Friday, 26 September 2014
Rapid Fire! 20mm - British 1st Airborne Division, Arnhem 1944
My 1st Airborne division is still incomplete but some major engagements like Oosterbeek can already be played with these models.
All these 6 pdr are built with Evergreen plastic. The crews are Esci, Revell and Airfix transformations.
The 6 pdr jeeps (Airfix) have Evergreen parts for the ammo cases.
Supply jeeps. The drivers are the old Airfix figures heated with a lighter and placed in their seats while still hot (and some still burning...).
Matchbox Morris and 17 pdr.
The crews are transformations of several plastic figures with ammo taken from AFV kits.
Major Gough reconnaissance squadron. Most of the Vickers-K are scratchbuilt as well as the 20mm Polsten cannon.
SHQ command stands.
One of the 5 battalions painted up to now. All available brands are there.
Some of the PIAT teams are made from the Revell infantry with Airfix heads.
The radio man is a NATO Matchbox figure wıth a shorter rifle.
Plastic transformed figures again with Valiant Vickers. The two to the left are american but with all this smoke probably no one will notice!...
The 2" mortar is a small Evergreen tube glued to another piece of plastic.