Thursday, August 27, 2015

Givin' It The Works

The word spread around the twentieth century wargaming fraternity like glandular fever round a university campus in freshers' week.  Remainder bookshop The Works had diecast Russian tanks in 1/72nd scale for two pounds each!

It's taken me visits to three branches but I eventually I've amassed a useful collection that nearly doubles my holding of WW2 Soviet Armour.

I'm particularly pleased to have found a single SU-122 as that's exactly the number I need for the Grossdeutschland at Kursk scenarios.  The three Matilda IIs might substitute for T-70s in the same volume.

I've always fancied fielding some Lend-Lease M3 Lees.  I don't see myself needing more than one JS-2.  Finally there's a DUKW and a lovely little BA-10 armoured car.  Not bad for twenty quid!

One of the branches of The Works I visited was in Durham.  We were there on a weekend family break and in the charming indoor market I came across this De Agostini StuG III.

I think it's an Ausf F though the box said it was a G.  I need two Fs, again for Grossdeutschland at Kursk, but my old Airfix Ausf G will do as a substitute.


Will McNally said...

Glad to see you've found something.

The armoured car is an FAI-M, nowhere near as powerful as a BA-10 with its 45mm.

Paul Foster said...

Excellent score!

Counterpane said...

OK, thanks Will. I admit I'd just assumed it was a BA-10 without looking it up.