Friday, November 20, 2009

Still plugging away.

It's been a while since I've posted and that's because I haven't got much to show for it. The camera I'm using seems to have gone senile and refuses to take pictures that aren't blurry. To at least keep this blog *sort of* moving along, I'll just have to post some bad pictures.

Here's my attempt at the Hasegawa Daimler MKII kit.

This kit was a beauty to put togethere, the sole problem being the part numbers on the drive shafts under the chassis were mislabeled and so I had to find a solution for that. Probably not going to be a problem for anyone not planning to flip the car over, but I'm weird about doing silly detail like this. I'm looking forward to getting the next one for the Platoon that will represent the House Cavaly in XXX Corps.

On the workbench, assembled, unpainted and unphotograped are:
4 Airfix M5 Half-tracks;
2 Airfix Universal Carriers;
1 Revell M7 Priest, "defrocked";
20 Revell British Infantry;
41 mixed Revell and Italeri US Pataroopers;
20-ish Italeri British Paratroopers;
24 German Grenadiers (my volunteer assistant caught swine flu....);

Still in boxes are the 6lber guns and crew that came with the Universal Carriers, two full boxes of Revell British Infantry, one more Universal Carrier and a few extra British and American Paratroopers.

This is partially because my camera is on it's way out, and partially because my airbrush was lent to a friend s he could make this and I haven't gotten around to retrieving it yet. Aside: For an idea of scale, I spent two hours helping him build that. All I did was the gun under the eagle on top.... it's *that* big.)

On a note related to the Daimler MKII, does anyone know anything about how good a kit this Daimler Dingo is? I need two and am having trouble finding any.


  1. Blimey that is expensive for a 1/72 scale Dingo unless you get four of them in the pack. (Ex-Matchbox now Revell) Monty's caravan (with Dingo) would be a better buy, although you can end up with a lot of unused Caravans! If you are honestly thinking of buying a Dingo at that price I would go the metal route Skytrex or SHQ(?) even MMQ[sic] but they are pricey!

    Good hunting :)

  2. It works out at costing me an extra 50% over the average 1:76/1:72 scale kit here, but is about the same as the extra Daimler MKII will cost me from the same website, which is marginally cheaper than the price I paid for it in Berlin.

    Looking at the Monty's Caravan kit, the "Caravan" itself is a Leyland Retriever 3ton lorry with a cabin on the back. A little bit of fiddling would turn that into a perfectly acceptable troop lorry to move some of XXX corp's infantry divisions around. I'll be having four I think.

    That site seems to have some good bargins. The Daimler MKII is what I can only call "dirt cheap" there. I may get three for a pair of full Armoured Car patrols. Much appreciated advice, thank you.

  3. Nice stuff want to see your vehicle collection in pics!!


  4. Just discovered this from your comment on Dave's [Mad about Gaming] blog.
    Good to discover another Irish wargaming blogger!
    I'd recommend you head over to - a wealth of modelling and historical knowledge as I'm sure someone there has tackled Arnhem before

  5. Oh hey, cool! I recognize you from your avatar pic actually, I've seen you around at various cons. I'll check out that forum soon, I've finally started to catch up on this again after the Christmas/exam season mess.