Few weeks ago a “Scammel Pioneer SV2S” in 1/35 scale by IBG Models manufacturer has available for sale. Today we publish a review with test-build about this model written by our site mate Alexander Pedan.
Box & Box-Art
Box made from strong cardboard. Box-art is very nice & expressive.
This model contains 308 plastic & 46 photoetched parts for assembly a model of british WW2 Heavy Breakdown Tractor.
The box also included decal sheet for five versions of vehicle, thread – to simulate the working cable, assembly/painting guide.
Details are good quality, but i think that the plastic is too soft.
Decal are good quality and included five versions of truck:
Variants of decal & painting:
Scammell Pioneer SV/2S captured by german Afrika Korps. North Africa, 1942.
Scammell Pioneer SV/2S from undefined unit of Red Army. Eastern Front, 1943.
Scammell Pioneer SV/2S from 22nd Armoured Brigade Workshop REME of 7th Armoured Division. France, Normandy, June 1944.
Scammell Pioneer SV/2S from 26th Recovery Section of 6th South African Armoured Division. Egypt, January 1944.
Scammell Pioneer SV/2S from 16th Company EME of 1st Polish Armoured Division. England, autumn 1943.
Test-build by Alexander Pedan
Model assembly is very easy. But model has some troubles with geometry and sizes. Such as notproportional cabin, wheels are slightly smaller than they should be. I think that doors and hatches had to be made opening (in this kit doors and hatches can be assembled in closed positions only).
Of course, if You have the will and the opportunity, You can make some upgrades of this model with aftermarkets or with “scratch build” details.
As I already said, model assembly is very easy – it is nice variant for beginners.
I think, at this moment it is best variant of plastic “Scammel” with “price-quality” ratio.
In final, we have nice, but very simplistic model. Assembly of this model is very good and easy, so we recommend this “Scammel” for beginners only. Best choice for professionals, at this moment, is the good old model by Accurate Armour.
And of course, You can BUY NOW THIS MODEL model from our online-store (if it has “Out of Stock” status, please don’t cry – backorders also available – just click on “Waitlist” button).
History note about prototype
The Scammell Pioneer was a british 6×4 tractor used in the Second World War as recovery vehicle, artillery tractor and tank transporter. All Pioneers in British Army were equipped with a 102 hp Gardner 6 cylinder diesel engine, rear-wheels drive and a power winch.
Introduced in 1935, the version R100 heavy artillery tractor was used in World War II to tow medium and heavy artillery. 980 Pioneers R100 were produced to the end of the war. From 1936 the British Army began to receive 43 Pioneers heavy recovery vehicles SV1S. Many of these SV1S and R100 vehicles were lost in France in June 1940, destroyed by the withdrawing troops or captured by the Germans.
The version SV2S had a redesigned crane with greater lifting height and was introduced in 1938. Total of 1,975 SV2S were built. Delivery of a tank transporter began in 1937. This variant was equipped with a longer chassis for an extended cab to accommodate the tank crew. 459 of Scammels in this variant were produced.