Bought in 2016 via Atlas Editions subscription in their series of light vehicles.
Bought in 2017 via Atlas Editions subscription in their series of light vehicles.
Recently, I began subscribing to the WWII series of models in 1:43 scale from the French company Atlas Editions. The models are assembled and painted and only needs additionally detailing and weathering to look pretty good.
After buying my first finished car model in O-scale, the Horch Sport Cabriolet, I started looking for more vehicles to display on my dioramas.
I am especially looking for everyday vehicles, which unfortunately are hard to find since most of the car model manufacturers seem to make models of the most spectacular cars in history.
Every time I visited my local model railroad shop during the last months, I noticed a beautiful model of an old sports car sitting on the shelf. Besides being good-looking, it was also quite expensive, so for a long time I left it on the shelf.
After a while, it came on sale and I was powerless to resist it any more. 🙂
I’ve always enjoyed building models of small and everyday vehicles. I’ve built plenty of jeeps, kübelwagens, Panzer IIs and kettenkrads, but never a King Tiger or a Maus tank.
So I found it quite natural to build a jeep as my first vehicle in 1:48 scale. Tamiya makes a very nice set called WWII U.S. Army Infantry at Rest, #32552, which includes nine figures and a “light vehicle”.