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Sunday, 18 April 2021

WW2 GERMAN AMMO TRAILER and WEST INDIAN COMMAND

As a change from painting figures decided to construct some wargaming furniture. Using some wheels taken off a Chinese toy tractor, costing 50p, I've put together a German ammo trailer. Not really appropriate for PAK 40 guns it will still add something to the table. Its based on the Sd.Ah.31 design. The camouflage is an early form which appeared in 1936!


Would have liked a better photo of the original but it might have had a copyright issue.


Have completed the command figures for my two battalions of West Indian troops. I've based the officers on some of the originals that Britains supplied in their box sets, converting a fifer and lifeguard.

SET 19 first version came with a foot officer
SET 19 second version with a mounted officer
MGB

4 comments:

  1. A nice supplement to the gun crew! Also enjoy seeing mounted command figures.

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    1. I quite enjoy working with plasticard, interesting additions can be put together at little expense, the ammo trailer cost less than £1 including glue and paint.
      Michael

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  2. Michael, your West Indian battalions are a sight to behold! They look wonderful en masse and the officers are perfect! Very well done!

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    1. Cheers Brad, the whole project does seem to have worked out well, thank you.
      Michael

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