Have recently completed two new vehicles. The first was a truck I picked up on Ebay for £10.30 delivered. The original canopy was actually a money box with the words 'happy holidays'. It really didn't do justice to the actual die cast model, and it gave me pleasure to replace it with a plasticard body, carved to look like painted wood. Had problems painting over the door logos, might sand it down and repaint the entire door. I like this model, and with the colour combination of red, black and grey it will look fine attaching it to several armies.
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.
Monday, 31 May 2021
NEW TRANSPORT, MECHANISED
The second vehicle is an old LONE STAR jeep, probably made during the 1960s or 70s. It was in a bad way, and needed paint stripping. Decided to paint some US emblems, added some clear plastic for a windscreen, and used the surplus steering wheel from a previous conversion to complete the model. OK, its not really 1/32 in scale but using actual toys for wargaming grants me certain liberties.