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Re: Neucraft Resin - Early French Decals Final 170827
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2017, 03:35:25 PM »
Will the 11CV model get the decals as well?

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Early French Decals Final 170827
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2017, 04:06:20 PM »
Will the 11CV model get the decals as well?

The licence plates are on the lower right-hand corner... ;)

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Early French Decals Final 170827
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2017, 05:20:00 PM »
Will the 11CV model get the decals as well?

The licence plates are on the lower right-hand corner... ;)
I noted them (including what looks like a German one),  so the sheet is in the 11CV box?

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Early French Decals Final 170827
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2017, 06:32:30 PM »
I noted them (including what looks like a German one),  so the sheet is in the 11CV box?

The billings did not come in yet, will decide what to do afterwards.  Our hope is to include decal sheets for all resin products.

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2017, 08:33:12 PM »
Painted test samples for the French light tanks...



Enjoy!
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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2017, 10:33:14 PM »
They look good.

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2017, 12:06:57 AM »
Very nice indeed.  They look as good as plastic kits.

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2017, 01:33:41 AM »
They look superb.

Would the Vichy French have used these in Syria and Lebanon? And would the markings be the same, or did the Vichy regime adopt a new system of AFV markings?

Really quite tempting to add to my desert collection...

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2017, 04:50:40 AM »
Richard , as far as I can find, there were some FT17's, R-35 and R-39's and some Somua S35 in African/middle eastern service with Vichy France. They also had several outdated armoured cars including some halftracked.

Hope this gives you some scope already

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2017, 03:50:31 PM »
Thank you Johan :)
I have now done some Wikipedia-ing, and it seems there was indeed a regiment of R35's in Syria that fought for Vichy, and another in Morocco, although that didn't see action until Operation Torch in 1942.
There were a few of the H39 tanks sent to 'the colonies' although their disposition doesn't seem quite so certain.
However, it seems as though I would have reasonable grounds to include one or two of each type in a small Vichy force to add to my WW2 North Africa collection...  ;D

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2017, 04:17:11 PM »
...and looking forward to it  :)

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2017, 11:39:14 PM »
Thank you Johan :)
I have now done some Wikipedia-ing, and it seems there was indeed a regiment of R35's in Syria that fought for Vichy, and another in Morocco, although that didn't see action until Operation Torch in 1942.
There were a few of the H39 tanks sent to 'the colonies' although their disposition doesn't seem quite so certain.
However, it seems as though I would have reasonable grounds to include one or two of each type in a small Vichy force to add to my WW2 North Africa collection...  ;D

There were 95 Renault R35s in the French Levant (now Syria), which saw action against the Commonwealth forces (mostly Australians) in 1941.

There were also 45 H35s and R35s stationed in Morocco as part of 1er Regiment de Chasseurs d'Afrique.  These saw action against the US Army following Torch, along with Char D2s and Somua S35s in other units.  The French forces then switched sides, but seem to have continued to use D1s and S35s.  When these units switched to M4A2s, they kept the Somua plaques and fixed them to their Shermans.

Vichy tanks were usually painted and marked in the usual French fashion. S35s had a sand overspray and oversized French national flags.  The R35s in the Levant seem to have been quite plain, judging from the few photos I've found.

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2017, 04:41:06 AM »
Interesting stuff, thank you Pinky.

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2017, 08:01:11 AM »
Note Pinky talks about H35's not H39's that Rubicon will be selling. To me they are as different as welded and cast hull Shermans!

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Re: Neucraft Resin - Painted Test Samples 170827
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2017, 10:06:35 AM »
I am still looking for a reference to Vichy H39s.