LRDG conversions using Hongwell die-cast jeeps.
The Chevrolet was from the remains of a very old Matchbox unfinshed LRDG set that I recovered from the spares' box (painted green by me back in its day lol ).
The fiddling little wheels on this kit are difficult to align and would try the patience of a Saint and you also have to contend with tracks that are made from a stiff vinyl that refuses to stay in place and make the tank spring up in the air leaving a very unrealistic gap between the ground and the tracks. The tracks don’t take superglue either, but I fixed the track problem with some epoxy and left a heavy weight on the tank overnight.
I didn’t spend enough time on the wheels and so they are all misaligned, as is clear enough from the pictures :-(
Anyhow, despite all my complaining about this kit, it does make a nice acceptable wargame model once finished and I’m quite happy with they way they turned out (as long as you don’t look too carefully at the wheels that is…..)
The tankers in helmets are figures from the Airfix British Paratroopers set, and the tanks have had some “netting” and spare tracks added onto the vehicle
The Airfix ambulance is from the “Airfix RAF Emergency set”, which contains incidentally several hard plastic figures and an Austin K6 Crash Tender.
The stretcher bearers are not included with the kit, they are soft-plastic figures from the Airfix 2nd version British Infantry Set.
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.