IBG Models 1/72 Scammell Pioneer Tank Transporter with TRCU30 Trailer.
I know Wiki isn't perfect but it knows a damn sight more about this stuff than I do, so rather than copy and paste and pretend I'm intelligent, you might as well go to the source if you want to know the history, the engine size or it's inside leg measurement.
TEN sprues in total although some of them are tiddlers. I won't explain what each sprue is as I assume that you've got at least on functioning eye. I've decided to show them in random order to keep you on your toes. Here we go:
The moulding looks excellent and some of the detail puts Tamiya to shame – an engine in 1/72!
You get quite a lot of uncoloured brass photo etch. The transparencies are on a small sheet of film. Not sure how robust the film will be when it comes to masking. If you are concerned you could always use these as a guide for cutting plastic sheet. The decals are for two schemes that I'll come to later.
The instructions look really good and in colour! the paint thingamajig is on the front showing the paints for Vallejo, Hataka, Lifecolor, Mr.Hobby, AK Interactive, Mission Models but damnit, not for Tamiya. I wouldn't mind betting that there are more modellers that use Tamiya paints than most of those put together.
I'm not going to show every page of the instructions as it's quite long – I can tolerate like you, but not that much. This is just a sample page and as you can see it's the photographic 3D computer image type rather than the usual line diagram. It'll also help you learn Polish if you are so inclined although I've yet to find the useful phrase “My pig is at level four piano”. Perhaps I need to buy more IBG kits.
There is even a rigging diagram for the trailer. In the breakdown/wrecker kits, IBG include thread to use for the cables. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case for this kit.
There's two colouring-in options. A yella one.
And two shades of shi... a brown one:
If you want a 1/72 Scammell this is the only feasible option and from what I can see in the box, it looks like an exceptionally good option. The Airfix Scammell tank transporter may be about £10 cheaper, but it's 1/76; I seem to recall it doesn't have any clear parts for the windows and although they keep dragging it out in new boxes every now and again, the moulds were originally tooled in 1962. It's older than I am! It's about time they started including a 1/76 zimmer frame with it.
This is a remarkably well detailed kit and for the price (I paid just over £18) it's an absolute bargain.
Buy it or I'll kick your cat.