Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Rolls Royce Armoured Car

Hot on the heels of my Morris armoured car, and from the same box, is this Rolls-Royce.  Although I am pretty sure that no R-R cars served in Europe in 1940, I included it in my 1940 Recce Regiment to provide a contrast to the dashing modernity of the Morris.  No really. 
I bought it a a show in the early 1990s and because the guys at Raventhorpe had run out of them in the morning, one of them rushed back to the workshop and cast a few more.  The hull was still warm from the mould when I took delivery!
Like the Morris, this is a Raventhorpe metal kit made up of around 15 parts. 
As usual I gave the model a very worn and battered appearance.  Since then it has suffered more wear and battering on several games tables.

10 comments:

Biff Tanner said...

Very cool!

Don M said...

this is another one of my favorites,
got to be good to serve so long...)

Paul said...

Great post. I think the Rolls would be great hooning around France What!

Tim Gow said...

Biff
Thanks - it makes a change from the teutonic efficiency of Sdkfz 222/231/234s.

Tim Gow said...

Don M
The originals were certainly built to last, and my model has been in service for about 18 years!

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Rolls-Royce or Morris? No contest really.

Al said...

Always wanted a couple of these

Tim Gow said...

Al
Truly an armoured car for the more discerning gentleman gamer. I think I have another one somewhere.

west1871 said...

Tim I am green with envy mate.Very nice.That kit costs an arm and a leg doesn't it?

Cheers Rich

Tim Gow said...

West 1871
It can't have been that expensive - I bought two!. Raventhorpe stuff is usually pretty reasonably priced.