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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2020 5:13 a.m. PST

Wow. That is great.

Henry Martini18 Jul 2020 7:14 a.m. PST

That Lee-Enfield is actually the right length for once; most 28mm depictions are foreshortened so much they're more like carbines.

emckinney18 Jul 2020 7:57 a.m. PST

Permanent hearing loss!

Legion 418 Jul 2020 9:27 a.m. PST

Nice model … but the steering wheel is on the wrong side … 🤔🤩

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2020 5:51 p.m. PST

I thought so too, then realized that the driver was probably right handed…

Henry Martini18 Jul 2020 6:38 p.m. PST

Why, it's Bwitish, old stick!

newarch19 Jul 2020 12:08 a.m. PST

British and Australian vehicles usually are right hand drive. Fun fact the first Ford factory outside America was opened in Manchester in 1911, manufacturing Model T's, so we built them here too. Australia didn't get their own factory until the mid 20s.

Empress Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jul 2020 2:18 a.m. PST

Thanks Newarch that save me answering : )

Glad you like it. The cut down version with extra crews, including Vickers team in on its way.

Keith T Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jul 2020 6:39 a.m. PST

Very tempted, what a great model.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2020 8:03 a.m. PST

By measurement, what scale is this gorgeous vehicle, released for use with 28mm figures?

Alternately, how many mm long is the Ford model, and I'll do the calc.

Are the gray tires historical, or artistic license?

newarch19 Jul 2020 12:02 p.m. PST

Car tyres were originally whitish in colour, the first black tyres were introduced in 1918 by Michelin (the black colour being caused by the use of soot to improve durability).

Pre 1918, tyres would probably go grey through usage, although modern black compound tyres also fade especially in strong sunlight. The sidewalls of the twenty year old tyres on my elderly Land Rover are pretty much the same colour as those on the model in the photograph.

Impressive research all round then.

Atheling21 Jul 2020 9:15 a.m. PST

These are just superb models!!!

Dunsterforce and Horn of Africa here we come!!

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