Saturday, January 17, 2015
Gaining traction - 2
I completed my N-scale armoured traction engine project. Inspired by the "Suffolk's Little Moscow" story, it represents a vehicle modified at the Garrett engineering works in Leiston, Suffolk. The Communist faction in the area has equipped themselves with some heavy armour to take the fight to the enemy. The trailer is an APC fitted with firing ports and can carry supplies, or ten troops in comfort and twice as many at a push.
As I mentioned elsewhere I'm thinking of making separate trailers for different purposes to add versatility to the model, including one with a turret. The flag shown is by Leics_Gamer from the AVBCW forum (thanks!) for a Factory Communist faction, but can be swapped out for the colours of any faction that might use such a vehicle. I chose a camouflage scheme that looks something like the British army pattern of the time.
Our local Rite Aid pharmacy has a sale of Christmas stuff on at the moment. I picked up a 50" by 60" throw for less than $2, in a nice shade of green which looks perfect for a gaming cloth. The photos were taken on this.