Friday, 17 December 2010

Raventhorpe Ready to Roll trucks

Finally my Panzer grenadiers have some transport. I decide to go for trucks as I'm planning to do a genzpart battalion for the 21st panzer division in Normandy (with all those interesting french equipment).
After a bit of research I decided to go for the Raventhorpe ready to roll range

I bought a Stoewer car, a Horch car, three Opel blitz and a ford v300. Generally I was impressed
No assembly required
Cost (cheaper than metal, similar cost to plastic kits)
Already based (I like to base my vehicles)
They were a bit rough in places, big lumps of resin are not that easy to clean up.
The area between the vehicle and the base is solid which I'm not keen on
I painted them up using magic wash and dry brushing. I really should do the number plates but at the moment I'm hoping to find some water slide transfers to do them, as painting them is a non starter.

With the trucks done I just need to finish the Kampfgruppe HQ and a couple SP 20mm AA guns to finish my first Rapid fire force, hopefully in time to get some games in the new year.
Cheers Jon


  1. Jon, They look great and how envious I am right now that you got to work on pre-made vehicles. I'm struggling through six trucks for my early western desert, all Skytrex and labour intensive.