Out of the Shed: You can never have too many trucks!Posted: August 5, 2014
So what vehicles do I have?
These are all Ford A trucks … which can be used as Ford/Gaz AA trucks as long as you are not too fussy!
These are a mixture of Mac and Bedford trucks. They look fairly generic and can be used as transport vehicles by most late 1930s/early 1940s wargames armies.
These are all from the range of cars that were sold as commercial tie-ins when the ‘Dick Tracey’ movie was released. They are ideal for conversion into staff cars.
These large Mercedes-Benz trucks would be idea tank transporters for model Pzkpfw I tanks.
At some point I modified some of these vehicles.
In the case of the Majorette Ford A I removed the original wheels and replaced them with smaller ones. I also reduced the width of the vehicle by sawing off the protruding parts of the running boards and wheel arches. As a result the model was lower and looked rather more like the Ford/Gaz AA that it had done.
The Ertl Coupes were subject some rather more extensive modifications. Two had the original roofs cut off and replaced by collapsed canopies made from Green Stuff whilst the other had the boot removed and a small pick-up body added in its place.