Kit Preview : 1/76 Milicast 2 pounder Antitank Gun
About the manufacturer
Milicast is the premier resin model manufacturer in 1/76. Their range is wide, the level of detail is showcase model-level as opposed to wargame model. Their kits are all resin and include a lot of small parts. The quality and level of detail have also vastly improved in the last few years with models having full interiors and sometimes detailed engines. Their latest guns, which I have only seen on the web site also seem to bring the hobby to a new level.
On the minus side, I do question the use of resin for everything as it is more difficult to straighten or unwarp than white metal. Resin parts can be corrected in a hot water bath, but not always perfectly, and the slightest bend in a gun is very conspicuous on a tank!
About the vehicle
This is 2 pounder gun portee built on the chasssis of a Ford CMP 30cwt with cabin number 11. It was used by the British in the desert in 1941/42.
About the kit
This is not a kit for the faint hearted. There are 65 parts, most of them very thin and brittle. The instruction sheet does a good job laying out where all the parts go but the pictures are not of a very good quality and a few extra pictures will be needed. You will find some on Milicast's web site here.