Saturday, 27 May 2023

A tale of some toys.

 As I’ve had a few questions about the vehicles used in my recent WW2 game (see here Link), I decided that a separate post was in order.  Here then, is the eclectic selection.  

All three T34s are 1/56 scale plastic kits by Rubicon. 

The Lone Star Carriers were covered in this recent post ( Link) They scale out at 1/40. 

BA-64 is a Tamiya 1/48 scale plastic kit. It’s a lovely little thing. 
Kubel is plastic & diecast by Victoria in 1/43. 
More 1/48 Tamiya kits - above the Horch kzf70, below the Steyr 1500A.  Very nice kits. 

Here they are in company with (centre) a Solido Citroen C4 van. 

The Panzer IV is on the face of it a fairly nasty toy, but after ripping out the friction motor and repainting it looks fine. Slightly smaller then the early war Solido Panzer IV which is 1/50 scale. 

The Corgi range of 1/50 scale military vehicles is usually very expensive but they occasionally crop up at palatable prices.  They are lovely -  none more so than this Panther.  A better model than the still very nice  Solido version which is a bit too wide. 

The diecast and plastic 1/43 GAZ-67 is from one of the partwork ranges.  
Finally, this Sdkfz-10 with 20mm Flak gun came in a batch of other stuff some years back. It is both nasty plastic tat and a rather nice model. I think it would benefit from a repaint.  


Rob Young said...

1/48th scale (quarter scale) is also the smallest dolls house scale - so things like furniture are available for use in diaramas, etc - it's a very useful scale!

Archduke Piccolo said...

I rather like those Chinese-made PzIVG. I have 4 myself; they still have their friction motors - which gives them a nit of heft - and I have left them in their original livery. Of course, the Ra'esharn don't call them Panzers. They are Pandora Mark IV tanks: medium tanks with medium armour and a medium anti-tank gun.

Those pretty T34s of yours deserve by their very appearance to be Guards...

tradgardmastare said...

Thanks for the post , most interesting.

Tim Gow said...

Rob Young
Useful info - I hadn't though of that!

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
The Pz4s are medium/medium/medium in my game too - but there they would be! They look surprisingly effective with a bit of paint.

Tim Gow said...

Thanks - I like to keep up a flow of useless information!