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Bolt Action Miniatures

United Kingdom

Universal Carrier, as delivered
As Delivered

Universal Carrier, painted

Cost: £10.00.
Stated Scale: 1:56th.
Mixes best with: Several of the ranges out there...
Long Review: The Universal Carrier which I received is cast in one part on an integral base, and contains a few small metal parts and the crew. There are some neat illustrations on the BAM website showing where the metal bits go. The underside of the body required a little cleaning- it's the moulding plug, and also a small number of bubbles in the resin, which are easily filled. The model captures the look of the carrier rather well, and, although I can't decide whether it is a Mk I or a Mk II (the differences are so slight that it will work as either).
Commentary: A useful bit of transport for the British. It can be used for the Desert, Italy or Western Europe, and many were even given to the Russians as Lend-Lease kit- and BAM do a Russian crew for it.
Historical Accuracy: Four Good.
Scale: Four Width-wise it scales out at 1:53, length at 1:51, which I'd say are within tolerable limits for 28mm figures.
Sculpting: Four Good.
Casting: Four Good.
Sources: Purchased to complement my figure collection.
Sculptors: Simon Bargery.
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