SPECIAL THANKS. I would like to thank Paul Watson for his sponsorship of several lead figure collections on this blog. Having decided to clear his spare/surplus figures, he generously forwarded them on with no other requirement than they deserved to be restored. I would also like to mention George S. Mills, who kindly furnished a quantity of metal and plastic figures which allowed me to complete another five or six military units, serving in several collections.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

WW2 ARMOURED CARS

Several months ago I picked up two Lone Star armoured cars. I do like die-cast, but these are also genuine toys and date back to at least the 1970s, which makes them special. Here they are repaired and repainted. For war-game purposes the British vehicle will represent a Daimler Dingo (Bren) or a Daimler Armoured Car (2pdr.) The dark camouflage colours are unusual for WW2 but at least one unit is recorded as using it in the 1940s. The German counterpart is the same model, but thats ok. The Italians produced several hundred vehicles based on Daimlers and many ended up in German hands, and the bold camouflage is correct for their use.

MGB





10 comments:

  1. Great find and excellent additions to your collections.

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    1. Cheers Alan, I think they are rather special too.
      Michael

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  2. What make are the figures in the top photo? I think I have some heavy recasts which look very similar.

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    1. Alan, if you click on WW2 in my labels, scroll down for photos of the entire collection, I asked the same question and Brian kindly answered. I also think some are being recast. I do like their simple design, they look very 1930s.
      Michael

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  3. Excellant find - I had one as a child - I wonder what happened to it ?

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    1. Heard that before, Tony. Just wish I had half of the stuff I played with in the 1960s-70s. Have just put the vehicles on my bookcase in the lounge. Great toys.
      Michael

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  4. Another excellent job Michael! Your paint work is so good and the camouflage is so interesting! I have never seen the darker version, but it works very well!

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    1. Thanks Brad, I don't like the khaki green used by most of the British vehicles in Europe, so was happy to find something different, the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry 1942. Sort of looks like what 'we' adopted in more recent times.
      Michael

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  5. oh dear! I think I'd best go keep busy until the "oooh, wouldn't it be great to......." thoughts go away!

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    1. Well, Ross, you have done that to me often enough, it was payback time, lol.
      Michael

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