Chasseur de Chars SP 17-pdr »Archer«

Revue de la Maquette Milicast au 1/76

Chasseur de Chars SP 17-pdr »Archer«, 1/76 Maquette Milicast UK24

The Archer SPG painted in Deep Bronze Green (Humbrol 75), a color used by l’Armée Britannique en 1945. The véhicule may be painted Kaki Drab (Humbrol 159) to depict an Archer serving in Europe in late 1944.


  • 17 pdr. SPG »Archer«


  • Bon choix de sujet, the Archer was an unusual et successful tank destroyer design.
  • The kit has 13 parts which go together nicely, et are generally free of air bubbles.
  • Detail is distinct et allows a wash/drybrush weathering technique.
  • Some filing is necessary around the gun mount, et flash has to be removed from the wheels. This reviewer was tempted to replace the track assembly avec that from a Fujimi Valentine kit, but the track pattern on the kit is actually more accurate than that of the Fujimi rubber track.
  • The gun was slightly bent, but heating the gun in hot water, straightening, et immediately immersing in cold water rectified the shape somewhat, but not entirely, since the gun has a piece of rigid metal wire on the inside as support.
  • The placement of the gun mount et de l’arrière du siège de conducteur are not entirely clear from the illustated instructions, so having photographs of the Archer’s interior may help.

The Archer is usually a conversion project, et there is no need for further conversion. The Archer’s closest relative, the Bishop, already exists in plastic ou resin kit forms. However, the open fighting compartment du char presents an opportunity for some detail scratchbuilding. The reviewer mounted figurines d’équipage de char britannique de chez MMS, tarps et camouflage netting might be added as well. Decals came from the spares box et from Hinchliffe.

Patrick Storto

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Maquettes du SP 17 pdr. Chasseur de Chars »Archer«