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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.356

British Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun Archer
Item No: 35356

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Length: 191mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

A Modern Great
Design work began in 1942 on the Archer, a self-propelled anti-tank gun intended as a stopgap until a full-time solution could be found. Mounting the gigantic 17 pounder gun on the relatively small Valentine infantry tank chassis was a challenge which the Archer's designers met with an unusual solution - installing the gun back-to-front, with the fighting compartment taking up the front of the vehicle. Using armor-piercing rounds, it could defeat 192mm of armor at 914 meters, enough to pose ample threat to any German armor of the day. Production began in 1944, and Archers were delivered to the British Army's Armoured and Infantry Divisions, who began using it from October.

About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 191mm, width: 78mm. ★Tamiya designers studied an actual Archer in depth, and the result is this unerringly accurate depiction of the SPG's form. ★The lengthened and modified Valentine chassis and its welded armor are accurately captured. ★Features a realistic rendering of the 17 pounder with breech details and more. ★Open-top fighting compartment shows off great detail inside, such as shell racks, machine gun and accessories. ★Comes with 3 figures, which depict commander, gunner and loader in action pose. ★2 marking options are included, offering the chance to recreate 7th Anti-Tank Regiment and 3rd Canadian Infantry Division vehicles.


★The truly unique form of the Archer with its "back-to-front" 17 pounder is recreated in 1/35 with aplomb.

★Take a good look at the highly impressive detail on display in the open top fighting compartment.

★Three figures in realistic pose are included for installation in and around the fighting compartment.
★A close-up on the figures: a commander giving orders, his gunner aiming, and a loader with shell.

★Suspension features bogies with idler wheel and late production road wheels for a realistic finish.

★Ball link gun attachment mirrors that on the real tank, offering traverse and elevation/depression.
★Left: Take a closer look at the superlative detail on the 17 pounder's breech and around the gunner's seat.

★Right: The driver's seat also gets the detailed Tamiya treatment, with numerous levers and instrumentation.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/35 British Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun Archer

Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint
TS-2 Dark green ---

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-3 Flat black LP-4 Flat white LP-11 Silver

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-10 Gun metal XF-15 Flat flesh XF-61 Dark green
X-11 Chrome silver XF-49 Khaki XF-62 Olive drab
X-12 Gold leaf XF-52 Flat earth XF-64 Red brown
XF-1 Flat black XF-56 Metallic grey XF-84 Dark iron
XF-2 Flat white XF-60 Dark yellow XF-85 Rubber black

Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

Useful tools in construction of the model
Item 74095 Drill Bit (1.0mm)
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C

Information is correct as of December 21, 2017. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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