RPM Staghound Armoured Car in 1/72 Scale

I think armoured cars are my favourite vehicles to build. Or maybe trucks. No armoured cars are….. I dont know but I love armoured cars. The Staghound is a great looking vehicle, and surprisingly hard to find plastic kits that recreate it. This one is from a company called RPM who do a range of Staghound variants. I found this one on eBay as usual, and did not have to look too far.

The kit was really nice to build, it reminded me of an IBG kit, with the excellent detail, a decent challenge, and not with really annoying tiny parts. I would have to say this model kit was one of my favourites up there with the IBG Otter that I built not too long ago. Turret hatches can be left open, which I did to maximise the use of an AB figures commander in the top. I added my own aerial and a little bit of stowage on the back. Overall olive drab paint job as normal. The decals are excellent and I think a choice of two different markings from what I remember. The big chunky wheels are a highlight, and there is no problem getting them aligned and level. The turret interior, and even the engines, are detailed if you can be bothered. I wasnt bothered as you will never get to see them anyway, but someone doing some kind of display might. You could also leave the side doors open and see the interior if you wanted to.

If you want to build a Staghound then go and get one of these. I loved it.

12 thoughts on “RPM Staghound Armoured Car in 1/72 Scale

  1. Love the RPM kits too. Have four Staghounds to build sometime in the future when I start work on my 1/72 British ETO collection. Compared to the other British AC, the Stag has the “look” to face down the German AC patrols. Excellent paint work CM. Much better than my best attempts. Enjoy find a blog posting from your site in the email box each week… or there about. Michael aka WR

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