British Forces 1944 - 1945

Artillery and soft skins

My 2014 project is to refurbish my NW Europe British forces for 1944-45.  These are some of my very first models and conversions and it shows.  The models just now are in a variety of shades of green paint, unpainted plastic and some in brown.  Not a very uniform appearance at all. 

The quality of build and painting is even more varied.  Some were bought and built way back when I got half a crown a week pocket money!  I was able to secure a large stock of Humbrol 30 Green Acrylic paint pots at a reduced price and also a couple of cans of spray so the colour was decided upon.  Not the most realistic "British Army Green" but close enough for my purposes as it almost exactly matched the colour of the unpainted Airfix kits of the early period.  So nostalgia was served!

A "standard" look was intended right from the start so the vehicles were all painted in Humbrol 30 Green then washed with thin black, thin earth brown or a mix of black/earth brown.  Finally dry brushed with Coat d'Arms Linen.  Markings were kept to a minimum so that a generic appearance was maintained though some Divisional signs and Arm of Service markings will be used.

Field Artillery - Airfix Quads, limbers and 25pdrs

Medium Regiments - Airfix Matadors, 4 Airfix 5.5" and 2 converted to become 4.5" guns

Bofors Light Anti Aircraft guns

Self Propelled Bofors guns, early conversions made from Airfix Quads and with scratch built guns from card, plastic rod and spare parts.


Bedford QLD - general service trucks for supply, engineers etc. (Airfix)

Bedford QLT to carry the lorried infantry battalions

Jeeps (Airfix, Matchbox, Fujimi etc)

Scammell tank transporters



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British Armoured Vehicles

British Softskins and Artillery

German Defenders of the Reich

German Motorised Troops

German VolksGrenadiers, VolksSturm and horse drawn vehicles

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