was taken off CNT hands by the Republic Government...
Model itself will be about 5.0cm long and 2.5cm wide, approximately. It will be all resin, except for a hard plastic Hotchkiss machine-gun. IGC Sadurní d'Anoia tank will be sold by the one in a small-sized box, like that of Pz. Befehlswagen I B, and will be of course accompanied by a complete decals sheet including IGC and CNT insignia, as well as generic Catalan, Spanish Republican and VBCW(*) Scottish markings. We expect to have it ready within July.

As many of you already know, Very British Civil War (VBCW) is a trademark owned by Solway Crafts & Miniatures and used with their kind permission.


polikarpov said...

Great job! I´m looking forward to seeing this tiny chunk of steel painted!

Soldadets said...

Hi @polikarpov, glad you like it! wouldn't take much time for us to have the first prototypes at hand, so... within the next few weeks I'd say, no doubt.