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Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03)

The British Army Of the Rhine had three tracked reconnaissance regiments. The recce troops of the first two were equipped entirely with Scimitar reconnaissance vehicles, while the recce troops of the third mixed Scimitars and Scorpions together.

This is the box cover.

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03

It comes with four sprues.

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03

Here is a photo of one of the Battlefront finished models.

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03

First stage will be putting them together.

One of the things I dislike about the new plastic 15mm kits from Battlefront is the lack of weight the models have compared to older metal kits and even the resin ones have.

My initial choice was some lead (or lead-free) weights of some kind, there isn’t much space in the models so any extra weight would need to be quite dense (so heavy weight but not very big). The obvious choice was fishing weights, but I couldn’t find any that were small enough for the models.

Another idea was some lead sheet, again small, but heavy.

In the end I compromised and went with Weldtite 5/32-inch British Made Case Hardened Bearings – 750 Pieces which I ordered from Amazon.

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03

These are very small and just under 4mm in diameter.

I glued them into the hulls of the light tanks with some super glue before checking there were no loose bearings. I then glued the hull together. They are not really heavy, but certainly better than they were and I fell less likely to be blown over by a strong breath in a game of Team Yankee.

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03

The kit comes with four models, I have made them up as two Scorpions and two Scimitars.

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03

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