Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ww2 Dutch additions

some more Dutch to add to the growing collection.

Dutch Hussars, converted Minarions



Dutch cyclists from EWM



7 veld towed Artillery, gun and limber Moonlight models, horses and crew Revell.



Cheers
Matt

Dutch Fokker D XXIII MPM 1/72

A rare plane for my Dutch, although only one was flying at the time of the invasion, there is doubt it was even armed in time. I decided to build this lovely kit by MPM just because I had to have it!

Cheers
Matt



Fairey Fox mkII Pegasus resin kit

next on the desk for construction a resin Pegasus Fairey Fox mkI which will be converted to a mkII for my Belgians.

The main difference is the wheels, canopy, prop and nose, all  donated from another kit, also adding wartime pilots and an extra mg for the floor mg and windscreen from the spare parts box.



Mk I, as built from the kit by another modeller


The Mk II, hopefully look something like this, note the prop, canopy, wheel covers, air intake is larger, wheel struts are positioned differently and the wing W struts, unseen is the rear wheel, the Lewis Mg which points downwards from the observers position and bomb racks which I will add.



Cheers
Matt



Alvis Hefty WIP

Been working on my Alvis Hefty Belgian artillery tow, here are my WIP photos, basically it purchased the airfix emergency kit of two Austin trucks and have used pieces from that to make up this vehicle. Also the boxes on the rear are from the airfix Morris cd artillery tow, which is also being used as a basis for a Dutch armoured car.





Cheers
Matt

Polish 1/72 first to fight

last weekend saw a furious few days of putting together some polish kits for my 30 day kit challenge. These kits are all from the first to fight range of kits, I bought them direct from Jadar hobbies in Poland earlier in the year, they worked out with shipping more than 50% cheaper then purchasing locally.

The first to fight is a little fiddle and the instructions are not that clear but they do look good when together, but I feel are a little undersized for my liking. They will however make a great addition to my polish.


My polish have already a number of frontline resin kits that will be sold off when I paint these ones.










Cheers
Matt


Zil 157 20mm trucks

off the desk in last weekend a bunch of kits that have taken me two weeks to do as I done four of them in a production line while on a business trip. Great simple kits to do too.

Three will be standard trucks for my middle eastern nations


And one will get a S and S command body


Cheers
Matt