Mouse House Enterprises, Australia


Mouse Armour - 1/35 scale (Check catalogue for prices)

 

      

 MA131 Australian M3 Buna Stuart

A conversion for the Academy kit No.1399, M3 Stuart “Honey” riveted turret that replicates the Australian Stuart tanks used to attack Japanese positions at Buna New Guinea.  British forces used the same conversion during World War II in the late North African desert and Burma campaigns.

The conversion provides:

  • 2 rear stowage boxes
  • 2 water cans
  • 2 fire extinguishers
  • forward stowage box
  • collapsed machine gun mount
  • turret ring
  • exhaust armour
  • 2 grouser storage racks with grousers
  • 2 blanked off machine gun sponsons

Both riveted and horseshoe turreted Stuarts light tanks were used during the attack on Buna airfield.  These versions will be released later

 

MA134 1/35 Belly and sponson armour for Tamiya M113s. 

This provides a full length belly armour plate plus two sponson armour panels as provide to Australian M113A1s operating in South Vietnam after 1968. 

The sponson armour panels were welded on and therefore remained with the vehicle until end of life.  The belly armour was bolted on and was removed for service within Australia

 

MA135 1/35 Belly and sponson armour for Academy M113s

This provides a full length belly armour plate plus two sponson armour panels as provide to Australian M113A1s operating in South Vietnam after 1968.

The sponson armour panels were welded on and therefore remained with the vehicle until end of life.  The belly armour was bolted on and was removed for service within Australia

 

MA136 Update set for Tamiya Saladin turreted FSV (this conversion is based on the Tamiya FSV kit)

This provides a complete hull top that has been corrected for the riser ring and mounting plinth for the Saladin turret. Also provide is an FSV extended trim vane and a range of other kit enhancements including tow hooks, aerial based and mounts, jerrycans with separate handles, some tools and a dust boot for the 76mm gun..

 

MA141 1/35 scale early M113A1 backdate set as used by Australian Army in Australia and South Vietnam 1965-1968. 

The item provides (1) a new hull roof with integral fuel tank inspection panel, 25mm foam roof padding and (2) a cargo hatch with filter box (the last two are standard to all Australian M113A1) and (3) three aerial bases. 

Whilst the integral fuel tank was replaced on the first 250 to 300 M113A1 APCs in Vietnam the roof inspection plate was not changed so if you are building an M113A1 with ARN 134100 to 134329 post Vietnam  this roof will be essential.

Most people who buy this set also buy:
MA109 - M113A1 interior items - battery box, ramp pulley and two radio shelves with supports (shown here as well)
MA301
  bolt in fuel tank
AA354 Aussie Armour radio installation for M113A1s
MA134/135 for sponson and belly armour depending on the base kit (Tamiya or Academy) and period modelled.
 

 

MA145 Australian M113A1 rear cargo hatch with air filter box.  All Australian M113A1 vehicles are fitted with a modified cargo hatch / filter box.  This version of the hatch will fit Tamiya and Academy M113 APCs.

 


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