Catalogue Number and Description:
Accurate Armour item no. K48011 - Pioneer SV/2S Heavy Recovery
||Resin and decals
from £55.31 available online from Accurate Armour's website
subject; very high quality casting;
excellent detailing inside and out; full-colour instruction booklet; includes many decal options.
||Highly Recommended for
1/48 scale Pioneer SV/2S is
online from Mission Models
You can be guaranteed of a couple of things whenever you purchase an
Accurate Armour kit.
First and perhaps the most obvious
is that it will be accurate - painstakingly researched and full of
intricate detail, an Accurate Armour kit represents the benchmark
for detail and quality.
Second is a multitude of markings
options and the information to go with them. This kit is no
exception and the decal sheet covers a wide variety of units in just
about every theatre of operations during WWII from a variety of
You can also count on the fact that the casting will be top rate,
and this kit certainly carries on that tradition with style,
superbly catching all of the incredible detail to perfection
throughout the multitude of intricate parts.
Click the thumbnails below to view
The model is extremely thorough in
its detail, starting with the chassis and winch, both aspects being
accurately reproduced and actually quite astonishingly done
considering the diminutive scale. The front and rear suspension can
both be left free to move and the front wheels can also be made to
steer. The cab has several high points and in particular the
cushions are very well rendered, the only unfortunate aspect being
that they will be somewhat difficult to see on the completed model.
The engine is also comprehensive which is a benefit, as the engine
side covers can be left off; as was done in reality to aid in the
prevention of overheating.
It is the small details in which this kit really excels and the
inclusion of an etched tool box complete with an assortment of tools
illustrates this point perfectly. Chain, rope, POW cans and several
other items likely to be found on a wartime wrecker are included
making this one very thorough model indeed.
If there is one slight drawback in this kit, it is something that
Derek pointed out to me straight away, which I thought it would be
best to pass onto everyone is the fact that the roundel is too large
for the cab roof. It is really an insignificant problem, and
considering that it is the only error Accurate Armour have made in
the kit, I would think we are well ahead on points. Speaking of
decals; they are in perfect register, and the fact that they are
produced by Fantasy Printshop is an assurance of quality in itself.
In summary, I would personally rate this kit very highly and
recommend it to anyone with an interest in 48th scale armour. This
scale lends itself very well to diorama’s do to its smaller size,
and with the addition of kits such as this one, the doors to many a
diorama idea are being opened.
Units 13-16 Kingston Industrial Estate
Tel: 01475 743955
Derek Hanson for the sample
products are available from their website
In the USA,
Accurate Armour products are
from Mission Models
Text and Images by Jay Laverty
Page Created 20 October, 2007
Page Last Updated
20 October, 2007