Tag Archives: 1/76 Armour
Too Little, Too Late
Armoured warfare wasn’t a staple of the Japanese army’s doctrine in WWII, at least not the way it was for the European combattants. As a result, most Japanese tanks were smaller and lighter, counting as medium tanks. Mounting smaller guns and less armour than Shermans and other US vehicles, the Japanese tanks weren’t going to […]
A Veritable Sprue Orgy!
For the first time since 2019, I was actually able to get to a model show! And, with a model show, comes the vendors’ room! This is, of course, my very favourite place to be; lots of weird and esoteric stuff and usually at pretty good prices! The Heritagecon 14 Vendors’ Room was no exception, […]
Navigating the featureless North African desert, deep behind enemy lines, cutoff from supplies and support may not sound like everybody’s dream job. Not surprisingly, there were only a handful of soliders from across the Commonwealth that had what it took to undertake such missions. Those that did were organized into the LRDG – Long Range […]
Have Gun, Will Travel!
In the days before tank destroyers and helicopters, the main anti-tank weapon was the anti-tank gun, a piece of field artillery specifically designed to kill tanks. Of course, just as had always been the case, the cannons weren’t really mobile, requiring a prime mover to get them into position and move them around the battlefield. […]
Improved? Yes. Enough? No.
The evolution of armoured warfare during the Second World War saw tanks evolve from lightly armed and armoured scouts and infantry supports to become massively armed and armoured battlefield titans. This was the case for most combatants’ tanks, at least. However, Japan’s requirements and particular war situation didn’t result in this. Thus, even their “Kai” […]
Arii’s Sad Flak-Failing
Just like with the monkey’s paw, sometimes, what you get is not quite what you asked for. I was hoping to one day find a 1/76 Flakpanzer IV “Wirbelwind” so I could add it to my 1/76 armour collection. Well, I did, but the result wasn’t as happy as I thought it would be. While […]
Old School Tiny Tank Hunter!
Even though I’m not a huge armour guy, I know what I like. One thing I like, are German WWII tanks. Another thing I like are Matchbox armour kits! Combine the two, and now you’re talking my language! One of Germany’s most potent tank killers of WWII was the Jagdpanzer IV. The upgunned version, with […]
4 x 50 (cal) = Hamburger!
Effective mobile defence against low-flying enemy fighter bombers was a key development in WWII. It required a vehicle that could keep up with the armoured columns it was to defend, as well as one tough enough to mount viable weaponry. In the M16, aka the “meat chopper” the US and Allied forces had such a […]
New Section! Scores and Collections
There are times when one of something (or even 5 of it) just aren’t enough. Sometimes the Fates are with you, and you can score a whole bunch of interesting kits all at once, and at other times you can build up a collection of a specific interesting type of kit over the course of […]