19 March 2013

British Wheeled Contraption

Whilst other projects have been eating up my limited free time I have managed to make some progress on the Redcoats on Mars model front painting up this Ironclad Miniatures armoured car. The model is pretty straightforward with a large resin hull, separate resin turret and white metal wheels, maxim gun and funnel.

I had originally intended to paint the model up as French but I was unable to source any suitable French flag decals (I wanted to avoid using aeroplane roundels). Of course Sod's Law dictated that twenty four hours after I put the Union Flags on the model I received an email from their supplier listing new French flags! Ho hum...

I'm quite pleased with the way the model has turned out and I will certainly be buying some more from Ironclad as well as some of the other designs. Personally I prefer my Victorian contraptions not to have tracks as I think that is too much a twentieth century conceit and not in keeping the period, but I appreciate I am probably a minority of one here and it will not matter in the rules whether you like tracks or wheels on your vehicles. Fortunately Ironclad produce a nice variety of wheeled vehicles and some of the tracked ones look like they will be easy enough to convert.