Monday, 24 December 2012

A barrage of good wishes!

Merry Christmas one and all!
Following on from my most recent 'history of Airfix' post I rounded up all of the Soviet guns which began life as unsuspecting 5.5s.  
The whole sorry collection is above.  That's seven 122mm guns which could spoil a few Germans' days.
These two are my originals.  Both have the characteristic double wheels and one has a shield.  The tractors are Majorette toy bulldozers.
On tow is my third effort, pulled by a lightly modified ROCO M5 tractor.  Along with the two above it is on the strength of 18 Artillery Penetration Division.
Chris Willey provided this similar creation.  I'm not sure how he made the imposing tractor.

These three were built by Chris Kemp and are towed by Majorette Ford A trucks. Together with Chris W's gun they serve in the Wellingrad Artillery Division.

18 comments:

Conrad Kinch said...

Merry Christmas old chap.

Paul said...

Its a Xmas cracker of a post Tim, great conversion and use of the tractors who are the real stars here.

Merry Christmas.

David Crook said...

Merry Xmas Tim - all the best for 2013!

Phil Broeders said...

Have a lovely Xmas Tim

Mosstrooper said...

A Merry Christmas to you and yours

Paul´s Bods said...

Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year to you and yours

Martin Rapier said...

Merry Christmas Tim

Don M said...

All my best for you and yours this season !

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
Thanks - best wishes to you.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
I just knew you'd enjoy this post! The tractors are certainly a mixed bunch.

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
Best wishes to you too. Still more to come in 2012...

Tim Gow said...

Phil Broeders
It's certainly going well so far. Best wishes.

Tim Gow said...

Mosstrooper
Best wishes to you too.

Tim Gow said...

Paul's Bods
Merry Christmas from my bods to yours!

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
Thanks - I'm looking forward to our games day on Friday!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
A salvo of salutations back at you!

Chris Kemp said...

Merry Christmas, Tim. Nice to see the the Wellinggrad Millitia on parade. Quantity has a quality all of its own :O)

Regards, Chris

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
The Wellingrad Militia Rifle Corps did well at the Kharkov game in June. These chaps belong to their sister formation, the Wellingrad Artillery Division.