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ashill218 Aug 2015 4:41 p.m. PST

Yesterday at a branch of The Works in the UK they were selling ready made WW2 and modern Russian tanks and armoured cars for £2.00 GBP each. Scale seems to be 20mm; definitely too small for 28mm and too big for 15mm. Detail is fine for wargaming. There was a random mix of types including a T35 (which I couldn't resist buying even though this is neither my scale nor period), IS2, T34/85, BA64, lend lease US Lee, modern T80 and a modern softskin which I could not identify. Most of the models were coloured 'russian' green all over but the IS2 also came in white and the SU76 was in white with brown, irregular shaped stripes. Made in the Ocean Metal Factory, China.

wrgmr118 Aug 2015 5:59 p.m. PST

You have to love deals like that!

Captain Cook19 Aug 2015 2:48 a.m. PST

Thanks for the heads up will check out our local Works tomorrow.

Bellbottom19 Aug 2015 3:38 a.m. PST

Had a look on their website, couldn't see them

Fire at Will19 Aug 2015 5:56 a.m. PST

Not on the website, just bought a selection from my local "The Works" They also had a DUKW.

dwight shrute19 Aug 2015 6:52 a.m. PST

These are from the fabbri 1/72 armour range … they come with a magazine in Russia much like de agostini . Someone is clearly offloading a load of unsold stock .

Cerdic19 Aug 2015 3:43 p.m. PST

I've never heard of this shop. Just googled it and turns out there is a branch in the local shopping centre, about a mile up the road! I do my best to keep out of town…

Ulu Elsomalien21 Aug 2015 8:44 a.m. PST

Anyone in the UK could grab some for me and send to France ? Please PM if anyone could help (I'm after the modern items only).

Timbo W23 Aug 2015 12:55 p.m. PST

Found a bunch of these at The Works today, many thanks for tipoff ashill!! I'm afraid they only had the WW2 stuff at the shop I went to Ulu.

So I picked up 4x JS2s, a couple of SU-122s and a DUKW for a total cost of £14.00 GBP, fantastic! They also had Matildas and Lees in Russian paint schemes and a white snow camo T34-85 but none of the other stuff.

Nitpickergeneral27 Aug 2015 8:02 a.m. PST

I went to the Enfield branch today. Never knew, it only opened two weeks ago. I got
12X IS2
2X ISU122
1 T35 (shiny!)
1 Matilda 2
and a couple of what I first thought were Japanese tanks, but actually look like some sort of amphibious light tank or APC. The box label says CAO 2C9 "Hoha-C" but they use a lot of cyrillic scrfipt on the labelling.

all I left were some T80s and a Humvee..

Nitpickergeneral27 Aug 2015 8:06 a.m. PST

They also have some interesting military history books reduced to 3 and 4 pounds. I got a copy of "The Great Game" by Peter Hopkirk, about Britain vs Russia. Secret war in Central Asia in Victorian times

ashill213 Sep 2015 3:59 p.m. PST

This range of Russian AFVs was on sale today at my local branch of The Works. Same mix as last time except that I also noticed a Valentine – I guess it is because the UK sent a lot to help the Soviets replenish their early war losses.

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