Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blue Box Trucks

A while back I made a post about some items i picked up from Glenn. Amongst the various kits were some very nice Blue box vehicles - a number of the Bedford RL trucks (for more information on Blue Box RL Bedfords look at this post over at Small Scale World), and an Austin Champ (click here for more information from Small Scale World)  that could pass as a  type of "Beep" (A nickname for the Dodge 3/4 ton truck because it looked like a 'Big Jeep') While the Champ was only 1/4 ton, this over scale model looks  like it could be suitable as a bigger vehicle.

Small Scale World is no doubt known to many of you, as it is an excellent reference guide to all manner of plastic goodness. It is one of my "Go To' sites when I am trying to identify unknown plastic.


A rather useful light truck.

The general look of the vehicles is perfect for use in my imagination moderns campaigns, as they won't look out of place in most pre-1980s Third World  style settings. I also passed a couple on to the Archduke (click here for his initial take)

Troop carrier and Ambulance

A missing door - not replacing it would fit with the general feel of my setting!
In addition to the two above trucks, I also have four trucks missing their original weapons mix, but will either get new weapons - I do like technicals! - or be tuned into cargo or troop trucks.


Four pieces of potential!

Close of the rather detailed control box on the back and the rather nice weapons mount .

Also included were these two jeeps that were in the same style as the Blue Box trucks, but I don't now if these are Blue Box or another companies product. Regardless of origin, they too shall be used to expand the pool of transport vehicles used in CD Moderns games.


Blue box Jeeps - maybe?
 Right, now back to enjoying the slackness of summer!

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  1. The Jeeps might be...the driver isn't though, but the wheels look right, well jealous of the RL's, despite having a few myself, I fell you can never have too many!

    Re. the grey one (rareish) there was a cab'less export version for warmer climes I believe, so you could strip it down and give it to some bunch of Afro-Marxist Angola-backed Peoples revolutionary liberation force?

    H

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    1. They are such a nice little truck,aren't they? I will certainly be looking to grab more when I see them. Thanks for the info on the cut down cab version - using it as a Red Guntruck does sound very tempting!

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  2. I too am most jealous of these RL's Brian. For goodness sake get a 3D printer and start churning them out!

    Make at least 15 for me please.

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    1. No worries! - I 'll add that to the list of stuff I want 3D printed! My first project if I got a 3D printer and scanner would be to produce all the Airfix 1/32 moderns in 1/72 scale. As Hugh says - the Bedfords would be a great thing to reproduce..

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    2. Dirtbikes and quads would be handy as well for modern setting too.

      I have more on my list as well.

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  3. Paul - not a bad idea...I'm looking to go into 3D work myself, just finished CAD and shelled out for a 3 day seminar in 3DSMax, all one needs is a printer that'll take the correct files, the later - and equally ubiquitous MK (also on my blog somewhere) is also a nice little 'sculpt'

    H

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    1. That sounds pretty cool! How practical would it be to make 3D plans based on these and have them for sale via Shapeways?

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    2. Don't know - it's something I've been following with interest for some years (we had a very interesting discussion on the HaT forum about 7 years ago with another on Strelets - both now 'disappeared' I think), and had the Devil's own job getting a figure scanned this time last year, but it's time I got more involved as I was looking at laser-cutting but every man and his dog's on that bandwagon!!

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  4. cool stuff! some very nice vehicles.it's good to see these as they are nice, simple, useful and generic. you can have far to many tanks but unless you get toys or these guys its hard to get enough trucks... and it seems you can never have enough.

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  5. Thanks Gowan. Tracking down usable trucks is hard at times, although The Warehouse often stocks suitable toys. Trucks are something that I rarely part with once I get them in my possession as transport elements in CD are worth their weight in gold.

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