Tuesday, 16 December 2014

LRDG Jeep.

Slowly (very slowly) increasing my WW2 20mm figures we have today another of the LRDG. Yes this time a jeep as opposed to a truck. I bought this one from Andy Grub (AKA Grubby Tanks) then promptly lost a wheel between the floor boards so If you look closely one wheel is different as Tim (Frontline) was kind enough to supply a spare one.




This vehicle was actually painted twice as it just looked too clean and tidy the first time and I wanted it to look rough and dodgy. (That's my excuse and I am sticking to it). As you can see the 2 crew have 3 machineguns. A lewis in the back and twin Vickers K's at the front for the co-driver. I did put all three of them on as I did not want you all saying it was undergunned! Come on we both know you would have!

This has already been on the Analogue painting challenge (Late last week) so it's about time it did make it here as well. The kit is mostly resin with some air bubbles and metal and did, apart from me loosing a piece go together with no difficulty. Nearly all the stowage is part of the same one piece resin casting just a sack or tarp added to cover air bubbles.

Patrol leaders did sometimes use jeeps as opposed to the more normal Chevrolet light truck so we have to assume the co-driver is the team leader and as such some junior officer. Given that the LRDG was mostly concerned with "Road watches" patrols were usually quite small but as they were often out for weeks at a time everything had to be carried on whatever vehicle they were using. So everything to get you there and back, all the food and water you would need and ammunition and repair kits as well as tarpulins and blankets to keep you warm at night watching a very boring road in the small hours without being able to leave your position and yet still stop any trucks moving without lights in the dark.

Well that's it for today. I shall be working on some more "Paint monkey" figures for the painting challenge and Matt for the next few days so I will post the AAR of the game I lost at the Club on Sunday soon.

All the best for now seasons greetings and all that malarkey. Have a good day and all that and with luck see you back here soon.

Cheers Clint

23 comments:

  1. Great job Clint, I always loved these vehicles probably because of the twin mounted Lewis guns!

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    1. I think there is something quite "Romantic/Pirate" about the whole thing. I think it is that we all buy into. Thank you Michael.

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  2. Ah, Clint. I think the real reason you decided to dirty it up was in honour of the manufacturer's name ;)

    Nice work - it looks the dogs :)

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    1. Thanks Tams. Lots more on the painting table at present. I have Mahdi sudan stuff, ACW Rebs, Zulus etc all ready to go. No Camels yet though maybe next year.

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  3. That jeep has some serious weaponry Clint, and there's a ton of detail you've picked out with your painting. I keep looking and spotting new bits, such as the chain at the front. I do like the way you paint these :-)

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    1. Thanks (Simon) Blax. Don't look too hard or you'll start seeing all the mistakes that leap up and down and shout at me every time I look!

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  4. Many years ago I had a Tamiya 1/35th LRDG scale model of this vehicle and so it brings back happy memories for me.

    And yes, I would have complained if you omitted the extra machine gun!

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    1. Just as well I did not scrimp on MGs this time then. Thanks Bryan.

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  5. Nice work! Looks the part of being well used :)

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    1. Thanks Kyle. They did not stay "Factory finish" for very long.

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  6. Well, nobody can accuse that jeep of being too clean, can they? I'm mildly surprised that it can move at all with all the stuff it's carrying :-) !

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    1. I am not sure about traction and going up sand dunes but I would guess it is Ok going down them. Thanks C6

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  7. Great job Clint! Showroom condition just looks wrong on an active vehicle, lovely dirty finish dude!

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  8. Nice work on the SAS jeep and good to see one not in pik

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    1. Thanks Petal. Yes never been a fan of them painted pink. I don't mind it in light blue camouflage patterns but I think just sand coloured works best.

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  9. Great effect of the clutter and who couldn't resist its full complement of armament - super paintjob PM

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    1. I am sure there is a neat freak out there frothing at the mouth about the clutter. Thank you Joe.

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  10. Lovely work Clint but then I've always loved your trucks.

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    1. Thank you Bob. I think I may have a thing about "Trucks"

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  11. That's a nice jeep, looking forward to your paint monkeys.

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