Plastic Soldier Company continues to release a range of plastic model kits in either 1/100th or 1/72nd scale, designed for use with 15 or 20mm figures. The latest kit is the Sexton Self-Propelled Artillery vehicle.
Used by British and Canadian forces during World War Two, the Sexton was a 25-pounder gun on an M3 chassis first used in 1943. It supported both armoured and infantry forces, being able to keep up with the often rapid movement of both.
This particular kit consists of five identical frames, each with the option to create the Early or Late War version. This is achieved by using different track assemblies or hull plating at the front.
The kit itself is simple to assemble, although there are a few small parts. The level of detail is fairly good for what is designed to be a wargaming piece, with four gun crew in different poses and space for ammunition, etc. The plastic track assembly adds to the ability to get the vehicle finished and onto the table. There are also some items of stowage and spares which may be added to the kit.
As with the current crop of plastic vehicle releases from PSC, this is a kit with enough detail to satisfy the model maker. However, the kits are simple enough for the wargamer to quickly add them to their painting queue and get them ready for tabletop use. The fact that the kits from this company are made available to both 15 and 20mm gamers means that they cover the ‘best’ figure sizes for big World War Two battles, which can be re-fought using the Battlegroup rules which are now owned by the company.