Monday, 26 May 2014

SCW more trucks

Normally I would do an AAR after a club day. But as only 3 people could make it to the club yesterday there was not a lot going on. I did play a game of ACW river warfare. And while I sunk more ships Colin managed to destroy the objectives so he actually won. So well done Colin.

So instead of an AAR here are a few more 1/200th scale (10mm) vehicles for my planned Spanish Civil War game. I painted these as they are uncomplicated and therefore easy to get done and by doing so I think I have some enthusiasm back. Well let's hope so!. They are all Skytrex action 200 WW2 German Range. Available here (http://www.skytrex.com/). I have taken the view that a truck is a truck and as long as it is about the right period it is good enough.

First up we have 2 heavy trucks (sorry I can't give an exact make and model). To be honest I am not too worried about it after all they could be civilian trucks pressed into service. These two trucks are considerably bigger and heavier than the standard Opel Blitz. As such these will count as heavy trucks in the game, so don't expect them to do very much of roading!



Next up we have two light trucks. Yes I know they are German (I scrounged them out of a failed DAK project of about 30 years ago. (OK maybe 25 years ago). One clearly has been painted as an ambulance this is clearly an attempt to make them look less military and more civilian. The other truck is just green in colour and while it is identifiable as WW2 vintage I shall get away with it as the time difference is only a couple of years.

Lastly we have an Opel Blitz (I still have a few of these in DAK paint jobs) but it looks like a generic truck and that's good enough for me. Additionally there is a WW2 staff car but again it is generic so I am happy to re use it. To go with any of the trucks I have two medium trailers. I am not sure the trailers will get used, but it's nice to have the option of using them and I think trailers are seldom used in games.

I have several more DAK vehicles that I could use and will probably get around to repainting them in due course. Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you all again soon. I have been given an excellent magazine article to read which has sparked a game Idea so I may well get side tracked!

All the best Clint

22 comments:

  1. Those look great for what they are (a..less interesting civilian trucks :P). They will fit in SCW just fine.

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    1. I also think they will do just fine. After all I am not a rivet counter. Thank you Mathyoo.

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  2. Clint, as long as you're happy with them, that's all that counts. Personally, I think they look fine to me, but I'm no rivet counter either.

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    1. There are not too many "rivet Counters " out there so I should be alright, and if not "llamedos"! The trucks will definitely do for me Thanks Bryan.

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  3. What a nice set of trucks! The trailers could also be used as objective markers, I imagine...

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    1. Nice Idea but these are not destined to be objective markers in the first game. What I paint next may be though! (That means you have given me an idea!) Thank you Hugh.

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    1. Cheers David. The joy of wargaming a civil war is that often sides get so desperate that they will use almost anything for any purpose!

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  5. Another nice set of miniatures painted up well Clint. Really enjoy seeing your updates on all your projects.

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    1. Thank you Carl. I have to say that the SCW is really exciting period. So many things were tried some successfully and others less so. And almost any vehicle could get commandeered!

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  6. I'm still amazed that evn these slightly 'larger' models haveso much etail that you can actually pick out, so much so that I'm sure the button counters will be able to tell you their make etc.
    All great additions to your SCW range.

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    1. Thank you Joe. I don't think we have any at the club that are that picky...... as far as most are concerned a truck is a truck. (I am probably the biggest Rivet counter!)

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  7. Nice paintjobs Clint. As you say a truck is a truck is a truck. So long as they don't look too far out of period, I don't think anybody will object.

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    1. Thanks Tamsin> I agree. I will settle for Light trucks, medium trucks and Heavy trucks, but they are all trucks. Most people are just happy to be playing.

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  8. I think they look nice but I wouldn't be able to tell whether they're right for the period or not. I live in a world where they argue about the colour of an Orcs skin.

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    1. Thank you Anne. As for the colour of an Orcs skin, everyone knows they are...... (insert any colour you want).

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  9. They look great Clint very nicely done!

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    1. Thank you Simon, another vehicle on the way now!

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  10. Love the look of these, especially the windscreens - really effective Clint.

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    1. Cheers Michael. I appreciate it.

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  11. They look just fine and the windscreens are a nice touch.

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    1. Thank you Robert. There is only so much you can do with windscreens no matter what scale. I just decided that lighter was better than darker this time.

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