Friday, March 15, 2013

From TimG: 20mm 'GAZ'/GMC Truck & Lysander (32 points)



From Tim:

Another 20mm Sov model.
The GMC truck is a Pegasus plastic kit, the Maxim and crewmen are Britannia metal castings.  

While I've never seen a photo of such a combination, the Russians mounted Quad Maxims on hundreds of GAZ trucks in the 1930s. I can't imagine they lasted forever...

And, finally finished! The Lysander forms part of my Winter Aircraft Project and was rebuilt from a near-wreck. The wings in particular took a lot of persuasion before they would stay on the fuselage!
I used the markings from the kit. I really wanted to finish it as a machine of 613 Squadron as this unit was based for a time at RAF Firbeck - a station only active between 1940 and 1945 - which is located only a few miles away.
Sadly the decal box was unable to rise to the occasion, so perhaps 613 Sqn will have to wait until a 1/144 Lysander is available. No, I'm not holding my breath either.

I've always liked the design of the Lysander and its great that you've managed to resurrect this one for active service again. 

The GMC gun-truck and Lysander will provide Tim with 32 points.

2 comments:

  1. Another nice old bird brought back to life and a little something to take some of these out LOL

    Ian

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