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12mm Humber LRC from Butlers Printed Models

One British Humber Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC). Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Humber Light Reconnaissance Car, also known as Humberette or Ironside, was a British armoured car produced during the Second World War.Produced by the Rootes Group, the Humber Light Reconnaissance Car was an armoured car based on the Humber Super Snipe chassis (as was the Humber Heavy Utility car. It was equipped with a No. 19 radio set. From 1940 to 1943 over 3600 units were built.The vehicle was used by Infantry Reconnaissance Regiments and the RAF Regiment in Tunisia, Italy and Western Europe. After the war, some vehicles remained in service with the British units in India and in the Far East. The LRC was used widely by the Reconnaissance Corps and was also used by the Reconnaissance squadron of the 1st Czechoslovak Independent Armoured Brigade Group.Three Mk I vehicles were modified for use by the British Royal Family and the Cabinet ministers and were known as  Spe

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12mm Bedford RL Truck from Butlers Printed Models

One British Bedford RL truck. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Bedford RL was the British military main medium lorry, built by Bedford, from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s. They superseded the Bedford QL.The Bedford RL was based on the Bedford SCL, a civilian 7-ton truck. The military version had all wheel drive and bigger wheels to increase ground clearance. Originally conservatively rated at 3 tons, all RL GS general service trucks in British Military service were, at a late stage in their service lives, re-rated at 4 tons without any mechanical modifications; the weight referring to its rated cross country payload weight. The last RL rolled off the production line in the early 1970s, a total of 74,000 being produced. Bedford RL TruckPictures shown are for 15mm modelsAll models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)3D printed to orderButlers Printed Models

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12mm Indian Pattern Carrier from Butlers Printed Models

One Indian Pattern Carrier. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).Armoured Carrier, Wheeled, Indian Pattern (ACV-IP), known also as Indian Pattern Carrier or other similar names, was an armoured car produced in India during the Second World War. It was typically armed with a Bren light machine gun. Those produced by Tata Locomotives were called "Tatanagars" after the location of the works. 4,655 were produced, used by Indian units in the Far East and Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre, typically in divisional reconnaissance regiments.Indian Pattern CarrierPictures shown are for 15mm modelsAll models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)3D printed to orderButlers Printed Models

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12mm T90 from Butlers Printed Models

One Russian T-90 tank. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The T-90 is a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993. The tank is a modern variation of the T-72B and incorporates many features found on the T-80U. Originally called the T-72BU, but later renamed to T-90, it is an advanced tank in service with Russian Ground Forces and the Naval Infantry. The T-90 uses a 125 mm 2A46 smoothbore main gun, the 1A45T fire-control system, an upgraded engine, and gunner's thermal sight. Standard protective measures include a blend of steel and composite armour, smoke grenade dischargers, Kontakt-5 explosive-reactive armour and the Shtora infrared ATGM jamming system. It was designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. Since 2011, the Russian armed forces have ceased any further orders for the T-90, and are instead increasing their numbers of the T-14 Armata that began production in 2016.T90Pictures shown are for 15mm modelsAll models

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12mm Schneider CA 1 from Butlers Printed Models

One WW1 French Char Schneider CA 1 tank. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Schneider CA 1 was originally named the Schneider CA was the first French tank, developed during the First World War.The Schneider was inspired by the need to overcome the stalemate of trench warfare which on the Western Front prevailed during most of the Great War. It was designed specifically to open passages for the infantry through barbed wire and then to suppress German machine gun. After a first concept by Jacques Quellennec devised in November 1914, the type was developed from May 1915 onwards by engineer Eugène Brillié, paralleling British development of tanks the same year. Colonel Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne in December 1915 began to urge for the formation of French armoured units, leading to an order in February 1916 for four hundred Schneider CA tanks, which were manufactured by SOMUA, a subsidiary of Schneider located in a suburb of Paris, between September 1916 and Aug

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12mm St-Chamond Tank from Butlers Printed Models

