Sunday, 17 May 2015

Side Project - 15mm 15cwt Supply Truck

I had planned to post a review of Colours of War - the Flames of War painting guide that came out recently. I'd even started a draft last night, but decided to go with my BFG post.

Alas, the guys over at Breakthrough Assault have posted a good review today so it seems silly put mine out at the same time! Oddly, the Breakthrough Assault post hasn't appeared on my blog roll though, I only spotted the article via a Facebook group.

Anyway, in preparation for the 2nd 6MMRPC I have been trying to build a few models every night from the pile I cleaned up recently. Last night I put together my M10C's and last Stuart III. I also began working on something I have been pottering about with for months.




This model was a 'spare' I acquired and had cut the base and the rear of the truck off. Which in itself was a lot of work. I then cut a few spare barrels I had in half - I've an idea for some jerry cans and some crates to fill up the space. Last night I grabbed some paperclips and with a bit of work managed to get them all into a similar shape.

I drilled some holes in the rear of the truck to hold the frame, and plan to glue these things in once the rest of the truck is detailed. I think it looked pretty smart (thought A thinks I am mad!).

The plan is to base it up on a bigger base than it came on (which should cover some of the damage on the wheels) and perhaps try to re-purpose some of the infantry figures I have to go with it. That's the plan, anyway!

4 comments:

  1. Looks very nice. What's the paint scheme from/for?

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  2. Dai, it was just the paint scheme that the truck had when I picked it up at a flea market stall (at the Glasgow Wargames show 2 years ago). I assume it was an 8th army vehicle.

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  3. The fact that you do conversions and scratchbuilding in 15mm that look as good as they do is very inspirational! Love the truck!

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    1. Thanks - I always feel I'm a bit clumsy and they look a bit botched, but I take comfort in the fact the model is more or less individual. I just wish I could sculpt/use plasticard to the extent the some people seem to be able to! As an aside, this truck was supposed to be getting converted into an ambulance!

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