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1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« on: January 21, 2015, 03:39:52 pm »
This is the first in a series of vehicles used by the Langford Fusileers*. They were a reserve unit that got their start in WWI as a supply unit, survived the lean years of the 20s and 30s, becoming adept at making something from nothing. When WW II began, they were reactivated and trained extensively for Winter/Alpine warfare, being tasked to operate in Norway, but they were eventually diverted to North Africa. Due to a lack of equipment available to them there, they had their arctic gear shipped with them, and they were able to improvise some interesting vehicles.

One of these was the Simca-San. Using the body of a captured German Army Simca staff car, and the components of a NKL-26 Aerosan, the insanely improvisational engineers and mechanics of the Langford Fusileers came up with a high speed recce vehicle, capable of outrunning the fastest enemy patrol.












They were only able to get two missions with the vehicle, however. The second one resulted in the vehicle becoming airborne after hitting a large sand dune, and the Desert Air Force promptly seized the Simca-San, citing numerous safety and procedural violations. Bunch of jerks, I tell ya...

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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 03:43:13 pm »
Langford Fusileers* Unit Crest:


*Fictional Canadian Army unit, named after a ratty end of Victoria BC. Similar units are the "South Surrey Dragoons" and the "Bowness Horse".

Wheels came from the Tamiya 25 Pounder gun and limber. I still have to apply unit markings, Vickers gun(s) and weathering.

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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 03:56:22 pm »
Oh I can't wait to see what else these mad tinkerers can come up with.
My first Street Rod was like this. A 1957 Chevy 4 d00r sedan mounted on a 1952 Chevy truck chassis with the 'Big' 292 cubic inch straight six mounted with the rear of the engine under the dash board. Wasn't the fastest but drew looks with me driving from the rear seat.
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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2015, 08:37:59 pm »
That is too cool ! Kinda cute too. Look forward to seeing her finished. Great stuff Alvis !
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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 01:05:07 am »
Love it  :bow:

Please post more photo's when finished
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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2015, 06:08:02 am »
Cool, weird... And it has some serious Mad Max appeal?

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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2015, 07:38:14 am »
Nice, would not want to drive it  :o, but really well done....
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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2015, 07:39:17 am »
A vehicle truly deserving the the name "Sirrocco".
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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2015, 08:47:13 am »
Needs guns!!! And wire mesh over the windshield. And a zombie plow!!
Just kidding about the last two. Great work!
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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2015, 06:21:02 pm »
Needs guns!!! And wire mesh over the windshield. And a zombie plow!!
Just kidding about the last two. Great work!

Really? I rather agree with you on all three! ;D
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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2015, 08:20:48 pm »
Needs guns!!! And wire mesh over the windshield. And a zombie plow!!
Just kidding about the last two. Great work!

Really? I rather agree with you on all three! ;D

Well, if you go anti zombie then doors are required! Or reverse the pitch on the prop and drive backwards!
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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2015, 01:56:42 am »
Needs guns!!! And wire mesh over the windshield. And a zombie plow!!
Just kidding about the last two. Great work!

Really? I rather agree with you on all three! ;D

Well, if you go anti zombie then doors are required! Or reverse the pitch on the prop and drive backwards!

1st two pic's has doors! ;)

The prop at the back stops the little blighters sneaking up on you from behind while you concentrate on gunning them down to the front & sides. stick a metal bar or a chain across the front of the skids to cut the Z's off at the ankles, so you can use a shorter & lighter plough. :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2015, 04:40:02 am »
Wonderful !

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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2015, 11:57:21 am »
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Re: 1/35 Simca-San: High Speed Desert Recce!
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2015, 03:25:38 pm »
More Alvis goodness :thumbsup: :thumbsup: