Following on from my post about 14 Panzer Division (http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.com/2010/09/14-panzer-division.html) which contained a number of 1960s vintage conversions by my old friend John G Robertson, I have now photographed more of his conversions and present them here for your edification.
All built by JR with repairs, paintwork and basing by me. While the builds may be a bit iffy, it must be remembered that these all pre-date the models depicted being made available in any format in this scale,and indeed they were built before the flood of conversion articles in Airfix Magazine in the 1970s. As such they should, I think, be regarded as pioneering works. At any rate, they have great charm and all get used in games.
First up we have a slightly mysterious artillery piece - I think this was intended to be either a German 150mm or a Russian 152mm. It consists largely of Airfix 5.5 parts, together with the shield from an '88'. Whether it's German or Russian it currently serves in 8 SS Cavalry Division 'Florian Geyer'. Britannia crew painted by Steve Briddon. Actually 8SSKD hasn't been out to play for a while - I'll have to write it into a game.
There are a few more to follow when I locate them - including a Sherman Crab, Panzer I and Carden-Lloyd Tankette.