15 March 2011

BAOR Update & Work-in-Progress

While not much has been happening on the blog of late, much has actually been going on. With the best laid plans out the window as some WWII commission painting and life in general interrupt my Cold War plans - I thought I had better give an update.

Over the last few months my BAOR force has continued to grow. Next week I'll put up some photos of all the finished BAOR kit. This week I thought I'd lay out some of the unstarted or made up kits and models - that are yet to be painted and finished.

So it it all is minus stuff you've probably already seen before and another Warrior MCV that is winging its way to Oz via Old Blighty:




As you can see in the photo I've expanded my British collection quite considerably. You should be able to make out the following:

My BAOR Helicopter support - 2 x Lynx helo with TOW, 1 x Gazelle Scout helo
1 x Britannia Chieftain
3 x Britannia FV432 with a wombat recoiless rifle and 2 mortars (1 homemade by me)
1 x Liberation Striker
3 x Airfix Bedford Trucks
1 x Airfix Airfield Refueller
1 x Airfix Scorpion
2 x Airfix 105mm guns
1 x Airfix 1 ton Land Rover
1 x Airfix Trailer
1 x Cromwell Sultan
1 x Cromwell Spartan
1 x MMS (I think) 1 ton Land Rover
2 x Land Rovers of unknown origin
1 x Humber Pig of unknown origin

The boxes up the back are fairly self-explanatory and the unmade kits include another Airfix 1 ton Landie and an Airfix Saracen.

I now have 7 Revell Warriors, 7 Britannia FV432 (which I have a cunning plan for), 5 Chieftains and 4 Challengers - more Land Rovers than you can point a stick at and I also recently scored 30 plus fully painted Liberation British Infantry with SA-80s. So I'm pretty chuffed.

So all in all I have a lot to do. Soon I'll stick up my US Cold War W-I-P and my next Soviet W-I-P. Damn Soviets - once you get into them they are very hard to stop buying for!

Anyway - have fun



  1. What make are those Lynx Helos?
    I'm looking to get one for myself, but as a non-expert kit maker I'd be interested in the relatively easy run at it...

  2. The helos are ZTS Plastyk - made in Poland I think. Reasonably cheap on ebay - especially when compared to the Corgi Lynx TOW helo. Pretty basic kits - but at least they allow you to field Lynx TOWs

    Good luck


  3. Thanks Richard - I'll keep an eye out for some...

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