This is what I've come up with:
Anybody who has even a vague familiarity with me will know that when I get my teeth into something I bite deep. Very deep.
|A classic view of the TKD|
Well as these are not technically Black Brigade they took a bit of a back seat, BUT as I hadn't posted much due to my work on the Black Brigade taking up a lot of my time I decided that now would be a good opportunity to finish them.
So...here is what its all about:
|A scale plan of the TKD|
|A colour profile view of a TKD as it would have been in 1939|
|A study of the front of one of the TKD's|
|A study of the rear of the TKD|
|The experimental TKD platoon photographed in the mid '30's with the Polish interwar camouflage scheme on display|
|One of the TKD's can be seen centre right behind the TKS-D in the foreground whilst on manoeuvres with 10BK|
|An abandoned TKD with gun dismounted photographed by the Germans sometime in September '39|
|A view of the same TKD viewed from the rear with a column of Germans marching past.|
|The two finished model TKD's, each mounted on a small flames of war base|
|A closer look at the build|
|A square on front view of the build. Lots and LOTS of rivets!|
As you will be able to see from the photographs I have used a mixture of brass, magic sculpt and styrene sheets in the overall construction of the models, including appropriating German vehicles crews and head swapping their heads with Peter Pig Polish beret heads.
|A view showing some of the interior detailing required on these open top rust buckets with spud guns|
The mudguards for the vehicle were made out of sheet brass cut into strips and then hand bent to provide the rounded front ends of the fenders and then bent between two pliers to create the flat edges bend at the rear of the fender
|A side view showing how the fenders were made out of brass and formed using schematic contours|
|Another view of the TKD build showing some more of the internal detailing|
However I reasoned that with the weathering that I am now doing on my Polish vehicles I can disguise these flaws quite easily!
|A final view of the loveliness that is a TKD made of Styrene, Brass and Magic Sculpt!|
Anyway, after such a long wait for my stuff to turn up that allowed me to forge ahead with these finally all of the necessary tasks were duly achieved and I finally had two TKD's finished and ready to take their place in the hallowed ranks of the Warsaw Armoured Motorised Brigade.
The next stuff you will be seeing from me will actually be Polish 10th Motorised Cavalry Brigade stuff... the Black Brigade!
...in the meantime...