One WW1 French Char St-Chamond tank. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56). The Saint-Chamond, named after the commune of Saint-Chamond, was the second French heavy tank of the First World War, with 400 manufactured from April 1917 to July 1918. Although not a tank by the present-day definition, it is generally accepted and described as such in accounts of early tank development.Born of the commercial rivalry existing with the makers of the Schneider CA1 tank, the St-Chamond was an underpowered and fundamentally inadequate design. Its principal weakness was its Holt caterpillar tracks. They were much too short in relation to the vehicle's length and heavy weight 23 tons. Later models attempted to rectify some of the tank's original flaws by installing wider and stronger track shoes, thicker frontal armour and the more effective 75mm Mle 1897 field gun.Altogether 400 St-Chamond tanks were built, including 48 unarmed caisson tanks. The St-Chamond tanks remained e

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12mm Renault FT from Butlers Printed Models

One WW1 French Renault FT. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Renault FT was a French light tank that was among the most revolutionary and influential tank designs in history. The FT was the first production tank to have its armament within a fully rotating turret. The Renault FT's configuration crew compartment at the front, engine compartment at the back, and main armament in a revolving turret became and remains the standard tank layout. Consequently, some historians of armoured warfare have called the Renault FT the world's first modern tankAvailable with 4 different turret options:Octagonal turret with a machine gunOctagonal turret with a 37mm gunRound turret with a machine gunRound turret with a 37mm gunRenault FTPictures shown are for 15mm modelsAll models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)3D printed to orderButlers Printed Models

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Rhodesian Light Infantry and Eland 90

I finished painting my two sticks of RLI from Eureka UK ,beautiful miniatures which were a real joy to paint .The RLI were a whites only elite force that fought throughout the Rhodesiaan Bush war or Second Chimurenga or Zimbabwe war of Liberation depending whose side you were on ,they proved an hard and succesful unit seeking out and attacking the rebels from different factions not only in Rhodesia but in the many cross border actions that happened in this long conflict (1964-1979).When I saw these in the flesh (or lead) I ordered the full range so needed some support so ordered a Eland 90 from Butlers printed models ,The Eland was the South African version of the French AML .This is my first printed model and I am impressed , a bit rough on the surface but cleaned up nicely and half the price of the resin and metal versions on the market .The printed model out of the boxa little work needed to smooth the barrel and wheels.The Finished Eland The First StickThe second StickBoth units consist of a stick le

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12mm M60 Patton from Butlers Printed Models

One M60 Patton tank. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The M60 Patton is an American second generation main battle tank (MBT) introduced in March 1959. With the United States Army's deactivation of their last (M103) heavy tank battalion in 1963, the M60 became the Army's primary main battle tank during the Cold War. Although developed from the M48 Patton, the M60 series was never officially classified as a Patton tank, but as a "product improved descendant" of the Patton series. In March 1959, the tank was officially standardised as the Tank, Combat, Full Tracked: 105mm Gun, M60. Over 15,000 M60s were built by Chrysler. Hull production ended in 1983, but 5,400 older models were converted to the M60A3 variant ending in 1990.7 different variants are available:M60A0 - with M48 turretM60A1M60A1 - with search lightM60A1 - with ERAM60A3M60A3 - with search lightM60A3 - with Urdan cupola instead of the machine gun turretM60 PattonPictures shown are for 15mm modelsAll mo

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12mm Daimler Dingo from Butlers Printed Models

One British Daimler Dingo scout car. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Daimler Scout Car, known in service as the Daimler Dingo (after the Australian wild dog), was a British light fast four-wheel drive reconnaissance vehicle also used for liaison during the Second World War.Available with the roof closed or open toppedDaimler DingoPictures shown are for 15mm modelsAll models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)3D printed to orderButlers Printed Models

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12mm Centurion Mk5 DK from Butlers Printed Models

One Danish Centurion Mk5 DK. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Centurion was the primary British main battle tank of the post-Second World War period. Introduced in 1945, it is widely considered to be one of the most successful post-war tank designs, remaining in production into the 1960s, and seeing combat in the front lines into the 1980s. The chassis was also adapted for several other roles, and these have remained in service to this day.By early 1952, with the Cold War heating up, NATO needed modern heavy tanks to meet the T-34 versions with the Warsaw Pact countries, and to deter Soviet forces by stationing them with the BAOR in West Germany, where the French had just the light AMX-13, and the Germans had none. America was keen to have Centurions supplied to Denmark and the Netherlands under the Mutual Defence Assistance Program.Centurion Mk5 DKPictures shown are for 15mm modelsThanks to Marc for the photo of the painted modelsAll models supplied unpain

