June 2012
NEW THIS MONTH – JUNE 2012
Hi everyone and we hope you are all well.
The rain keeps coming down again so this month we’re devoting to showing you more of the lovely military models produced by our good friends at Oxford Diecasts.
We start with a classic Standard Vanguard from the 1950′s which was very popular with the RAF. This model captures the lines really well and the amount of detail on the model is amazing when you consider it’s only about 50mm or 2 inches long. It would fit in with other similar scale models say by Airfix for a 1950′s RAF base complete with Hawker Hunters !

Standard Vanguard RAF Staff Car

Another cracking model is this typically British Morris Minor 1000 Traveller from the 1960′s and 1970′s. The British Army used 1000′s of these as basic communications vehicles. With many army bases across Germany ready to defeat the threat of invasion from the Iron Curtain, they were used to carry post and paperwork between the command centres and camps. This model is painted with the famous bright red wings of the Bomb Disposal Squad, which carried engineers to difuse either terrorist bombs or many WW2 bombs found on construction sites around the country.

Morris Minor 1000 Traveller Bomb Disposal (29 FH 72)

We’ve already featured the little Bedford MWD 15cwt in it’s first 1944 Mickey Mouse camouflage scheme and now we have our desert finish. It’s just a little jewel of a model and cheap enough that it’s already becoming very popular with wargamers.

Bedford MWD Western Desert 1942

Bedford OWB Bus Royal Navy (54 RN 12)

This next model appeals to both military vehicle fans and also bus collectors too. Although a wartime vehicle, it features a post war livery of a British Royal Navy bus used to ferry personnel around.

AEC Matador Gun Tractor Western Desert 1942

Launched very close together is a fantastic model of the AEC Matador Gun Tractor in ywo colour schemes, namely a desert livery and also North West Europe campaign colours too. Very detailed one can only compare it the Airfix plastic kit which has been around for many years.

AEC Matador Gun Tractors

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them and have a closer study of the detail. We’ll certainly be looking for new releases later this year.

Rolf our dog is looking for a walk now, so on go the wellies and raincoat and I’ll be back soon !

Cheerio !

Simon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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