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Austin and Standard Tillys

Tamiya and Accurate Armour, 1/48 scale

by Brett Green


When Tamiya announced their 1/48 scale Austin Tilly early this year, I thought it would be interesting to compare the new injection moulded kit with Accurate Armour's 1/48 scale Standard Tilly released a few years ago.

I set about working on the Accurate Armour kit and was pleasantly surprised at how fast and easy it was to build.



I got stuck into Tamiya's kit as soon as it arrived. Although somewhat simplified in the chassis and underbody areas, it is a gorgeous little kit with few vices.



Both models feature in a detailed construction article in Issue 39 of Model Military International magazine. This issue also includes a helpful "Think Tank" reference piece on the Tilly by Mike Shackelton.

I can heartily recommend both Accurate Armour's and Tamiya's kits as interesting projects and ideal crossover subjects for aircraft and military modellers.

Model, Images and Text by Brett Green
Page Created 31 May, 2009
Page Last Updated 23 February, 2014