No - not Messieurs Aznavour and Trenet but rather this pair of old 1/43 scale Solido diecasts which I picked up on eBay to serve as staff cars for my Little Cold Wars French forces.
Friday, 31 October 2014
Thursday, 30 October 2014
The bandsmen are Britains metal figures...
...while these chaps are a mix of metal and plastics.
Let's ignore the fact that the rifles are SLRs shall we?
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Not only that, but the essential characteristics of the crew uniforms - helmets and boots - also remained constant.
That being so, I was pleased to pick up this 1/35 scale Zvezda kit rather cheaply. Now there is often a reason behind the cheapness of cheap kits but in this case only one part was missing - the muzzle of the tube, a replacement was easily fabricated - and parts fit was generally good.
More after it's been attacked by paint.
Monday, 27 October 2014
A West German Panzer Battalion on the move.
Happily I was able to deploy the brigade quite quickly.
My Artillery Battalion prepares to fire.
My forces applied and maintained relentless pressure on the Commies.
Still making good progress - despite a few casualties.
Soon I was able to concentrate my battalions again...
...for an assault on the DDR tank battalion.
It wasn't completely pain free....
...but the Commies were wiped out!
Even air attacks were shrugged off...
...and a route was soon opened!