Otter Light Reconnaissance Car in 1/72...

...a kit from IBG

Based on the CMP truck chassis I recently started work on the IBG 1/72 kit of the Otter Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC).  Developed by General Motors of Canada, it was a similar layout to the Humber Mk III LRC.  It had a crew of 3, driver, commander and the gunner in the rear.  Over 1700 were built during WW2 and they were used by Canadian and other Commonwealth units as well.

The kit is moulded in grey plastic and is well detailed, including the chassis, running gear and drive-train beneath the armoured body, which also has a detailed interior, including the No.19 wireless set, seats etc..  The fit of parts is very good, and it goes together very neatly.  The only thing that takes a bit of extra time is on removing the parts from the sprues and cleaning up the sprue attachment points, even on the smallest parts.  With all the interior detail it is inviting to fix the crew doors in the open position so you can see the interior, or, as I have done, to leave the roof unglued so you can lift it off to see inside.  I have it painted in a single overall colour for NW Europe service, though alternatives would include a desert scheme, also seen in Italy.  Just the transfers still to apply.

I bought mine through Tiger Hobbies here in the UK.

Robin

IBG 1/72 Otter LRC
Box art
IBG 1/72 Otter LRC
Built model with basic paint applied
IBG 1/72 Otter LRC
Built model with basic paint applied
IBG 1/72 Otter LRC
Built model with basic paint applied
IBG 1/72 Otter LRC
Built model with basic paint applied
IBG 1/72 Otter LRC
Interior details
IBG 1/72 Otter LRC
Interior details
IBG 1/72 Otter LRC
Chassis detail
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