8
Nov
22
2016

Rubicon M5 Stuart (Recce) Review

I’m a big fan of the Rubicon plastic kits, and their mid- and late-war Stuart kit fills a gap in my Allied collection. The same vehicle can be used as a gun-armed Stuart for Polish 1st Armoured in ’44-’45 and as a Recce Stuart for NZ 2nd Division in Italy ’43-’45.

3
Sep
06
2016

Warlord Cromwell Close Support conversion

I recently added one of Warlord/Italeri’s Cromwell tanks to my armour stable, but actually had another sitting on my shelf. When I came across a nifty little conversion kit from S and S Models that can turn it into the Close Support version armed with a 95mm howitzer, I knew what I had to do!

7
May
04
2016

Rubicon Sherman Kangaroo conversion

Most WW2 gamers have heard of the Ram Kangaroo, but there were Kangaroo (improvised APC) versions of several different vehicles, including the Sherman tank. With a really simple conversion I’ve “Kangarood” one of my Rubicon Shermans.  

0
Feb
14
2015

Modifying a Sd.kfz 250/1 halftrack into a 250/9

I’ve already got a Sd.Kfz. 250 recce halftrack from Warlord in resin, but fancied the natty little 20mm autocannon-armed version for representing German armoured recce units. The recce battalions used to use these little halftracks to skirmish and I think one will be a lot of fun in Chain of Command games, although it is shown in […]

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