04 November 2005

Airfix Austin K2 Ambulance

The Airfix ambulance is from the “Airfix RAF Emergency set”, which contains incidentally several hard plastic figures and an Austin K6 Crash Tender.

The ambulance has no real interior detail, and static modellers will probably want to replace the wheels, but all in all it is a fair representation of the vehicle in question.

The stretcher bearers are not included with the kit, they are soft-plastic figures from the Airfix 2nd version British Infantry Set.


Airfix Matador Truck

When you think of a Matador truck, you think of the Airfix model.


As an innocent young lad, one of the first kits I ever made was the Airfix Matador, bought from the local newsagent. (fingers full of polystyrene cement, wheels panted gloss black, silver hubcaps, and the wooden body painted gloss brown)

And after all those years, the kit is still available.




30 June 2005

Indochine 1946 wargame photos


Pictures from two separate games played within a week of each other. French patrols with a specific mission and with orders to bring back prisoners for interrogation.

The WW2 battle-hardened French Legionnaires had a great deal of success on the first occasion, but the second game was a definite win for the Viet Mihn.

El Brazo de Nelson
Wargames Tenerife
Wargames Tenerife

Players : Alberto, Carlos, John, Melo, Rob
Rules : Hit The Dirt (see www.freewargamesrules.co.uk)
Scale : 1:76, 1:72
Scenery : Alberto, Carlos, Iván, John
Heavily modified Viet Minh figures and French Indochina troops by Alberto.








26 May 2005

Copper Wire Armature Trees

Copper Wire Armature Trees



The technique of using twisted copper wire to make tree armatures is quite well known to railway enthusiasts, diorama builders and wargamers.



The twisted copper wire armatures have been covered with various layers of white glue and black paint and the foliage has been made from steel wool (like Brillo but without the soap) covered by dried herbs and scatter material.



You can also use lichen, as can be seen on one of the trees in the photographs.