Tuesday, 23 November 2010

A history of Airfix HO/OO AFV kits - Part 2 - 1960

Although released as part of the aircraft range, the earliest kit was the Bloodhound Missile. This indeed is one of the kits I have never actually built, although I have owned several and performed a number of conversions of the rather crude Landrover. To those of us familiar with this kit it will come as no surprise to find that it was released in 1960, which puts the quality of the parts in context. I am unable to offer a photo of the kit, although I do have a couple of Landrovers which have been converted (well, bodged) into Kfz70-esque vehicles for my German forces.

Open and closed German utility vehicles which used to be Landrovers.  These veterans were adapted solve a vehicle shortage before the original Megablitz 'Market Garden' game a few years ago.  They are  currently employed towing PAK40 AT guns in 361 Volksgrenadier Div and 14SS Div.
 
Edited 21/12/2012 - photo of box added.
 

2 comments:

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Tim,

I made similar conversions of the Airfix Bloodhound Landrover. It was such a simple model that it could 'take' quite a lot of ham-fisted re-modelling by me ... and still look quite passable!

All the best,

Bob

Tim Gow said...

Bob
The essential ingredients for kit-bodging - a sharp knife and supplies of filler, balsa and profanity!
Tim