1/76 Skytrex Renault UE and trailer

The UE infantry supply tractor is actually a poor resin copy of the Skytrex model. I had no idea at the time that it was a copy. Much time was spent filling air bubbles in the soapy semi-soft resin. Detailing this model was more of a personal challenge. It was probaly not time well spent.
The trailer is an actual Skytrex kit. It is much simplified but correct in shape. The complex tow bar was built out of plastic strips of various sizes. The main V-shape bar is mad of two "U" beams joined together. Photos on the web and in Steelmasters show different variations for the trailer so there is some latitude.



Completed model. It's loaded with rows of Archer rivets, mostly on the nose plates but the only thing that is apparent inthe pictures is the embossed Renault logo on the right. Decals are from Black Lion.

Updated on July 19, 2011