The first of these was the Tiger - a basic kit which nonetheless makes up into a very decent representation. I have owned loads of them over the years and currently have half a dozen 'on fleet', together with a few of their younger counterparts from Fujimi and Dragon.
|This Tiger (with added MMS crew) is attached to 10 Panzer Division.|
|This very standard Carrier currently serves the Motor Battalion of Guards Armoured Division.|
|Another Carrier - this one, together with the Dixon figures, is the RE Detachment of 7 Armoured Division.|
|Carriers were supplied in considerable numbers to the Russians. This one has been lightly modified with the addition of a Russian HMG from the Matchbox T-34 kit.|
|Captured Carrier! This one provides the transport for a Panzergrenadier battalion of 2 SS Panzer Division 'Das Reich'.|
|Carrier variants were numerous. This line layer was based on a photo and the conversion was carried out sometime in the 1970s - this is one of my oldest models. It now serves on the staff of 6 SS Gebirgsjager Division 'Nord'.|
|Just to show that it's not only the Germans who capture stuff. This Carrier is now part of the Trieste Motorised Division.|
|The original style of packaging. Later this kit came in 'blister' packs and finally boxes.|
|Finding one of these made up as per the instructions wasn't easy. This example from 11 Panzer Division may look standard, but I have in fact replaced the PAK 40 gun with the rather better one which comes as part of the Airfix Opel Blitz kit.|
|Sdkfz 234/4. This is a typical conversion (not by me), showing the correct pattern sides made up from plastic sheet.|
|Sdkfz 233. This version with the short 75mm gun was built by Chris Kemp. Despite the 21PD insignia, it is destined to join 9 Panzer Division which is currently 'forming' in a suitably labelled boxfile.|
|Sdkfz 231 Radio Car - this conversion is the staff company of 11 Panzer Division|
|Sdkfz 234/1 with 20mm cannon in a new turret. Part of the Aufkl Abt of Das Reich.|
|Crude but good - JR's old conversion using parts from the M3 halftrack kit. Now part of 3 Panzer Division.|
|A 1970s- style kit box.|
|This is rather nicer. I picked up this beautiful conversion on a MkI Centurion a few years ago. |
The turret is completely different to the kit offering.
|The spares box contains quite a lot of Centurion bits. If I can source some suitable wheels (T-34 or Comet perhaps?),|
I think there are the makings of a complete tank here!