Gents, the child in me continues !...........Hyped on the success of my "Dinky" die cast Leopard 1 restorations, I present my latest attempt.....a 1950's-60's "Lone Star" Bren gun carrier, into a BW version.....
" The Bundeswehr procured 300 of these vehicles between March 1956 and October 1957, they first used them in a reconnaissance role, before re assigning them as transport/supply vehicles a role they served well into the 1960's...they were Ford produced vehicles ".
So armed with this information I decided to restore a toy die cast example....."Dinky" and "Lone Star" toy companies produced a bren gun carrier in their ranges, scaled at 1/35 for the Dinky and 1/40 for the Lone Star version.....1/43 to 1/50 are my prefered scales, so I decided on the Lone Star model/toy.
I bought a rather ratty example from E-Bay stripped the paint, re sprayed in "Gelboliv" (Ral 6014) the correct shade of Nato green for BW vehicles added an ariel and a spare wheel set (from Dinky Leopard) and finished off with a 1/43 decal sheet of BW insignia.....the result.....a before and after shots ! Followed of a couple genuine BW examples including a prototype rocket launcher version !
Prost ! Steve.