A few weeks ago I mentioned* my trio of very elderly WW1 tanks and promised some photos. These three are all basically the Airfix MkI but without the ridiculous steering gear. The third tank has been converted to a machine gun armed 'Female'. All of these were originally built by JR and were in the box of models he gave me in the late 1990s. I let them 'mature' in a box for a few more years before Martin Rapier came up with the idea of a Cambrai game. This was in about 2004 and Martin put out a call for all the 20mm (and 15mm) British WW1 tanks we could muster. Like the fool I am I mentioned that I had a few and promised them for the game - forgetting that they needed paint. A panic painting session followed over the next few days, culminating in the varnish being sprayed on half an hour before the game started. Careful handling was called for and a number of players were almost overcome by the fumes when I opened the box.
Anyway, enough of this - here are the toys.
|No 4 - a basic 'Male' tank.|
|No 5 - another 'Male'|
|No 63 - a 'Female' tank - another great JR conversion.|
While I took the photos above specially for this post, I have now located some photos of the Cambrai game which I will post over the next few days.
*This may have been on someone else's blog, a chat at the wargames club or a dream. Who knows.