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Andrea Morris (Manic Dragon)

Bren Gun Carrier (Completed)

The Universal Carrier, also known as the "Bren Gun Carrier" from the light machine gun armament, is a common name describing a family of light armoured tracked vehicles built by Vickers-Armstrong and other companies.

The first carriers – the "Bren Carrier" and the "Scout Carrier" with specific roles – entered service before the war, but a single improved design that could replace these, the Universal, was introduced in 1940.

The vehicle was used widely by British Commonwealth forces during the Second World War. Universal Carriers were usually used for transporting personnel and equipment, mostly support weapons, or as machine gun platforms. With some 113,000 built by 1960 in the United Kingdom and abroad, it is the most produced armoured fighting vehicle in history!


1 20 January 2017, 22:03
Andrea Morris
Initial progress, I have applied PE to various parts & a coat of paint for the figures.
23 January 2017, 17:56
Andrea Morris
A little more progress with some assembly and detail painting.
5 February 2017, 14:36
Andrea Morris
Well, well, I have finally finished this after a long spell on the shelf of doom! PE just drains my mojo 🙁 I still can't paint figures, so they didn't get added. Even so I am happy with the result 🙂
5 October 2017, 10:55
Alec K
Looks pretty good Dave 👍
5 October 2017, 11:23
Wim van der Luijt
I feel your pain when it comes to figures and PE. I like your carrier it looks good. (maybe for a future build drill out the Brengun barrel and remove the seam lines from the weapons?)...I have build a carrier in 1:48 Tamiya Universal Carrier | Album by Loftinsulator (1:48) and I quite like the look of this tiny vehicle
5 October 2017, 11:59
Andrea Morris
Thanks gents! Yes Wim, not sanding the seems was pure laziness on my part. I did begin to drill out the barrel, but it snapped on me, so I just wanted to get it finished. Your 1/48 version is a delight 🙂
5 October 2017, 16:54
Wim van der Luijt
Thank you Dave....
6 October 2017, 07:14


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1:35 British Universal Carrier Mk.II (Tamiya 35175)1:35 Universal Carrier Mk. II (Eduard 35364)
Universal Carrier Mk.II
GB British Army (1660-now)
1 Arm. Div. T202196
World War 2 - European Theatre
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