Last night at the Sheffield club, Jerry presented me with a find he had picked up on a market stall. The header card was very promising:
And while this was clearly going to be a dodgy plastic toy, an M-42 would be most welcome. However as my gaze took in the contents the bitter truth was revealed...
That's right. No M-42. Just some dodgy Jeeps with turrets(!) and a horrible T-55.
But amid the laughter, I had a closer look at the size of the Jeeps. They seemed a similar size to the 1/40-something scale toys I use for Little Cold Wars.
So this evening I dug out some 'proper' Jeeps for comparison.
Left to right: Plastic kit in 1/40(?) scale; Solido diecast in 1/43 scale, a dodgy model from the pack. So not bad at all in terms of scale.
As cheap toys go it's actually rather tolerable - so well done to Jerry. And what of the T-55? Oh, it really is ghastly. Behold it's hollow hull: