There was a time 20+ years ago, when it was impossible to get your hands on a 20mm Opel Blitz and inspired by a post on Will's Wargames Blog I thought I'd share a couple of photos of two British vehicles that made their way into the miniature WW2 German arsenal.
This rehashed old Airfix Austin K6 was a solution, and the vehicle is still in my collection today from back then
Nowadays of course you don't need to go to such a ridiculous end as there are so many kits and ready-made options available.
Another "Ersatz" vehicle was this Opel Blitz ambulance bus below. This was a more recent concoction, using a die-cast Bedford OB Utility bus. There are kits of the Opel Blitz bus available but at the time I thought that from a distance this could make the grade.
Happy New Year to all you fellow modellers, gamers and toy collectors out there !
Great work as usual. I like the bus.
Yep, still alive and kicking :-) . Cheers !Delete
Great work much better than my versionsReplyDelete
Thanks Will. Don't short-sell yourself mate, they look great.Delete
Great looking vehicles, well done and Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot Phil, Happy New Year to you too.Delete
Ha. I remember those days, and instead bought a clutch of resin Opel Blitzs from Frontline Minis back in the day. The original Airfix was a pain if you decided to build the transmission underneath the vehicle as I remember. No such problems in 20mm / 1/72 these days.ReplyDelete
Great blog - showcasing the best scale out there :)
Thanks for the kind comments Duc ! Yeah, the Airfix Opel Blitz has that problem, the flimsy suspension doesn't hold up well to wargaming, they have to be reinforced underneath.Delete