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14 June 2020

Not Dieppe, but still WW2 Canadians (Part 1 - transports)

As the title would suggest, pictured below are some additions to my WW2 Canadian collection. But I might add these are not for my Dieppe Landing project as of course no trucks/lorries landed that day! Instead these are for games where I use the same troops for games or events set later during the war and those Poor Bloody Infantry need a taxi to get them where they need to be.

The models below are a nice find by fellow blogger Admiral Drax - a pair of Lledo Days Gone diecast Mack Trucks (I believe they are at least). A little smaller than a 1/56 or 28mm scaled truck but  for the price they’ll most certainly do!

As they are “just transports” and really once they drop off their precious cargoes, just easy victory points for my opponent, I gave them a very fast and dirty paint job and didn’t even make an effort to try to paint the interior of their truck beds.

Nice to have some transports for my games and getting these done has relit the fire under my ample backside to crack on with more commandos! (So watch this space)


An Officer directs a Bren Gun team to get the hell away from the trucks before. A panzer puts  a round into them!

Decals are a mix of Rubicon, Warlord and Dom’s Decals. Warlord were the worst to work with by far. 

Markings are for some no name Lorried Infantry Company in the Canadian 2nd. 

As you can see, the freehand markings are rough as heck but for transports, they’ll do!

As always, stay safe, stay healthy and stay away from me if you have a nasty cough and a fever!

18 comments:

  1. Excellent work Dai, if you hadn't of said they were diecast it didn't show, and the painting looks perfect with the weathering you've added

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    1. Really appreciate the kind words Dave. Was a bit strange painting over the diecast enamel finish but they came out okay in the end I think.

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  2. These look superb Dai! Love the weathering and I have to say I think the hand painted markings are pretty good.

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    1. Very kind of you to say as much Michael. There is brown weathering powder on them as well but the photos don't show it up that well.

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  3. Love those Lledo trucks, I used a few over the years and while a tad small are nice and cheap. Who wants to spend £20 on a truck.

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    1. Exactly! Only own two official wargaming trucks but after working on these, I don't think I'll get another.

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  4. We all like Lledo trucks! You've done a lovely job on them, it's a pity you won't be able to use your churchills but at least it means you get to paint more tanks!
    Best Iain

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    1. Well, now the only Churchill I've posted is my Mark One thus far. There is a Mark Six in the pipeline for my later war fun! ;)

      Cheers Iain.

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  5. Nice looking targets I mean trucks. Rules always have issues with representing these in the game. Hopefully they can just drive away after they deliver the brave soldiers. 😀

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    1. Right? In all reality they shouldn't even be on the tabletop as they'd have offloaded their passengers well before contact with the enemy. Only way they really should feature in a game is if they are part of say a convoy that's being ambushed.

      Thanks Stew!

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  6. Great job! I love what you did with those Lledo trucks!

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    1. Thanks mate, I was surprised how they turned out as well

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