QRF 15mm WWII Sale Review – British Artillery Limbers 2

BSV02 Quad Artillery Tractor

I received two surprises on opening the packet: The casting is much larger that the FoW offering, and it has this cast into the base …

Quad Model Made by Denzil Skinner & Co Ltd

… so given that it appears to be a faithful cast of the old Denzil Skinner diecast, is it the right size? Wickepedia gives 4.489m long for the Quad, and the casting is 45mm … spot on, which makes the FoW resin cast too small at 38mm.

Fow and QRF Morris C8 QuadsThe visual difference is bigger than the dimensions suggest. We have seen this sort of thing before, with the FoW SdKfz7 actually being a 6, and being just short enough to  fit onto one of their standard bases.

Two Men Say they're Jesus, One of Them Must be Wrong!Either way, It is jolly annoying. I assume that TSS bought the rights to the old Denzil Skinner moulds. If so then I can recommend this excellent, clean, square old casting with minimal flash at £3 as the best of the bunch; except that if you already have a fleet of smaller Quads, they won’t fit in. This kit would work well with a 25 pdr and limber, as it has no limber of its own. I was not aware that Quads were used to tow 6pdrs, but the photo below shows that this was the case.

6-pdr anti-tank guns towed by 'Quad' artillery tractors, 5 December 1942. NA 229 Part of WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION Bowman (Sgt) No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

6-pdr anti-tank guns towed by ‘Quad’ artillery tractors, 5 December 1942.
NA 229
Part of
WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION
Bowman (Sgt)
No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

Will McNally over at Will’s Wargaming Blog has found another anonymous Quad casting that at first sight appears to be a chop job from the Denzil Skinner casting; it is always hard to tell from photos.

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One response to “QRF 15mm WWII Sale Review – British Artillery Limbers 2

  1. Of course, on reflection, I am being unfair to Flames of War models: Peter Pig pioneered the 15mm to 1:100 scale match; Flames of War went with the 1800mm (6ft man) to 15mm match which is 1:120. By that measure, their own models are correctly scaled.

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