This is my latest project; from the outset I must declare it’s really a What-if; I was very keen to portray a BGS vehicle with figures and wanted something to replicate the Sonderwagen MOWAG series of vehicles. Sadly, my scratch skills are pretty much non-existent so I selected the venerable Verlinden MOWAG 4 x 4 Piranha model as it possesses the similar angularity I wanted, and of course the colour scheme lends itself to something very different I feel. Additionally, the juxtaposition of Wehrmacht-type equipment/uniforms for the figures all inspired me to attempt to turn this kit into something different.
So, forgive me for the deceit, but perhaps the BGS may even have trialled such a vehicle – who knows?
I was inspired by this picture from the excellent site by a former BGS member:
Particularly this photo:
and also the site offered up by Paul Truhe:
All inspirational I think you’ll agree. Anyway, this is the progress so far:
Obviously still a fair bit of work to do but I thought some may find it all of interest. I’ve become a bit bogged down lately - not just with this project but in trying to regain my modelling mojo - perhaps all Covid related - I don’t know, anyway, I’ll try and catch a grip(!)
I hope - in due course - to model a Saladin (Sonderwagen 3) in BGS service as well; we’ll see.