Saturday, November 11, 2017

An airboat made from ... ????

A deep dig into the good old fashioned spares box produced this creation - an airboat for the Turkish VSF army. 

The body was a sweets container from the late 80s or early 90s (when our kids were little - they are both in their 30s now). Might have been 'chuppa chups'? Or something like that.

I had two, the other I use for the aerial hero for the British VSF.

I sifted through the spares box for the other bits that I added. The fins were from an old Airfix Bloodhound missile, the cupola on the bottom (not sure if you can see it in the photos) from an Armourfast A13, and the other bits from a Warhammer Dwarfs sprue.

The 'weapon' on the nose is an old biro point/refill, and the 'rotor' assembly on top- are the propellor, radial engine and cowling from an old 1/32 Boeing F4B kit.

There always seems to be an issue with 3 pointers in army composition (a function of the maths of factors, I guess). So in total there are three 3 pointer elements in the army.. that's awkward, demanding either another 3 pointer, or a 1 pointer somewhere.

I like the airboat theme for VSF generally. I think I was inspired by HG Wells 'War in the air'. So maybe another airboat?


  1. I guess it's a Chuppa Chopper? Great looking army!

  2. Do yes.. and you are clearly old enough to remember. I had two of them. Both have now been used. I think another airboat would be emblematic of the VSF idea, but no more 'bodies' .. rats.


  3. What a wonderful army! The airboat looks great! Cheers, Karl


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