Sunday, 16 March 2014

418 - Universal Carrier Conundrum

I bought these cheap on ebay as a single lot:
I'm not happy at the moment, although forgive me for not giving the details whist it's unrsolved.

I'll let you know how it turns out.


- D.


  1. Oooooh, enigmatic.

    {hand in the air} Me sir ! Me Sir ! ME SIR ! {thinks he knows the answer}.

    Is it that they are ever so slightly different sizes ?

  2. I'm ever so slightly gowling...

  3. Is it that the 4 at the back are all Early War Bren Carriers and the 3 at the front later war Universal Carriers?

    The more carriers the better I say. (Cut up some paperclips to add as MG barrels!)

  4. Dai, thank you so much for making me think again about my frustration with these: I've looked again at the earlier models and yes - I suspect you're right. I even explored the possibility that they're commonwealth variants.

    Mind you, that doesn't explain the fact that the four 'other brand' models are shorter at the front (the prow, in front of the crew compartment). Ach! I'm someone who likes uniformity, and this is an annoyance!

    STILL, you're right: I've been itching to try out a carrier platoon and now I have the wherewithal to do so. And yes - I fully intend to cut up paperclips for gun barrels!

    Watch this space...


    The issue has been amicably and generously settled.

    My faith in humanity has been restored, and I hope I am able to pay it forward in some ebay-related way in future.

    Thank you, Anonymised Seller - the Emperor protects.


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