Latest wagons constructed for my Railway at War ''SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND'' Garden Railway. The bofors guns are Airfix kits, painted with Revell Aqua color dark green. Chocks for the wheels are made from painted matchsticks with the securing ropes from a grey thread. I use grey thread for new rope, for old rope I submerge them in brown acrylic paint. The wagons are Bachmann lowfits.
17 pounder gun is from Matchbox/Revell Morris Truck and jeep kit(Revell 03219).Universal /Bren gun carriers with 6 pounder guns are Airfix. These are 1/76 scale and marked up as 11th Armoured Division. Only problem with this kit is that there are no Bren guns provided but SHQ Miniatures produce a set of British small arms (VP50) in white metal which is very useful. The 25 pounder gun is from the Esci/Italeri Morris Quad Tractor kit. All the storage, crates, jerry cans,barrels accessories are from Knightwing, Hornby,and various manufactures of small scale armour kits.
The Humber and Daimler armoured cars are Hasegawa. All painted dark green with 7th Armoured Division jerboa markings and secured with twisted copper wire painted dark brown and rust. Weathering is with MIG pigments- smoke black, industrial city dirt and Europe dust. Highlights and scratches to the paintwork are picked out with a silver pencil. Majority of the rolling stock for carrying vehicles are ready to run Hornby, Dapol, Bachmann and Mainline conflats, 1 plank and 3 planks. Another Bachmann wagon that I find indispensable is the GWR Well Wagon. I currently have twenty-three of these that will eventually have Armoured loads. A number of which are completed and I will attempt to describe here. Two 1/76 scale Matchbox/Revell Sherman Fireflys. wo modelled here are dark green from Guards Armoured Division. Added storage is from the usual manufacturers and my spares box. I'm planning to make camouflage nets from open weave bandages once I can source some? I've tried all the usual drug stores and chemists without success! These are secured to the wagons with cheap costume jewellery , pained dark brown and rusted up with MIG Pigments. The two Churchill MKIs are Hasegawa kits. One of which has a Matchbox ARVE Petard mortar turret fitted. These are marked up as 7th Armoured Division in Normandy. These are constructed straight out of the box, though the rubber band tracks can be a little tricky to fit correctly as you will see in my images. At present I have around 50 more wagon that will require vehicles so I'm going to be pretty busy through the coming winter months!
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