Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger. . . .
Henry The Fifth Act 3, scene 1, 1–6
|M1 Abrams tank with mine plough, and M-58 MICLIC on a M-200 tracked trailer.|
|Scratch built M-58 MICLIC on a M-200 tracked trailer.|
The first item I built was a M-58 Mine Clearing Line Charge (MICLIC), on a M-200 trailer.I built this as a result of being shown a picture of one being towed by a LAV. Unfortunately, while I could find photo references on the internet, I couldn't find anything that gave dimensions, so the model is probably quite out of scale.
|Undercoating - I should of taken a phoito of it unpainted!|
|Another view. This is before I added in the DAS to represent the line charge in the trailer tray.|
|A toy Ertl diecast Abrams tank.|
|The underside showing the Ertl brand.|
|Based and ready to paint.|
|Close up of the plough.|
|Undercoated and waiting the finial paint job and ink wash.|
I hope to make up some more modern engineering assets, so that I can have a similar range of equipment for this period as I do for WW2 games. I suspect that I might paint up some of the remaining Roco vehicles that I have to fill some of these roles, but I would prefer to use 1/72 scale models.