Friday, 11 December 2015

1/72 Scale Transport....and girls

Hi Chaps,

It has been a busy time but unfortunately not on the hobby front. Christmas shopping and general life duties have interfered greatly with the miniature life I like to lead. At last though I have had time to delve into my stash of toy cars (that does sound so sad) to produce some more 20mm transport.

The Lesney owners club will have a price on my head for destroying their historic little models but to be fair this lot must have had a hard life. Mud was still caked inside the wheel arches on these little vehicles which are now almost as old as myself...knocking 49!

The toy cars scale up rather well with the Landrover and Unimog being the best fit but to be honest will anyone notice when they are on the table? Obviously that was a rhetorical question as I play solo....

Die cast cars are easy to take apart, just drill out the rivet with a 5mm metal drill bit but do wear glasses or goggles, mazak is nasty stuff that is best kept away from your eyeballs. The Unimog and Landrover will be military green and the wagon the usual gaudy/effeminate Elton John finish.

You may have noticed the "Girls with Guns" in the first photo, I have had them for years and I have never known what to do with them...until I visited this webpage...

After more than 30 years of war gaming I am delighted to say that this was something that entertained and inspired me. Actually a breathe of fresh air! This man may just be living my miniature dream! Toy cars, aeroplanes and helicoptors have been recruited into his world and a damn good job he has made of it too! When not trying to become serious students/gamers/analysts this is what we should be doing-having fun.

The webpage above was chanced upon because I asked a question regarding the war in Rhodesia on the Lead adventure forum.

Whatever your gaming interests are please do visit this site the knowledge and the friendliness of the members on this site is humbling.

OK Chaps, a lot to read and think about, have a few beers over the weekend and enjoy Morvalonga....and have fun!


  1. Excellent post!
    Are you aware of this blog: which is a similar idea?
    I bought the Guns at Batas film and book very recently and Alan Coren's 'Diaries of Idi Amin' for inspiration.

    1. Thanks for the link Nobby, it made excellent reading! I have never heard of the Guns at Batas film....may go and get a copy later.

    2. Should be Batasi. It's the little luvvy Attenborough but in spite of that I enjoyed it. I think Bob Cordery of Wargaming Miscellany blog put me on to it.

  2. Haha! Great link to Moval Earth, I enjoyed that =) I ordered a box of militia containing the 'girls with guns' from my local model shop years ago... wonder what happened to them?


  3. Just noodling around on your interesting site and was brought up short upon seeing saw your cars. I didn't have so many of them as a kid some 40+ years ago but I had each of the ones you used here. Except the Unimog, which my brother had. I recycled mine as you did here once I started painting my first Airfix figures. Amazing to see them once again!