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Sunday, 16 May 2021

CHINESE NATIONALIST ARMY 1930s

A few days ago I finished converting a die-cast car into an armoured vehicle. As it doesn't follow a particular design, I decided to attach the vehicle to my Chinese 1930s army, claiming its something a local commander had constructed. Now thought it would be fun to bring out the entire collection, to field the converted Airfix Japanese, Germans, and others which now represent Kuomintang troops and armed police. Picked up the original damaged car for £5.20 delivered, the officer is a converted Prince August casting.











10 comments:

  1. Great conversion , like the motorbike and sidecar .

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    1. Cheers Tony, the bike was a dinky? made in the 1970s, broken. Was able to add some converted Britains crew and scratch build a machine gun out of plasticard and metal bits.
      Michael

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    1. Thanks Ross, as 1930s armies go, I thought it was quite colourful. Have also raised about 25 Japanese.
      Michael

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  3. The armored car and motorcycle look perfect, great conversions Michael! Your attention to detail is amazing! They really have that 1930's feel to them! The troops look great too, a very overlooked period that you have brought to life! Brilliant work! I can't wait to see the Japanese!

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    1. Thank you Brad, I'm looking forward to using them in their first war-game very soon so will need to devise a simple yet interesting scenario (alternatively. bung them all on the table and just see who wins).
      Michael

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  4. Who doesn't like a nice armoured car?
    Interesting to read this alongside the very varied uniform info I looked up for painting the Hing Fat 54mm samples
    https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2021/05/04/hing-fat-54mm-ww2-chinese-nationalists/

    And very inkeeping with this Tintin 1920s 30s story
    https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com/tag/sino-japanese-war/

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    1. Mark, an interesting reply, just had a quick look, will wish to visit again! Forgot to show some Chinese infantry which I converted from Africa Korps, all dressed in white, shorts, and with the German fatigue cap. Agree with the comment, their gear is quite mixed during the 1930s, and even more so or less uniformed during the 1940s.
      Michael

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  5. Splendid armoured car, really looks the part.

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    1. Thanks Alan, its been a interesting project, which is near complete now, just a few items to make the skirmish game more interesting.
      Michael

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