At the beginning of this year I purchased a few such vehicles for conversion purposes, and then promptly did nothing with them.
|The Ford tractor unit is going to get quite weathered.|
|The spreader is somewhat less useful than the cab.|
|A very nice looking DAF Tractor unit.|
|Comes with lowbed trailer with detachable generator.|
|The generator can be removed off it's carry bed.|
|Long enough for a M-48.|
|But sadly too narrow.|
|But just right for a Buffalo!|
I have seen extensive discussion on the internet about the Matchbox MPVC, and what scale the vehicle is. Some claimed that it was perfect for 15mm, others for 20mm. My own research (and experience with Matchbox products) leads me to think that it is a 'box scale' diecast that with work well with both scales without actually being a true scale model.
|Extendable arm - hence the 'Real Working Rigs' title!|
|Buffalo size comparison to 1/72 scale Esci/Italeri US Vietnam War figure.|
|And size comparison to Airfix M-48. The buffalo is not small.|
Now that I have posted the pictures up on my blog, it will hopefully motivate me to do something about them. Of course I still have work to do on my Airfix SPG horde, and those fuel tankers....