Sunday, 21 February 2016

Transporting the engineers

Slowly but surely I'm making progress towards the list I'm taking for this years Student Nationals Championships. In fairness, the vast majority of my list has already been painted but there were a few additions that I needed to supply. Specifically, I needed a Sherman Calliope, a 3/4 ton WC truck and 9x Rangers.

With the Calliope nearly finished, I turned my attention to building and painting the 3/4 ton truck. Annoyingly, I bought the Company B version for £24 exactly one week before Warlord Games released their much nicer version for £18! A happy bunny I was not! This sad tale only got worse when I sat down to assemble the truck, which took me half a day and a lot of effort to get right. I had to re-arrange the wheels so that they were the correct height and scratch build my own driver. The driver was particularly annoying because the kit came with three crew but all of them were tiny, like children in comparison to my models! So my lesson to you, dear readers, is avoid Company B if you can!

Anyway, despite all the ball ache, I am happy with the end result. It should make a fitting transport for either the engineers (pictured here) or a squad of veteran riflemen.

Pvt. Jenkins remembers that he's left his bank account details unsupervised back home with the wife!


  1. Jenkins, noooooooo! Hah!

    Looking great, man!

    1. Yes, it's shocking what your models actually look like once you photograph them in detail! My eyes must be appalling!