This a wargaming place were you can see a growing collection of miniatures and terrain of many historical periods in 20mm (but also a few 10mm,15mm and 28mm) started when I was 10 yo. At the moment it has some 40.000 miniatures from simple foot soldiers figures to much bigger Destroyers. Occasionally there are some war movie critics and some travel to military sites. My family considers it the best wargaming site in the World even if it is the only one they know.
Friday, 15 May 2020
Rapid Fire! Desert War 1940-43 in 20mm - First British infantry/ motor battalion
A British Infantry battalion crosses the Oasis of Ras-ta-Parta. This one is a bit on the large side as I made enough figures for a RF! motor battalion (with 3 Boys stands for the Bren Carriers) and a normal infantry battalion. All plastics- Airfix, Revell, Matchbox and Esci - are together.
The command stand has a Revell radioman with a German Esci radio on its back. The close 2" mortar has a Matchbox Bren firer (without the Bren) and a cut down tube from the Matchbox 81mm mortar.
The Airfix Vickers MMG has a plastic water cooling system as an extra. The Bren carrier for the 81mm mortar is SHQ with crew from 1st and 2nd editions of the Airfix 8th Army British infantry.
The different brands and scales can also mix well. Even the smaller 1/76th figures of Matchbox fit well with the larger Revell and Airfix if you glue them with electric glue giving them 2 or 3mm extra height.