|Here is the M-8 Armored Car from Hasbro. This is the $39.99 version
available from Boscovs (yes, I drove from Northern VA up to Camp Hill, PA
to get this!)
I personally feel this is a FANTASTIC vehicle. It is a little small ... you need to get a little creative to make it work.
Here is what I did: the two drivers are actually SOTW Formative figures I have removed the entire lower torso from. I did the same with the gunner. This makes them appear lower in the vehicle and gives the vehicle a larger feel.
In the background you can see a burned out building. Matthew donated these to us to use for the diorama- thank you very much Matthew! These houses REALLY helped make the diorama interesting!
|Here is Matthew's shot-to-heck Kubelwagon. You can't really see
it, but he did a great job putting bullet holes in the windshield.
Behind the Kubelwagon you will see my 101st Airborne Chaplain. There is a close up of him a little later.
|Here is - of course- the Stuart. I mounted a 21st Century .30 cal
(with an attached ammo box) where the cheesy one went. This gun was
not usually meant for the tanker to fire but rather a mounted infantryman
- so there is an infantryman on the back of the tank.
The tanker outfits are a mix of the 21st Century Tankers and the SOTW Formative Tankers.
|Peek-a-boo. "I see you schwinehund!"|
|Loading up and siting for the kill. Those soft-skinned vehicles are SO easy to kill.|
|Peek-a-boo too!!! Lining the enemy up for a quick shot.|
|Here is my custom chaplain.
I painted the cross on the helmet.
There is a cross on the chain around his neck. I made the rosary beads (and they have a cross on them as well.)
The Bible is from Michaels. The color is a piece of strip plastic glued around his neck.
|Here is another view of a different Stuart. You can see a flame gunner at the foot of the tank.|
|About to use a little hand-held artillery.|
|Side view of the Stuart.|
|Two -two- two times as much fun!|