Saturday, 9 February 2013

A Very British Logistics

 I have managed to paint up some of the vehicles I "Scrounged" from Tim. These tree trucks all have the same cab but by simply painting them in different colours they look more like civilian lorries that have been commandeered and pressed into service as part on the great push to cross the River Medway. I have tried to stick to colours from the period which has lead to some interesting combinations that you tend not to see today. It's funny that even in my life-time the colours of Motor vehicles have changed, when I was a lad there were no silver coloured cars on the road, today silver seems the most popular colour. I looked at vintage vehicle images on Google to select the colour combinations.

I really wanted these to have a commercial feel and not a military one. For me part of the joy of VBCW is the ad-hoc nature of many of the units. As such I wanted these to be usable for many purposes. I have not assigned them to any troops or factions as I see these as generic transports for any faction. Should we need a supply convoy for example these will fit the bill. If not used in game as transport they can and will be part of the scenery of the game.


 The blue lorry appears to have no load. At present I have no plans to add a cargo to the lorry. I might use it as a tow for an artillery piece if that becomes the case crew and ammunition would be carried on the flat bed at the back. Although at this stage I plan to keep it as a standard flat bed truck.
All these trucks, along with some others, are available from Tim at Frontline Wargaming and I think will add some flavour to any WW2 or VBCW battle in 20mm. Sometimes it is the little details which make the most difference in a game.

All in all I am quite pleased with these three. They go together well and to me they look right for the action of VBCW. I have 3 more lorries to paint this week. At least one of those will have more military prospects as I feel a Camouflage scheme for one truck at least. But thinking it now and when I have a paint brush in my hand might yield different results. I guess we will both know sometime next week.

Club tomorrow so I will post again on Monday. Have a great weekend and I'll talk to you soon. All the best Clint.

14 comments:

  1. They turned out better than mine, lovely crisp work Clint.

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    1. Cheers mate, that means a lot to me!

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  2. They look the biz Clint, I like the B2 one the best.

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    1. Cheers Mate. I must admit I have no idea what B2 stands for though!! Maybe it's part of a fleet of trucks and that's its ID.

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  3. Nice work mate they look great,

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  4. Good looking trucks and your so right in keeping them "neutral", makes them so much more versatile.

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    1. Thanks Joe. I shall do some for different factions that are also camouflaged so they have a war theme as well.

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    1. Silly thing is now I want to do a truck racing game!!!

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  6. Great stuff there and there have that 1930s vibe to them

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    1. Coming from an illustrator with an interest in the period I take that as praise indeed!

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  7. Damn fine work Clint - as always! The neutral colour scheme is very practical and a great idea.

    If you decide to carry through with the truck racing, you could do a lot worse than use Outrider as a base for it.
    http://www.wargamevault.com/product/87927/Outrider

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  8. Cheers Guv' No serious ideas about truck racing game, but you just never know!

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