Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Panthers and Tigers

The same trip to Norwich that netted those 6mm trees also netted this lot!

Well, most of them anyway.

Looks expensive but they were £4.99 each and 3 for 2! So at about £3.30 each, a lot cheaper than anyone else's 1/72nd figures. I've compared them with other manufacturers and they are virtually identical size wise.

Already had one Tiger from a previous visit so only bought 5(?)

The Ferdinands are from the Italian campaign - they have machine guns. It also said that on the display box.

Already had a couple of Somuas so topped this up with a third.

There's no manufacturer's name name on the box, but the display case does tell you the actual model depicted. Some on EBay are described as being by Deagostini, others as Eaglemoss. Or they could be ixo / antyla!

The down side of these cases is that the vehicles are attached using a strange triangular tamper proof thread. In the past these have been a pain to undo - but I manged to find a set of screwdrivers that included one head that would undo them!

So result is a lot of good, detailed vehicles that will need repainting. Not sure when I'll get round to that...

Further thoughts... might use those spare display cases at some time as well...


  1. I'm rather fond of models that someone else has assembled. Some of the 1/43rd ones can be had for only double the price (before they go rare) which makes it difficult at times to remember that I don't need any WWII tanks, not even early war ones.