|79thPA ||18 Jul 2020 5:13 a.m. PST|
|Henry Martini||18 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.
|emckinney||18 Jul 2020 7:57 a.m. PST|
|Legion 4||18 Jul 2020 9:27 a.m. PST|
Nice model … but the steering wheel is on the wrong side … 🤔🤩
|d88mm1940 ||18 Jul 2020 5:51 p.m. PST|
I thought so too, then realized that the driver was probably right handed…
|Henry Martini||18 Jul 2020 6:38 p.m. PST|
Why, it's Bwitish, old stick!
|newarch||19 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 ||19 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 ||19 Jul 2020 6:39 a.m. PST|
Very tempted, what a great model.
| chicklewis ||19 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?
|newarch||19 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.
|Atheling||21 Jul 2020 9:15 a.m. PST|