Another purchase from Paul at the club, a pair of Cromwell Models (I think!) Saxon APCs. These are quite delicate models and had suffered from being stored for a long time with some parts cracked or broken. A little bit of TLC and the use of some plastic spars to support the road wheels on one of the models and I finished up with these. The vehicle mounted GPMGs were too fragile to survive storage, so I've replaced them with metal versions from Sgts Mess. The rolled up canvas tarps in the storage bins are also from Sgts Mess. The GPMG gunners are from RH Models and are part of the British 1980's Cold War range and wear 44 pattern helmets and DPM uniforms without webbing. The figure were complete crouching figures and I ground off the legs and bases with a Dremel and shaped the base of the torso to fit in the hatch ways.
These were undercoated light grey and then spray painted Tamiya NATO Green as a base coat, highlighted with a little white added. NATO black splodges to the bodywork were added by brush along with wheels and GPMGs, these latter being highlighted with basalt grey. The interior, where visible, and inside of hatch covers, was painted ivory. Vision blocks are sky blue, tarps are field grey or English uniform. Flat yellow for the bridge weight sign and indicator lenses, red for rear reflectors and brake lights.
I'm quite pleased with how these have turned out. I've got two more on order from RH Models to complete mobility for a full platoon. These will be ferrying troops to the front in Cold War games and patrolling the streets of England in a Winter of 79 style scenario, as well as patrolling downtown Tcherbevan in the sad history of the fictional Black Sea country of Andreivia.
Thanks for looking.