Thursday, 17 December 2009

I came across these photographs on ebay, and purchased them. They are of Matilda II T6909 "Greenock" of the 7th RTR. The photo says the tank is abandoned in Dunkirk, certainly on the beach front, looking at the sand everyhwere. Of interest is the diagonally striped circle on the rear left of the turret. It looks like the 2 Pdr has been spiked, judging by the messy barrel end.
The white BEF recognition squares are visible on the hull side. Also take note of the raised suspension, subsequently lowered for action in North Africa.
These have got me messing around with the Matilda II master again.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

And some WIP from Mike. The Waffen SS have gone in the post to Nick for putting in a mould.
The Belgians are nearly done. I spent yesterday explaining to Mike that Belgian artillery wear bonnet de police, line wear the Adrian helmet, and Chasseurs wear berets, so I think he has the message that different heads are the order of the day. The line infantry Adrian helmet sculpts have the lion badge, and I think Mike is trying to sculpt individual teeth, looking at the detail on the heads I received :->
Thanks for all the help from Carl de Roo and the Belgian cadre with the information.
I now have the Dutch contingent sending excellent information on their forces.
No word from the Scots though.

Work in progress.
I found the lower hull of the once started Sd.Kfz. 221. The top half of the hull and the turret are quite challenging so I put it down again, and made a cup of coffee. After numerous cups of coffee I eventually put it down again, this time with a top, turret and mudguards glued on.
Time for another espresso.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

"Big Frank" BEF Highland Scot figure- a bit taller than the rest,
but if you know the real Frank you will know why.

Scots in Tam'O'Shanter caps.

Normandie Char FCM 2C.