Friday, June 21, 2013

Armoured infantry unit recruitment.

To model a British  armoured division of 1944 requires the provision of armoured infantry (well that's what I figured, anyway). So I needed some M3 half tracks. I fund these Italeri beasties (and another couple of surprises so stay watching),  in a model shop in Dunedin in May and had to have them.

Here are the two completed vehicles. Not enough for a regiment under the Spearhead OOB, but it's a start.

I'm contemplating how to base these. Perhaps on a base with a couple of indantry figures to represent the armoured infantry platoon??

With their passengers ..

And some armour to boot!!

In the 'bits box' I found these two hulks. Next step, repaint and re-assemble, and there's another two platoons. There is another M3 in the box, but one track unit and one front wheel are both missing. Initial searches have yielded npthing, but I'll keep looking.


  1. Hmmm, I could fix you up with those missing bits but with the extorionate cost of postage these days you could probably source them from new kits for what it would cost me to send them to you...!

    Cheers, Dave

  2. Thanks anyway Dave... I'm sure they are in 'a box' somewhere.... I never throw stuff like that away.


  3. Nice work Robin. They look grand!