Post by kiwichappers on Jan 7, 2019 8:49:24 GMT 12
Now then Gents, Just declared this finished, well maybe, see last paragraph. It represents car 6, B squadron, Divisional cavalry during the early phase of the Italian campaign about two weeks after landing at Taranto. This was my fathers first car 'Clipper', that's him with the headphones conferring with his mate throughout the Italian campaign, Bob Warrington. Clipper didn't last long as it was 'damaged and abandoned near Orsogna' according to his diary. My recollection is it struck a mine that wrecked the front axle. It's name was a nod to the tea clipper 'Staghound' built by Donald Mckay of East Boston in 1850.
Built from the Bronco kit with Resicast and scratched dunnage plus Nemrod figures modified to fit the hatches. I've reservations about the turret markings as the '2' doesn't fit for a B squadron car. Additionally I now think the white rectangle would more likely be blue. A repaint of the markings is in the offing I think.
Post by kiwichappers on Jan 7, 2019 21:33:33 GMT 12
Thanks for the compliments and assistance guys. All greatly appreciated especially David D's as I've struggled to get realistic looking figures which appear a] credible and b]like they belong to the model they are posed with.
My Dad died about three years ago and although he expressed real affection for Staghounds it was always in general terms. I guess we all remember our first car with rose tinted glasses though. Only since his death and sorting out his papers have I found enough detail to build a half decent accurate model of any of his cars. This probably one model I will keep as a private memorial to him and his service.