The incredible BARV by Gaso.Line
does not envisage any new tracked models, the Gaso.Line brand proposes his
"Sherman BARV" : a new conversion on Solido basis, amazing
for its quality of completion and especially for its great originality
(reference of the manufacturer : GAS50843).
Not a Boat
Not an ARV
The BARV !
|This surprising machine is
not a battle tank, but an amphibious armoured vehicle imagined by the
British engineers and planned for recovering all vehicles out of service in
the water during Overlord operation (Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle). It
will be also used to help the immobilized barges. Several Sherman M4A2
without turret received a tall and hydrodynamic superstructure, with
accessories to facilitate displacements of the crew on the machine.
In 2001, Mr Saint Lot had announced his wish to
facility the construction of its models. Here is today the result : the
BARV is a model perfectly accessible to the beginners.
Except two metal elements in photo-cutting to
manufacture side footbridges, a material always very delicate to handle,
the assembly is carried out without complication and takes only a few
A big resin part constitutes the body of the model
(pictures 2, 3, 4) and only some ustensils must be added to finish the
assembly (picture 5). The quality of moulding is excellent like always
with Gaso.Line. Transfers are provided to reconstitute one authentic
version of an operational vehicle of the "REME", obviously paint
in blue-grey like a military boat.
|This kit adapts directly on
the hull common to all Sherman, Destroyer, Lee or Priest mades by
Solido/Verem, (pictures 6 and 7), and maybe on the M4A3 from Fuman.
|A nice innovation to quickly
the site Quarter-Kit. Also
available build and painted.
Thank to Quarter-Kit Models Shop for the supply of