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Bolt Action British Transport

By Michael Cannon / May 30, 2015
Bolt Action British PLatoon Transports

Bren Carriers

Bren Carrier by Tamiya Bren Carrier by Tamiya

This is the 1/48 scale Bren Carrier by Tamiya. I picked it up initially to use with Secrets of the Third Reich but never got around to getting the model built.

My acquisition of a couple of boxes of Bolt Action plastic Brits got me back in the swing of miniatures again and so I spent an evening putting it together, another painting it, and another weathering it and getting the crew painted.

Although purists may scoff at 1/48 versus 1/56 you can’t beat the $15 I paid for it. I think it fits in nicely scale wise and so I may look to see if I can pick up another few of them.


M3 Halftrack

M3 Halftrack by Westwind M3 Halftrack by Westwind

This is a bit different. The model is a resin halftrack that actually is 1/60 scale (or close enough that it doesn’t matter) so it is a bit smaller than one would normally use with 28mm miniatures. I got it from West Wind Productions. To me the size difference is not noticeable.

The vehicle is a snap to assemble although mounting the machine guns was a bit fiddly until the superglue dried.

The decal on the hood looks bad because of the way the light is coming in from the window. It looks better in real life. Says a lot for the need for decal solvent. I used to use the Micro Set product but it dried out after a move and so I need to find a replacement.


I’ll address the mat and field in another post.

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Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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