Toy soldiers, wargames and modelling madness.
Great looking armoured car! This was one of my favourite AFV´s when I was younger, I had several, including a metal 1/32nd version that could shoot matchsticks...(I can´t remember by whom...corgi??)Cheerspaul
PaulHow you must have lived! I remember Corgi did a 'firing' Saladin and I think there was a Dinky Daimler a/c but that would have been smaller. I had a plastic Saladin in 1/32-ish scale. It did a fair old mileage in the garden.
I think you are right...not a daimler..a saladin.Long time ago now. Those were the days...hardly any decent TV..the summer hols were longer and hotter.All my pocket money (and any part time job money) went on "toy soldiers" and the back garden was turned ito a HUGE battle field. Great plans were made to invade the neighbours gardens...armoured columns and Airfleets built, trenches and bunkers dug..then!!!..school came to an end and the real world turned up :-( Cheerspaul
Nice little a/c that did good service despite the pop gun 2pdr Good modelLikewise I have three of these in various stages of completion
PaulThat sounds familiar - lots of grandiose plans! How we've all changed. Oh, hang on - we haven't!
GeordieIt's a very functional little thing, and the kit is a delight.
Nice work Tim,this is one I've never built but I do have one Dinky Daimler thanks to ebay I'm guessing it is very closeto 1/72nd and a Dinky Ferret that must be 1/48th because it's a good deal bigger than the Daimler.
DonIt's years since I saw one, but I'd say the Dinky Daimler is near enough 1/72. The hull of the Hasegawa model is 52mm by 34mm if that helps.
Yeah it's pretty close in size, just have to change the wheels on the Dinky version which are way too kidtoy looking.
I love that armoured car. Each time I see one of them, I too recall my childhood days in my gandparents' garden, playing with toy soldiers. Daimlers were quite common inside those packs of toy soldiers from Hong Kong.Back then, it seemed it would last forever, how sad that things have changed so fast instead. I'd give up anything to get back to those days....Well, at least I can give up 10€ to buy an Hasegawa Daimler :)
Nice kit all right. I too was surprised by the quaility and ease at which these go together.Nice job.
DonThe later Dinky Daimlers had rather nasty plastic wheels with a pattern a bit like the second photo here: http://www.aronline.co.uk/index.htm?r8galleryf.htmOn the Rover they looked pretty good - I had one 20 years ago.
GianoThe archeologists of the future are certainly going to be puzzled by the number of toy armoured cars and plastic soldiers dug up in our parents' old gardens!
PaulEspecially so considering that it's hardly a new kit.
This must be a very early one,the wheels are comically smallfor the wheel wells...they're doto change here shortly....)
One fo my very favourite kits. I've built two and both were delightful.
ArquinsielThat about sums it up. I thought I had 4 of them, but I've just founs another three I built (but haven't yet painted) a few years ago.
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