Saturday, August 13, 2022
Friday, August 12, 2022
75mm Krupp Siderius 02/04 field gun
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Dutch TL-1 Oerlikon 20mm
The gun and miniatures are from Early War Miniatures.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Dutch Opel Staff Car
Belgian Alvis-Straussler Hefty truck
The most common image is the trial version, but I believe the Chassuer Ardennes actually purchased the fifty vehicles of the C model. I could find little or no record of how many were built of each type, it seems several different were in production at the same time, all seemed to have the pivot in the chassis though.
I know I started this beast almost 5 years ago but it is now complete and awaiting paint!
The Belgians ordered fifty of these primarily for towing artillery and AT guns for the Chasseur Ardennais as far as I can research only thirty five were delivered before the war commenced.
Monday, August 8, 2022
The Vickers Carden Llyod MG Carrier
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Dutch Army update part 2
Another Army I am working on at the moment is my Dutch. I have a lot in the part completed pile so quite a lot will make to end of the production line very soon. I would like to complete this little army this year.
Head Quarters element
I want to add another standard infantry battalion to bring the total up to a regiment. The current battalion is also only party mobile on cycles, I want to add another two coys of cyclists from EWM to have one mounted and one dismounted.
The black devils, I have half a battalion from SHQ painted that I used in a scenario once a long time ago, I just need to fill out the rest of the battalion and add support weapons, these have been ordered.
I want to build two companies on motorcycles mounted and dismounted plus a HQ element. This will make up my recon element.
I just need to paint 2 DAF Armoured cars and complete my Llyod armoured carrier. As the only armour for my Dutch quite important!
I have two medium guns and two heavy guns to paint along with crews in a fixed position, and guns with tow trucks, just need to complete them!
Anti aircraft battery
I need to purchase some bofors crew possibly SHQ, complete the 20mm Oerlikon AA gun and the horse tow. I also want to scratch build a listening device for my airfield Defence, just because…..
First to be completed is the Minairons miniatures resin truck. Not the prettiest model, and it needs a lot of filling to fix but with a bit of work and some extra bits placed on it such as fuel tank, jack box and tow hook it gets closer to the Dutch model. A lot of filling of the resin and even after a few dunks in hot water I could not correct the bent truck bed. After enough fussing I decided to add some scratch built and 3d printed bits for a removable load and some SHQ metal pieces also, including the driver. The truck will join my HQ unit for the artillery.
More Dutch coming this weekend as I need to complete my artillery build for the Wargamers forum.