Well, back from a week on the edge of the North York Moors, refreshed and ready to go.
Not much wargame-related stuff was done, though Jamie and I did manage a game of 15th century Italian Wars Impetus using my miscellaneous 6mm toys (sorry no pics) and we also played a first game of the Lord of the Rings skirmish game.
On the way home we went to Eden Camp Military Museum near Malton where I managed to take some pictures. Some of the kit on display was in doubtful colour schemes and some of the labels were questionable. For example this:
Was described as an all-welded SdKfz 251 Ausf D built by Skoda in Czechoslovakia. The rear hull shape is wrong for an Ausf D and it has an armoured roof over the crew compartment. I suspect it's actually a post-war OT-810.
Rather more kosher was this ex-RAF Spartan APC. It rather confirms that I've got the shade of green about right on my 6mm scale British armour.
Another interesting exhibit was this Carrier. I saw the four road wheels and thought at first it might be a Loyd Carrier but walking round the front I discovered it was a Universal T-16 Mk.1, not a model I was previously familiar with. It was depicted towing a limber and a 25pdr gun. It would be interesting to know if it actually had this role - I'm not aware of 25pdrs being towed by carriers. Research needed I guess.
There were lots of other vehicles (though I was doubtful about the paint schemes) including a T-34/85, and a Churchill (a Crocodile without the flamethrower trailer) and various artillery pieces. Worth a visit if you're in the area.