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12mm M36 90mm Gun Motor Carriage from Butlers Printed Models

One M36 90mm Gun Motor Carriage, "Jackson" tank destroyer. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The M36 tank destroyer, formally 90mm Gun Motor Carriage, M36, was an American tank destroyer used during World War II. The M36 combined the hull of the M10 tank destroyer, which used the M4 Sherman's reliable chassis and drive train combined with sloped Armour, and a massive new turret mounting the 90mm gun M3.Conceived in 1943, the M36 first served in combat in Europe in October 1944, where it partially replaced the M10 tank destroyer. It also saw use in the Korean War, able to defeat any of the Soviet tanks used in that conflict. Some were supplied to South Korea as part of the Military Assistance Program and served for years, as did re-engined examples found in Yugoslavia, which operated into the 1990s. Two remained in service with the Republic of China Army at least until 2001.2 different variants are available:M36         - M36 turret on an

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12mm M10 Tank Destroyer from Butlers Printed Models

One M10 tank destroyer. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The M10 tank destroyer was an American tank destroyer of World War II. After US entry into World War II and the formation of the Tank Destroyer Force, a suitable vehicle was needed to equip the new battalions. By November 1941, the Army requested a vehicle with a gun in a fully rotating turret after other interim models were criticised for being too poorly designed.The prototype of the M10 was conceived in early 1942, being delivered in April of that year. After appropriate changes to the hull and turret were made, the modified version was selected for production in June 1942 as the 76.2 mm Gun Motor Carriage M10. It mounted a 76.2 mm Gun M7 in a rotating turret on a modified M4A2 Sherman tank chassis. An alternate model, the M10A1, which used the chassis of an M4A3 Sherman tank, was also produced. Production of the two models ran from September 1942 to December 1943 and October 1942 to November 1943

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12mm Type 89 Chi-Ro from Butlers Printed Models

One Japanese Type 89 medium tank Chi-Ro (or I-Go or Yi-Go). Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Type 89 medium tank I-Go was a medium tank used by the Imperial Japanese Army from 1932 to 1942 in combat operations of the Second Sino-Japanese War, at Khalkhin Gol against the Soviet Union, and in the Second World War.The Type 89B model was the world's first mass-produced diesel engine tank. The tank was armed with a short-barrel 57mm cannon for knocking out pillboxes and masonry fortifications, and proved effective in campaigns in Manchuria and China, as the Chinese National Revolutionary Army had only three tank battalions to oppose them, which consisted primarily of Vickers export models, German Panzer Is, and Italian CV33 tankettes.The Type 89 was a 1920s design medium tank, built to support the infantry, and thus lacked the armour or armament of 1940s generation Allied armour; it was regarded as obsolete by the time of the 1939 battles of Khalkhin Gol, agains

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12mm Type 1 Ho-Ha Half-track from Butlers Printed Models

One Japanese Type 1 Ho-Ha Half-track. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Type 1 Ho-Ha was a half-track armoured personnel carrier (APC) used in limited numbers by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during World War II.The Type 1 Ho-Ha was developed in 1941 as a result of a request from the army for a vehicle that could be used to transport a squad of infantry to the battlefield protected from enemy small arms fire. Despite experiences of the Second Sino-Japanese War, armored personnel carriers were viewed as too slow compared to wheeled trucks and there was not much effort for their development in the army.Production began in 1944 with the Type 1 Ho-Ha being an addition to the Type 1 Ho-Ki, an unrelated, yet similarly named armored tracked personnel carrier.The half-tracked Type 1 Ho-Ha was built by Hino Motors.Type 1 Ho-Ha Half-track Pictures shown are for 15mm modelsAll models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)3D printed to orderButle

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