Friday, 6 March 2015
A couple of packs of Italian armour, both from GHQ of course. One is IT-2, the Autoblinda AB41 armoured car. Many years ago, probably in the seventies, I scratch-built one of these in 1/72 from a plan in some magazine. Quite a challenge to someone whose only modelling experience was putting together Airfix kits; it was fun but too slow for my wargaming needs. I have no idea where the model wound up, but these little ones brought the memories back. The other pack is IT-3, the Semovente 75mm self-propelled gun. Quite a successful vehicle for the Italians, with its low profile. The pack includes one Carro Commando command vehicle, with no main gun, just a single HMG. As always they are based on 1" steel squares with a bit of desert terrain added.