Sunday, September 2, 2012

Rolls Royce Armoured Car

 This little beauty is currently with my friend, Krisztian Takacs, in Hungary, but it should be winging it's way to me relatively shortly. I've always had a soft spot for the Rolls Royce Armoured Car, I think because there was a cut out about it in a Warlord annual I had. 

Built in 1914, they were used during the mobile period of the Great War on the Western Front and also in Mesopatamia. They were used during the War of Inpedendance and the Civil War, though this one will be seeing service with my nascent Very British Civil War forces.

This is is a Frontline Wargaming model and while Krisztian was right that the finish isn't great, it was less than a fiver and I think it's painted up rather well.  I like the idea of the Very British Civil War setting and I thought the original book was rather nicely done. The follow up books haven't delivered on that promise and I think if I do play more than a couple Very British Civil War games, I'll be doing my own thing.

This is a Rolls Royce Armoured Car in Bovington Tank museum. I asked Krisztian to base the paint scheme on this example, mainly as I reckoned that if I don't persist with the VBCW idea I can always use it for something else.  My VBCW forces will be made up of my Soviet partisans and French resistance figures along with my British army chaps. I might do some British Union of Fascists  in black, but only in plastic. I don't anticipate this will be a big period for me.

Though the idea of doing Black Shorts is very tempting...

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  1. Nice armoured car.
    I just have one thing to say - "Eulalie" (someone might get that)...

  2. You have to love the RR armoured car. Are you planning to model the black shorts in person?

  3. They are sexy little things. I had great affection for the 15mm one I got as part of my Lawrence game. Needs to replaced in 20mm some day.

  4. Hey I have around 15 Reviresco wagons stil lying around which I wanted to use for Mesopotamia or later colonial wars. It never came to my mind to send them to TK. Many thanks for the tip, looks really good!


  5. Very nice. The Rolls does have a great aesthetic about it. Great lines. Its especially elegant when compared to the ungainly things produced by others during the Great War and interwar years. I have one of these in 28mm lurking about awaiting my attention.