Oxford Diecasts

We’re proud to announce that Miliblog was approached about two years ago by Oxford Diecast who were interested in adding a military vehicle range to their fantastic collection of diecast models. Where many manufacturers had concentrated on tanks and armoured vehicles, Oxford Diecast wanted to concentrate on the soft skins and above all British ones too !
So Miliblog has been working closely behind the scenes with those brilliant people at Oxford Diecasts with ideas for different military models and colour schemes in a constant 1:76 scale, which is the same scale of most model railways. We’ve even let them borrow the photo at the bottom of Miliblog’s page for their military range packaging !
The first model has been launched and it is absolutely superb. A Bedford MWD 15cwt GS complete in the Mickey Mouse camouflage used in the Normandy campaign in 1944 after the D-Day landings.
Other models to follow are an AEC Matador, a Scammell R100 Pioneer, a Scammell SV/1T Heavy Recovery Crane and an Austin Light Utility all in different liveries along with many more exciting models in the pipeline ! Have a look at www.oxforddiecast.co.uk for further details.

Now we’ve added lots more models to the Oxford range. The AEC Matador has now been released in both North West Europe colours and Western Desert sand colours too. Also we have the cute little Bedford MWD in a nice desert sand and a very unusual RAF brown. Most people think the RAF had blue vehicles during WW2, but that wasn’t the case. An unusual vehicle for us to include is the Bedford OWB single bus. Both in postwar Royal Navy colours and wartime brown livery of the Ministry of Supply and used to transport workers to factories.

We’ve also added some of the older Oxford Diecast models which while not being flagged under their Military range, they are super little models of a RAF Standard Vanguard staff car and also an army bomb disposal Morris Minor 1000 Traveller complete with bright red wings.

Loads of nice ex army stuff working hard to earn a living in civi street

NEW THIS MONTH – MARCH 2012

Hello there and welcome back to Miliblog !!!
First let’s start with a big thank you to all you fellow military vehicle people out there who have been visiting Miliblog during our horrendous year. Thanks to some nasty person over in the Far East, who gets fun from hacking into people’s websites and messing them all up, Miliblog has been here but without any new items being added for you.
Hopefully our website gurus have done marvellous work and now we are back !!!
So how have you all been while we’ve been away ? I know we’ve been busy collecting and buying loads of new stuff that we can’t wait to share with you and don’t forget our ‘new images’ tab will show you all the new items that have been added.
We’ve also created a new original WW2 photos menu, as we felt they may have been hidden in the main galleries. We’ve been buying
original photos from WW2 showing not only rare and unusual vehicles but also the troops that used to drive them. So watch this space over this year as we bring them to you.
Just to start you off gently, below is one from our Maltese Army set and features a Land Rover Airportable, or Lightweight and then followed by an unusual Land Rover Defender 90 in an interesting camouflage scheme.

Land Rover S3 Lightweight (EAH 863)(Malta)

Random Images From Collection
US 75 Artillery Brigade (Subdued)
US 75 Artillery Brigade (Subdued)
Bedford MWD 15cwt RAF Brown 1943 (1:76 scale model by Oxford Diecasts)
Bedford MWD 15cwt RAF Brown 1943 (1
Berlin May/June 1945 166
Berlin May/June 1945 166
Bedford OWB Bus Royal Navy (54 RN 12)(1:76 scale model by Oxford Diecasts)
Bedford OWB Bus Royal Navy (54 RN 1
Eastern Front Collection 1490
Eastern Front Collection 1490
Berlin May/June 1945 146
Berlin May/June 1945 146
Diamond T 980 M20 Prime Mover (22 YZ 73)
Diamond T 980 M20 Prime Mover (22 Y
Austin K5 3Ton GS (USV 673)
Austin K5 3Ton GS (USV 673)
US 16 Engineer Brigade
US 16 Engineer Brigade
Morris C8 FAT Mk2 (PTK 445)
Morris C8 FAT Mk2 (PTK 445)
Morris C8 Anti-Tank Tractor (SSU 750)
Morris C8 Anti-Tank Tractor (SSU 75
British 3 Port Task Force Royal Engineers (Printed)
British 3 Port Task Force Royal Eng
M4A1 Sherman (1)
M4A1 Sherman (1)
Diamond T 980 M20 Prime Mover (315 LA)
Diamond T 980 M20 Prime Mover (315
Normandy 1944 Collection 391
Normandy 1944 Collection 391
Commer Q4 3Ton Office (35 BH 26)
Commer Q4 3Ton Office (35 BH 26)
Berlin May/June 1945 38
Berlin May/June 1945 38
Trailer, Generator (13 TM 48)
Trailer, Generator (13 TM 48)
Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (83 KH 51)(Copyright ERF Mania)
Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (83 KH 51)(Co
Bedford MJ 4 Ton Cargo (61 KE 88)
Bedford MJ 4 Ton Cargo (61 KE 88)