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S&M Models 1/76 Alvis Stalwart Mk.2 *RESIN KIT*

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Another kit finished today.

S&M Models 1/76 Alvis Stalwart Mk.2 *RESIN KIT*

This kit predates the injection moulded one by several years and was the old Model Transport kit.

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Love it, Stalwart's are cool. My first really close encounter with one was at Muckleburgh some years ago (the kids were all little, they're now like late 20s-mid 30's) and I was smitten. Still working out if a real one could be fitted on the driveway. Might have to make do with a Kit Form Services Stalwart in 1/24.  

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Cheers Paul.

The first time I saw one was at an Off Roading course about 15 years ago. It dwarfed the Series 2 Landrover my brother owned at the time. My dad drove Stollies whilst serving with the British Army in Germany. He had fond memories of them, and a few funny tales too.

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Did he ever do this?

 

 

I love the idea of a vehicle that:-

1) You have to drop through a hatch in the roof to get in.

2) Has the steering wheel in the middle.

3) Can leap into the water at about 40 mph!

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I'm pretty sure he must have done that at some point as  he was a driving instructor on them for a while.

One of the stories he told me involve about 8 of them that ha just had an oil change out in Germany.

To do the oil change, you need to remove a hull plug, then the sump plug to drain the oil. The fitters replaced the sump plugs then filled up the oil, but forgot to put the hull plugs back in all 8.

Next day these 8 were taken for a test drive by a bunch of squaddies (including my dad). Due to the amphibious nature of the Stolly, the test drive included a water test.

The first 3 sank to the bottom of a German lake. The others returned to barracks with the 3 soaked squaddies and some explaining to do for the 3 missing Stollies.

 

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I have been told that a guy locally has got one so when things settle down I hope to be able to photograph it for walkaround.

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