Saturday, 14 January 2012

“Cop that Fritz!”....the 17pdrs are finished!


I have finished my two British 17pdr Anti-Tank guns plus crews and tows.

I enjoy looking at other people’s blogs where they have used a variety of manufacturers in their battlegroups- good examples of this are found on Ben Feine’s and PiersBrand’s blogs. I have attempted to do this with my current project.

One of my 17pdrs is from a plastic Revell kit (probably ex-Matchbox), along with a Morris truck, the other 17pdr is Britannia with a SHQ Morris tow. The crew figures are mostly from AB’s 17pdr crew set, apart from two chaps which are from WartimeMiniatures- a company here in Australia which has started producing some rather nice WW2 British. The Wartime miniatures are nice clean casts with a good amount of detail- the sarge with the binoculars even has his stripes sculpted on. They were intended for a 6pdr crew and were carrying 6pdr munitions, so I replaced the 6pdr shell with a 17pdr. The shell & spent shells are from Sgts Mess.

You may notice that the Revell Morris has no driver even though one was available in the kit; I did not include this because in my opinion it was too small even for 1/76- it would have looked like a boy scout was behind the wheel!

Enjoy the pictures.
SHQ Morris Truck

Britannia Gun, AB & Wartime crew
Wartime Miniatures Sarge
Revell Morris truck
Revell gun & AB crew


So what’s next? I’m working on Vickers team from Wartime Miniatures, forward observers from AB, and some converted plastics using bits from Italeri, Airfix & Revell British WW2 sets. I’m also pondering which armoured cars I would need to represent 43rd Recce Rgt from 43rd Wessex Div.

7 comments:

  1. Far out! They look brilliant. Quite spectacular! Well done!

    Nick

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  2. Excellent work. Really like the basing.

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  3. really nice work there,

    armoured cars would be Humber MkIV's and the Humber LRC

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  4. Rapid Fire Ready to Roll have both Humbers in their range and are quite cheap. You could also convert the Matchbox/ Revell Humber A/C but would need a new turret. I think you can buy one from Adapt Miniatures.

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  5. Thanks for the encouragement you blokes.
    I'll have to have a look at the RTR Humbers.

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  6. Great models Sarge and excellent paint jobs.

    Steve

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