Tuesday, 8 March 2011
A Moment of Pure Indulgence
This is going to be a piece of pure self-indulgence and for no tangible reason other than the fact that I really like the look of the vehicle in question. I am of course talking about the Airfix kit of the Vickers Light Tank seen in the picture above. I have acquired a pair of these because I really fancied making up a kit again and the subject is an unusual one to be sure - a world away from the more usual Tigers, Panthers and later war kit. I had promised myself I would tackle a vehicle kit once the first batch of ACW ships had been built so these two models will fit in nicely between ironclad painting sessions.
I am not sure what I will use the end results for although I seem to recall Donald Featherstone featuring a 1930's punitive North West Frontier expedition in one of his books (I am not sure which one so if any readers can help in this respect I would appreciate it!) so that may be an idea. I am not sure what figures I could use for this; nor is my knowledge of the period sufficient for the task but that minor consideration has never usually stopped most wargamers I know of from flying off on a new project!
There is also the old standby of the desert in WW2 or even the campaign against Vichy in Syria - Vickers Light Tanks and Renault FT 17s - whats not to love?
Joking aside I am not intending taking this anywhere at the moment other than to enjoy the exercise of making up the kits but as to the future, who knows?