ANZAC AFVs N. Africa & Middle East in 1/72
...2 new decal sets from Star Decals
Star Decals 1/72 Anzac sets 1 & 2
Two recent sets of 1/72 markings focus on the equipment used by ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand) units in North Africa & the Middle East during WW2.
72-A 1064 ANZAC Pt 1
Markings for 9 complete vehicles, and an interesting variaty of different types and an equally interesting variety of camouflage schemes, ranging from plain sand and the Caunter Scheme, along with a couple of more unusual variations.
A - Universal Carrier Mk 1, of the 9th Australian Divisional Cavalry Regiment, at Tobruk, and in a pattern I don't recall seeing before.
B - M3A1 White Scout Car, of C Sqn, 2nd NZ Division Cavalry Regiment at Sidi Razegh, Libya, in 1941. This one in a sand colour, with blue-black counter shading.
C - Universal Carrier Mk 1, 18th Battalion, 2nd NZ Division, at El Alamein, in 1942, This one painted in the distinctive Caunter scheme.
D - Universal Carrier Mk 1, from 19th Battalion, 2nd NZ Division in Libya during November/December 1941 Another example in the Caunter camouflage.
E - Universal Carrier AOP (Artillery Observation Post), possible Battery Commander, 45 Battery, 4th Field Regiment, Libya in late 1941. This one in an overall Light or Portland Stone colour.
F - Universal Carrier Mk 1, of the 28th Maori Battalion, 2nd NZ Division, in Tripoli, Libya, in November 1941. Another more unusual scheme, in Light Stone and Olive Green.
G - Daimler Dingo Mk II, HQ, 2nd NZ Division, El Alamein, in November 1942. In an overall Light Stone.
H - Daimler Dingo Mk II, NZAC Training Depot near the Red Sea, in 1945. Despite being in the Middle East, this one is still in an overall Olive Drab colour.
J - Sherman Mk III, HQ, NZAC Training Depot, Maadi Camp, Eqypt, in 1944/45. Finished in Light Stone plus a Blue-Black disruptive camouflage.
72-A 1065 ANZAC Pt 2
A second set of markings for Australian and New Zealand units in Africa and the Middle East. Another good mix of colour schemes and vehicle types for anyone interested in modelling vehicles of WW2 in North Africa and the Middle East.
A - M3 Stuart Mk 1, from B Sqn, 2nd NZ Divisional Cavalry Regiment in August 1942. A Stuart light tank in an overall stone colour.
B - M3 Stuart Mk 1, from C Sqn, 2nd NZ Division Cavalry Regiment at Sidi Rezegh in November 1941. Another Stuart, this time in the multi-colour Caunter scheme.
C - M3 Stuart Mk 1, in the 2nd NZ Division Cavalry Regiment, Egypt, 1942. Another Stuart in the overall Light Stone colour.
D - M3 Stuart Mk 1, 25 Battery, 4th Field Regiment, near Medenine, Libya, in March 1943. Another interesting colour scheme, with Desert Pink and Olive Drab.
E - M3 Stuart Mk 1, Command Tank, HQ, 2nd NZ Division, El Alamein, December 1942. Another in an overall stone finish.
F - M3 Stuart Mk 1, 9th Australian Divisional Cavalry Regiment, El Alamein in 1942. This one also in an overall Stone colour.
G - Vickers Light Tank Mk VIB, 2nd NZ Division Cavalry Regiment, at Sidi Rezegh, Libya, in November 1941. The Caunter scheme once again.
H - Vickers Light AA Tank Mk VIB, with B Sqn 2nd NZ Division Cavalry Regiment, Bardia, Libya, January 1942. In an overall Portland Stone colour.
J - Marmon-Herrington Mk II, of 2nd NZ Division Cavalry Regiment, Helwan Camp, Egypt in March 1941, just prior to its' departure to Greece. The last one in this set, and another in a Caunter scheme.
Some lovely subjects in both these sets, and they come with neatly printed decals along with a colour sheet guide for positioning the markings, and the colours of each AFV.
Thanks to Star Decals for our examples.