Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Another hard day at the Tank Repair Workshop

A recent arrival at the tank repair workshop is this Solido AMX-30.  Sourced - as you might have guessed - from eBay, this model is the later 'B2' variant.
Like most of the Solido stuff I've accumulated picked up it was in decent shape, but the left side track was jammed.
I traced  the problem to a bent fender (ooh - nasty) and set to work.
The working tools of the veteran Solido mechanic - pliers and a cross-head screwdriver.
Having unscrewed the base plate I was able to use the pliers to gently un-bend the fender.
And the tracks now rotate freely!  Not that I've tested it by pushing it along making 'vroom vroom' noises of course.  The very thought!
And for those of you who want to see the difference between the 'B2' and earlier AMX-30, this trio  - seen on the outskirts of Kakstadt last year - contains one of the former and two of the latter.  All clear now?  Good.


Conrad Kinch said...

Nice work there squire. What are you using for French infantry?

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
While French vehicles are plentiful the infantry is more of a challenge. So far I have some generic (and quite nasty) NATO types, though WW2 Yanks will do for earlier Frenches. I also have a few Heller hard plastic figures which are based on 1960s-early 1970s French. A battalion of FAMAS-toting hommes is still some way off...

Paul Foster said...

Excellent field repair.

You have got me thinking about froggies now.

Thinking cap on!