19 March 2021
09 March 2021
Possibly Brits, Aussies or Kiwis of a certain age might recognise the setup, it might also ring a bell with miniature gamers from other countries who had access to English publications many many moons ago
The Iron cross looks a bit out of place on the RED battalion commander, and I didn't expect it to show up so much but the final wash brought out a lot of the figure's fine detail.
The figures and vehicles are the same as the ones in the original book, German WW1 officer figure with an Airfix Russian head, accompanying Russian officer and the battalion command car is an old Roco Minitanks Dodge.
06 March 2021
I posted about these kits some time ago (HERE) and recently saw a good offer on the internet for a set of five so being a sucker for cheap-as-chips offers that are too good to refuse, well of course I ordered them - and just got them a couple of days ago.
I did a bit of chopping up and these reliable workhorses might be able to serve in a few modern game scenarios in other roles rather than just as the basic truck
I had an old 1/87 scale Roco Dragon Wagon that I was never going to use so I cut off the cab and swapped it for the M35 cab.
I'm pretty sure the M35 wouldn't be suitable in this role, I don't think it's powerful enough, but I might be wrong, and please feel free to leave a comment in the comments' section if you do know.
In any case, in spite of any inaccuracies I can live with them as these are just gaming models.
However, this next configuration really is pure fantasy. A long wheelbase and multiple wheels.
The platform and crane came off a toy. Be kind to me, in my mind's eye it looks at least feasable.
Next step will be painting, I'll try and update this article once they're painted with some pictures.
Keep safe all.