A friend of mine in the UK is involved in a VBCW campaign, and I am quite jealous of him. It sounds like a lot of fun.
I am participating vicariously by building support pieces and vehicles and sending them to him, in an effort to pretend I’m involved somehow.
His forces have a mortar section manned by Spanish Civil War veterans from the P.O.U.M., so I made him an armoured lorry crewed by the even more fanatic wives of the P.O.U.M.
In theory, it’s an armoured box on the back with either a rail or positions the guns can be moved to, allowing them each to fire to three arcs of the vehicle. (I have no idea how the rules will treat them, that’s just my theory.)
The basic vehicle is a Lledo piece from eBay. I found one with a good price and low shipping and bid on it. I then found another that was cheaper and had cheaper shipping, and said ‘Buy it Now.’ So I can only advise you to read all the listings before choosing. And yes I won the other auction, so I bought two lorries.
All modifications were done with plastic card, glued on with cyano adhesive.
Armour plate was added to the doors and windows, and either sliding or hinged shutters over the vision slits. There’s also angled plates over the radiator. I copied all the features from various home-made armoured cars of the era.
The markings were copied from P.O.U.M. vehicles in Spain, except for the skull & crossbones. That just seemed fitting.
The guns are Russian HMGs, one with a ribbed water jacket, one without. The front MG also has a gun shield. They are on wire supports for strength, but are supposed to be on the top of the armoured box. (The crew isn’t using monopods)
The crew are modified Dunwich Detective females, available from Spacelords & More. They’ve had long hair and headgear added, and the gunners have had new arms ineptly sculpted.
They are placed on sabots so you can place the guns facing whatever arc you choose. They are supposed to be pushed against the wall, even though I didn’t always do it in the pictures.