AEC Deacon in 1/72 scale
|Name||AEC Deacon /Item No. T-7268/|
|Producer||TP Model, Czech republic|
|Packing||Carton box with color picture on the top|
|Type of kit||resin kit|
|Quality||The resin parts have relatively fine surface but with rougher details. They include lot of flash to clean. The smaller parts are completely covered with resin and it could make problems to inexperienced modellers. Some very fine details of the body, the chassis and the antitank 6 pdr gun are missing and have to be sctratchbuild in case you want complete more precise model. I compared this kit with 1/76 scale drawings I have found in IPMS Il Notiziario modelling magazine. After recalculation drawings to 1/72 scale I can say that kitís accurate.|
|Instruction sheet||multi-view plan of the vehicle, chassis details and one camouflage side view|
|You can get nice model of rare British self-propelled antitank gun but it will take you little more work.|
|Note||The Deacon vehicle as well
as command AEC Dorchester and wheeled tank line AEC Mk.I, Mk.II a MK.III is based on AEC
truck chassis. The driverís compartment as well as the engine is armored. The open
turret with 6 pdr, that is similar to the turrets used on destroyers, is mounted on the
vehicle body. The ammunition for the gun was transported in special armored ammo transport
vehicle. The TP Model company also offers this ammo transporter under name Matador 0853
Ammunition carrier (Item. No. T-7272). Only reference documentation I have found for this
vehicle is already mentioned magazine Il Notiziario. This magazine includes 1/35 &
1/76 scale drawings and few photos of both vehicles /AT & ammo/.
You can find emblem of 1st armored division (rhino) on these drawings, so I suppose that these vehicles served in some unit of mentioned division in North Africa.
We thank to TP Model company for free sample for our preview.