Well the last post was all about starting a new "project" that was related to my British Battlegroup: Fall of the Reich force. In addition to the LVTs I had a bunch of other stuff nearing completion as well - so just like most of my projects, some of them got finished first...
One of these is a Milicast Stuart Jalopy - a recon choice in FoTR.
I really love this little vehicle, which comes fully stowed giving it heaps of character. I added the under side hull using plastic card (it is cast as 1 piece so the underside is empty), the .50 cal from a Matchbox Priest and the two AB Figures crewman in pixie suits.
Eventually I will probably weather it to make it more muddy and dusty - but I'm quite happy with where it is now.
One thing I love about this little fella, is that it doesn't have delusions about its capabilities. With no turret and no gun, you're not tempted to take on things a recce vehicle should really be avoiding. Instead you just go for things you can kill with a pintle mounted MG - deployed guns and infantry.
In a recent game, this fella was my star. Survived the whole game, was fairly aggressive, got shots in nearly every turn and in the end took out a Pak40 with extra crew, and a complete infantry section. May not sound like much - but it had a significant effect on the game. I was rather chuffed.
That's all for now