Monday, 29 September 2014

Poseur De Pont - AMX-13 bodging Part 2


As a couple of you correctly guessed, my AMX is on it's way to becoming a bridgelayer.  Or to use the correct title: AMX-13 PDP (Poseur De Pont) Modèle 51.  Poseur De Pont.  You have to love that. name.
This being me, the model will bear only a passing resemblance to the real deal - but we will end up with a AMX hull with a bridge section on the roof.  The bridge section in question comes from our old friend the Matchbox AVRE kit - but suitable widened and strengthened to support die-cast 1/48ish scale tanks.  I'm not after a scale replica here - rather a working wargames bridgelayer.

To support it I knocked up a box section of plastic card.
Sleek eh?  I am consoled by the fact that the real thing looks like a lash-up too!
I wonder if it will look any better painted?

14 comments:

Pete. said...

Nice bit of work with the plasticard there Tim.

A good coat of paint will certainly tie it all together.

Cheers,

Pete.

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

Poseur de Pont. I'm sure I've seen him on a wargames forum somewhere.

Archduke Piccolo said...

A fine asset for your inventory!

Chris Kemp said...

Dear Tim,

The real one has a rubbish paint job, so no pressure mate :O)

Regards, Chris

The Dancing Cake Tin said...

C'est un char de cuteness.

Paul Foster said...

Are you sure that will reach across the channel?

Nice bodging.

Tim Gow said...

Pete
Thanks - hopefully painting may occur at the weekend...

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr Luddite
I think we've all met him!

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
So far so good....

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
That's true I think they overdid the drybrushing.

Tim Gow said...

Dancing Cake Tin
More cuteness? Ah well, there are worse things.

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
Not quite - but it will easily span the 4-inch wide rivers we habitually use!

Stephen Beat said...

I didn't expect that! Very crafty mod. :)

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Always expect the unexpected!