Monday, May 07, 2012

Les camion militaire est arrivee...

... excuses pour mon terrible français... 

..with a somewhat hirsute poilu for scale..

In the recent WWII skirmish campaign it was noted that the French army had had to go to war in Opel Blitz trucks..  clearly this couldn't continue so at Salute I stopped by the Skytrex stand and picked up a couple of trucks more suitable for the task...



These are from QRF and are 30cwt Chevrolet trucks which, despite much reading, I can't find any reference to with regard to French army transport! Poetic licence perhaps....


...anyway, they are probably best know for being used by the the Long Range Desert Group in the Western desert which gives me an excuse to post this... about the only thing that is recognisable is that great big Chevy radiator grill...!

http://www.lrdg.de/v_wb2.jpg
So, 15mm, and made by QRF - they went together reasonably well but required a fair amount of cleaning up before I could start to put them together, and even then there are a few mould/flash lines... I got the impression that these are fairly old models... they have a very pleasing heft when finished, though - a fair old chunk of lead - and I love the look...

2 comments:

  1. Really nice work...j'aime beaucoup le camion, comme on dit en France!

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