|A box of plastic trucks.|
|Basic model truck. This one has been painted Olive Drab, and had card put in the cab.|
|Some trucks had more detail. Here is one painted dark grey in axis service.|
|A soon to be light flak truck.|
The more detailed ones often have etching on their decks to represent planking, and will generally have the outline of a turntable mount on the deck too. With this in mind, I have started the creation of a light flak truck for use in Harad. The gun is a hodgepodge of parts from the bits back - a broken Hasegawa 37mm flak gun, and the barrel from an Airfix Pak 40 from the "German armoured car that wasn't" kit.
|Close up of the AA gun.|
The first step in the process is to base the vehicle. Then check to see if it needs the cab 'floor' replaced, and then paint. With the better detailed trucks, I won't have to build up out of plastic card the rear chassis for the deck to sit on and for the axles to be connected to. One of the most glaring flaws of the less detailed trucks is the simplistic way they deal with the rear wheel assemblies.
|Two of the better trucks. The sand coloured one used to be grey.|
|I used the dark grey as an undercoat, and painted sand over iot, and then gave it a brown wash.|
|The finished vehicle.|